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Welcome to my blog, my name is Paul Dunay and I lead Red Hat's Financial Services Marketing team Globally, I am also a Certified Professional Coach, Author and Award-Winning B2B Marketing Expert. Any views expressed are my own.
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Wachovia – http://twitter.com/Wachovia
NPR News: http://twitter.com/nprnews
Dell’s tweet is actually at http://twitter.com/delloutlet
Southwest Airlines twitter page is @southwestair
BusinessWeek not only writes about brands that tweet — we are one:
IBM – http://twitter.com/smartsoa-
Infusionsoft (Marketing Automation Software) is on Twitter.
Another CIO that tweets is Tim Davis of Popeye’s Chicken. Check it out at @PopeyesChicken. They don’t have a formal social media program yet — Tim was a Twitter user who just started it. Two weeks later the CMO discovered what was going on. Once they appreciated the positive publicity they told him to keep on doing it. BTW Tim was named CIO of the Year in Georgia this year.
Pragmatic Marketing is on Twitter http://twitter.com/pragmaticmkting
Wow! Thanks for a truly useful post on how others are using Twitter in their branding efforts. This gives us old farts a much better perspective on how to use this social media tool.
Great list! Have you covered international companies too?
All the Best,
Martin Lindeskog – American in Spirit.
West Virginia Blazers ABA Basketball – @wvblazers
This is a great list Paul. It’s interesting to observe how these different companies are using twitter.
This is very interesting. Are there any standards as to how they are using Twitter?
Here’s a list of companies from Ireland
+ add recently launched @igopeople
Constant Contact twitter.com/ctcthelp
Sierra Trading Post: http://twitter.com/Sierratp
Make sure you double check these before you start following! I see Microsoft isn’t correct, and Disney definitely isn’t correct :). But keep posting and updating! I love to see company’s that “get” interactive!
@baskinrobbins (Baskin Robbins)
Arena Flowers (UK’s leading online florist) – http://twitter.com/arenaflowers
Wal-mart, Amex, Crayola and others on your list are not accurate company pages…
Thanks for the list! We’re on Twitter, as well: ChristianCafe.com – twitter.com/christiancafe
United Linen a B2B firm twitters:
Lands’ End! http://twitter.com/LandsEndChat
lynda.com Video Training
Eastbay and Foot Locker
Greenling Organic Delivery : http://twitter.com/greenling_com
Luxor Hotel and Casino: http://www.twitter.com/LuxorLV
MGM MIRAGE: http://www.twitter.com/VegasConcierge
MGM Grand Hotel and Casino: http://www.twitter.com/mgmgrand
Also, have you seen Peter Kim’s Social Media Marketing Examples Wiki? It lists a significant amount of brands and where they are in the social media space, not just twitter: http://sites.google.com/site/smmexamples/
Thanks for the mention. We are very honored.
Great post. You have Dell listed but you might want to list to the Dell on Twitter page instead as that covers a lot more of Dell’s twitter activities.
@jmacofearth (employed by Dell)
Not sure why I didn’t see this list before – great list…and hopefully it didn’t take you too long to put together. Just for the record:
PR Newswire: http://twitter.com/prnewswire
Director, Emerging Media
We can be reached at http://www.Ripple6.com
Do some better research before writing your article…these are obviously not company-sponsored accounts:
There are probably others that are wrong as well but I’m not going to link check everything. Be respectful of your readers’ time and be accurate. Thank you.
Thank you for commenting and pointing those 2 twitter urls out to me – I have done a FULL scrub of the entire list to ensure they are legit
what was very interesting was the number of Twittersquater there were
fodder for a great new post – thank you Kari
LocationStore (A Specialty GPS Store) also tweets at http://twitter.com/locationstore
I am the Social Media Swami of Network Solutions and we are on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/netsolcares our Blog is at http://blog.networksolutions.com
JASE Group – http://twitter.com/JASEgroup
http://www.viigo.com/home is on Twitter under @RuddockMH.
I don’t know much about the service, but will say RuddockMH is paying attention – I received a reply a shortly after tweeting a question about the service.
amazing… I’m now following a car on twitter.
the ford mustang.
