What are the business benefits of being the #1 trending topic on Twitter?

For the last few months, BestBuzz has been participating in #PrintChat. This Tweetchat happens every Wednesday at 3 PM Central. It is hosted by Deborah Corn from Print Media Center and is attended by people who want to discuss and debate all things in the printing industry. BestBuzz is not a printing company, but we attend #PrintChat because we value the printing industry for our social media amplification platform. Simply put, BestBuzz relies on print to connect smartphone users from creative and innovative print to a rewarding digital experience.

See what your peers are saying with a Tweetchat

Tweetchats give you access to industry knowledge

Will we keep #PrintChat a trending topic?

Last week, BestBuzz was given the opportunity to host #PrintChat. This was such an honor and not a responsibility taken lightly by BestBuzz tweeter, and author of this blog, yours truly, Ondine Bult. #PrintChat has regularly been a trending topic (TT) on Twitter and has even been known to hit the #1 trending topic spot.

I must admit, I was very nervous before the chat. Deb, Sandy Hubbard and Marco Morales as well as all the other “PrintChatters” always have such a wonderful lively #PrintChat, I hoped my questions for the community would be up to par.

Thankfully, everyone grabbed the topic by the tweetchat horns and gave us some wonderful insights in to how print can be used to drive dynamic interactive multi-media campaigns. (You can see the entire Tweetchat here on Storify.)

How did we do?

#PrintChat is always a lively Tweetchat and this week proved to be no exception. When the hour was up Marco Morales delivered the statistics report from @hashtracking.

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Get your brand trending on Twitter with a Tweetchat

#Printchat, hosted by BestBuzz generated
3,544,458 impressions from 1,410 tweets!!!
Trending at #1 above the WORLD SERIES BASEBALL !!!

What are the benefits of being #1 trending topic on Twitter?

Amazing statistics indeed but what does it mean in terms of improving our business? Tweetchats are an important tool for us to:

  1. Keep in touch with industry trends
  2. Get in contact with the key influencers in our market place
  3. Help us to understand the level of knowledge in the market place and create appropriate content
  4. Propel our brand to the rest of Twitter. Meaning we got worldwide exposure for our brand, by simply sitting and engaging with our target market and influencers within it.
  5. Connect with new customers!
Tweetchats reach the world!

Reach new customers worldwide with a Tweetchat.

#PrintChat will always be a fun and engaging way to connect with respected market leaders and learn from them, without a sales pitch or pressured sale. It’s a warm safe place to flock to on a Humpday Wednesday afternoon. We have connected with businesses as far away as the UK, New Zealand and South Africa and reconnected with businesses right here on our doorstep in Dallas.

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Measure Print Campaign Success and Prove Print is NOT Dead

“Print is dead!” 

It’s a cry we have been hearing for the last few years in the print and digital worlds.

Although some print may have been replaced by digital methods, we all know that print still has a crucial place in telling people about our brands, businesses and products.

Consumer magazine ad revenue (print only) grew by 0.5% year-over-year in Q1 2013 to reach $4.13 billion, according to recent data from the Association of Magazine Media (MPA).

So let’s see how we can drive more value and interaction from these ads and while we are at it, increase conversions.

Magazines are built around two pillars: passion and community.

When you communicate with your readers, make sure those two pillars can easily be acted upon by adding interactive elements to print ads.

This is also known as Integrated Media or Multi /Cross-Media Marketing.

In this blog I will take 2 print ad campaigns to see how one is effective and displays the product well, and how another interactive style of advertising enhances the customer experience and places your product instantly in the palm of your customer’s hands.

I will also show you how you can instantly track the performance of that print ad so you can understand which cross media channels you need to use to maximize and evolve that simple full page ad. Now you can measure print and prove its value as part of a successful and engaging mobile experience. .

 In the USA, watching sports involves friends, food and flowing refreshments, so how do you get your food product in front of the people who are likely to purchase it?

Use Image Recognition to bring your ads to lifeWhilst thumbing through the Dallas Mavericks 2012-2013 yearbook, I came across this eye-catching full page ad for Mission tacos and tortillas. It shows all the different kinds of the corn and flour tortilla products, with an enticing plate of “yumminess” in the center.

But that’s where the messaging stops. Here is where integrated consumer engagement should begin.

Image recognition allows your reader to interact print pieces instantly when they scan your logo with their smartphone.

In this instance, a simple Call-to-Action (CTA) could have encouraged viewers of the full page ad to scan the mission logo and enter in to an enhanced mobile experience which engages the reader with exclusive recipes, coupons and a path to purchase.


With the introduction of the social amplification platform, BestBuzz, your reader can also engage all of their friends on social media and turn your print campaign in to a multi-channel marketing campaign that  reaches on average 250% more people!

Here's what you could have won!

Here’s what you could have won!


Let’s look how image recognition increased the reach of the print campaign for the Taste of Dallas by 250%.

Taste of Dallas is a huge tasting event held annually in the city of Dallas. Their well known logo, Chef TOD is placed on all of their promotional print items.

This year, Taste of Dallas wanted to reach even more tasters so they came to BestBuzz for help. By making the Chef TOD logo interactive, and providing a simple call to action, Taste of Dallas was able to maximize all interactions their customers had with Taste of Dallas print materials. This allowed the organizers to get instant data and analytics, showing where their customers wanted to speak to them and enable them to “double-down” promotional efforts in that area. They also propelled their viewers in to an engaging purchase cycle while the BestBuzz app doubled up as a handy app to use at the tasting event.

What instant results are available?

BestBuzz allows you to:

  • See how many people interacted with your print ad
  • Track what social media platform they chose to speak to you on
  • See where in the world they are interacting with you
  • Track the increase in your owned and earned media

I’m sure you will agree, all of these combined with the power to provide a fully customized interactive mobile marketing plan will make you look like a rock star in the Monday morning meeting!



Taste of Dallas results

Taste of Dallas Results Measurement

This snapshot will show you how effective the results were. If you would like to know more, download the Taste of Dallas case study here.

  • Are you considering taking your next print campaign to the cross media marketing level?
  • Do you see the need to have instant access to your next print campaigns success results?

If you would like to power your next print campaign with the BestBuzz social amplification tool, then please take a FREE assessment here to see how your campaigns can be improved by at least 250%. We can’t wait to get you buzzing!