Creative analysis, Marketing and PR

A short lesson in how not to do social media listening

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I announced some pretty big news on Twitter today. I’d been given the all clear from a cancer scare that had been dogging me for the last few months. Great, lots of wishes of support from followers (you people are awesome) and so on. I had mentioned in a series of Tweets that this scare had been going on at the same time as me trying to pass my driving test (I succeeded). Continue reading

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Creative analysis, Marketing and PR

Mmm, stat-tastic: three things you can do with Twitter analytics

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This week, Twitter made its Twitter analytics platform available to all Twitter accounts. Previously it had only been available to business users (as in those paying for ads) and verified accounts. I’ve already seen people moan about how it’s going to mean a lot to people self-obsessed with themselves on Twitter being more self-obsessed. I think the arrival of analytics for all on the platform is great news for small publishers, small games developers, bloggers, small comics creators and so on who previously wouldn’t have paid for access to ads anyway, because: what budget?

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Comics, Creative analysis, Marketing and PR

This is not how you market your graphic novel/comic on Twitter

Okay, I bought an indie graphic novel earlier this year and followed its official Twitter account. Soon after, I unfollowed the Twitter account, but not because the graphic novel was awful – far from it – but because the Twitter account for it was a frustrating example of bad marketing via social media.
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