Producers have spoken: LinkedIn and Twitter are your favorite social media sites. But is there something we’re missing?

In the 2010 Independent Brokerage Study, conducted by ASJ’s publisher Agent Media in partnership with the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies, 26 percent of agents use LinkedIn to network with other insurance professionals, the largest percentage of any other social media site used for that task (17 percent use Facebook for networking with professionals, and 43 percent don’t use any social media tools to do this).

And when it comes to networking with clients and prospects, 24 percent of agents prefer Facebook, and 21 percent use LinkedIn.

Now, we want to know: What are your favorite social media sites, tools, clients, and features? When you use Twitter, do you use a desktop client like HootSute or TweetDeck? Do you belong to groups on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn – and how do you leverage these groups? How are you promoting yourself on social networking?

Share with us and other readers in the comment section below how social media is working for you, and build a community with other ASJ readers!


Catch up with past boot camp tutorials
Why Social Media for Insurance Agents — and Why Now?
Getting Started with LinkedIn
Getting Started with Twitter
Getting Started with Facebook
Choosing the Right Social Media Site for You
5 Ways for Agents to Build LinkedIn Connections
Using Twitter to Grow Your Business
How to Promote Your Insurance Practice on Facebook
Group Mentality: Finding Like-Minded People
Making Time for Social Media
Twitter External Sites: Part 1
Twitter External Sites: Part 2
Mastering LinkedIn’s Advanced Features
Getting the Most Out of Facebook: 7 Advanced Features