How do I connect my LinkedIn profile to Sprout?

You can connect your personal LinkedIn profile, Company Page and Campaign Manager to Sprout. Sprout doesn't integrate with LinkedIn groups or LinkedIn university personal profiles.

Note: You must be a super admin to connect a LinkedIn Company Page.

This article contains the following sections:

How do I connect a LinkedIn personal profile?

You must have the Manage Profiles Company Permissions to add a LinkedIn personal profile. To connect a personal profile:

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  1. Ensure you're logged into the LinkedIn personal profile you want to connect.
  2. Click Connect a Profile from your username.
  3. Select the Group you want to add the profile to from the In Group dropdown.
  4. Click Connect for LinkedIn. 
  5. Click Connect Profile for Step 1.
  6. Click Go to LinkedIn and finish the authorization steps.

What are the permissions I can set for personal profiles?

When you connect a LinkedIn personal profile to Sprout, you can assign Roles and team members with custom permissions to the profile. 

For Advanced Plans:

To add a Role and assign Custom Permissions:

Note: You must have Manage Permissions & Manage Users to assign permissions for personal LinkedIn profiles.

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  1. Navigate to Groups & Social Profiles from your Settings.
  2. Select the Group you want to add a Role to.
  3. Select the personal LinkedIn profile by clicking the menu, and then View Profile.
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  4. Navigate through the available Roles, and then select the dropdown.
  5. Click the level of Profile Permissions you want to assign to the Role.
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  6. Scroll down to Team Members.
  7. Enter the name of the Team Member you want to assign permissions for.
  8. Select the level of Profile Permissions you want to give the user from the dropdown.
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  9. Click Save Changes.

For Professional Plans:

Set Profile Permissions when you invite new users to a Group and you can adjust these permissions at any time with the Manage Permissions Company Permission. 

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The Profile Permissions are broken down as follows:

  • No Access - the user can’t see the profile when they access Sprout.
  • Read Only - the user can see the profile, but can’t publish to it.
  • Needs Approval - the user can see the profile and submit posts for approval.
  • Can Reply - the user can see the profile, request approval and reply.
  • Full Publishing - the user can see the profile, publish and reply without restrictions. 

How do I connect a LinkedIn Company Page?

The workflow to connect a Company Page is very similar to connecting a personal profile. To connect a LinkedIn Company Page:

  1. Click Connect a Profile from your username.
  2. Select the Group you want to add the profile to from the In Group dropdown.
  3. Click Connect for LinkedIn. 
  4. Click Connect Company.
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  5. Click Go to LinkedIn and finish the authorization steps.
  6. Select the page(s) you'd like to connect to Sprout.
  7. Select any applicable roles and permissions.
  8. Click Save Changes.

How do I connect my LinkedIn Campaign Manager?

Note: Ads in LinkedIn are created, run and billed in the LinkedIn Campaign Manager.

You can also connect your Campaign Manager to see reporting on your LinkedIn ad campaigns. The connection workflow is very similar to connecting a personal profile or Company Page. To connect your Campaign Manager:

  1. Click Connect a Profile from your username.
  2. Select the Group you want to add the profile to from the In Group dropdown.
  3. Click Connect for LinkedIn. 
  4. Click Connect Ads.
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  5. Click Go to LinkedIn and finish the authorization steps.
  6. Select the Ad Account(s) you'd like to connect.
  7. Click Save Changes.

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