Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Twitter as a Marketing Vehicle

Josh Catone of ReadWriteWeb just did an interesting article on a new Twitter marketing experiment called Twittermethis. Besides explaining the concept behind Twittermethis, the article talks about how Twitter is a great vehicle for push marketing...
With that in mind, it is easy to see why the most successful marketing done via Twitter is of the "push" variety. Bloggers do this a lot when we tweet about posts we've just published. The hope is that the link will spread virally through the hubs and reach as many listeners as possible.

The key to successful push marketing on Twitter is to attract the right followers (people who have a lot of followers of their own and will retweet your message), and to make sure you don't do it too often. Unless, like the most popular person Twitter, your account is set up specifically for push marketing.

As a marketer, I love the process of figuring out how to use services like Twitter and Facebook as marketing vehicles (dare I call it "Marketing 2.0"?). It's a heck of a lot more fun than "old" vehicles like search engine marketing.

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