14 Twitter Chats Every Social Media Professional Should Join
Participating in Twitter chats helps you network and interact with other professionals in your field, amplifies your reach on Twitter, and allows you to demonstrate your knowledge on different topics to online communities.
Here are a couple of noteworthy Twitter chats that are worth your time if you work in the field of blogging, social media, content strategy, digital media or online marketing.
What: Boost your online engagement strategy and digital content with tips and resources during this weekly chat.
When: 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST every Monday (? Add Content Chat to your calendar)
What: Content audits, deep linking, collaborating with other bloggers, and SEO are a few of the broad topics that bloggers and content creators discuss during this weekly chat. Learn how to enhance your content distribution efforts during these informational and resourceful chats.
When: 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST every Monday (? Add Blog Elevated Chat to your calendar)
What: Step-up your content marketing skills during this weekly chat with other marketing, digital, and content strategists. Content Marketing Institute also invites weekly guests to help keep things fresh.
When: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST every Tuesday (? Add CMWorld to your calendar)
What: Maximize your distribution, reach, and marketing efforts during the pay-per-click PPCChat. Professionals share their insights on measuring conversion, tracking pixels, and analytics.
When: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST every Tuesday (? Add PPCChat to your calendar)
What: Discover and share hits and misses of brands on social media. Join in on the discussion as other professionals highlight examples of brands doing social media well and get some takeaways on what you can do to improve your brands’ approach on social.
When: 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST every Wednesday (? Add Brand Chat to your calendar)
What: If you’re looking for ways to improve your knowledge around social media marketing and work more efficiently, you’ll enjoy weekly Twitter chats by Buffer. You’ll take away plenty of useful nuggets during this chat and network with other social media professionals and content creators. The topics vary week to week and you’ll find discussions to fit your every need.
When: 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST every Wednesday (? Add Buffer Chat to your calendar)
What: Share your knowledge and network with other marketers, media, and agency professionals during AdWeek’s weekly chat. Topics vary week to week, but you’re in for lively discussions and real-time learning with other industry professionals.
When: 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST every Wednesday (?Add AdWeek Chat to your calendar)
What: Content creators and brand managers will hear creative ways other digital marketers are exploring the channel and finding ways to create dynamic and engaging content with audiences on Snapchat.
When: 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST every Wednesday (? Add Chat Snap to your calendar)
What: Join the Sprout Social community for weekly discussions about social media engagement, tools, analytics, and other trends or topics related to digital content. Connect with other social professionals, community managers, and share ideas and tips.
When: 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST every Wednesday (? Add Sprout Chat to your calendar)
What: Social media enthusiasts come together to share digital marketing, tools, productivity, and writing advice during this weekly chat by Crowdfire.
When: 9:30 a.m. PST/12:30 p.m. EST every Thursday (? Add CFChat to your calendar)
What: Join this vibrant community for weekly discussions about social media marketing. You’ll pick up plenty of tips, tricks, resources, and tools to help improve your social media knowledge.
When: 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST every Thursday (? Add Twitter Smarter to your calendar)
What: Hootsuite puts on a weekly Twitter chat where topics vary from week to week and sometimes also include a guest. The weekly chats will help step-up your your social media marketing efforts.
When: 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST every Thursday (? Add Hoot Chat to your calendar)
What: Join other digital and media professionals as they discuss and explore the various ways apps and channels are being used for content creation and distribution.
When: 7 p.m. PST/10 p.m. EST every Thursday (? Add Media Chat to your calendar)
What: If you manage a social media account, you’ll want to jump and talk to other people who understand the nuances that come with cultivating an online community.
When: First Friday of each month at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST (?Add CMGRHangout to your calendar)
Pro Tips for Twitter Chats:
- Chat topics, guests, and questions are sometimes shared a day or two in advance to give you time to think of tools, apps, books or other resources you’d like to share during the chat. Take advantage of this to think through some useful information you can provide.
- Stay involved in the Twitter chat conversation by incorporating the Twitter chat hashtag (i.e. #SproutChat, #TwitterSmarter, #BufferChat) within every tweet.
- Start your tweets with A1, A2, A3 and so on so that other users know which question you’re responding to (i.e. @SproutSocial A1 …, @SproutSocial A2 …, @SproutSocial A3 …)
- Life happens and if you miss a Twitter chat, don’t be too hard on yourself. Once you get a chance, set aside about 10-15 minutes to search the hashtag and see what you missed and interact with some of the users who participated.
- Twitter chat hosts often compile a chat recap as a blog post. You can always refer to their recap to see highlights of what you missed and kudos to you if you ever get featured!