STA Travel is also on Twitter:
Proximic is at http://twitter.com/proximic
The Sims 2 and The Sims 3 (both video games made by Electronic Arts):
Litmos.com is tweeting at: http://twitter.com/Litmos
Australian ISP BigPond (Telstra) uses Twitter to answer customer service queries
and CEO http://twitter.com/jeffbooth
The Washington Times
Washington State DOT: @wsdot
You not only get updates but you can ask them traffic related questions.
Better World Books @BWBooks
Great tnx, so useful..
One of the biggest Eventportals in the metropolitan Region Nueremberg/Franconia. The Brand founded 2005. The Sausage-Friends are twittering in german language
Grant Thornton South Africa – http://www.twitter.com/grantthornton
Grant Thornton US
Eclipse Awards: http://twitter.com/eclipseawards
Pop Syndicate – http://twitter.com/popsyndicate
I think Guy Kawasaki is a brand
General Electric is on twitter as well
Canada’s Westjet airlines is on twitter – built on the model of Southwest, they are amazing
EcoSearch – Head Hunters in Renewable Energy and the Carbon Markets also tweet
National Association of REALTORS: http://twitter.com/realtors
Cutter Consortium: http://twitter.com/cuttertweets
@cabotcoop. Cabot Cheese twitter account.
Oracle Corporation (a news feed, principally): twitter.com/oracle.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: http://twitter.com/rwjf
Hey, you didn’t mention sciencebase
Hello Direct is at http://twitter.com/hellodirect
Bosco Chocolate Syrup’s co-owner is @scott_so http://twitter.com/scott_so
Ron’s Home And Hardware – http://www.twitter.com/tweetrons
SAS (http://www.sas.com) has a number of twitters corporate & otherwise:
1. @sascomeditor – SAS Com Blog Author
2. @sasbi – SAS BI Consultant
3. @cjdinger – SAS Dummy Book Author http://blogs.sas.com/sasdummy
Growing Bolder is on there, too!
Plus, several employees:
ForRent.com – http://twitter.com/AptsForRent
AWeber – http://twitter.com/aweber
Don’t forget PBLoco
SEGA – http://www.twitter.com/segaamerica
We also have several sub-accounts that are focused on particular games or franchises.
Total War – @totalwar
Valkyria Chronicles – @valkyriatribune
Phantasy Star – @phantasystar
Bayonetta – @bayonettagame
And more to come!
BT Tradespace: http://twitter.com/bttradespace
Webcredible (web user experience and design company) twitters:
Marketing Manager @ Joost
syracuse.com – http://twitter.com/syracusedotcom
MassLive.com – http://twitter.com/masslivenews
MLive.com – http://twitter.com/mlive
al.com – http://twitter.com/aldotcom
NOLA.com – http://twitter.com/nolanews
The Oregonian – http://twitter.com/oregonian
NJ.com – http://twitter.com/njdotcom
Medifast is also on Twitter: http://twitter.com/medifastpr
Trader Joe’s isn’t actually tweeting. That’s just someone who likes Trader Joe’s.
McMaster University Libraries are also tweeting: http://twitter.com/maclibraries
FORA.tv is tweeting: @foratv
Livescribe Pulse Smartpen – http://twitter.com/livescribe
This list includes a number of Fortune 500 companies that twitter. We’re a smaller company trying to make it work, too. Any tips would be appreciated. http://twitter.com/travelnursejobs
University of Guelph – http://twitter.com/uofg
Northern Light: http://twitter.com/northernlightnl
twitter.com/bikesharing (Freewheelin Bikesharing- “Another Humana Innovation)
twitter.com/crumpleitup (the online presence of Humana’s Innovation Center
Tom Bihn Bags
Coast Hotels & Resorts – http://twitter.com/coasthotels
Canadian Tourism Commission – http://www.twitter.com/ctccct
ITV – http://twitter.com/itvinsider
Tiara Hotels & Resorts
Landor.com (Brand consulting firm)
Maintained by its web manager
sad that you feel you need a brand to tell you about itself .. that is what intuition is for ..
they can listen to me, if they want, but no way do i want them in my stream …
they are not on my side, no matter what they say ..
are you in the profession? silly question, you must be ..
WikiWorldBook.com – The Global Address Book
L’Express _ http://twitter.com/LEXPRESS
IBM developerWorks – http://twitter.com/developerworks
Seems more like the use of Twitter is initiated by employees working for companies, rather than a genuine approach the CEO is taking.
