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Positive Brand Tweets Are Four Times More Effective Than Non-Tweet Ads

Twitter’s been talking up its effectiveness at achieving sales for brands–with the help of surprising stats from a Deloitte survey.

We know Twitter is hinging its future revenues on all sorts of different ad-related strategies–alongside other efforts like the new Twitter music service. The company has recently been talking up how effective a brand’s Twitter activities can be, even non-ad ones. The numbers may surprise you.

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For example, research by Deloitte suggests that a positive-message tweet can be four times more effective at getting a consumer to engage with a brand (hence, driving sales) than a non-Twitter advertisement.

More details can be found in this 8-minute video–it’s worth a watch as you think about your brand’s Twitter policies.

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