We use Buffer for some of our scheduling, TweetDeck, and the Facebook in-app scheduler. I think native schedulers on Facebook and TweetDeck are easy-to-use and free. We haven’t landed on one we want to invest in outside of these. I think everyone is waiting for scheduling on Insta. I’m also not that happy with the analytics on Buffer. In social, after some tools research, I found some amazing tools for analytics, but they were bad for scheduling and then if they were good for scheduling their analytics were not as good. We’re still on the hunt for one tool that does both. Overall Buffer is free or if not, it’s cheap and great for a startup who wants an easy way to schedule across channels.
Senior Manager of Audience Development - Girlboss
I would recommend Buffer. It’s worked for me in the past and I think they are one of the more ethical companies I have ever seen. Good product and good team.
Director of Engineering - Amitree
I think it gets the job done. I’ve spent quite a bit of time and energy on Instagram. The API doesn’t let you post yet, so we just put a reminder in Buffer and post ourselves. I wouldn’t say I particularly like it, but it’s very solid and it gets the job done.
Founder - Sendtask
We really like Buffer. We use it to schedule tweets when we are reading articles.
Co-founder & CTO - Factmata
Shoutout to the Buffer guys, I love them.
Co-founder & CEO - inDinero
We use Buffer for scheduling--it is a very time-consuming task and Buffer is very good at it.
Co-founder & CEO - SalesWings
Buffer is good.
Head of Platform - WaystoCap
Buffer is pretty simple and gets the job done. Although Facebook is a big part of our marketing, we don’t use Buffer for that, because you have less control over the posts. But it’s amazing for Twitter because it can see what’s doing well and replicate it.
Co-founder & CEO - GMB Fitness
Buffer is simply great--I am using it more for my own social media account than for my company (as I have quite a good following on social media).
Founder & CEO - Planify
I use the free version of Buffer. I am posting 3/4 times per day and it allows me to connect with Facebook and Twitter. I’m using Google Chrome so I have a Chrome icon for Buffer that allows me to post across channels.
Founder & CEO - Bonbouton
Buffer is very easy to use, but the display has some limitation especially when you want to use the advanced features. You can schedule some of the postings but for about 50% of them we end up going directly into the app. I wouldn’t pay for the premium version as there is not enough added value.
Co-founder & CEO - Yalty
We use Buffer for project management within the Social Media segment, to collaborate across offices on launching new posts.
Co-founder & COO - Andela
I’ve been using Buffer for a long time for scheduling tweets to have the most impact. We sync up Audiense’s best time to tweet with Buffer to make sure our Twitter schedule is spaced out and effective.
Co-founder, Growth - Really Good Emails
We tried HootSuite but we didn’t like it as much as Buffer. Buffer is the tool that we decided to adopt to manage social media. It works very well for us.
CEO & Founder - Direct Cannabis
We used to do promotions on social media but after looking at our analytic tools, we realized that we had many fake leads. We use Buffer sometimes but it is not our focus.
Founder & CEO - Topishare
Buffer is fine: simple and cheap.
Co-founder & CTO - Mixmax
We use Buffer--it has been great. Our marketing team really likes it.
CEO - Scripted
Buffer doesn’t let you do recurring posts. It is a great product to schedule posts but the user interface could be improved. We use a paid version.
CEO & Co-founder - Pyze
We use Buffer and we quite like it. It used to be underdeveloped, but recently they integrated it with many more sites. The scheduling is more flexible--you can plan a month of activity in advance. A nice feature is that it tells you when the best time to post is - the time that will make your post gain more attention.
Co-founder & CEO - Recruitee
We use Buffer to schedule posts to G+ but native tools to schedule posts on Facebook and Twitter. If Facebook or Twitter see a post done via third-party tools, it shows the post to less people.
Co-founder - ComicReply
Buffer is good. Hootsuite is a little more robust, but Buffer is easy for what we’re doing. Its reporting tools could be better.
Founder & President - Loto Labs
Buffer’s nice. I like it a lot. I set it and forget it. If I were to automate any social media, it would be on Buffer.
Co-founder & CEO - getPartnered
Dead easy to use. It lets the team have a say on what goes on social media.
Managing Director - Evoluted
Buffer had a massive security breach a few years ago and they wrote an amazing blog post about it that compelled me to join because I believed in their company culture. But lately, it’s been a little buggy. One con is you can’t tag people in posts on Facebook when scheduling; you have to physically go into Facebook and do it. I’m intrigued by their company but I have my Social Media Manager looking at other tools too to support the features we need.
