Twitter is not a marketing channel (and should never be used as such) but it is a community of interested, engaged, and influential people. Meeting and getting to know these people can help you build your own community. In this useful guide, you’ll find projects to help you approach your Twitter audience in ways that are strategic, measurable, and fun.Put a new wrinkle on an old contest: "be the 10th person to tweet"Create a hashtag game around your company or productsInstead of polling, ask your followers to help you make a product decisionMake MadLibs out of your marketing copy or mission statementHold a scavenger hunt, and relay clues via TwitterOrganize a weekly Twitter chat on various subjectsSolicit funny product shots, using Twitter’s photo-sharing utilitySpontaneously tweet from a store location: "Meet me now and win!"
You know it’s smart to connect with over 500 million business professionals on LinkedIn, but you may not know how to do it without wasting tons of time and money. LinkedIn expert and trainer Ted Prodromou delivers a step-by-step guide to using LinkedIn to grow your business, find profitable clients and customers, and hire the perfect employees. With more than a decade of experience helping businesses and entrepreneurs grow using SEO, pay-per-click management, and LinkedIn, Prodromou shares the most effective ways to keep you and your business in front of decision makers and build strong referral networks.
You'll learn how to:Make online connections that are as strong as those made in personUse content marketing to build and promote your thought leadership profileBuild trust with prospective clients by exploring similar interests and groupsDevelop a closing process that convert connections to clientsLeverage your LinkedIn presence to drive you and your business to the top of the results page on multiple search engines—even GoogleAs the definitive social network for people doing business, entrepreneurs ignore LinkedIn at their own peril. Take the direct approach to reaching the movers and shakers by listening to what Ted has to say.