David Boutin – Social Quant

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David Boutin is a content manager for Social Quant.

 
WHAT LED YOU TO START WORKING IN DIGITAL/MEDIA PUBLISHING?

After working various jobs out of college, I decided to go back to school and pursue an MBA with a concentration in online marketing. Having a background in writing, I took a job with a local marketing agency as a web content creator toward the end of my graduate studies.

Later, I transitioned into my current role as content manager for the SaaS startup, Social Quant, a software company that helps grow a targeted, engaged Twitter following.

 

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?

hat there’s really no such thing as a typical day for me, although any given day includes a variety of content creation (blog posts, website copy, email copy, etc.), networking and building relationships, editing, monitoring and managing social media accounts, moderating our company Facebook group, and email – always plenty of emails to be answered.

 

WHAT DOES YOUR WORK SETUP LOOK LIKE? (YOUR APPS, PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS ETC.)

I have my laptop connected to another larger monitor (sometimes two). At least two screens are a necessity for me. As far as tools and apps, I use Trello for team communications, TweetDeck for managing Twitter accounts, and Buffer and Post Planner for social media scheduling.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO TO GET INSPIRED?

I go for a 10-mile bike ride most every morning. It’s a great way to get the blood pumping and the creative juices flowing.

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE OR WRITTEN PIECE?

“I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.” – Wayne Dyer

 

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WHAT’S THE PROBLEM THAT YOU’RE PASSIONATELY TACKLING AT THE MOMENT?

We are currently launching two new services for Social Quant and that is a major undertaking, but very exciting. It requires a lot of planning and execution in developing marketing campaigns, creating new copy, creating a new on boarding experience, testing the services, and creating content to introduce them to current and new customers.

 

IS THERE A PRODUCT, SOLUTION OR TOOL THAT YOU THINK IS A GOOD MATCH FOR YOUR DIGITAL PUBLISHING EFFORTS?

For content creation, I’m a huge fan of the Hemingway app. It makes writing much more concise and easily digestible for the fast-paced web reader.

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR AMBITIOUS DIGITAL PUBLISHING AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT?

My best advice is to go fast. Do a lot and make your share of mistakes. Failure is a part of the game and as long as you’re learning, you’re moving forward.