A tweetchat is an organized Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag. Generally, the pre-arranged chat is moderated and focused on a particular topic. It's a great way to build a community, create exposure for your brand, and stay up-to-date with various trends in your industry. Check out 5 Twitter Chats that can be useful for marketers.
As you would imagine, this discussion is based on best practices and trends in the social media marketing industry. The weekly tweetchat is hosted by Alan K’necht of Digital Always Media and Michelle Stinson Ross of Search Engine Journal every Monday at 9 pm EST.
Buffer hosts a Twitter chat series every Wednesday at 10 am EST with topics ranging from productivity to branding. You can also find recaps of all past Bufferchats on their website.
Twitter users can follow along with Hootsuite's #HootChat every Thursday at 3 pm EST. This discussion group is hosted by different experts every week, sharing valuable insights to help boost your social media strategy. This chat is one of the more popular groups, generating thousands of mentions when live.
This Twitter Chat focuses on e-commerce and digital marketing best practices. Hosted by experienced digital professionals, James Gyrd and Dan Barker, Twitter users can connect with this group every Monday at 6 am EST. People of all levels and interests are welcome, whether contributing or simply listening.
Every Tuesday night at 8 pm EST, Con Patrick Sweney moderates a tweetchat on LinkedIn. This discussion is open to anyone who has questions about LinkedIn, complaints about LinkedIn, and best practices for networking.
Have you participated in a Twitter chat? How did it help? Let us know in the comments below!