Is anyone using Periscope for business?
I've been hearing a lot about Periscope. Is anyone using it for business? If so, do you think it's a good social media tool to try? I really don't want to learn another tool, but if others are seeing success in it, I will definitely try it out. Thanks for any feedback you have to offer.
Periscope is a great tool for brands and businesses to personally engage with their audience. I just wrote about a quick guide for getting started with Periscope on our blog: the-wine-key.com/blog
Hope that helps and I look froward to connecting with you on Periscope!
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Periscope broadcasts can be an opportunity to build your mailing list. During your broadcast, ask viewers to leave their email addresses in the comments to sign up. Then you can enter the addresses into your database later.
While this may create a little extra work for you, the signup process removes a barrier for viewers to join your mailing list.
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Hey I use it, but I'd like some ideas of how to use it better for my business. I find it hard to use on my own and try and invite someone else to come along to join me. What has everyone else found?
I have tested out Periscope.
Yes you can use it for business, now in saying that it depends on how you are trying to use it. If you are using it to just to pitch and sell. It will not work for you.
If you are looking to collaborate, engage, provide value and learn then it's another great social site.
It will take a lot of work like any social site. This is where people make the biggest mistake when it comes to Social Media Marketing. You need to think of these social sites as engagement tools. No different from you using the phone, texting and or e-mailing.
Let us know what you decide.
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Yes, a lot of people are using it for business - coaches, authors, filmmakers, marketers.
It only works in MacWorld. Somewhat limiting for the corporate world which remains largely Microsoft. Even if it were not for that, in a corporate setting how many use cases are there for "look what I'm filming right now, woo hoo"?
I've seen a number of people who use it well and poorly for business. There is a lot of hype, and now you have people who use it for promotion for the sake of promotion. You can see these because they have a top of Emoji in the titles, and often make it sound like they are amazingly popular and you can too.
What I have seen that can work are the people who set a schedule and each morning do a quick "tip of the day" kind of scope to get you started, and then during the day do a more informative quick lesson, and then later on do a Q&A session.
This is not the same as the YouTube longer form scripted videos you see. These need to be more spontaneous and interactive. Don't bother saving them as nobody will care two years from now or want to see these.
I don't think I will use it for business, but the California State PTA (which I volunteer with) is looking into this for lessons, tips, interviews, and more.
I'm in "listening" mode on Periscope right now, but YES, we have multiple clients that I believe will greatly benefit. Periscope has SO much potential for business in my opinion. Here's a good article on its uses for biz (although I'd add "Focus Groups" to this list): http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/8287-periscope-for-business.html
I admit I just opened a few Periscope accounts last week, after meaning to do it for months. I am very exciting about this platform. If you notice it's getting quiet on Facebook and other social media channels, you know why! Periscope is hot!