Thomson Reuters – http://twitter.com/TRCareers
Used for posting job openings.
Some more for your list:
Red Hat: @redhatnews
Red Hat’s government team: @redhatgov
Pepsi, zero updates. Considering how active Pepsi is in the marketing arena, right now their Twitter account is probably just a placeholder for when the soft drink giant is really ready to tweet. Look for a major promotional event, something in conjunction with its website (http://www.pepsi.com/) and many sponsorships.
Harley-Davidson, one update. Same deal. Same strategy. Just like owning your domain, make sure you own your Twitter account. Or some day you’ll wish you did.
I’d like to add Nordstrom to your list – http://twitter.com/nordstrom
Great post. Thanks!
VMware: http://twitter.com/vmware and http://twitter.com/vmwarefusion as well as many employees
360Fashion Network tweets: http://www.twitter.com/360fashion
Ford Asia Pacific and Africa: http://twitter.com/FordAPA
You can find Spanish Schools as well:
Hey Paul..I do not have any URl to add..But a crazy thot came to my mind..what if google starts to send their updates on Twitter..If there is one managed or operated by googlites,tweet me (twitter.com/shikhashikz)..
adenin TECHNOLOGIES Inc., intranet software suite provider
Tourism Queensland http://www.twitter.com/whereelsebutqld
Twitter is one of the only places left to be a true brand anarchist.
Sacre Bleu Wine: http://twitter.com/sacrebleuwine
Natural User Interface
Sightix on Twitter – Social Search http://twitter.com/sightix
what about Sightix (Social Search Engine)? they have some really good tweets i like reading
The Earth Institute at Columbia University: http://www.twitter.com/earthinstitute
There’s also @Mindjet and myself as an evangelist for Mindjet at @MichaelDeutch
Zappos Customer Loyalty: http://twitter.com/Zappos_George
Playboy is on Twitter:
Pool Cue Guru (billiards store) is on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/PoolCueGuru
Valtira – Online Marketing Platform
Pinstripe – http://twitter.com/PinstripeTalent
AideRSS – http://twitter.com/aiderss
Blinc Cosmetics – http://www.twitter.com/blinc
Wright Place TV
The Active Network (http://www.activenetwork.com/)
AccuConference – http://twitter.com/accuconference
I have taken over the twitter account or Vignette and have changed the account name to @vignettecorp.
popchips – http://twitter.com/popchips
What a fabulous list! Thanks … posted this to my facebook profile!!
SmartFinds Marketing http://twitter.com/SmartFinds
— sports recovery supplement
Great piece. Vital Insight Group’s President is at:
Intuit is also on Twitter:
Can’t forget Alison at Intuit:
Actually there are many many of us from Intuit that Tweet daily! We use it to connect with customers, help them with questions, and also to educate!
wow…it looks like this list should be updated…don’t forget to add twitter.com/bigelowtea
Valorie for Bigelow Tea
Business Intelligence software company MicroStrategy is on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy
Allow me to recommend a couple of clients:
Telstra (Australia’s largest isp): http://twitter.com/bigpondteam
PitchEngine – @pitchengine
International Blogging and New Media Association – @ibnma
Share Our Strength – @sharestrength
National Association of Broadcasters/NAB Show – @nabshow
CenterNetworks – @centernetworks
Webmaster Radio – @WebmasterRadio
Viscape – @viscape
And I’m sure loads more by the minute!
VerticalResponse – email marketing for small business!
UK home phone and broadband company TalkTalk…
These lists generally work best as Wikis 😉
I don’t know why Twitter hasn’t created a better search functionality.
Sandler Training: http://twitter.com/sandlertraining
Foot Solutions just joined: http://twitter.com/FootSolutions
Thomson Reuters – http://twitter.com/thomsonreuters
I think brands should be allowed – nay, encouraged to tweet, as long as they do it openly. The temptation must be to pay some nasty viral marketing agency to pose as a brand fanboy (although this is now illegal in the EU). A little birdy told me (geddit?) that Twitter may start charging brands to use their service. I think that’s a mistake, and will probably lead more companies to consider the underhanded route.
