CoSchedule – Love at First Sight

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I think I first found Co-Schedule in a Facebook ad. I can’t really be sure. But if so, then go Facebook algorithm!  You got that one right at least.facebook-vs-google-advertising.png

When I first took a “tour” of co-schedule, I think it took me about 3 seconds to fall in love with the visuals; then I began to peel back the layers of its functionality. I literally swooned. As a marketing professional, I’ve toyed around with all kinds of apps and widgets designed to simplify and automate the postings of my various clients to all of their blogs and social sites. As a partner in Vineyard Adventures, and in the midst of a revamp of our website and offerings, we were looking for new ways to simplify our workloads and to share our content in more efficient ways. So far CoSchedule is a godsend. Trying to do this organically is stupid and next to impossible. These days automation and scheduling are essential to a successful marketing effort. CoSchedule has the muscle to do everything one could ever hope for from small business all the way up to enterprise level corporate activity.

One of the first things that caught my attention was how incredibly easy it is to simply FIND everything. There don’t seem to be any secret menus tucked away under a million other menus. It’s all just right there in front of you. Take a look at the Dashboard:  
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You can clearly see everything you need all in one place—teams, tasks, posts, and stats.
The next feature that completely blew me away was social scheduling. You can create templates to use with all of the similarly styled posts as well as having ease in altering the schedule to suit the immediate needs of that particular post. Here’s a look at the social schedule page:CoSchedule-Social-Queue.jpg
After you create your templates and schedule some posts, you can take a look at your calendar.
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One of them most amazing features for me in the calendar view is the drag and drop. Yes, you heard me, drag and drop. Ahhhhhhhhhh. Bliss. So if you see a day that needs a little love or if one of your days is overcrowded by the automated templates, you just slide the content on over to a different day. Perfection.
We have been toying around with the idea of sticking with the single user option for now, but after having tested out teams in the trial version, we may have to go with the next level team version. It makes it so easy to communicate within the content by sending messages about that particular content itself. And we can see who is assigned which tasks and when everything is happening. It’s eliminated the need for multiple platforms as well, which I cannot say how much I love.
If you’d like to check out CoSchedule for yourself, you can do it right here in their handy-dandy overview video:

CoSchedule from Garrett Moon on Vimeo.

Or just go over here to their site and take a spin: http://coschedule.com/r/62123
I think you’re going to love it.
Thank me later.
Cheers!
Raelinn

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