This week Global TV came by to get a feel for what we do here at HootSuite. A short clip of their interview with me can be found here and a ful article here: Global BC | BC company Hootsuite signs its 5 millionth user and here’s a quote for reference:
Local social media management site Hootsuite has existed for three years.
On Thursday, it signed up its 5 millionth user, having gained over four million users in less than two years. It has now expanded to the U.K., and is available in over 200 countries in 20+ languages.
Dave Olson was employee No.7 at Hootsuite back in the day when the company was still just a promising start-up.
He is now the vice president of community at the rapidly expanding company.
Hootsuite was designed with a non-technical mindset. And while their early competitors were “built by geeks for geeks,” Olson says Hootsuite targets marketers and brand managers who need to manage multiple social media channels, but don’t need to be tech geniuses to figure it out.
“Anyone can jump in, whether from a non-profit group, or you just want to set up Twitter and Facebook for your softball team, we have a tool that everyone can use.”
Also exciting was Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s announcement that he has launched a Sina Weibo account. The fine folks at his office will be helping him post in Chinese characters on the social network, and they’ll be using HootSuite’s Sina Weibo integration to do so.
The articles below talk about the warm welcome Mayor Gregor has gotten on Sina Weibo thus far, as also include some comments from me etc.