By Cheval John
Recently, I saw a post on Twitter which captured my attention.
This post mentioned about a major brand, Cinnabon, responding to someone who had mentioned them on Twitter.
What was more interesting is the post about Cinnabon responding to a person came from a well known journalist who covers one of the major professional sports in North America.
I would expect someone to have that reaction when a celebrity or an influencer answer them in a tweet.
For a well-known media personality in sports to be in shock when a major brand answers them is surprising.
It should not be a surprise because it shows even well known major media personalities are human too.
If a celebrity or media personality is shocked by a major brand answering them, it shows most major companies as a whole are not great on social media.
It is disheartening to see how major brands are treating social media like another broadcasting platform.
The only time you will see them on social media is when they have something to sell or a major event they want to promote.
They fail to understand people (mostly the millennial generation) are much more savvy than ever.
They can sniff out a person or a brand who are trying to sell to them.
Here are some stats to back up this point:
Only 22% of brands are trusted-Search Engine Watch via (Havas Media)
43% of millennials rank authenticity over content when consuming news-Search Engine Watch via (Forbes)
32% of millennials find today’s brand communications helpful-News Cred
So if you want to be successful on social media and have a strong impact on reaching this generation, you have to meet them where they are at.
And follow the examples of companies who are communicating with this generation on a daily basis via blogs, podcasts, live streaming, Twitter chats, etc.
You might gain some creative ideas of building a loyal fan base and save a boat load of money on your marketing budget.
As a bonus, here is a list of twitter chats hosted by these brands who connects with the millennial generation and are building a loyal audience in the process.
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By Cheval John
Here are some statistics to think about:
-Social media users have risen by 176 million in the last year-Brand Watch
-Online adults aged 18-34 are most likely follow a brand via social networking-Marketing Sherpa.
In 2016, there were 2.3 billion active social media users-Brand Watch.
Among the above statistics, Twitter users are about 350 million.
Yet, that platform allows you to interact with people in real time.
And the majority of journalists are on Twitter.
You can interact with them on a daily basis and they will notice your giving spirit.
That is how entrepreneurs like Josh Elledge, founder of Upend PR got to be on media outlets across the country.
Side note: Diane Gottsman is in my mind the best teacher on how to be a giver because she shares advice on etiquette that has made her a media resource.
One way to share value with your potential customers is to participate in Twitter Chats.
Twitter Chats are a place where you can interact with people using a hashtag.
You can use these Twitter Chats to get ideas for your content marketing.
And maybe interact with some journalists too because they might even be on Twitter chats
So how do you know which Twitter chats is right for you?
To answer your question, I have compiled a list of seven twitter chats that will give you valuable advice with your content marketing.
Twitter Smarter occurs on Thursdays at 1 p.m. eastern, noon central.
It is hosted by Madalyn Sklar, who is one of the leading authorities on Twitter marketing.
The chat has guests who answers questions on tips and strategies on how to use the social media platform.
And the majority of the time, the chat trends on Twitter.
#ChatSnap occurs on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. eastern time, 1 p.m. central and is hosted by Kristy Gillentine.
This chat focuses solely on snapchat and how marketers can use this platform.
Kristy is one of the leading authorities on Snapchat and her Twitter chat has been quoted on Social Media Examiner
#MediaChat occurs on Thursdays at 10 p.m. eastern, 9 p.m. central and is hosted by Aaron Kilby.
This chat focuses on different trends that is happening on social media and usually have guests like Jessica Ann
#LetsLivestream occurs on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. eastern, 2 p.m. central and is hosted by Rachel Moore, owner of Really Social.
This chat is a combination of a Twitter Chat where people can engage with their fellow participants and a Facebook Live Show where Rachel interviews the guests about different live streaming strategies.
#WinnieSun occurs on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. eastern, 1 p.m. central and is hosted by you know who, Winnie Sun.
Winnie is the founder of Sun Group Wealth Partners and has made appearances on major media outlets to share her expertise surrounding the finance industry.
Her chat has a panel of guests that shares about how to manage your money and also social media topics in between.
It trended on Twitter today which shows the popularity of the chat .
— #WinnieSun ☀️ (@SunGroupWP) March 8, 2017
#ContentWritingChat occurs on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. eastern, 10 a.m. central and is hosted by Express Writers, LLC
Express Writers was founded by Julia McCoy in 2011 and has clients around the world.
Their twitter chat is about best practices surrounding content writing, the dos and don’ts of content writing.
Content Writing Chat also has guests who are experts in the evolving social media fields and they share what works for them in their content marketing efforts
#BlogElevated occurs on Mondays at 10 p.m. eastern, 9 p.m. central and is co-hosted by Lisa Stauber and Bobbie Byrd.
This chat shares about how a person can grow their blogs and also different ethical tactics that will make your blog stand out.
Blog Elevated is like an open forum where each of the participants can share what works for them in their blogging strategies and the hosts themselves will share some valuable advice that you never thought of before to grow your blog.
So there you have it, the top seven twitter chats that can help you grow your social media presence online.
Do you have a favorite Twitter Chat that has helped you with your social media marketing? You can leave your comment below
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