Social Connect is a service layer or API with pre-built connectors for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ that allows you to build connections between your website and other social channels.
Enables social sign-on to Sitecore
Imports data that customers allow shared from social profiles into the Sitecore® Experience Database™, which gives you a picture into how they are interacting with your brand on social channels
As an open API, it lets you connect to any social media channel
Lets you publish content to social media channels from within Sitecore
Works with Sitecore Web Experience Manager (WXM) also; but no social profile information is stored, so you can only publish content to social channels in-session
Komfo is a full-featured social media marketing suite that lets you listen, understand, respond, amplify, and publish content on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. Sitecore’s Komfo Connector lets you create custom audiences within the Sitecore® Experience Platform™ (XP) for connecting Sitecore to Komfo accounts.
Paid campaigns are tracked in the Sitecore® Experience Profile® for each customer, and Komfo provides an analytics overview of performance
Optimizes your ad spend by using contextual data to target a dynamic segment from Sitecore, in real time
Lets you personalize paid content you send based on rich social network profile information that’s shared or campaign goals that have been triggered by social interaction
Since 2008, Sitecore has partnered with technology partner Telligent to add social functionality to Sitecore. Telligent’s Social Starter Kit software runs either directly within Sitecore WXM or XP or side by side to let you nurture and manage your connected community through blogs, wikis, forums, reviews, and polls.
Telligent is run on the Microsoft .NET platform and can be run both on-premises or in the cloud
Most frequent use cases include social customer service, digital marketing, and employee engagement
Your website’s social functionality is integrated with analytics, personalization, and digital marketing channels
We were creating a lot of content ourselves, but were also seeing large volumes of user-generated content coming from our students. We didn’t have a place to really showcase that and present it back in an effective, accessible way to our students. We’d also seen that social hubs are becoming hugely popular in the US, especially for planning events, and we saw it as a strong way to aggregate our content.
Sitecore Social Connect is included for free with Sitecore XP and WXM, so it’s accessible once you have a license. The Komfo Connector works with Sitecore XP only (not Sitecore WXM), and Telligent’s integration is published as an open-source SDK, along with samples, on GitHub.
Sitecore Social Connect is free with licenses to either Sitecore XP or WXM; Telligent’s Social Starter Kit can be purchased through Sitecore for either XP or WXM, and licenses to Komfo are available directly from Komfo.
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