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What Is a Twitter Party?

Twitter is a social media platforms that give followers a real-time update using in 140 characters.  Twitter has become a go-to source for information, whether, it is local news, celebrity updates, contests, motivational quotes or brand information.  Twitter has become a needed and versatile tool for national brands.

A Twitter Party is a focused – and fun – tool to get your message out.  A party can be held anytime during the day with early afternoon and evening being the most popular time slots.  LinkedMom has established the Wednesday 8 pm – 9 pm EST timeslot every week.  This means that every week, we hold a twitter party or chat at that time. Each week, we continue to build our audience and followers and we even have some regulars attend.

Our Twitter Parties are hosted by Margarita Ibbott @DownshiftingPro and Paula Schuck @Inkscrblr, two well established and savvy social media experts with considerable followings on their own. LinkedMoms also has expert guest panellist to  make sure that the information you get is the best.  For a brand Twitter Party, we require full participation in the party which provides the opportunity to engage with our followers directly and their fans.  If gives your brand more exposure as well as helps you acquire more twitter followers and Facebook Likes.

How does a twitter party work?

Besides having at a set time, we have a unique hashtag – #LinkedMoms. We ask our participants to follow the conversation with this hashtag so everyone will see each others tweets and follow the conversation.  We will also add customized hashtags for specific topics (#organize, #homeschool #BrandName).  We have a set plan.

Tools to help you manage the stream

In order to follow the Twitter Party conversation, we provide custom Tweetgridto make following a twitter party much easier.

The four panels have different feeds so you can keep track of your handle, the hostesses handles, the brands handle and the #LinkedMoms hashtag.  The speed of the tweets can be adjusted to suit your reading style. Here is a 3 minute video to explain how to use TweetGrid

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Or if you don’t want to watch everything on different panels, you can always try TweetChat.  This is a single panel format that lets you plug in the # and then see what is in the Twitter stream.  This can also be adjusted to slow down the feed.

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What are the benefits of attending a twitter party?

Twitter parties can be targeted to a specific target market or they can be used to broadcast a message. The biggest benefit is the amount of impressions and the overall reach.  Every time a tweet is sent out, it is measure in impressions or however many people saw that tweet in their feed.  When you multiply that by 50-150 participants, you are creating huge impressions in a short period of time.


What are the benefits for a brand to sponsor a twitter party?

For a brand, it is a quick and easy way to communicate your message en masse.  So you have a very focused campaign that you can have our followers disseminate for you!  Participation can vary but introducing prizes can be a big boost. So consider giving away product, coupons or services to the participants to thank them for taking the time to participate.

You can also drive traffic to your Facebook page, your blog and your website.  We have great ideas on how this can work for you.  Please contact us for more details on hosting your sponsored twitter party.

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Post-Conference and Brand Recognition

We are exhausted… we are on information overload… we are survivors… Paula and I just came back from attending the She’s Connected and Blissdom Canada conferences held in Toronto, October 19th – 21st.  It was a whirlwind of parties, site visits, dinners, roundtable sessions, panel discussions, networking and more importantly connecting with national brands. 

Attending a conference is always interesting but sometimes, the download of information or post-conference review can be helpful.  Maybe there is something your missed so you are looing for contacts to fill you in.  Maybe there was a PR firm that you wanted to talk to or a brand that provided some great swag.  Join us to discuss the highlights of She’s Connected and Blissdom Canada.

Join us Wednesday, October 24th at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST, 5 PST by following the #LinkedMoms hashtag.

Please make sure to have some links ready to share with the group.  We look forward to seeing all the creative crafts, recipes and decorations that you have for Thanksgiving.

HASHTAGS:
Please use the #LinkedMoms hashtag at the end of all of your tweets to be included in the chat and to be eligible to win prizes from some of our brand buddies!

#LinkedMoms #Conf.WrapUp

DATE:
Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

TIME:
8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)

HOSTED:
LinkedMoms

MODERATORS:

@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck
@inkscrblr on FaceBook
@inkscrblr on YouTube
@inkscrblr Blog

@DownshiftingPRO – Margarita Ibbott
@DownshiftingPRO on FaceBook
@DownshiftingPRO Blog & Website

TWEETS:
We would love for you to join in on the great conversation and prizes on Wednesday night. Feel free to invite a few of your friends too. Here are some tweets that you can re-tweet to share our message.

