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Understanding Twitter as a marketing tool

*This is the second in a series of six articles about Twitter Social Networking and its use in the jewelry industry

Last month I shared with you an overview of Twitter and explained its uses as a communications platform for your business. Now I'd like to get you thinking about how you could market your business in its own Twitter Space.

The first step to capitalizing on the advantages Twitter can offer is to assess your business strengths. Start by asking yourself, your employees and even your customers this question: What sets your company apart from the competition? Is it your wide variety of merchandise? Your in-house repair shop? The designer lines you carry? Your knowledgeable sales staff and outstanding customer service? Your reputation for exquisite custom work? Your celebrity clientele? Your knack for stocking jewelry in all the price-points?

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The Story Behind the Stone: Heavenly Stars

The Story Behind the Stone: Heavenly StarsSavvy collectors often turn heavenward for inspiration with their jewelry collections:

Inspiration - the motivational word for designers and jewelers means looking outward...

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Sales Growth Expert: Get your product in your customers’ hands

"Presentation without DEMONSTRATION is just conversation."
- Gary Kirkpatrick - Westendorf Mfg. Co.

Getting your product in your customers' hands will increase your c...

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Internet Marketing Strategies: Online video ads

During the past 18 months nothing has received better results in Google for us than Online Video Ads. We have seen some of our videos get in the top 10 Google search wit...
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How well do you know your customers?

One of the most overlooked principles of business is that all customers thrive on attention. If your customers feel special, then they will come back into your store time...
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The Primal Power of Jewelry

Got vintage? Estate jewelry? How about a 100,000 year old necklace? Recently discovered Nassarius shell beads from the Skhul rock shelter in Israel are believed to be the...
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Adding-On = Profits

In previous articles we have discussed how Add-ons = Profits. In order to maximize the selling opportunity and the sales and profits of a jewelry store, the salespeople h...
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The Retailer’s Perspective: September 15th...

Yeah, I know to most people it's just another day. But this September 15th is one of the most important Tuesdays of the last couple of years. Why you ask? Let me explain....
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How to eliminate your aged inventory

One of the larger banes in the life of any retailer is the problem of old product - those items you thought were a good buy, but once in-store proved not to be the case. ...
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