10,000 Twitter Followers

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10,000 Twitter followers and it seems like only yesterday when we started.

Minuteman Press Bristol have had a Twitter account since 2009 (I know, we were relatively late starters!) and the time has flown by. Tweeting is an activity that all of the print centre team are involved with and gain much pleasure from. The key with Twitter, in our humble opinion, is that you must enjoy the experience. Experiment, create images and upload, become a journalist, find your Twitter voice.

We write about lots of diverse topics, and for us, right from the start, Twitter was never intended to be a commercial activity or tool; indeed we were often asked when we met Twitter friends in real life why our Tweets were not more commercially focussed. The feedback from face-to-face conversations is that by not being heavy on the commercial it makes our @MinutemanPress Twitter account more attractive and enlightening to Followers – Tweets are somewhat more interesting than the tedious ‘5000 leaflets for £xx’, etc. Of course we do Tweet such messages on occasions, but those commercial messages should remain in the minority.

For us Twitter has been and is about making new friends. Some of those friends we work with and subsequently recommend, some we drink coffee with (made with a quality cafetiere using the finest FairTrade coffee), some buy from us, some invite us to parties, some we provide consultancy to, and so it goes on.

Twitter has also been about getting to know old friends better. It has been great to gain an increased insight into the lives and activities of our customers and supplier partners. So many stories, so many events, it has been an emotional experience and continues to be so, we’re delighted to say. Twitter is global, but somehow makes the world smaller, allowing communication with lots of people with very busy lives.

Twitter has been a real revelation, a learning curve which continues and from which we become a little more sophisticated in its use each week.


Doing It for the Kids

The best ideas are the simple ones, and Kids Club Bristol ticks all the boxes of being a simple idea perfectly delivered.

Minuteman Press Bristol is suitably impressed!

Kids Club Bristol is a website enabling clubs geared at children to advertise for free, and reach parents across Bristol and Bath. Nick Hibbs set up the website in April 2012 with just six clubs on the site, and now he has an astonishing 267 clubs.

After ‘meeting’ Nick on Twitter, Minuteman Press Bristol has become a proud sponsor of the Kids Club Bristol website, and we’re also pleased to have helped them out on a big print job for their fabulous new flyers.

“Minuteman were recommended to me by a number of local groups,” explains Nick. “Working with Minuteman was easy and it was all done over email, including the flyer design. The flyers have enabled me to reach out to more families across Bristol, and I’ve seen an increase in website visitors, and had lots of positive comments about the colourful design”.

Find out more about Kids Club Bristol by visiting the website: KidsclubsBRISTOL


Tweet, Tweet

 If you’re not doing business on Twitter, then you’re not doing business as well as you could be. At Minuteman Press Bristol, we’ve made our mark on the micro-blogging platform.

We signed up to Twitter soon after it launched in 2006 and have enjoyed watching our followers surge in recent years – and were thrilled to recently pass the 5,000 followers mark.

But Twitter is about more than just gaining followers, it’s also about giving good tweet! So all our full-time staff in the Minuteman Press Bristol studio help with running our Twitter feed. We pride ourselves on not just tweeting about the services we offer, but also commenting on local news stories, offering a thought for the day and so much more. We love nothing more than chatting on Twitter with the fascinating people who populate the Twittersphere.

Director Peter Wise says: “Twitter allows us to talk to people informally, plus it gives us access to people and organisations we might not otherwise have been able to reach.”

If you’re not following us yet, you can find us at @MinutemanPress.


Minuteman Press Hits 1,000 Followers

Minuteman Press Bristol has clocked up more than 1,000 followers on Twitter.

Twitter has been online since 2006 filling the gap between blogging and social networking sites such as Facebook.  Twitter allows users to convey messages of under 140 characters (tweets) that can be read by followers and appear on a timeline of tweets throughout the world.

With celebrities such as Stephen Fry and Derren Brown championing Twitter, it has gained huge popularity. Early in Twitter’s creation, Minuteman Press Bristol identified the potential of the networking website, using it to communicate with clients and customers.