My new hobby is to identify creative, fun hacks from b2b marketers which as you can imagine b2b folks are not known for. Here is one I ran into the other day. I went on InsideView’s website to download their Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter for Social Selling. And not so ironically, they used Twitter to creatively follow-up with me.
Check this out. First of all, the reg form asked for my Twitter handle. Yes, of course, it’s a guide to Twitter so its certainly appropriate, but don’t be a naysayer – I am hoping to give you idea fodder for new hacks you can do. I love capturing the Twitter handle. For one, it’s a channel by which your buyers communicate but also can provide incredible insight into the buyer.
The Twitter shout-out is crowd-pleasing and completely different than those boring, ridiculous canned emails we send when people download. “Thank you for downloading the Twitter Guide blah blah blah”. Also, the tweet got me to respond which is awesome.
All in all, this tactic is not going to get you another 100 leads this month but it is definitely a highly engaging, very personal way to follow up. How about these ideas:
1. Have sales reps send this type of Twitter followup? If the prospect scores high-enough, why not?
2. I think doing this for webinars and online events is a killer application. We create these event hashtags, lets get em cooking well in advance of the event.
3. Make it personal – you have an opportunity to be real and drive 2-way engagement.
What do you think?