3 Twitter Tips From The “Most Stalked” Brands

September 23, 2015

Want to learn from the best? These 20 brands are so good at content marketing, they are being stalked by their peers.


Here are 3 actionable Twitter tips from the best in the business:


Microsoft Twitter Tip: Use Hashtags To Boost Content Discovery

Microsoft knows how to work a hashtag to join the conversation surrounding trending topics on Twitter. For International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, for example, Microsoft joined the #IWD2015 conversation with an embedded Twitter video:





With 3.2K interactions, the tweet earned Microsoft 6X more engagement than their average tweet, as measured by the TrackMaven platform:


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Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.


Microsoft found similar success with their #hourofcode challenge. The tweets below both reaped 11X the brand’s average engagement on Twitter:  


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Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.


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Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.


HP Twitter Tip: Use Text Over Twitter Images To Maximize Message Visibility

Confined by the limited character count on Twitter, HP regularly maximizes the impact of their tweets with custom graphics that include both eye-catching imagery and descriptive copy. For their #FindRalph contest, for example, HP used image pairings to facilitate the contest and feature the winning prizes:

















The #FindRalph campaign was a success; each tweet from the interactive campaign averaged far above the average engagement level for HP’s twitter account.


This tweet, for example, reaped 6X more Twitter interactions than HP’s average tweet!


Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.

Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.


Marketo Twitter Tip: Engage Your Audience By Asking A Question

As a company that markets to marketers, Marketo knows how to create content that captures their audience’s attention. (Read here for more psychology-backed content marketing tips).


The most effective tactic from Marketo’s Twitter feed? Asking a question! Marketo has mastered the art of inquisition via their Twitter feed. In fact, 4 out of Marketo’s top 10 tweets from the past year posed questions!


Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.

Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.


Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.

Image via TrackMaven, the Competitive Intelligence Platform for Digital Marketers.


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