Automating Social Media - Firecat First Friday August 1, 2014

Social media is supposed to be humans interacting with other humans; that's what makes it social, right? Yes - and - there are tools and methods for automating posts and workflows to be more present and visible without becoming a one-way channel, annoying your social circles or getting unfollowed.


At this month's free Firecat First Friday coworking & brownbag lunch seminar, we'll survey several tools - both free and paid - and explore their power to schedule posts, notify you of activity, and give you metrics about effectiveness and reach.

We'll look at several tools that allow you to schedule and monitor posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networks, including:

  • Hootsuite
  • Buffer
  • Edgar
  • SproutSocial
  • OktoPost
  • Sendible

Bring your stories and experiences with and of these, and any others that you know about.


Will Deku, Social Media Business Advisor of FalconSocial, will join us from Copenhagen via web to demo FalconSocial.

Johnny Costello, Head of Sales & Marketing for Sendible, will join us from the UK via web to demo Sendible.

Tom Van Buren, social media and content manager for LKR Studios, will join us from Austin to demo Edgar. In addition to managing LKR's social profiles, he writes and edits a variety of marketing content including blog posts, newsletters, and other materials.

Susan Price, CEO and Chief Digital Strategist at Firecat Studio, will share her experiences of several of the tools and ways of keeping automation from sucking the humanity out of your social presence.

Please Note: We Have Moved!

We've moved to a smaller space at 808 N. Alamo St., and don't yet have room for our sessions. The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group has generously agreed to host our meetings. Help us thank TSAOG for generously hosting our group!


Friday, August 1, 2014
Lunch workshop Noon - 1:30 pm


NEW LOCATION! The Orthopaedic Institute of the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group, 300 Concord Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78230 [i'm the map]

Yes, you are welcome to invite others, but there's limited space, so please make sure your friends register!

Register for Firecat First Friday in San Antonio, TX on Eventbrite

Coming Next Month: Online Security: Staying One Step Ahead

Open source and cloud systems are wonderful, but we need to protect ourselves and our organizations from hackers, identity thieves and other evildoers.

Firecat First Friday, September 5, 2014, noon - 1:30 (Location: San Antonio Orthopaedic Institute)

Block out noon - 1:30 pm on each first Friday of the month - make lunch plans with Firecat coworkers and your own brain.

About Coworking

Firecats love and support coworking! Pick up your lunch on the way and gather with other smart folks who love learning to sharpen your skills at digital marketing.

And yes - we welcome your suggestions for upcoming coworking and brown bag topics and presenters. Thanks!