LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Seesmic is looking to become the social media professional's Twitter client of choice by adding a plugin from the social media monitoring company Brandwatch.
Brandwatch has created the plugin for Seesmic Desktop aimed at users who want to monitor a particular brand or topic across the whole internet without having to leave their Twitter client. Until now, users were limited to single source searches in Seesmic such as Twitter or LinkedIn, but with the Brandwatch plugin they can run a search that covers the entire web and monitor it continuously.
The information is pulled using the main Brandwatch system, and then presented in a column which constantly updates to display live data for the search from all over the web, right alongside the users' Twitter feeds, Facebook feeds and so on.
Giles Palmer, CEO of Brandwatch, says:
"Interoperability is essential to push the boundaries within tech. Sharing our extensive knowledge on brand monitoring with Seesmic's consumer facing desktop client gives users an accessible tool to keep track of any trend, brand or subject they're interested in. We are very proud to be collaborating with Seesmic as a company at the forefront of social media."
Loic Le Meur, Seesmic CEO says:
"With the Brandwatch plugin for Seesmic Desktop, social media monitoring and engagement are finally united in a single app. It should be very exciting and useful for brand managers and social media professionals around the world."
The news comes as Brandwatch prepare to extend their offering in the US, opening an office in New York in July.
Brandwatch is one the world's leading tools for monitoring and capturing social media. Today, social networks are a massive indicator of consumer influence and brand positioning online. So for companies to know what and where discussions are taking place surrounding their brand online is imperative. Launched in August 2007 Brandwatch is used by customers around the world to monitor, capture and analyse trends in social media. http://www.brandwatch.com
Seesmic.com is a social management application that offers high-quality, easy-to-use tools for building your brand online. Founded in 2007 and based in San Francisco, our mission is to help people manage their online life, no matter what platform they're on at any moment. We offer an array of products to help achieve this goal, including Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Web and Desktop applications.