Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How can Twitter Benefit your PR company?

Before getting into how to actually market a company and get a brand message delivered via Twitter, I would like to address some of the ways a PR company can use Twitter to help assess how their clients are being received in Twitter nation ( this would be useful for PR corporations that deal with more prominent brands).

Microsoft's very own PR agency, Waggener Edstrom, created a Twitter application that not only tracks when and how often a brand is tweet referenced, but the general feeling that is being elicited from those commentaries.

The tool is called Twendz and it provides you with a generalized summary of how product, idea or event is being received over time. It is free to use online at http://twendz.waggeneredstrom.com/

I suggest to simply give it a try. Submit the name of a current movie, technology, book, etc and you will see a thread of real time commentaries that are being filtered through the system based on your submission.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Supporting or rallying a cause via Twitter

Twitter is a great tool to get a message across. If you are pushing for a cause, it's a great tool to keep your followers up to date on what is going on. @officialpeta (Peta's Twitter site) is a great example. Check their page out to know who's in the bad- who's in the good- and where you can get all the good stuff free of animal testing and bi-products.