5 Creative Ways to Use Twitter

So you want to excel at what you do, you want to be the best,  then the famous quote  ”If you want to fly like an eagle don’t hang out with the turkeys” is worth taking note of.

To help give you that boost to take off and escape the mundaneness of the ordinary you need to emulate successful people and CEO’s certainly fit into that category.

Bloomberg recently listed what some CEO’s thought of Twitter and how they used it for their personal and corporate brand.

So what are some of the creative ways Chief Executives are using  Twitter?

1. Tim O’Reilly – CEO of O’Reilly Media

Watch the alpha geeks on Twitter

How Twitter helps him run O’Reilly Media: “Twitter is a great way to ‘watch the alpha geeks,’ which is my shorthand way of saying that a lot of what we do at O’Reilly is pay attention to people at the edge and look for technologies that are ready to move from the edge to the mainstream that we can help along by publishing, conferences, magazines, online publishing, or activism. There’s this great William Gibson line that I use all the time: ‘The future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.’ And sometimes we describe what we do at O’Reilly as ‘redistributing the future’ and helping it to get here more quickly.”

2. David Sifry – CEO of Technorati

To have questions answered

How Twitter helps him run Technorati: “I subscribe to lots of people who say interesting things, and I listen [and] read a lot. I find that these people become a sounding board for ideas, and I learn a lot from them. When I post to Twitter, sometimes it’s about interesting things I’ve seen or observed, and sometimes it’s ‘questions to the world’—where to find a good consultant for a particular niche specialty—or I ask questions that I can’t find easy or reliable answers [to] just by searching Google or reference works.”

3. Jack Dorsey – CEO of Twitter

Create smallness and a cohesive team by sharing small details about life

How Twitter helps him run Twitter: “It’s the fastest and best way to get feedback on what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and what we should do next, both from users and my co-workers. Speaking to the latter point, Twitter makes our company feel smaller and more cohesive. There is something to be said about sharing the small details of your life with those you work with daily.”

4. Christine Perkett – CEO of PerkettPR

Connecting and pitching to reporters using Twitter

How Twitter helps her run PerkettPR: “We tweet about our own industry insights, technology, PR, and more—and people have been receptive and responsive. We feel we’ve earned a new respect as communications professionals in this way. We’ve had the advantage of receiving ‘first mover information’—benefiting both our agency and our clients—by connecting with reporters who often tweet about what their stories are going to be before anyone else knows about them (like this one!) and analysts/influencers—some of whom have shared early insights into reports or other important information that they only offered to their Twitter followers.”

5. Mike Troiano – CEO of Matchmine

To raise Matchmine’s visibility among thought leaders online

How Twitter helps him run Matchmine: “1) It helps make me more of a real person to my team. 2) It helps me stay closer to what’s happening in the lives of my own people. 3) It’s an invaluable business networking tool. 4) It helps me raise Matchmine’s visibility among the thought leaders online. 5) It’s just plain entertaining.”

So what are some of the creative uses you have found for Twitter?

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About davidmorganjenkins
I am an experienced international, commercial, strategic business leader delivering customer focussed initiatives for world class leisure & sports brands. I have a credible track record of leadership and senior management experience in particular with business operations, marketing & business development within leisure, sport, ecommerce/retail & B2C sectors. I have a unique creative vision, supported by sound financial management & budgetary responsibility having increased brand awareness, sales & core revenue by 60% & profit 200 % at Football Aid over a 3 year period. In parallel, I am centred on attention to detail ensuring a consistent product offering and the greatest possible customer experience. This is delivered through strong collaborative teamwork and creating a culture of creativity, determination and enthusiasm amongst team members. I possess an ability to cement & develop relationships at all levels and can easily engage, report to & upwardly manage share & stakeholder alliances ensuring delivery of business objectives. Key skills Developing & implementing business plans focussing on sales, profits & volume Bringing sales & marketing strategy to life to inspire customers; making visions/dreams a reality Customer service; driving enhanced customer satisfaction & delivering a reputation for excellence Developing, influencing & implementing plans & partnerships that deliver competitive advantage Effective planning & delivery of multiple channel, venue & geographical programmes & projects Leading & managing operation, marketing & business development teams to believe in their ability to succeed Experience headlines Commercial; sales, strategy, development, marketing, sponsorship, promotion, customers service Business administration: P&L, performance, improvement & operational management Marketing & brand; communications, brand management, development & membership/loyalty Ecommerce & retail; FMCG, optimisation, data (CRM), social media, SEO, PPC & affiliates Technology; CRM, web TV, new media, smart phone/iPhone applications

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