Aside from smarts, it takes the right gadgets to succeed in social media management. The Philippines has over 40 million people active social media accounts and to monitor their pulse, SM managers need to constantly be in touch. Here are the tools that help us do our jobs– literally anywhere.
Essential Gadgets for a Social Media Manager:
The number one requirement. A smartphone has vast capabilities that can replicate the rest of the gadgets – to a degree. But more than its versatility and general utility, it enables SM specialists to always be connected. Fortunately, smartphones are no longer expensive and many manufacturers offer value for money, like OPPO, which M2.0 helped to penetrate the Philippine mobile market.
Sometimes a bigger screen is simply necessary if simply to spare your eyes from squinting all the time.
No social media expert can afford to lose power on his or her smartphones. Many have drained their batteries before half the day is over. Power packs extend battery life, and for that we are all thankful.
Although smartphones are really powerful, they still can't do everything. Laptops provide a larger screen, a tactile keyboard, and more power, which is handy for creating and editing documents, photos, and videos on the go.
You can tether your mobile devices to your smartphone but it will drain its power fast. A separate, dedicated mobile hotspot can help save its battery and offer more security options.
Monitors can't help getting dirty, especially when whip them out every time there's a notification, a question, or a need to check online. In other words, all the time. Pack screen cleaners in your kit to bring back the shine in your devices.
If your office is like ours, it can get pretty noisy. Headphones can help you focus into your work. Even if your office is quiet, headphones will keep the noise from interfering with others. There are many quality headphones from different companies, such as Philips Sound, whose Facebook page was first handled by M2Social.
With all the corded devices you've collected, you'll need something to ensure that they won’t make a mess. Keep things organized with cord wraps or grippers.
While data can be transferred via the web, Philippine broadband speed is – lacking. It's more practical to keep a high capacity flash drive with you so you can share data with your coworkers – and clients – without fuss.
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