Special Interview with Hootsuite Media Inc., a Social Media Management Company

Owly Hootsuite

Recently I had a really cool experience! The world’s leading Social Media Management company – Hootsuite – invited me to their HQ and interviewed me because they identified me as a valuable user of Hootsuite and they wanted to get my feedback on some exciting updates and improvements for the iPhone app! I use Hootsuite a lot to manage my Twitter feed and tweets to promote my Amazon books. Large companies and business schools use Hootsuite. Check out their products and services (I use the free version) here: www.hootsuite.com


What is Hootsuite? See this Hootsuite official video.

The E-mail Invitation for the Hootsuite Interview

One day out of the blue I got an e-mail from Heather of Hootsuite. In her e-mail she wrote:

Hootsuite logo


We identified you as a valuable mobile user of Hootsuite and would love to get your feedback on some exciting updates and improvements for the iPhone app! We are revamping our message composing experience and we think you will love it.

If you can participate in an informal in-person interview at Hootsuite’s office in Vancouver (5 East 8th Avenue)…this session will take approx. 1 – 1.5 hrs. 

When I first saw the e-mail, I thought it was spam. I Googled the address and confirmed the address was genuine. So I decided to accept the interview.


Why I love Hootsuite

I rely on Hootsuite extensively to schedule my tweets in advance. Since it’s currently tax season for an accountant like me, I scheduled all my future tweets from January to June 2016 all in one sitting back in December 2015. The tweets are scheduled to post at twice a day, four times a week without me needing to do anything for the next 6 months. It’s wonderful!

Hootsuite Owly

Above: Posing for a picture after my interview with Heather at the Hootsuite headquarters. She gave me the Owly plush toy as a souvenir from Hootsuite!! I love it!!

The Hootsuite Interview

It was so cool to visit the Headquarters of the start-up tech company located in Vancouver, Canada!! Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Ryan Holmes, Hootsuite is now the preferred social media management platform used by large organizations all over the world to manage their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.

When I walked into the Hootsuite HQ, I was greeted by friendly receptionists. One of them asked me to sign in…not on paper, but on an iPad! I filled in my information and signed with my finger on the iPad. Really cool.

I had a chance to try out their coffee machine in the lobby before my interviewer Heather greeted me. She gave me a tour around the Hootsuite HQ and there were creative drawings on the walls, high tech computer equipment, and lots of computer wizards and techies. 

After the tour, we sat down for the interview. Heather gave me an iPhone and let me try the new Hootsuite app prototype, and it was awesome!! She asked me questions about the user interface, the design, the degree of intuitiveness, and for honest feedback. The new app has a lot of cool features that the current app doesn’t have!


The Hootsuite Headquarters

The Hootsuite HQ was really cool. The building was formerly the headquarters of the Vancouver Police Department, and Hootsuite inherited the bullet-proof windows from the VPD!! The walls had really cool drawings (see picture of the surf boards drawings on the wall), as well as having tree stumps as chairs (first time I’ve seen anything like it!)

Hootsuite Owly


Will I continue to use Hootsuite? The answer is definitely yes!

Free Twitter checklist

Click here to download your free Twitter Checklist (.docx)



21 Comments on “Special Interview with Hootsuite Media Inc., a Social Media Management Company

  1. Hello Web Admin, I noticed that your On-Page SEO is is missing a few factors, for one you do not use all three H tags in your post, also I notice that you are not using bold or italics properly in your SEO optimization. On-Page SEO means more now than ever since the new Google update: Panda. No longer are backlinks and simply pinging or sending out a RSS feed the key to getting Google PageRank or Alexa Rankings, You now NEED On-Page SEO. So what is good On-Page SEO?First your keyword must appear in the title.Then it must appear in the URL.You have to optimize your keyword and make sure that it has a nice keyword density of 3-5% in your article with relevant LSI (Latent Semantic Indexing). Then you should spread all H1,H2,H3 tags in your article.Your Keyword should appear in your first paragraph and in the last sentence of the page. You should have relevant usage of Bold and italics of your keyword.There should be one internal link to a page on your blog and you should have one image with an alt tag that has your keyword….wait there’s even more Now what if i told you there was a simple WordPress plugin that does all the On-Page SEO, and automatically for you? That’s right AUTOMATICALLY, just watch this 4minute video for more information at. Seo Plugin

  2. Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess
    I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything.
    Do you have any suggestions for first-time blog writers?

    I’d definitely appreciate it.

  3. Hello! This is my first holiday to your website!
    We are a collection of volunteers and starting a new initiative inside a community in the same niche.
    Your site provided us useful information to operate on. You possess done a outstanding job!

  4. Normally I do not read post on blogs, but I wish to say that
    this write-up very pressured me to consider and do so!
    Your writing style is surprised me. Thanks, quite nice post.

  5. Cool blog! Will be your theme custom made or did you download
    it from somewhere? A design like yours with some simple tweeks would really make my blog be noticeable.
    Please let me know the place you got your theme.
    Bless you

  6. I pay a visit daily some websites and blogs to
    learn articles, however this web site provides quality based writing.

  7. It’s gonna be finish of mine day, except before finish I
    am just reading this fantastic article to increase my know-how.

  8. You’ve made some good points there. I checked on the
    net to acquire more information regarding the issue and found most people may go along with your opinion of this web site.

  9. Pingback: URL
  10. This design is steller! You undoubtedly realize how to
    have a reader entertained. Between wit along with your videos, I found myself
    almost moved to start my own, personal blog (well, almost…HaHa!)
    Great job. I really loved what you needed
    to say, and over that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  11. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects?
    Thank you so much!

  12. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog post or vice-versa?
    My blog addresses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we
    could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to send me an e-mail.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

  13. It’s appropriate time to earn some plans for the future and it’s time to be at liberty.
    I actually have look at this post and when I
    really could I prefer to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions.
    Perhaps you could write next articles talking about this short article.
    I need to read more reasons for it!

  14. Aw, this was a very nice post. In idea I wish to put in writing like this additionally taking time and actual effort to make a very good article

  15. I am actually delighted to read this internet site posts which consists of plenty
    of helpful data, thanks for providing these sorts of statistics.

  16. It’s not my first-time to visit this site, i am just visiting
    this site daily and get nice information from here all the time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *