It’s one of our mottos, we live by it, preach it: social media, is for being social. Being sociable on the likes of Twitter and Facebook makes our digital sphere a lot more fun (and useful). Brands get to show their human side, individuals get to share and discover and bloggers get to network and collaborate. Being social on social media can benefit everyone.
Recently, here at Marketing Island, we've been participating in a lot of Twitter chats. We’ve found it a great way to share our opinions and to get involved with interesting topics. We’ve been inspired, learnt a lot and even met some great new venture partners. They are great ways of opening up opportunities online. So, we thought we’d share our favourites with you.
We've done the boring bit. The research and the testing. We've hand picked the good ones, whittled out the bad. Here are our top five top Twitter chats all digital marketers should get involved with.
Social Media Today: @socialmedia2day with #SMTLive
Social Media Today is an online publication who publish content and articles from social media professionals worldwide. Twice a month Social Media Today use their Twitter account and vast following of nearly 800k to spark a busy Twitter chat. Taking place at 5pm GMT, this marketing chat attracts all sorts of great minds. Get involved, answer some questions and join the conversation. You never know what you might learn, or who you might meet. Follow @socialmediatoday for updates on their upcoming Twitter chats here.
AdWeek: @Adweek with #AdWeekChat
Wednesdays at 7pm GMT see advertising hub AdWeek host a weekly Twitter chat. Varying in topics from advertising to social, this regular chat is a great place to network and learn. Follow AdWeek on Twitter here to keep track of their weekly conversations.
Buffer: @Buffer with #BufferChat
At 5PM on Wednesdays Buffer launches its social media chat. With a large focus on content, these chats are either hosted by 'Bufferchatters' or guest hosts. Buffer are a social media management and scheduling platform and this interesting chat attracts all kinds of social media marketers. Follow Buffer on Twitter for updates on their upcoming chats.
Hootsuite: @hootsuite with #Hootchat
Another social media management and scheduling tool, Hootsuite host their Twitter chat at 8pm GMT on the third Thursday of every month. Attracting a global audience and often hosted by guests, you can view a recap of Hootsuite’s January chat here.
Content Marketing: @CMIcontent with #CMWorld
An institute of research, training and knowledge, Content Marketing host #CMWorld every Tuesday at 8pm GMT. Gaurenteeing variety, each week sees a different host take to asking and answering questions.
There are plenty of Twitter chats out there, some niche, some not so much. You could try and get involved with them all, but you might find it a little tricky. We’ve picked out our favourite, so you can benefit from them too.
So, get your diaries out, we’ll see you there!