What Do You Use Twitter For?

Twitter For Business

I’ve been invited to take part in UKFast’s Twitter Roundtable tomorrow.   The topic is ‘Twitter as a Marketing Channel for Business’.

UKFast is a Manchester-based business-to-business hosting provider, offering bespoke dedicated and virtual hosting solutions within the UK web hosting industry.  The company looks after 250,000 e-commerce web sites.  Find out more on Wikipedia.

In preparation for what should be a very enjoyable discussion with some great business minds, I’ve decided to run a quick poll today to find out how some of my followers are using Twitter.

Please take part in the poll, embedded below!!

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Influence, UK’s first Social Media Manager training programme launches in Manchester

“Get the regional manager, Facebook sales are going through the roof!”
- Online manager, Luxury Cars Direct
UK Ltd

Sounds implausible?

This is a likely scenario by the 2012 January sales, according to social media training and implementation consultancy, Real Fresh TV

The Manchester-based consultancy is launching Influence, the UK’s first Social Media Manager training programme at Peter House, Manchester on 21st February.

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Real Fresh TV spotlighted in Manchester Evening News Greater Manchester Business Week

Real Fresh TV spotlighted in Manchester Evening News Greater Manchester Business WeekReal Fresh TV has been featured in the newly launched Greater Manchester Business Week magazine, a new 40 page magazine for the region’s business leaders.

In the ‘The tweet taste of success’ feature, investigating the increasing use of social media platforms like Twitter for business, I share what I like to call my  ‘Twitter 5 A Day’ tips for using the platform effectively.

The ‘Trojan horse’ reference was their words not mine!

Here’s a short excerpt:

“Chi-chi Ekweozor runs RealFresh TV, which advises companies on how to make best use of social media.

She advocates a Trojan horse approach to tweeting, which can take just 20 minutes a day to execute.”

Read on on for more details.

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Real Fresh TV’s training courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Yes, exciting news indeed!

Attending Real Fresh TV’s training courses now contributes to achieving Chartered Practitioner status at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Each course contributes credits to the CIPR’s Chartered Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme.

Logging CIPR credits gained from our training courses
Real Fresh TV training delegates that are CIPR members can log credits gained from attending our courses on the CIPR’s online CPD system where they will be prompted to log in with their CIPR membership number.

Our half-day courses run monthly at Peter House in Manchester city centre.  Map.

Each course costs £150+VAT at the standard rate.

Delegates can take advantage of a 20% discount if they book up to a week before the course date.

A full calendar of dates are available on the Calendar.

To book to attend one of our training courses:
Select the course date you wish to attend and register online!

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January 2011 Social Media Marketing Training Courses in Manchester

January 2011 Social Media Marketing Training Courses in Manchester

Image credit: enterprise-social-technology on Flickr

Isn’t it time you learnt how to strategically grow and market your organisation on free social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?

Let leading social media training and implementation consultancy, Real Fresh TV enthuse you with actionable strategies for using these new ways of communicating to engage with new customers, generate qualified leads and reduce marketing costs.  The net effect for your business: increased sales.

Attend one of our social media training courses and learn how to:

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Social Media Usage Amongst FTSE100 Companies: Company Profile – National Grid

This article forms part of a study on social media usage amongst FTSE 100 companies.

Each company in the FTSE 100 index was reviewed on its usage of such social media tools as RSS feeds*, blogs, online video, podcasts and social media platforms like Flickr and Facebook on its main website and on occasion, on websites of well-known subsidiary companies.

*RSS feeds are a simple way of delivering fresh versions of a website’s content to online readers automatically.

According to the Guardian.co.uk Business Glossary:
“The FTSE 100 index comprises the 100 most highly capitalised blue chip companies on the London Stock Exchange, representing approximately 81% of the UK market.

Here’s how international electricity and gas company National grid (NG.L) stacked up

FTSE 100 Company RSS Webcast Blog Online Video Audio Facebook, Twitter, etc
National Grid Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

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What Would You Like To See At the Manchester Social Media Surgery in 2011?

May Manchester Social Media Surgery, in progress

Let us know what you’d like to see at the Manchester Social Media Surgery in 2011.

More one-to-one sessions with the speakers? A more formal Q&A arrangement with questions handed out beforehand?

We’d love your thoughts!  Please let us know in the comments.

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Social Media Usage Amongst FTSE 100 Companies – Company Profile – Legal and General

This article forms part of a study on social media usage amongst FTSE 100 companies.

Each company in the FTSE 100 index was reviewed on its usage of such social media tools as RSS feeds*, blogs, online video, podcasts and social media platforms like Flickr and Facebook on its main website and on occasion, on websites of well-known subsidiary companies.

*RSS feeds are a simple way of delivering fresh versions of a website’s content to online readers automatically.

According to the Guardian.co.uk Business Glossary:
“The FTSE 100 index comprises the 100 most highly capitalised blue chip companies on the London Stock Exchange, representing approximately 81% of the UK market.”

For this article we will be looking at one of the UK’s leading financial services companies Legal and General (LGEN.L).

FTSE 100 Company RSS Podcast Blog Online Video Audio Social Networking
Legal and General Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes

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Social Media Usage Amongst FTSE 100 Companies – Company Profile – Land Securities

This article forms part of a study on social media usage amongst FTSE 100 companies.

Each company in the FTSE 100 index was reviewed on its usage of such social media tools as RSS feeds*, blogs, online video, podcasts and social media platforms like Flickr and Facebook on its main website and on occasion, on websites of well-known subsidiary companies.

*RSS feeds are a simple way of delivering fresh versions of a website’s content to online readers automatically.

According to the Guardian.co.uk Business Glossary:
“The FTSE 100 index comprises the 100 most highly capitalised blue chip companies on the London Stock Exchange, representing approximately 81% of the UK market.”

In this article we will take a look at  the UK’s largest commercial property company Land Securities (LAND.L).

FTSE 100 Company RSS Podcast Blog Online Video Audio Social Networking
Land Securities Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes

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Social Media Usage Amongst FTSE 100 Companies – Company Profile – Kingfisher

This article forms part of a study on social media usage amongst FTSE 100 companies.

Each company in the FTSE 100 index was reviewed on its usage of such social media tools as RSS feeds*, blogs, online video, podcasts and social media platforms like Flickr and Facebook on its main website and on occasion, on websites of well-known subsidiary companies.

*RSS feeds are a simple way of delivering fresh versions of a website’s content to online readers automatically.

According to the Guardian.co.uk Business Glossary:
“The FTSE 100 index comprises the 100 most highly capitalised blue chip companies on the London Stock Exchange, representing approximately 81% of the UK market.”

In this article we will be looking at home retail trade sector giants Kingfisher (KGF.L).

FTSE 100 Company RSS Podcast Blog Online Video Audio Social Networking
Kingfisher Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes

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