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5 Questions With @Joey_C’s Favorite Twitter Peeps- @DscvrGlstr Linn Parisi

 

5 Questions With Linn Parisi- @DscvrGlstr

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What are your duties at your job and do you use twitter as a tool for your job?

Although what I do is like having two full time jobs, I don’t really have a "job" with Discover Gloucester. I’m in an unpaid position, as everyone involved with Discover Gloucester is. Crazy, huh?!

Some of the work I’ve taken on for the past 5.5 years includes attending trade shows and sales missions to meet with wholesale buyers of travel; attending tourism-related meetings, seminars, etc. around the State; planning out the marketing initiatives that Discover Gloucester takes on i.e. the Visitor Guide (working on our 5th!), our new website, the new Seafood Trail, co-operative advertising and co-operative booth sharing at area consumer shows, and  way more than you want me to list here. No wonder I’m tired!

I do use Twitter- a lot- in the outreach work I do to get more visitors to come here. I only Tweet for Discover Gloucester, not personally. Some would say- as they did at yesterday’s Discover Gloucester Annual Meeting- that I Tweet to the degree that I talk, lol. Can you imagine if I Tweeted personally?!

Why do you think you are follow worthy on Twitter?

I don’t outright sell when I tweet. I try to get interesting, quirky Gloucester/Rockport/Essex tidbits & images out there that will entice & inform the readers so maybe they’ll want to take a look at us as a destination. Or not. Sometimes I post something just because it’s interesting/entertaining to me, and I figure it might be to someone else, too. I make my Tweets conversational- not business-like. Ryan Pinkham (whom I remember as a Kindergartner on up through Beeman School :) had a fab post today re: the importance of the human and human-ness behind the Tweet. I completely agree. It’s all about the back and forth of a conversation.

What types of tweets or twitter user drive you up a wall?

Posting a facebook link, by itself, makes me wonder why they bothered to link fb to Twitter. Tweets with no reference to what or where the event is make me crazy, like "Two-fer deal going on at Larry’s!" Who is Larry; where is Larry; and what’s Larry’s deal- and why should we care?

Who are some of your favorite twitter users?

@PlacesMA

    @BillGeist

    @MacCocktail

    @VisitMA

    @BOSFoodTours

    @SalesGravy

    @CoastalByway

    @RyanPinkham

    @TravelBlggr

    @jbnbpt

    @BobBurg

    @Tripatini

    @KevinLukeMay

    @jmcElhenny

    @SamOnTravel

    @kidNS

    @EssexHeritage

@Joey_C  (duh)

Do you have a website you would like to promote?

DiscoverGloucester.com will be up and happening before we’re into the new tourism season. How’s that for vague?

5 Questions With @Joey_C’s Favorite Twitter Peeps- @RyanPinkham

Five Questions With Ryan Pinkham-

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What are your duties at your job and do you use twitter as a tool for your job?

1. I work as a content developer on the marketing team at Constant Contact. My main responsibility is developing educational content to help small businesses and nonprofits better market themselves online. 

For me, Twitter is more about building my own profile online. I use the site to share posts from our blog and to share other industry-related articles, news stories, or hot topics.

It’s also a valuable networking and communication tool that enables me to hear directly from business owners and other marketers with questions, feedback, and ideas of their own.

Why do you think you are follow worthy on Twitter?

If you’re interested in email marketing, social media marketing, and anything related to small businesses check me out. If there’s something going on around town that people are talking about, I also like to share my two cents.

Sometimes I tweet pictures of booze, food, and puppies. Sometimes at the same time, sometimes not.

What types of tweets or twitter user drive you up a wall?

Any sort of overly promotional stuff from businesses really puts me off. If you’re a restaurant I’ve decided to follow on Twitter, I don’t need you to keep asking me to visit your restaurant. Instead, tell me what’s on the menu, take pictures of people enjoying your food, share interested articles, maybe share a few tips from your kitchen. Make it interesting.

Oh, and autofeeds from Facebook. If you don’t want to be active on Twitter then don’t be on Twitter. Twitter isn’t going to make or break your business. In fact, most businesses probably don’t need to be there. But if you’re going to be there, be there, don’t just serve me stuff from your Facebook Page. I ain’t down with that.

Who are some of your favorite twitter users?

I think if you’re a business who wants to learn how to do it right, follow @Boloco. In fact, follow Boloco on every social network and do as they do. I also think the social media team at Constant Contact (@ConstantContact) does an amazing job at sharing content that small businesses can actually use to improve their businesses. I know, it sounds like a shameless plug but if you’re looking for that type of stuff, check ‘em out.

Otherwise, I really use Twitter as a feed for the blogs, websites, news outlets I like. I’m kinda getting burnt out with all the personal sharing on social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, it’s just too much…

Do you have a website you would like to promote?

If you’re looking for small business marketing advice, check out blogs.constantcontact.com. If not, you can follow me on twitter @RyanPinkham or find me on Google+ (+RyanPinkham).