This post is a collection of some of my best ideas for how restaurants, hotels, destinations, and attractions can use the ideas of The New Rules of Marketing & PR to generate attention.
This week marks the tenth anniversary of Twitter founder @Jack Dorsey writing just setting up my twttr to kick of the social media site. The number of Twitter users grew relatively slowly at first. Geeks like me learned about Twitter at SXSW and signed on early, but in the beginning it was mainly the tech savvy talking to one another about tech. Here are some of my favorite epic tweets that signaled growth spurts in the social network. Many of these tweets became well known and were talked about in mainstream media and helped to get more users to sign up.
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I first wrote about Donald Trump’s mastery of real-time communications back in early August 2015 with my post Donald Trump Winning the Social Networking Primaries in a Landslide. This was way before anybody set foot in a polling booth. In my post, I shared detailed analysis on how Trump was way ahead of the other candidates in his use of real-time social media.
Living in the Boston area gives me an incredible window into the U.S. Presidential election. Since Boston is less than an hour’s drive from the New Hampshire border, candidates with deep pockets advertise on television here in Boston hoping to influence the first in the nation primary voters who have access to Boston TV. My hometown paper, the Boston Globe has extensive coverage of the primary race.
Various media reports suggest Twitter is considering expanding it’s 140-character limit to possibly be as long as 10,000 characters. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey responded by talking about the history of the 140-character limitation (it fit into an SMS message) and how people engage with Twitter. But he also said the company will not be shy about exploring how to “build more utility into the product”.
There’s no question that Donald Trump has a better command of real-time media than any other candidate for President. And that is a big reason that his poll numbers are high. Trump uses Twitter more often than other candidates and he is faster to respond to what’s in the news than other candidates.