Sep 7, 2013

Want to teach brands a lesson? Use a sponsored Tweet!
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Still doubting the power of word of mouth in a social media world? Here is a fantastic case study for you.

A disgruntled British Airways customer recently paid big bucks for a Tweet. And the message went viral!

Promoted tweets are typically used by brands to gain visibility for their products and promotions. But Hasan Syed, whose Twitter handle is @HVSVN, used them to call out the airline for allegedly ruining his European business trip and failing to address the issue.

Syed reportedly bought his tweets in the New York City and United Kingdom markets, aiming to reach other British Airways customers on both sides of the Atlantic. As the hours went by and the airline did not respond, his one-man campaign attracted attention, much of it admiring and supportive.

Angry Customer Used Promoted Tweets to Chastise British Airways | Entrepreneur.com.

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Cendrine Marrouat

Cendrine Marrouat is a social media journalist, blogger, coach, curator, and author living in Canada. She is also the founder of Social Media Slant , a blog focusing on social media tips, tools, stats, and news for small businesses and solo-entrepreneurs.

On March 6, 2012, Cendrine released The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips, a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs. She is currently working on an eBook on social media strategies.
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Cendrine Marrouat is a social media journalist, blogger, coach, curator, and author living in Canada. She is also the founder of Social Media Slant , a blog focusing on social media tips, tools, stats, and news for small businesses and solo-entrepreneurs. On March 6, 2012, Cendrine released The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips, a comprehensive resource that provides bloggers of all levels with essential information and precise guidance to attract quality traffic to their blogs. She is currently working on an eBook on social media strategies.

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