My Pug Leon has a Twitter account. It started as an experiment in Twitter, back in May 2007.
As Twitter developed, he started finding other Pugs to follow. Then conversations taking place. Now he uses it to share fun photos of himself, note particularly good places to walk, plus ask questions about Pugs. He was offered banana, and didn’t know whether it was healthy for him. He asked his followers, and within 20 mins had five or six answers that yes, banana is good for him.
Anyway, the RSPCA are launching their Get Puppy Smart campaign about what to think about when getting a puppy, based around a lovely animation. They wanted to spread the word, so they searched Twitter for influential dogs, and Leon came to their attention. So he is now sharing this link with his followers, who are in turn retweeting.
A great example of how Social Media can be used to reach niche audiences, who are passionate about what you’re trying to promote, and can do (part of!) your marketing work for you!
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I started twittering ages ago on behalf of my dog, founder of Napoleon Creative. It basically said what he was up to, and I put it on my facebook page.
However the more I got into twitter, the more interesting it became to me, but I had quite a divided collection of people. I was following some people interested in new technology/social networking. Leon, however, was attracted a whole series of dog owners! Both threads were great, but I’ve now decided to separate the two.
So, to follow me:
To follow Leon the Pug:
So I found these in Tescos, buy-one-get-one-free.
Think they might make good toys to send out to promote the company, but not sure whether to or not. I don’t think they’re great for new business, but they might make nice “thank yous” to regular clients.
(PS when you squeeze their ears they bark!)
It snowed early on Thursday morning, and althoughour MD had seen snow before, he’d never seen it this thick. When he first walked into the Square, he just barked at the whiteness in front of him, wondering what the heck had happened!