So you've heard about the twitter, yes? You may even have your own account. And if you follow this blog, you may have seen my change in tune from Twitter hater to Twitter lover. I really do love twitter for giving us the ability to interact with our customers, our colleagues and some generally fun people. (@justingroy by way of @garretpopcorn anyone?) Not to mention the celebrity factor. With Twitter I can get exclusive updates from celebs that I wouldn't know on a daily basis. For example, today @nathanfillion of the hit TV show Castle (and Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog) visited the set of Chuck and snapped a photo of himself with the cast. I now know that @stephenfry will be on the Late Late Show with @craigyferg tomorrow and I have a reason to tivo. We won't even get into the TV show spoiler factor of this or how well it's fed my Bones obsession. Before Twitter, I would have only dreamed of an exec producer of my favorite show passing along one of my blogs to his legions of followers. Now? Been there, done that and I'm still eternally grateful to @harthanson. And then there's the 7 year old girl living inside of me that shrieks everytime @DonnieWahlberg retweets the link to my YouTube video of him @JoeyMcintyre and @JonathanRKnight jumping into the water at Jones Beach.
But a recent story on Mashable caught my eye (and yes, I did find it from an @mashable tweet) regarding a Denny's social media fiasco. Apparently, the popular restaurant chain's dine in menus have been inviting people to "Join the Conversation and follow @Dennys on Twitter!" Not unusual considering the fact that everyone seems to be on Twitter these days, except there's one tiny issue.
The account @Dennys actually belongs to a man in Taiwan.
The two legit Denny's accounts are actually @DennysAllNightR and @DennysGrandSlam. (Personally, I think @MoonsOverMyHammy deserves its own account, but that's a different blog for a different day.) As far as the mistake is concerned, the co-owner of the social media agency responsible for the misprint stated that he doesn't think that there's any harm in displaying the wrong Twitter name. Well of course there's not, but there's also no benefit is there? And isn't that the point? Anyone else in the PR world boggled by that comment?
Oh and fun fact, do not follow @motivators. See, how I didn't even link that? It's because it's not us. Here's an OFFICIAL VERIFIED LIST of all the Motivators Twitter Accounts:
The most Official Motivators Account there is. It boasts sales, specials, news, articles and links to the Alot More Than Just Promos blog.
A fun look behind the scenes at how this crazy place produces all your promotional products with links to this blog and commentary from yours truly.
The best place to find out information about all the latest promotional product videos being shown on Motivators.tv and our YouTube channel. Don't be surprised if you see some tweets about Lost, as Anthony (our biggest Lost fan) is your tweeter.
Similar to the @MotivatorsStaff account, a few of us tweet on this and pass along all the eco-friendly news. It also boasts a direct feed to the Motivators Go Green Blog.
That being said, HAPPY TWEETING EVERYONE!