In most social networks, you have the chance to add a picture. But what if you are tweeting for your small business? Should you use a photo, or should it be your logo instead? Here is one reason why I think you should use your own photo, and make sure it’s a good likeness.
allcore_tech: @BeckyMcCray Props for the good show in How Twitter is Revolutionizing Business – Entrepreneur.com – http://shar.es/aEHHt
allcore_tech: When i picked up the magazine and saw your pic I knew it was you immed! How’s that for being recognizable!
BeckyMcCray: @allcore_tech Wow! I’m flattered! And, that’s a good reason to use a real photo for our avatar, isn’t it?
This is why I just changed the Twitter avatar for my retail store account. It used to be a picture of the store exterior. Now it’s me standing at the cash register.
What do you use for your small business accounts on social networks, logo or photo? What influenced your choice?
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Carter Schimpff says
Great post, Becky! Personally, for my company’s twitter, facebook, and blog accounts, I use a special company logo that fits into a square. (The normal logo is rectangular.)
I do this for two reasons:
1. I think it looks much sharper than having my gnarly mug up there.
2. In my own opinion, for what I do, I think having a sleek logo instead of a headshot looks much more professional. I want people to associate those tweets, facebook statuses, and blog posts with my company, not me :)
But again, great post — it really did make me sit back and consider why I do what I do, and if I should change it!
Becky McCray says
Carter, that’s good enough for me! You’ve put thought into it, and that’s the important part.