Founder & CEO - Pixc
I like the way Buffer runs their company; they are really transparent with their salary. The app is really cool, easy, intuitive, free: it just works. At this point there are so many software tools out there, that the one going to win is the one that will cause less friction. Choose the one you do not have to think too much to get started with it, and has a low learning curve.
Founder - Vicky Virtual
Buffer is perfect.
Co-founder - Matchnode
We use Buffer to schedule social media posts, and it’s really simple to use. Keep everyone updated who has something to say on behalf of the company. We’re not aggressively going after social media marketing now, so our use of other tools is fairly limited.
Founder - Bamboo Supply
We use Buffer to schedule our posts. We really like it.
Founder - GrandBox
Buffer is simple to use.
Co-founder - Trove
Buffer is great--it helps us schedule posts efficiently.
VP Marketing - Moogsoft
Buffer is great--we absolutely love it. It is a very easy tool, and I admire the ethical and cultural values that they poured into their business. When I choose a tool, these values are on top of the things that I consider.
Founder & CEO - CloudPeeps
Buffer is great, it’s very easy. It’s clean and simple. You can easily drag and drop. You can change times and they even suggest posts for you which is nice.
Founder & CEO - Do
Buffer’s UI is amazing. It’s beautiful and so easy to use.
Co-founder & CEO - Mammoth
We use Buffer for Twitter. I was using Buffer personally first for all my social media engagement, and moved it into the company. But we started using Hootsuite for social analytics and post engagement analytics. I wish Buffer had a rescheduling item, instead of needing to do the same task 3 times.
Founder & CEO - Kahoots App
I don’t use Buffer a lot, but it has been good so far. I feel like it needs nurturing, and we do not really have enough time to dedicate to it.
Co-founder - Sorc'd
Scheduling and tracking social media posts is manageable for one person using Buffer’s freemium platform.
Co-founder & CEO - Opternative
Hootsuite lets us program and automate posts to social media channels ahead of time. We’ve experimented with Buffer, which is an interesting tool because it looks at your tweets’ performance and followers. Then it finds the optimal times for engagement and views on what you publish on those channels. I’ll see which times Buffer suggests I post, and then use those times in Hootsuite.
Co-founder & CEO - Careerleaf
We decided not to use Buffer because if you do use this tool, you risk getting a lower ranking from your customers.
Founder - PeachDish
We like Buffer’s blog.
Founder & CEO - Coach.me
Buffer is good. Our marketing team uses it pretty often.
Co-founder & Chief Product Architect - Koding
I like Buffer the most. I wish it integrated with Instagram, but that's hard to break into right now. It's easy and quite powerful because you can push out into so many different social media channels at once. The scheduling is also very easy to use.
Co-founder & CEO - Impact Health
We use Hootsuite because one of our team members was very comfortable with it. I personally don’t like Hootsuite because the interface isn’t very intuitive and it’s incredibly cluttered. Buffer has some great tools, so we’ll probably switch things over to Buffer soon.
Co-founder & CEO - Nitrous
We use Buffer to handle our two Twitter accounts, @coinkite and @coinkiteAPI. Members of our team post and interact on those pages directly.
Founder & CEO - Coinkite
Buffer is used to schedule our social media posts.
Co-founder & CEO - Qordoba
Buffer does its job. I’m not totally impressed by it, but it does what you expect it to do.
Co-founder & CEO - Gorgias
We have DOZ integrated with Buffer. For the price, and what it does, Buffer’s pretty good.
Co-founder & CEO - DOZ
We use Buffer, and have it integrated into a social channel in Slack. Anything that comes in through social gets posted to Slack. We don’t respond to the customer right there, but it’s a quick way for everyone in the company to see what is happening on social media.
Co-founder - FullContact
Buffer is easy to use, and their scheduling and link-building features are useful.
Co-founder & CEO - AdStage
I really like Buffer as a company, and the tool is slick and easy to use. It might not be as sophisticated as Hootsuite, but for us, it’s simpler, and therefore better.
Co-founder & CEO - Bold
We have everything hooked up to Buffer. We use it to post interesting properties or news about the market. It doesn’t work all that well, but we like that you can post to multiple platforms at once.
Co-founder & CEO - Open Listings
Buffer is okay, but it’s definitely not a perfect system. Sometimes, the timing gets screwed up, and other times, you can load a post in and it takes longer to load than it should. If you’re doing a lot of social media, but don’t care if a certain post goes out at exactly the right time you’re expecting, Buffer is fine. But if you do care, it can be a major problem.
Co-founder & CEO - Neurotrack
Right now, we use Buffer. We don’t really need a full-on Hootsuite situation yet, but as we start moving into more cities, our social media will be ramping up. I foresee us needing more sophisticated tools shortly.