RT @LinkedMoms- Join us for #LinkedMoms Chat w. @Inkscrblr & @DownshiftingPRO We’re wrapping up Conferences – Wed. Oct. 24TH, 8 PM EST https://twitter.com/LinkedMoms/status/261050292387332098

RT @LinkedMoms – Want to share your Post-Conference Wrap up? Join #LinkedMoms Chat on tonight @ 8 pm EST & find what was so great about Conf.  https://twitter.com/LinkedMoms/status/261049389991206913

CUSTOM TWEETGRID LINK:

In order to make things easier for you to follow the chat, we have created a customized TweetGrid Link so all you have to do is log in and put your @twitterhandle in the first column.

Make sure to login so that you can tweet directly from Tweetgrid using the #LinkedMoms hastag.

Here is our Custom Tweet Grid for Tonight’s #LinkedMoms Chat #twitterParty

Welcome To Linked Moms

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Welcome to Linked Moms! We are so excited to share with you this new adventure in our lives. We are two seasoned social media practitioners launching a dynamic new business together. We look forward to getting to know you, our readers. Together, we are connecting Moms, communities and companies. We hope you will guide us, grace us with your experience and wisdom each week and we, in turn, will work hard to bring you the brilliant personalities and brands we love. We can’t promise it will be perfect, but we can promise you that if you give us an hour we will bring something new each week, share some wisdom, a few laughs and maybe even gain inspiration.

So join us every Wednesday for LlinkedMoms chat from 8 to 9 p.m. EST.

We launched in the early spring and have covered many topics:

  • Office and hope organizing
  • Work/life balance for parents
  • Time Management & Planners
  • Homeschooling
  • Back-to-school
  • A Gluten-Free Lifestyle
  • Pinterest
  • Craft
  • Virtual Book Clubs
  • Seasonal (Summer vacation, Thanksgiving, Halloween)
  • Summer activities
  •  Blogger Conferences
  • Twitter Parties 101

Thanksgiving Chat–Recipes, Decorations & Traditions–#LinkedMom

As we head into Canadian Thanksgiving we are excited about discussing everything #Thanksgiving. We would like you to join in the conversation about your favourite Thanksgiving recipes. 

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What is your ‘secret’ for a juicy turkey, tasty cranberry sauce or special pumpkin pie.  Make sure to post them on our collaborative Pinterest and be prepared to share all your great ideas about Thanksgiving on our board.

Join us Wednesday, October 3rd at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST, 5 PST by following the #LinkedMoms hashtag.

Please make sure to have some links ready to share with the group.  We look forward to seeing all the creative crafts, recipes and decorations that you have for Thanksgiving.

HASHTAGS:
Please use the hashtags at the end of all of your tweets to be included in the chat and to be eligible to win prizes from some of our brand buddies! We have books & Club House gift packs & more.

#LinkedMoms #Thanksgiving

DATE:
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

TIME:
8:00 – 9:00pm (EST)
7:00 – 8:00pm (CST)
6:00 – 7:00pm (MST)
5:00 – 6:00pm (PST)

HOSTED:
LinkedMoms

MODERATORS:

@inkscrblr – Paula Schuck
@inkscrblr on FaceBook
@inkscrblr on YouTube
@inkscrblr Blog

@DownshiftingPOS – Margarita Ibbott
@DownshiftingPOS on FaceBook
@DownshiftingPOS Blog & Website

TWEETS:
We would love for you to join in on the great conversation and prizes on Wednesday night. Feel free to invite a few of your friends too. Here are some tweets that you can re-tweet to share our message.

RT@LinkedMoms- Join us for #LinkedMoms Chat w. @Inkscrblr & @DownshiftingPOS We are gearing up to Thanksgiving – Wed. Oct. 3rd, 8 PM EST/7PM CST/5PM PST

RT@LinkedMoms – Want to share your Thanksgiving treats or decor? Join #LinkedMoms Chat on tonight @ 8 pm EST and find the benefits of participating

CUSTOM TWEETGRID LINK:

In order to make things easier for you to follow the chat, we have created a customized TweetGrid Link so all you have to do is log in and put your @twitterhandle in the first column.

Make sure to login so that you can tweet directly from Tweetgrid using the #LinkedMoms hastag.

Here is our Custom Tweet Grid for Tonight’s #LinkedMoms Chat #twitterParty

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