Talking Twitter with Ann Handley (@MarketingProfs)

While at the MarketingProfs Digital Marketing Forum, I had the opportunity to sit down with Ann Handley, the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, and talk about the company Twitter account that she runs (@MarketingProfs). In a previous blog post about B2B companies on Twitter, I specifically mentioned this account as being a personal account, so it was not included in the list of company accounts. After Ann replied in the comments, we decided that it would be instructive to discuss her thoughts on setting up the Twitter account, and how she uses it. This shows the evolution of social profiles, and how sometimes you are more successful by doing what feels right for your brand.

If you are managing a company Twitter account, do you use the company logo or your own picture?

Content Rules B2B Social Media

CC Chapman, founder of Digital Dads, and Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, wrote the book Content Rules: How To Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars, and More that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business, to help marketers understand the importance of developing compelling content to market their businesses. They provide 11 rules to follow in creating content, and they remind skeptical B2B marketers that these rules apply to them too. Even though everything else in the book is appropriate for B2B marketers, there is a whole chapter dedicated solely to B2B companies. For those keeping track, it is Chapter 10.

In the following interview, they talked about several of their favorite rules, as well as examples of organizations that understand and follow the rules.

This is the first of several book giveaways we are doing on SocialMediaB2B.com. We have a signed copy of Content Rules to give away. Watch the video to learn how to enter to win. Deadline for entry is March 4, 2011.