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Month: September 2014

Advertising on Twitter, the wrong way

Advertising on Twitter, the wrong way

Recently, I have seen some tweets coming from an account, like this:

Ad Plus Platform tweet
@mention tweet, promoting haircut services

Noticing the link, I went to Ad Plus Platform’s website and this is what they sell:

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 1.40.26 pm
Paperless Flyer Distribution?


Paperless Flyer Distribution? Online, it is called spam. If anyone wants to advertise on Twitter, just use the system that Twitter has. It is definitely cheaper and the reach is wider. Doing this will more often than not leave a negative impression of the business that is being advertised.

By the way, this tweet does qualify as spam according to Twitter:

  • Abusing the @ reply or @ mention function to post unwanted messages to users
  • Posting links with unrelated tweets
Clearly, doodling is much faster than writing

Clearly, doodling is much faster than writing

Picture paints a thousand words. I attended a training session by Nicholas Bate, who was brought in to brush up our presentation skills and widen our arsenal. Part of the session touched on creativity and how everyone can be creative at any point in time. As a part of a pressuring 90 seconds or so, I doodled what I learnt for the day.