Macmillan Cancer Support
– Another one for the list 🙂
312 Dining Diva tweets:
Pancheros Mexican Grill: http://twitter.com/pancheros
Paul. Great work on the list of brands. It would be great to get a commentry on what your view of what brands could do? Would love to drop you a few questions about this and have you interviewed on my blog if at all possible? thanks Matt
Happy to answer any questions or do an interview with you
please email me at phdunay at yahoo dot com
Business.com is now tweeting via editor Daniel Kehrer:
HP Store: http://twitter.com/buyhp
HP News: http://twitter.com/hpnews
HP Printing Group: http://twitter.com/hp_ipg
HP Blades: http://twitter.com/bladenews
Snapfish by HP: http://twitter.com/snapfishbyhp
HP Social Media: http://twitter.com/AngelaAtHP
and many more…
Ruche Boutique – http://twitter.com/ShopRuche
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Tourisme Mauricie (Quebec, Canada) – http://twitter.com/mauricie
there’s @VIBEMagazine http://twitter.com/VibeMagazine
VIBE’s E-I-C (me) tweets from @danamo
DeskAway – http://twitter.com/deskaway
Inkfruit – http://twitter.com/inkfruit
Grand Canyon University – http://twitter.com/gcu
O2 – http://www.twitter.com/o2ukofficial
Rand McNally http://twitter.com/RandyMcNally
At this stage it would be quicker to make a list of brand that are NOT on Twitter.
Scuba Diver Girls
Parts Express – http://twitter.com/Parts_Express
Habitatter.com – http://twitter.com/Habitatter_com
In the same vein, have you seen this: http://www.exectweets.com/ What are your thoughts?
Thank you for all that you share!
Synergy Broadcast Systems is http://twitter.com/synergybcast.
We provide broadcast automation, video on demand and digital signage for the cable, education and healthcare markets at http://synergybroadcast.com.
Thanks for this article and posting opportunity.
Our little company, Uproar, is on Twitter.
Angel.com – http://twitter.com/angeldotcom
Aplus.net – Aplus_net
Charm City Burger Company (restaurant in South Florida)
Kidst – Kinderbasare
bragster – http://twitter.com/bragster
(“Jackass meets facebook” / “Social networking for daredevils”)
Lets Tweet http://twitter.com/tweetabruhthaup
WebEx on twitter: @WebEx
Anglia Business Solutions tweet at
Henkel is the parent of Dial Soap, Purex Laundry Detergent, Right Guard, LALooks, Got2Be, Soft Scrub, Renuzit
ArmsVault Tweets gun information.
I liked the post. Sel de la Terre Restaurant in Boston could be added to the list.
Sel de la Terre
thanks u r information
Those sure are a lot of Twitter usenames. Here is mine, twitter.com/albertfang
Messless, the charging station is on Twitter
What can I say? It's Awesome!
Thanks for the list! http://www.webartsense.com is on Twitter.com/webartsense
Multichannel Communications Platform:
E-goi – http://www.twitter.com/e_goi
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
The Cheesecake Factory recently joined Twitter — http://twitter.com/cheesecake
Well Written Article. Thanks sharing with this informative & knowledegable post.
Very Interesting Article. Thanks sharing with knowledegable post.
LANDesk tweets: twitter.com/LANDesk
FlatRate Moving & Storage – twitter.com/flatrateny
Check out http://twitter.com/gogreenae
Lottay Inc – http://www.lottay.com – @GiveGiftsOnline
Thanks in advance!
There are probably others that are wrong as well but I'm not going to link check everything. Be respectful of your readers' time and be accurate. Thank you.
Fortumo – http://twitter.com/fortumo
Very cool info, though! Nice page thanks for the add!
I am blown away at all of the brands that Twitter. This is a great networking tool that will you can see the future of marketing is going to.
We are a technology Marcom and PR agency known for Higher Thinking. Check out our handle at: http://www.twitter.com/airfoilpr
D’Amore’s Famous Pizza joined Twitter!
I Will have to come back again when my class load lets up – nonetheless I am taking your RSS feed so I can read your site offline. Thanks.
Buddy Beds is tweeting as:
We haven’t fully leveraged Twitter yet, but it is a big part of our plans during this quarter. Our twitter is http://twitter.com/hyperoffice
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Thank you for this extensive list. Two more:
Eat Low Sodium Foods
Nutrition Facts for Foods and Meals
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