Form of Micro-BloggingBeen Around for 4 YearsNamed after the sound birds make when they communicate140 Character Limit
Ashton Kucher @aplusk, Shaq @the_real_shaq, MC Hammer @mchammer, Britney Spears @britneyspears, Oprah @oprahAmazon Bought Zappos in July for $928 million
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On an average day, each person is inundated with over 2200 outbound marketing interruptions. Most people are becoming numb to all this type of marketing junk hitting them, and they are starting to block it out, with services and products like DVR's, Tivo, spam filtering, iPods, caller ID and pop-up blockers.Only 14% of people trust advertising.
Businesses that are going to succeed in this new medium are able to tap into the “human element”Businesses have not traditionally been good at this, it’s a huge opportunity for those that are.
If you’re not using Twitter, you can sign up for a Free Account at www.Twitter.com, select a unique username and add your location.Username can be up to 15 charactersCustomize your profile and add a photo – people will be more likely to follow you back if they can see you’re a real person and not a spammer. Your profile also lets people know what you will generally be tweeting about. (UNDER SETTINGS)
The Secret to Twitter & Social Media in general: “You have to give to get”It’s All About RelationshipsBe there BEFORE the Sale
Put Twitter to Work for Your Business Presented by: JAM Media Group Monica Ray @MontanaMonica Kevin Ray @KevinRay Clint Miller @TheRealClint Tim Danyo @TimDanyo
What is Twitter? The Internet’s Fastest Growing Social Media Site www.Twitter.com Grown 1382% in the past year! Just a tool –all in how you use it
Why Use Twitter? Jobs & Opportunities Win Prizes & Learn About Special Offers Meet Others with Shared Interests – Pets, Ham Radio, Technology, Sports, etc.
U.S. Airways Plane in the Hudson River Janis Krums @Jkrums had the first photo of the U.S. Airways plane in the Hudson River from his I-Phone and broadcast it across Twitter. Twitter has news as it’s happening. CNN and other news stations are even using, “Twitter reports…” in their news stories for breaking news. Source: BusinessInsider.com
How Can Twitter Help My Business? Gain local and national following Quickly notify customers of specials/events Promote your Blog or Website & SEO
How Can Twitter Help My Business Amazing customer service tool Reputation Management
How Can Twitter Help My Business? Makes your business “approachable” It’s Like Having Your Own PR & Marketing Firm that works for FREE!! 1 Good Tweet Can Equal 10,000 Impressions But, there is one thing to remember……
I Don’t Want to Be Sold! 86%of People Don’t Trust Advertising. Don’t Be Spammy
“It stopped being about technology when it became social”
Watch Others and do what feels comfortable Be Genuine, Be Yourself, What’s Interesting in Your Life? Interesting News Stories, Local Events TwitPics or Posterous – Photos from your phone to Twitter Songs – Blip.fm What to Tweet?
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