Brian Pasch | automotiveseo

FlipBoard and Twitter Creates Custom Digital Magazines

Nov 25th 2010 at 6:16 PM

This is the second part of my coverage on the new iPad application called FlipBoard. I posted a video last month about my initial experience with this iPad sensation and now I have some more ideas to share.

Create a “Clean” Twitter Account

I created a new Twitter account for this demonstration at This Twitter account was created to show how I could create my own social media magazine of my articles on digital marketing for car dealers.

In this example, I went to popular websites that I contribute content and Tweeted the links using this account. In effect, this account could be called “The Best of Pasch” because I have not following anyone else nor do I care if anyone follows it.

Then I connected the FlipBoard application to this new Twitter feed and in seconds, a beautiful social media magazine was created.

If you think about this application, you could do the same for a popular car that you sell. Create a Twitter feed and tweet all the third party reviews, photos, videos, etc for that ONE model. Then add that Twitter account to FlipBoard and you have a real-time, customized magazine with CONTENT YOU APPROVE.

If you kept up with this special “magazine” accounts, your FlipBoard magazines will grow in richness and information. If FlipBoard gets really popular, then you could advertising your Twitter Magazine Accounts for anyone to add to their FlipBoard.

Since Twitter feeds are often cluttered by outside commentary from those that you follow, creating a clean account for FlipBoard to use a sales magazine is a new way to use this technology.

Reputation Management Tool

You could also create a special Twitter account for Automotive Internet Reputation Management (IRM) which tweets third party reviews websites that are positive about your dealership, your blog posts featuring customer reviews, articles on your work in the community, etc. Add a button on your FlipBoard and customers can follow what their peers are saying about their experience at your dealership.

While customers are waiting in the service lounge, you could have a number of custom electronic magazines to read on FlipBoard that changes every time they come in. This is a very cool application and for me. Now I have a consolidated social media magazine of best ideas and practices in digital marketing.

This may be a great tool for sales and also for people who like my articles to add to their Flipboard dashboard. Since you can follow anyone’s twitter feed, these clean feeds will allow people to follow me on: and never get the chatter and distractions a normal feed would show on Flipboard.

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Please to comment
Nov 29th 2010 at 7:37 PM by GTBulmer
Hey, Brian: Great article. Nice application. Excellent concept! GT :-)

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