Winston Churchill once said “If we are together, nothing is impossible. If we are divided, all will fail.” Seems highly appropriate right now, doesn’t it… As a team of
24 80 fingers and 10 tentacles across two continents, we’re highly aware that teamwork is the only way of making this dream work and as such, we’re relying on collaboration tools more than ever before. Some of you may be using already, some may be new, but we thought it might be helpful to show you how we use these collaboration tools to keep connected, to keep productive and quite frankly, to keep sane. Enjoy…
They say: Simple yet powerful CRM. Join over 10,000 global businesses and discover an easier way to manage contacts, sales and grow lasting relationships.
We say: Our first choice if you’re thinking of introducing a customer relationship management tool in your business. Easy to use, visually appealing, provides an at-a-glance overview of our sales pipeline, oh and great value too.
They say: Teamwork is a work and project management tool that helps teams improve collaboration, visibility, accountability and ultimately results.
We say: It was Teamwork wot done it. First bit of software we bought and we’ve never looked back. It integrates with Office365, Gmail and all major programmes available at an IT desk near you.Their proactive support is second to none too. Booooom.
They say: Founded in 2011, Zoom helps businesses and organizations bring their teams together in a frictionless environment to get more done
We say: Move over, Skype. You’ll hear ‘Shall we jump on a Zoom?’ pretty much every hour in our world. Rarely drops out and you get to look into someone’s eyes while you talk. Win win. PS: Now home to our social media training courses.
They say: More than 2 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp1 to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is free2 and offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.
We say: Did you know you can use WhatsApp on your desktop? Transformational. Let us show how.
They say: Find the perfect meeting time with super easy online appointment scheduling software from Calendly, and say goodbye to phone and email tag.
We say: Let customers book in a Discovery Call with you directly from Facebook using Calendly software. Book in a call with us and we’ll show you how to set it up.
They say: Use Canva’s drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.
We say: An easy-to-use design tool that’s invaluable when it comes to creating social media graphics. The team functionality also means we can share designs across the oceans. Hands touching hands, reaching out, touching me, touching you (Ed’s note: that’s enough for now, Caroline, sweetie).
They say: Be.Live is a super easy web software for live streaming.
We say: Now we’re a believer. With 80% of all social media content due to be video based by the end of the year, the Be Live platform is a non-scary way of recording webinars, remote interviews and Facebook Lives. Just remember us when you win your first Bafta.
They say: Listen, Plan, Publish, Engage, Analyze,Locate, Review, and Capture to create better experiences for your audience.
We say: You know that software you wanted that told you what was trending on social media and it showed you the movers and shakers in your industry and what platform they’re on, and when they post, and what day, and what hashtags they use and all that? Yeah, that. Speak to Dan Haslam and tell him we sent you.
They say: Thoughtful productivity software that helps you focus on what matters.
We say: Let us park that non-productive spammy spam spam that we just received in our inbox until we’re ready to deal. Thanks to Boomerang, we can deal with the important stuff at the right time through its clever Gmail filter. We can totally deal with that.
They say: From finding prospects to serving customers, Hootsuite helps you do more with your social media.
We say: After Teamwork, there was Hootsuite. It allows us to approve and plan content, uncover influencers, keep an eye on mentions and so much more. In a disposable world, this one’s indispensable.
So there we have it. Our pick of the best collaboration tools known to woman, man and squid. Hope that helped and as ever, if you need a helping hand, social media or otherwise, we’ve got you covered. Apart from toilet roll. Just don’t ask us for toilet roll.
Stay safe people x
1 They tell us it’s a pun on ‘What’s Up?’
2 They also tell us data charges may apply.