Everyone starts somewhere in Social Media. Tips and tricks we’ve all learned along the way can be especially helpful to those still navigating uncharted waters.
This interview series features twitter accounts in and around the construction industry, a growing population within the Twittersphere. My only disclaimer is that I do not always agree with the advice.
Stats:Twitter Name: @pattonservices (now @whitefgsystems) Twitter Bio: Working with Contractors for Conklin Roof Coatings. Lets us train you! We provide a broad range of high quality, innovative roofing systems, training & support. Company Name: Patton Services City/State: Tremont, IL Main Website: http://www.worksmarternotharder.info/ Also: http://www.whiteroofingsystems.com/ Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/WhiteRoofingSystems Admin Name: Randy Patton LinkedIN Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pattonservices Klout Score: 43 Followers: 1394 Following:Follower Ratio: 1.42
1. When did you start your twitter account?
December 11, 2008.
That fall is when I first heard about something called Social Media. I first heard of Linkedin, then came Twitter. I spent some time trying to figure out what all the hubbub was all about. It looked like a great place for me to be able to meet new people and contacts for my business. I am always looking for new ways to market my business.
2. What was your biggest obstacle in twitter?
The biggest challenge was trying to understand what it was and what I was supposed to do. It appeared, at first, to be a place where people were just posting back and forth about their day and what they were doing. It has become a LOT bigger than that today. I have met a lot of very nice and interesting people on here and have also made several good contacts for my business! Continue reading