There have been a number of excellent articles on Twitter and how local business can and are using Twitter to connect and promote. Here are the ones that I recommend:
Can Twitter Be Useful For Business? by Dave Wallace. Dave provides 5 points he believes Twitter can help small business. They are:
- Puts a Human Face On the Company
- Community Outreach
- Product/Service Promotion
- Brand Management
Should Local Marketers Get Twitterpated? By Gregg Stewart provides a general commentary on Twitter and lists some good tools you can use.
Want some examples of local business using Twitter? Check out these articles:
Greg Sterling commented about this article: “Why do I show this? Because Twitter is as conceptually simple as email and faster/more effective. No code; no real learning curve. Indeed, it could become one of the top local biz marketing methods in a few years.”
Harness The Power Of Twitter For Local Marketing by Chris Smith. This articleÂ by Chris has some great general info about Twitter and a listing of a number of business that are using Twitter to help themselves.
A couple of quotes from Chris “…the value of Twitter to your company may be in terms of audience engagement and as a communication vehicle, if you learn to use Twitter effectively”
“Twitter is full of word of mouth Marketing opportunities”
Remember Twitter is free and really easy to use. Take a look at these articles and see if using this hot social networking site can help your business.