ContentCal is now available on Zapier and it’s pretty damn fantastic. Connect ContentCal to all of your favorite apps now.
What is Zapier?
Zapier allows thousands of apps to be connected and work together. You can use Zapier to set up automated workflows called ‘Zaps’. These Zaps allow apps to send data from one to the other without the need for code.
What does this mean for ContentCal?
Now that we’re integrated with Zapier, you can now use ContentCal in connection with all of your favourite software including Pocket, Facebook Groups, and Buffer (for automated Instagram publishing). Read the support doc to get clued up.
Not sure where to start? Here are some zaps to try…
Manually adding content from different sources can be tedious and time-consuming. Using Pocket to discover and save content, you can automatically add those saved items to ContentCal, via Zapier.
You’ve saved lots of articles to Pocket, and want to use specific posts in ContentCal. Getting those posts into ContentCal is manual. With this Zap, the process is automated. Save an item in Pocket, and it will appear in the ContentCal Pinboard.
ContentCal is a great way to plan and organize content with your team. However, sometimes, you may choose to use Buffer’s more advanced publishing capabilities. Connect your ContentCal account to Buffer via Zapier, and your ContentCal posts will go through to Buffer for publishing automatically.
It’s common that useful pieces of content are created or shared in Slack which requires lots of copying and pasting efforts. Zapier’s Slack and ContentCal integration removes this problem by automatically adding the content from a starred message into a ContentCal Pinboard.
If you use Airtable for marketing, you likely have useful content you want to publish to social media channels. Using this Zap, you can automatically send records from a view in Airtable to a ContentCal Pinboard. From here you can edit, schedule, and publish in ContentCal.
Slack Channels are a great place for your team to add content. Getting those messages into ContentCal, however, is a manual task that wastes time. With this Zap, any message sent to a Channel will be automatically added to your ContentCal Pinboard, saving you time and effort.
So, you’ve created the perfect content plan and added Pinterest posts in ContentCal. With Zapier’s ContentCal and Pinterest integration, you can publish these posts to your Pinterest Boards. No more manually moving posts over.
As a business, you may be asked to backup your data into an archive, potentially for legal reasons or reporting. This ContentCal and Google Sheets integration will automatically send your published posts from ContentCal to a Google Sheet of your choice. Your data will always be backed up.
Sometimes, teams who have access to spreadsheets may not be ContentCal users, meaning they have no way to contribute. With this integration, people can add content to a Google Sheet, and Zapier will send the content to a ContentCal Pinboard.
Data loss can happen to any business, which can cause immense pains. This integration backs up all ContentCal published posts into Airtable, making sure companies always have a backup of their data.
Sometimes people need a gentle push in the right direction to encourage them to contribute content to their business. Using Google Forms to create a form, you can send information straight to a ContentCal Pinboard. Google Forms provide a great, simple way of gathering information for your next content calendar.
What apps are you going to use with ContentCal thanks to our new Zapier integration? Let us know over on Twitter @ContentCal_io