Co-founder & CEO - Townsquared
We use Buffer to schedule posts. We used Hootsuite in the past, but Buffer was cheaper and simpler. Hootsuite is great if you have an entire social media department, but Buffer was easier for us since we only have a few team members working on social media. And we really like the team at Buffer; they’re great people.
Co-founder & CEO - SpeakUp
We like Buffer because it lets us collaborate better on what we’re posting. One team member will get the information ready to post, and another team member who might be more involved, can give feedback before anything goes live.
Founder & CEO - Museum Hack
Buffer is excellent. I use it for my Twitter account, so I don’t bombard my followers. I only use it personally (our team doesn’t use it, and it’s not used for business purposes), and I love it.
Co-founder & CEO - Rollout.io
Buffer is a great tool for posting to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. For a while, we were also using Quuu. You choose topics that interest you, like technology, and Quuu feeds articles on those topics into your Buffer account. We used to share interesting content from Quuu, but it ended up feeling a bit impersonal. But it might be good for some people.
Co-founder - Croissant
I have a Buffer account, and it’s okay. It’s better than Hootsuite, but not much better. I’m actually not sure why people are so crazy about Buffer or Hootsuite!
Founder & CEO - Social Data Collective
Buffer is a good tool for managing multiple social media accounts for a brand. Right now it does Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest. The cool thing about it is that you can schedule posts/content ahead of time. So you can manage a week's worth of content in a few hours. It also has an analytics function so you can see how your posts perform. One of the main drawbacks with Buffer is that you cannot engage with consumers on the app; to respond to comments, retweets, or mentions, you still need to monitor your accounts. Also, it currently doesn't connect with some of the "hot" social platforms, such as Instagram and Snapchat.
Founder & CEO - Creative Business Inc.
We just signed up for Buffer, and have only recently been getting serious about using them.
Founder & CEO - Reactful
We don’t do a ton of social media management at this point, but Buffer is good. Being able to easily schedule is great.
Founder & CEO - Knowtify
We have a team member that manages Buffer, and he seems to like it. It’s good enough for us.
Co-founder & CEO - Comeet
We use Buffer, and while I’m not the one managing it, I know we’re happy with it.
Co-founder & CEO - Veed.Me
Buffer’s been great. We mostly just use the Chrome extension, which lets us post quickly. And it’s good for use across teams.
Founder & CEO - CoinTent
We’re using Buffer. They seem to be the most prominent tool in this space.
Founder & CEO - Venwise
We use Buffer to schedule tweets, Facebook, or LinkedIn posts.
Co-founder - Underdog.io
We use Buffer to schedule and manage social postings. We view marketing promotions on a rolling 30-day calendar. With Buffer, we can create the posts at the start of the month to support our promotions and schedule them to go out over time.
Co-founder & CEO - PivotDesk
We use Buffer, but not extensively. It works pretty well. Over the next three months, we’ll be doing more targeted social media campaigns, so we’ll be using it more. We might even hire a third party to manage it for us.
Founder & Head of Operations - Wheelhouse
Buffer has a cleaner version of scheduling, but doesn’t support RSS feeds.
CEO & Founder - DK New Media
We’re not power users of social media, but Buffer is great for our basic social media needs. We use it to manage what and when we want to share across multiple platforms.
Founder & CEO - Nomad Financial
Buffer is the ultimate tool for scheduling social media posts. It’s a great time-saver as you come across high-quality content to share with your audience spread over the day or week. The same goes for when you publish a blog post and want to schedule promotional posts throughout the following week.
Head of Growth Marketing (former) - Mention
We love Buffer! I’m a huge supporter of how Buffer promotes a remote work style and easy collaboration for remote teams, like ours. It’s a kickass product.
Co-founder - Quill
Our main social media activity is on Twitter and Instagram. I use Buffer for scheduling tweets. But at this point, we haven’t gotten to the point of sophistication to need to tie in messages across social media channels, so we just mainly use the direct websites. We communicate with potential investors and press via Twitter, and our users via Instagram. And everyone dislikes Facebook, so we mostly ignore it. We are looking into ads on Instagram in the future, and we’re really hoping we do not have to go through Facebook to advertise on Instagram.
Co-founder - Claim It!
We use Buffer for posting. It's a clean user experience, though I wish they enabled you to post to Instagram.
Co-founder - Cloudo
All of our social media management is centralized on Buffer. It was recommended to us by our communications manager, who had used it at a previous company. For posting stories, Buffer works really well.
Editorial Director & Editor-in-Chief - ReadWrite
Buffer is really nicely done for social media management.
CEO & Founder - Greatist
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