#TwitterSmarter Podcast: Twitter Listening Your Way to Success with Matt Diederichs From Hootsuite [Episode 8]

In this episode I chat with Matt Diederichs. He’s the Community Growth Coordinator at Hootsuite. He devotes his time on Twitter building engagement, loyalty and advocacy for the Hootsuite brand. He says Hootsuite’s #1 platform for customer engagement is Twitter. I have a soft place in my heart for the company because I’ve been using them since its inception many years ago. It makes using Twitter so much easier.

Matt and I met recently on a great Twitter chat called #MediaChat Thursdays 10pm ET. We’re both big fans of Twitter chats. It will come as no surprise that Matt helps run the wildly popular Hootsuite Twitter chat #HootChat Thursdays 3pm ET.

In this episode, here’s what Matt covers:

  • Get really good at Twitter listening. Have a listening first perspective.
  • At Hootsuite they listen for brand mentions: @Hootsuite, Hootsuite and misspellings.
  • Before you build a content and publishing strategy, build a listening strategy and look for opportunities to join conversations.
  • Twitter has matured to the point where everybody is pushing content. Everybody is using tools to schedule content. There’s a real content overload on Twitter. Your opportunity to differentiate yourself is in engaging.
  • Get out from behind your brand on Twitter. Use Twitter as yourself in addition to your branded handle. This creates a personal touchpoint. More meaningful connection.
  • Twitter chats are a strong example of true community on Twitter. You can get the most meaningful relationships within a short period of time. You can generate more quality authentic relationships in a one hour chat than you ever could from publishing for an hour a week.
  • We want to be an enabler of conversations. We want our friends to make friends because of us. Twitter chats are a great way for us to do that.
  • Go to where your customers and friends are. Engage in established communities such as Twitter chats.
  • Your Call-To-Action: Sign up for a free Hootsuite account and try it out. It’s a great app! I use it everyday. Also try Followerwonk – Twitter analytics.

Links mentioned in this episode:

How To Reach Matt:
You can reach Matt on Twitter @mattddrchs and be sure to check out his blog at Medium.

Your Call To Action:
Sign up for a free Hootsuite account and try it out. It’s a great platform for listening like Matt discussed. Also try Followerwonk – Twitter analytics. Tweet me @MadalynSklar and let me know what you think of these apps.

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