Out-Smarts Podcast #30 – with Smart Cookie and Bratface Marketing’s Andrea Baxter

Twitter is a fabulous tool. Case in fact: recently I connected with Andrea Baxter from Bratface Marketing on Twitter. You might know Andrea from her success as part of the Smart Cookies team that shot to fame following their appearance on Oprah.

Andrea joins us to talk about that meteoric success, how Smart Cookies use social media and about her latest venture Bratface Marketing. Enjoy!

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Links to blogs sites mentioned:

Marketing Vox

Duct Tape Marketing.com

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The Out-Smarts Podcast #29 – Twitter wtih David Watts

Our last podcast of the week is with David Watts. David is Notary Public, not exactly the kind of industry one might expect an avid Twitterer to come from but David is carving a Twitter niche and using the micro blog to drive awareness of what he does, to connect with potential clients as well as to keep up to date with topics that interest him. It was a pleasure to have him join me for the Out-Smarts podcast today.

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The Out-Smarts Podcast #28 – Twitter with Sue Clement

I can’t believe our Twitter podcast marathon week is almost over. In our penultimate cast today, we talk with Sue Clement of Success Coaching. Little did I know earlier this year when I encouraged Sue to start using Twitter as part of her marketing mix that she would take it to heart. I should have known better! In a few short months she has built a following of over 1300 “Tweepl” and is deriving many benefits from using Twitter to listen, learn and to get the word out. Hear how she puts Twitter to good effect.

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The Out-Smarts Podcast #27 – Twitter with Teri-Lyn Conrad

Our Twitter podcast marathon takes us to Langley today, where realtor Teri-Lyn Conrad is using Twitter to stay connected. Teri loves Twitter and is a true advocate of social media. Listen to our conversation to hear how Twittering has benefited her, both from a business and social perspective.

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Steps To Change Your Twitter Handle

President and Founder of Imagex Media, Glenn Hilton had a great post on his personal blog the other day where he shared his experience when trying to change his Twitter name and the solution that worked for him. It’s a very valuable piece (and its something we’ve been asked about more than once) so we decided to share an excerpt of the post with you. Here it is:

Steps to Change Your Twitter Handle

1. Pick a new handle that will work best for the brand that you want to create. Check out Hubspot’s Twitter Handles Dos and Donts and Strategy for Creating a Twitter Handle for input on this.

2. Log into your Twitter account and click on Settings.

3. Enter your new handle into the username field and then wait for Twitter to check for the availability of that username. If it’s not available then you may need to try your second or third choice.

4. As soon as you find your choice available, then enter your Password (in the grey box that should have appeared below) and then click on Save.

5. Immediately log out of Twitter and then sign up for a new Twitter account by clicking on the Get Started-Join button.

6. During the setup of your new account make sure to use the OLD handle that you were using in your main account.

Once that’s done you’ll now have 2 accounts. Your main account will have your new handle (ie. @glennhilton) and will have retained all your followers. Your new account will have your old handle (ie @canuckfan82) and you can use that account if you want for a secondary purpose or to retain it to catch any direct messages or @replies that your followers or others may respond to. You can then get back to them from your main account and give a notification of the change. I also suggest making a clear statement in the bio of your new account, that your main account has moved. This is especially helpful for new people who may come across your account and want to follow you as it will send them on to your new account saving you both time in you not having to get back to them to notify them personally, and then having to later waste time in changing the account they want to follow. I actually added a note in all caps in the bio of my new account that says in I’VE MOVED MY MAIN TWITTER ACCOUNT TO @glennhilton

Thanks Glenn for solving this quandary!