Useful websites, online tools and apps for communication professionals.
Free online survey tool – send surveys, polls and questionnaires, generate customer feedback, carry out market research. You get access to sample survey questions and professional templates and there’s a guide to analysing results.
Go ON NI
Go ON NI highlights the benefits of being online. It brings together all the wonderful initiatives, places and tools to help and encourage off-liners to become internet beginners.
Hootsuite is a social media management platform. The system’s user interface takes the form of a dashboard, and supports social network integrations for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and many more. Additional integrations are available via Hootsuite’s App Directory, including MailChimp, Reddit, Storify, Tumblr, and Marketo.
Facebook Audience Insights
The more customer insights you have, the better you’re equipped to deliver meaningful messages to people. That’s the thinking behind Facebook Audience Insights, a tool designed to help marketers learn more about their target audiences, including aggregate information about geography, demographics, purchase behaviour and more.
Canva is a free graphic-design tool with an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics and are particularly useful for creating social media graphics.
National Readership Survey
The National Readership Survey was established in 1956 and today provides the most authoritative and valued audience research in use for print and digital advertising trading in Britain. The survey covers over 250 of Britain’s major newsbrands and magazines, showing the size and nature of the audiences they achieve.
Mailchimp Powerful newsletter manager – whether you need to reinforce your message, share some big news, or tell a story, Mailchimp’s campaign builder makes it easy to create email campaigns that best suit your message
No complex design software. No heavy designer fees. Just a simple, intuitive tool that helps you tell your story with the visual impact it deserves.
The Behavioural Insights Team
The Behavioural Insights Team’s objectives are:
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is a professional body in the United Kingdom for public relations practitioners. As of late 2012, CIPR had 10,095 members. The association provides training and education, publishes a code of conduct and hosts awards and events.
Slack teams allow communities, groups, or teams to join through a specific URL or invitation sent by a team admin or owner. Although Slack was originally meant for organizational communication, it has been slowly turning into a community platform, a function for which users had previously used message boards or social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn groups.
Spatial NI is the Northern Ireland portal for Geographic Information (GI). The portal was initially developed by Land & Property Services (LPS) in order to comply with the EU INSPIRE Directive. It allows easy access to LPS base mapping and NI Geographic Information to the public sector and the citizen. It has been designed so it can be used by both technical and non technical users who want to make use of the full potential of GI within their own business areas.