Monday, December 9, 2013

Twitter Traffic

So in an instance of happenstance on Twitter, I've done some good marketing for the series. I saw a tweet from Mai Musié, @oxfordclassics, wondering about who painted a Dido and Carthage. I recognized the painting from my teaching, and so tweeted back the answer.

I noticed the byline on her Twitter page as the Outreach Office for Oxford Classics and figured that it couldn't hurt to let her know about the series.

So I tweeted back using my FYF twitter handle (@followyourfates, for anyone else out there) and I was thrilled with the response.

And indeed the FYF website has 51 hits today (as of a few minutes ago) as opposed to an average of 4 or 5 over the last month.

So not only thanks to @oxfordclassics but this was also a bit of an eye-opener to the power of Twitter as a marketing tool (not news, I realize, but my first experience with it directly.

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