Twitter – for each contract or all contracts?

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This topic contains 11 replies, has 9 voices, and was last updated by  Steve Ressler 8 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #100819

    Sterling Whitehead

    Before I set up a Twitter account specifically for work, two questions need answering:

    Should I create a Twitter account for every NEW contract?

    • Makes documentation easier since all messages will be about that specific contract
    • Staying in touch with people may be more difficult from contract to contract

    Should I use one Twitter account to manage ALL contracts?

    • Lets me stay in touch with people from contract to contract
    • Documentation becomes more difficult because I have to weed through all messages

  • #100841

    Steve Ressler

    I would lean towards one Twitter account to manage ALL to start. Partly because of bandwidth issues and especially as goes from contract to contract.

  • #100839

    Stephen Peteritas

    Haha I would lean the exact opposite of Steve and just manage them through HootSuite. That what I did when I had like 5 or 6 twitter accounts for work purposes.

  • #100837

    Heather Coleman

    How many contracts are we talking?

  • #100835

    Hey Sterling – one account, use unique hashtags for each contract…abbreviated version of the solicitation/contract number…putting my vendor hat on here as a former proposal writer. Try to keep same from solicitation through award.

  • #100833

    Sterling Whitehead

    – Right now, I’m communicating in person, on the phone and through email. No Twitter account has yet been set up. I see Twitter operating like broadcasts, serving as a secondary method for communicating to vendors. (Email is still king).

    – Not sure about solicitations.

    – Twitter documentation is a major concern b/c it’s a public record and it’s necessary for me to record all contact w/ vendors. Printing and saving each separate tweet would be cumbersome for documentation purpose — a better way is needed.

    – Not sure about IDIQs.

    – Not sure about GSA Schedule procurement — other people in my department tend to handle those.

  • #100831

    Sterling Whitehead

    Let’s do a hypothetical — 3.

  • #100829

    Sterling Whitehead

    Hashtags are a good approach for this Andy. I like the idea. That could work.

  • #100827

    Ari Herzog

    Unless if you plan to purchase multiple telephone lines and set up multiple email accounts, stick to one Twitter account.

  • #100825

    Jaime Gracia

    Sounds interesting. I would think for 3, hash tags and even Hoot Suite for multiple accounts would be a good way to manage data. Sounds like the biggest issue is how to use it, and what data will be communicated. Will look for updates, as I see great potential in Twitter for procurement information.

  • #100823

    Richard Fong

    HootSuite is the way to go as it has the capability to watch multiple hash tags.

  • #100821

    Jaime Vogt

    Managing them through Hootsuite (free) is a good option, although fair warning— it’s REALLY easy to accidently send a message to the wrong account. Maybe marketing wise it would be good to have just one, so people can see the breadth and depth of your projects.

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