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Enterprise tools

This step briefly introduces learners to popular enterprise tools for social listening, usually used by large organisations.

These programs are designed to scale-up for large organisations. They often come with a mind-boggling list of features and tools at predictably hefty price-tags.

TalkWalker Logo for social listening tool TalkWalker First and foremost a social listening tool, TalkWalker offers a simple but sophisticated analysis of trends, conversations, influencers and competitors along with a monitoring and brand reputation suite.

Socialbakers Logo for social listening tool SocialBakers A full-service social media management, listening and analytics platform, Socialbakers uses algorithms to automate many of the workflows.

Brandwatch Logo for social listening tool BrandWatch Having acquired a number of other social analytics tools, Brandwatch has a broad offering with some of the most sophisticated listening tools. Large brands that require the full suite of monitoring and listening are their core customer base.

Sprout Social Logo for social listening tool SproutSocial A more affordable enterprise solution, Sprout Social is a full social media management platform with robust listening and monitoring tools as well as community management and publishing capabilities. Popular with brands of all sizes, it presents a versatile all-around solution.

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