Twitter for Business
Can Twitter actually help my business or is it a total waste of my time? This is a question that is getting asked a lot these days. Twitter is essentially a micro-blogging platform that has a 140-character limit for its tweets. To answer this question, you must first look at the type of business you run and the value both you and your customers would potentially derive from using it.
We see Irish brands like AerLingus and Ryanair doing a killer job on Twitter right now but they are blessed with a huge customer base. The majority of people are getting in touch with small problems and complaints but due to the lightening-quick manner of both question and reply, they can be seen to deal with enquiries in an efficient manner. Basically, short of being able to text Michael O’Leary, this is your next best option!
You will be able to connect with your customers because they themselves are using Twitter. It has become a daily routine where people log onto it every single day, some log onto twitter the first thing they wake up even before brushing their teeth. If you have an unsatisfied customer you will hear them on Twitter. This will help your company to help them. Of course, this has a postive knock on effect to both your branding and marketing efforts.
Finally, the Twitter search function is an amazing way to see what people are saying about your products or services. You can use the reply function to engage with these people which is a form of constructive promotion.
Ultimately, this new-age level of support will build a brand loyalty and once you’ve engaged with and helped your customers (followers), they will be loyal to your brand.