You can join in by following @WorcesterHour and adding #WorcestershireHour to your tweets. We Retweet 7 days a week, but to get maximum engagement join the ‘Live’ Hours EVERY Monday 8-9pm and EVERY Wednesday 12-1pm.
What’s it all about?
Welcome to the website of #WorcestershireHour the weekly news and virtual networking event for the Worcestershire area. You can use #WorcestershireHour in your tweets 7 days a week BUT for maximum engagement join our LIVE Twitter hours which are 8-9pm on Monday Evenings and 12-1pm on Wednesday afternoons.
Launched on 6th May 2013 #WorcestershireHour has rapidly grown an active Twitter following of over 21,500 local accounts. The #WorcestershireHour twice weekly event brings together local businesses, charities and the communities of Worcestershire.
#WorcestershireHour is run by Worcestershire Enterprise Limited, a social enterprise business with the aim of supporting the local economy, and is supported by a group of local sponsors and partners.
#WorcestershireHour was founded and is managed by Worcester based businessman Stuart Allen who runs The Sales Performance Company Ltd. Stuart has been using Twitter to promote his own business for the past five years and has in excess of 85,000 Twitter followers.
“Twitter is a great platform to send out messages BUT you never know who is watching at any given time! By concentrating a ‘local’ Twitter event into a regular one hour time slot, you can be absolutely sure that your messages WILL be seen by local people.” Stuart Allen
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Don’t forget to #WorcestershireHour to get your tweets retweeted and seen by hundreds of thousands of people
What is #WorcestershireHour?
#WorcestershireHour is a hashtag and when used on Twitter (8-9pm every Monday & 12-1pm every Wednesday) it provides Worcestershire based businesses, charities, event organisers and the public a huge platform to promote trade, build local connections and support our fabulous local charities. Simply search Twitter for #WorcestershireHour and select LATEST from the options to see all the tweets containing the hashtag in your timeline EVEN IF you don’t follow the sender.
Why do we need a #WorcestershireHour?
Twitter is a brilliant social media business tool but it works best (for local needs) when people use it at the same time. #WorcestershireHour will provide a twice weekly focus and concentration on Worcestershire between 8-9pm each Monday and 12-1pm each Wednesday.
Who runs #WorcestershireHour?
#WorcestershireHour has been founded by Worcester based businessman Stuart Allen who runs The Sales Performance Company Ltd. Stuart can be found on Twitter as @StuartAllenFCMI Stuart has been using Twitter for over four years and has a following of circa 86,000 people & businesses.
How is #WorcestershireHour funded?
#WorcestershireHour is free for 99.9% to use thanks to our exclusive team of 15 Sponsors and a number of key Partners. Our business sponsors cover the cost of Aaron’s wages (who works on #WorcestershireHour full time Mon-Fri) and our key partners provide goods or services that we need to operate the business. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor/Partner then contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship is just £16.15 per week (when paid annually in advance) or £23 per week (when paid quarterly).
@WorcesterHour on Twitter
As @WorcestershireHour is not an allowable Twitter ID (it’s too long) our #WorcestershireHour accounts are @WorcesterHour & @WorcsHour. Please note that you MUST follow @WorcesterHour or your tweets won’t be shared even if they contain #WorcestershireHour
If you are new to Twitter and not sure what to do or tweet then the best thing to do is ASK! In my experience people are always willing to help when people are just getting started.
Like all things “social media”, you get out what YOU put in and it will take a little while for you to feel at home. If you are a business avoid “just advertising” and use lots of photos, Twitter people love photos!
We run Twitter for Business Training Courses to help Businesses and Charities get the most out of Twitter. Click Here for more info.
Any other questions? Send them to @WorcesterHour on Twitter and we will answer & share. Alternatively contact us by email email@example.com