Why I Love HootSuite (And Why I Want to Work There)

I love HootSuite. And if you use social media and don’t already love them too, you WILL.

I use HootSuite, along with many of the “geeks” I know, to manage my different social media accounts, but I mainly use it for Twitter and Facebook Pages. So, I thought I’d throw together a totally unordered, no-ulterior-motives-at-all list of what makes them awesome, and why I love them.

Home-grown

HootSuite is Vancouver born and bred, by the smart people at Invoke Media.

Learning

HootSuite University. HootSuite Training? Webinars? If you’re a social media noob, this is for you. But hey, even us seasoned professionals can use a little training now and again, too.

Feedback

They are always trying to make HootSuite better. That’s pretty great, isn’t it? And who better to listen to, than the people who use it?

Owly

The HootSuite Mascot. He’s adorable. And have you seen all of the International Owly mascots, or just the ones in different guises?

It’s a toss-up, but I think my two all-time faves are: Hawaiian Owly and Snowboarder Owly. Here’s hoping I see Owly at Hootup one day soon.

Connecting

Guys like Dave Olson and Ryan Holmes. If you are going to a tech conference in the near future, chances are you are going to see at least one of these guys speak. I haven’t yet had the opportunity to see Holmes speak, but I’ve been fortunate enough to see Olson speak at a few different events, and he is like no other speaker I’ve ever seen. Sometimes he even brings a bag (or suitcase) full of tricks!

Their Office

I haven’t been to it, but I’ve seen a few pictures of it. I love the mural in the entry way.

Hootsuite Office
Photo by sandkat on Flickr.

I think I want to ride my bike there. Every. Day. And hang out with all of the other Owls. (Are you picking up what I’m dropping down?)

Well, that’s it. There are a million other reasons I could mention that make HootSuite awesome, like secure profilesauto-initialing for accounts with multiple users, or the reply-all function for Twitter, but this list was way more fun. And why spoil the surprise, when you can learn about all those things at HootSuite University?

Thanks for reading,

^JB

(All Owly images are from http://blog.hootsuite.com/)

6 responses to “Why I Love HootSuite (And Why I Want to Work There)”

  1. LOVE HOOTSUIT! Great post & a bold move. Hope it works for you! ;)

    1. Thanks Rob. So far, so good… cross fingers.

  2. Thanks Rob. So far, so good… cross fingers.

  3. I must agree that the German (Bavarian) Owl and the incognito (Jimmy Buffet) Owl are my faves! Thanks for your kind words Janis.

    1. Hey, thanks for reading, Dave!

  4. Hey, thanks for reading, Dave!

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