Business name: check. Business email: check. Business website: check. Business Twitter account? Facebook Fan Page? Um, eh, well...
Social networking can be overwhelming. Between Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, this new form of networking and marketing can be confusing and time consuming, but I'm telling you: it's worth the effort.
Each Tuesday, I'm going to share with you a sampling of some New Jersey companies, organizations and entrepreneurs who have embraced Twitter and Facebook, making Social Media a part of their business and marketing plan. And you'll hear from different "Tweeps" to learn how this new trend works for them. While you're browsing the list below, take a look at the quality/frequency of their Tweets and posts. It's not just about making announcements and sharing links. It's also about customer service and keeping a constant dialog and communication with your "followers."
From Amy DeGiulio of Sugar Flower Shop in NYC (also serving NJ):
Twitter has helped me to make connections with everyone from local brides to wedding planners and even CEOs. I am working on bringing my flowers to an NYC retail market and I found out how to submit new products from the CEOs Twitter page. They liked my idea and my products should be on store shelves by the end of the month! This will be a dramatic increase in my business and a great opportunity for local DIY brides and home bakers to save money while still creating show-stopping cakes. More details on the specific retailer to come when I can finally announce it.
This list is a continuation from my "Week of Weddings" with NJWedding.com(NJWedding: Twitter | Facebook). If you or someone you know is planning a wedding or big event, this list will definitely help!
Lamar Weddings, Montclair: Twitter | Facebook
Exquisite Bride, Millburn & Princeton: Twitter | Facebook
The Bridal Suite, Hamilton: Twitter |
Bridal Show Producers
Dulhan Expo (South Asian Bridal Shows): Twitter | Facebook
WeddingSetGo.com: Twitter |
Buddy Valastro, TLC's Cake Boss in Hoboken: Twitter | Facebook
Pink Cake Box, Denville: Twitter | Facebook
RedCarpetCakes, Mt. Holly: Twitter |
Sugar Flower Shop, NYC and NJ: Twitter | Facebook
The Petite Cafe, Nutley: Twitter | Facebook
Branches Catering, West Long Branch: Twitter | Facebook
Details and Decor
Creative Custom Cardboxes, Riverdale: Twitter |
Customized Wedding Creations, Hamilton: Twitter | Facebook
Designs by Stephanie (Invitations), Tuckerton: | Facebook
Colorblind Productions, NYC & NJ: Twitter | Facebook
Mix Master DJs, Fairfield: Twitter | Facebook
Sound Connection Entertainment, Belmar: Twitter | Facebook
Unforgettable DJs, Jersey Shore: Twitter | Facebook
Monday Flowers, Princeton: Twitter | Facebook
The Gilded Ivy, Chester: Twitter | Facebook
Hair & Make-up
The Powder Bar, on-location, Twitter | Facebook
Abella Studios, Fairfield: | Facebook
Amanda Picone Photography, NY and NJ: | Facebook
Heather James Photography, Robbinsville: Twitter | Facebook
Jamie K Photography, Livingston: | Facebook
Hamilton Manor, Hamilton: | Facebook
Juliet Events, Secaucus: | Facebook
Places Everyone, East Rutherford: Twitter | Facebook
Did you miss the previous Twitter lists? Check them out and let me know if you have any recommendations. Don't hate if you didn't make my list. Just let me know why Twitter has helped you and I'll add you next time!