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Twitter for business

Gini Dietrich on Why Social Media Doesn’t Suck

by Green Apple on September 1, 2010

Host Angie Swartz welcomes Gini Dietrich to talk about the many uses of social media. They discuss all the important topics from Twitter to video blogs. Listen in for some advice you can’t afford to miss!

Twitter Names: @GiniDietrich@AngieSwartz gini-1a

Twitter Talk Radio, hosted by Angie Swartz, is recorded live in the WSRadio studios in sunny San Diego! You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the links below and sign up for our RSS feed at the bottom of the page.

Each week on Twitter Talk Radio, we spend an hour broken up into four segments when we cover:

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Why Do You Want Your Business on Facebook or Twitter Anyway?

by Alan Underkofler on August 30, 2010

Did you see a twitter or Facebook logo at the bottom of the screen while watching CNN?  Did you see a recent commercial or advertisement with just the Facebook business page listed for your favorite brand?   No website…  just the Facebook website.

are you on facebook twitterEverybody else is doing it, right?  All types of companies are turning to Social Media.  Large fortune 100 companies, big local companies, all the way down to your favorite coffee shop down the street.  Is everyone just jumping on the band wagon or is this social media stuff really working?

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Can Twitter help your business make money? You are likely the only person who can answer that question so why not see what all the hype is for yourself.

Twitter is a potentially game-changing tool and one of the fastest growing Social Networks today. Still, the perception that “Twitter is just for kids!” or “Who cares what you are having for lunch?” have kept many business professionals away.  Others have created accounts and then can’t easily understand the mechanics so they stop using it before they invest enough time to understand its value.  twitter

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Airlines Soar with Customers on Twitter

by Green Apple on August 19, 2010

A recent article on BloombergBusinessweek.com highlights yet another example of businesses using Twitter for customer service-the airline companies! JetBlue, Delta and Southwest Airlines have capitalized on the social media tool to offer their customers the best service possible. Mike Brice, a regular Delta flier, tweeted the airline’s customer service department and rebooked his missed flight. Southwest and JetBlue advocates have been able to voice their questions or complaints with the airlines without waiting in lines or on-hold.

Photo illustration courtesy of Flickr.com/Andrei Dimofte and Dana Harris

Photo illustration courtesy of Flickr.com/Andrei Dimofte and Dana Harris

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Top 12 Types of People to Follow on Twitter

by Angie A. Swartz on August 17, 2010

Twitter continues to be confusing to business owners.  We at Square Martini Media speak and teach about many things and we sometimes forget to write about the obvious ones.  We thought you might enjoy this post about who to follow on Twitter.

The top three questions I hear about Twitter are:

  1. “How do I make money with Twitter?”
  2. “Who should I follow on Twitter?”; and,
  3. “Should I pay a service to grow my Twitter Followers for me?”

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How Do You Use Twitter for Business?

by Lemon Drop on August 13, 2010

You should be using Twitter for your business! As we have said again and again with enthusiasm, Twitter is a very valuable social media tool for business! It is second in searches to Google, SECOND! With over 22 billion searches, you can be assured many are business related. So the question to ask yourself is where are you, your company and maybe more important where are your competitors showing up in all of these Twitter searches?

Watch the latest video of “The Social Media Minute” to learn how to use Twitter for your business:

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Laura Beulke joined host Angie Swartz and guest host Alan Underkofler to talk about her company, Vertical Printing & Graphics. In this interview, Laura offers great advice to small-business owners looking to boost their company’s popularity using social media.

Twitter Names:   @VPG_Printing, @AngieSwartz, @AlanUnderkofler.

Twitter Talk Radio is recorded live in the WSRadio studios in sunny San Diego! You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the links below and sign up for our RSS feed at the bottom of the page.

Each week on Twitter Talk Radio, we spend an hour broken up into four segments and cover:

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A few months ago one of our clients mentioned how frustrated they were with Twitter.  Apparently Twitter changed the rules and decided programs like Tweepi and twitter-300x110UnTweeps can no longer have a check all box in their program.  This really is not a big deal unless you have a very active twitter account and are following and unfollowing many people at a time.  With this new change Twitter has forced it’s users to manually check or uncheck each box when using these types of programs.  This seems a bit silly and for some twitter users has added an additional hour or more to their twitter managing process!

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Why Should My Company Use Social Media?

by Alan Underkofler on May 20, 2010

I was just asked this question today from a new client.  Why should my company use Social Media?  The person asking intuitively knows their company should be using Social Media specifically a company blog, Linkedin, Facebook, and why-highway-signTwitter.  And the reason why they know they should be more active in Social Media is because they are seeing their customers use Social Media more and more.  Customers are viewing Facebook and Twitter on their iPhone, Driod phone, and now of course their iPad.

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The Foursquare Swarm Badge Party and Location Based Services (LBS) are only two of the hot topics in this must listen episode as AJ Bombers’ Joe Sorge and Guest ajbombersHost Steffan Antonas join Angie A. Swartz  on Twitter Talk Radio.

Twitter Names:   @ajbombers, @steffanantonas @AngieSwartz.

Twitter Talk Radio is recorded live in the WSRadio studios in sunny San Diego! You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the links below and sign up for our RSS feed at the bottom of the page.

Each week on Twitter Talk Radio, we spend an hour broken up into four segments when we cover:

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