By now, you’ve heard about the benefits of Twitter in building your brand. Did you know, however, that over 105,000,000 people now use Twitter or have Twitter accounts? With over 105,000,000 registered users, it is no wonder businesses are using Twitter more and more to reach customers. If your business aims to use Twitter effectively, however, there are some key points to remember. For example, using promotional products hand-in-hand with Twitter will allow your business’s Twitter account to stand out from the rest. With these 5 tips, your business will not get lost in the 105,000,000 Twitter accounts out there!
1. Register Your Company at Twellow.com
Twellow.com is simply a sort of “yellow pages” site for Twitter users. If you are the head of your company, be sure to sign up at the site with your Twitter account so people can contact you. People that are interested in your business, services, or products will be able to get your contact information from this site. Signing up at this site is a great start to fully utilizing the benefits of social marketing and promotional products!
2. Host a Twitter “Why I Like This Product/Service” Contest
Want to flood the internet with positive reviews of your business or service? Then host a Twitter “Why I Like This” Contest! Have Twitter users come up with a reason they love your business and its products or services. Generating these positive reviews allows your brand to grow a respected reputation online. Offer everyone who tweets with a good reason a free gift for participating. Great gifts are promotional products with your imprinted company logo such as mouse mats, sports bags, mugs, and pens.
3. Host a “Re-Tweet” Contest
Another Twitter contest idea is to host a “re-tweet” contest in which Twitter users simply re-tweet the actual contest. When other users learn about the contest your company is hosting, they may follow your business on Twitter which widens your customer base.
4. Twitter Gathering of Followers
This is a group effort type of Twitter giveaway contest. Give everyone that follows your company Twitter account a promotional product as a prize when a certain number is reached. Some smaller companies choose to give everyone a promotional pen when 1,000 followers are reached. When 5,000 followers are reached, your company may wish to give followers an even nicer prize, like a mug or sports bag with your company logo!
5. Hashtag Contest
A hashtag is a keyword that is hyperlinked. By placing the pound sign (#) followed by a keyword, a hyperlink is created. Give a prize to every follower that tweets your company’s name as a keyword on Twitter. Prizes like promotional stress toys can be a fun way to generate online buzz!
Generating online buzz is simple with promotional products and Twitter. The key is to have a strategy using promotional products and positive energy to get your business rolling online!
Have you used promotional products and/or Twitter to build your business. Can you offer any other ideas? It would be great to hear from you. Please feel free to leave a comment.
Posted by Dan Toombs