As I was driving home yesterday from the Cardinals game (which I will be posting about) I heard a local radio station telling people to follow them on Twitter, and to check their Twitter page out for the latest updates and contests etc.
I was super impressed to hear this. I have been wondering why more radio stations don’t tap into the power of Twitter and using it for these exact reasons! I am also glad that more of these places are getting away from referring people to their MySpace pages. MySpace had their time and chance to get better, but didn’t – and their service IMO has just gotten worse. Twitter is simple and easy to use and understand and is an amazing platform for promotions and contests.
There are few social networks that I just can’t get enough of and Twitter is one of them. If you own a local business and are reading this, or just hearing about Twitter for the first time – go to Twitter and sign up for an account today!
There are some amazing resources out there for getting started with Twitter. A few of the places I recommend you visit include:
- Twitip – How To Set Up A Twitter Account
- Chris Brogan – 50 ideas on Using Twitter for Business
- Social Desire – Examples of Using Twitter For Hot Deals
- Michael Gray – How To Use Twitter As A Marketing Tool
- ProBlogger – 35 Tips From 35 Real Twitter Users
- Score – 52 links for using Twitter for Business
- Moller Marketing – Why Twitter? [Video]
- My Posts About Twitter
That is a huge list that should keep you busy! I just want to make sure businesses (online and off) are doing everything they can to take advantage of the amazing things that Twitter will do for them! As always – please follow me on Twitter and comment and add to this list if you have a link that you feel would help someone new to Twitter.