Social Media is all about People: Connecting, Engaging, Listening and Helping One Another. Twitter technology can do all that!
ONE: 32 million Twitter users according to WSJ article Ten Ways Twitter will Permanently Change Business. [As of Dec 2009 68 million Tweeters]
TWO: Twitter creator Jack Dorsey has told us Twitter WILL one day [probably sooner rather than later] be as ubiquitous as email.
THREE: The only question, then, is HOW to use this amazing and “simple” technology to ReShape and ReVive Business in America [and all over the Globe]?
The BEST ANSWER is by Reading, Listening, Talking, Thinking, and DOING!
(A) Try search.twitter.com — put in “twitter for business” and VOILA! real-time URL’s to check out
(B) Study the Tweet Streams of progressive companies like @wholefoods, @jetblue, @homedepot, @SouthwestAir and “team” members at places like Dell, e.g. @ChrisBatDell
Twitter will help marketers get measureable results
Because Twitter updates in real time, you can reach an audience on the spot. It’s a great platform for asking for assistance, getting opinions, and answering questions. Much less expensive than a focus group — and so much more personal.
Twitter builds communities, and this will be especially fruitful for retailers — both local and global — as companies have the opportunity to tell customers about attractive sales and new products.
Use Twitter to engage with customers and create advocates. It really is all about People Helping People.