The Journal launched a search for the North East’s Most Influential People on Social Media 2014 to discover who in the region is using the world wide web to shape the future of the North East.
The North East Twitterati (#NEtwitterati) has seen hundreds of people voting for those people, organisations or bloggers who make the greatest impact on social media channels like Twitter. Read the full list here.
These individuals have the capacity to influence, not just the decision makers in the region, but the men and women with their mobiles phones and iPads on the street.
This was the second year of #NETwitterati and we’ve again had hundreds of nominations and #NEtwitterati has been trending on Twitter.
We were excited to see such a vocal and authoritative audience providing support and recommendations to businesses and people in the region.
We’ve been delighted with the response and buoyed to see that there is a thriving North East community on social media, and in particular Twitter, where people are engaging with the world and most importantly championing the region.
What follows in these pages is a list of the people, organisations, blogs and social media handles which have been voted as influential on social media in the North East.
A common theme emerged when interviewing candidates for North East Twitterati. Many said it was important to inject personality into their tweets. Everyone noted that it was better to use corporate or sales tweets sparsely, if at all.
While humour and providing added value through retweets and support for others was a must. Below, we have created a top tips guide for those who want to get started on Twitter or social media in general.
The North East Twitterati doesn’t stop here. Look out for more details in the future and more events in the future.