HootSuite Ichiban! ~ News Roundup
It’s time to take a break from all that you do in your social media endeavors and catch up on a little HootSuite news. We know it’s hard to keep track of everything that’s going on in the different branches of HootSuite’s international network so to help keep you in the loop — and because we find news from our nests so interesting — we’ve got a roundup from the other side of the Pacific Rim.
You might remember from our latest infographic that Japan is our second largest user-base. As a part of our many international localization efforts, CEO Ryan Holmes visited Japan last year and set these developments in motion.
For your reading enjoyment, here is our latest news roundup all about the overseas release. Catch the video interview of our very own community director, Dave Olson, on Nikkei.com. Plus, see all the other Japanese blogs that picked up on the hot HootSuite topics, including pricing plans, HootSuite for Japanese business users, the Digital Garage partnership, and even an upcoming panel at this year’s SXSW called Big in Japan.
For those of you that are English-oriented, we’ve summarized several articles here below. And if you can read Japanese, keep clicking because we’ve got lots of links for you!
Nikkei.com - DG ‘HootSuite’ Released from analyzing the reputation of companies and products
Dec. 22nd, 2010, Digital Garage announced that HootSuite linked up with Digital Garage to sell and promote the suite of freemium plans in Japan.
Tech Crunch – HootSuite the mixi social media management support. National promotional partnership with Digital Garage
The number of people using social media dashboards — like HootSuite — continues to increase thanks to the convenience of managing all social profiles from one dashboard. HootSuite’s popularity in Japan is growing as well. The social media dashboard has over 1 million HootSuite users, and Japan is 2nd largest market.
itmedia (@nifty) – Strengthening domestic sales in partnership with Digital Garage is compatible mixi HootSuite
Hootsuite, the social media dashboard, recently announced that the popular social networking site, mixi, is now available on the dashboard in Japan. HootSuite has linked up with Digital Garage to sell and promote the dashboard to it’s second largest user base.
RBB TODAY (MSN, YAHOO) – By HootSuite, in partnership with Digital Garage also … tune up apps for Japan
Digital Garage announced that they’ve joined up with HootSuite in Japan. By using HootSuite, Japanese users can now manage social media profiles such as Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and mixi all on one convenient dashborad.
Zaikei Shinbun – Digital Garage, management tools SNS “HootSuite” domestic sales
Digital Garage announced that HootSuite linked up with Digital Garage to sell and promote paid-plans on Dec, 22nd, 2010. HootSuite is providing Free plan, Pro plan(include Google Analytics integration, Facebook insight, and Klout score), Enterprise plan.
Internet Watch – “HootSuite” corresponds to the mixi, Japan’s public beta for mobile apps
Digital Garage announced that HootSuite linked up with Digital Garage to sell and promote paid-plans on Dec, 22nd, 2010.
Digital Garage – News Release of HootSuite Partnership
CNET Japan – Digital Garage, HootSuite partner – sales in Japan, premium accounts
PC Online – Digital Garage “HootSuite” in the News
Sayonara for Now
Japan isn’t the only place we’re flying to. We might be headed to your town next. We’ve got lots more in store for you in 2011 so stay tuned to the blog.
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