I love milestones, so in honor of my 30th birthday I’ve created a roundup of the WebiMax Social Media Department’s favorite social media marketing tools for 2014. We use a combination of the following tools in order to help our clients succeed with social media. Social media managers: are there any tools that you use regularly that you don’t see on this list? If so, share them in the comments below and tell me why they’re so great.

Contest Management Tools – because what social media manager has time to create landing page templates & manually sort through submissions?

Social Media Insights Tools – because all those social media stats are a bit overwhelming without a tool to categorize and summarize them properly.

Social Media Monitoring Tools – because it’s impossible to track mentions across search engines, social media channels, and blogs efficiently without them.

Trending Topics Tools – because social media managers need to know what kinds of content to create and which hashtags to use.