Have a Tweet Team? Include them in background images and initial your tweets. One Social Media and Educational Marketing Group are just two examples of Tweet Teams making the most of their Twitter background images. Each team member also signs their tweets which I think is so great for transparency and making the brand personable and human.
What best practices do you have for your Tweet Team?
Idea: Use @Storify to collect your favorite tweets of the week.
1. It can help you build a following on Twitter.
2. It might encourage more engagement from your followers.
3. Storify makes it easy to collect and organize tweets you may want to come back to at a later time.
It’s time to remove any self-sabotage or self-limitation you have around “not having enough time,” or today not being “the right time” to start a business or manage your current business properly.
We try to respond to as many questions, suggestions and criticisms as possible. As a result we get better engagement from our fans, they are more likely to share our content, more likely to respond to our requests for help and stick up for us when the ‘haters’ rip on us.
Quote from Bryce Moore, KMOV.com site manager, St. Louis, on how his TV station handles engagement with its audience via its Facebook page.
KMOV puts Facebook to work covering airport tornado —By Cory Bergman/Lost Remote.com
Heard through STLTomorrow
I often think as obvious as #3 (“Be Social”) sounds, it is one that gets GREATLY overlooked. Too many people or organizations are on social networks to feed a marketing message or shovel content to any willing friend, fan or follower.
For some companies or individuals, being social might not be easy at first. Start small with a simple, “Hello” or “Good Morning.” Then try asking your network a question.
Don’t get discouraged if you don’t get any feedback right away, it will take a little time to build your network and cultivate relationships. You’ll get the hang of it after a few tries and you’ll then be reaping the rewards of being truly social.
5 ways to cultivate an active social media network…
70% of marketers plan to increase their #socialmedia budget by more than 10% this year, according to a poll from Effie Worldwide + @Mashable.
Strategy isn’t the goal. It’s the path you plan to take to get there.
Quote from @TonyEbikeme’s post on social media strategy. He’s included some good questions to ask yourself before you stick your neck out into the social media noise. Have a plan and a purpose!