Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Great Twitter prompt from Diablo Ballet

Hey there,

Diablo Ballet had a great prompt on Twitter tonight, eliciting a social media storm of responses and conversation.

Of course I had to weigh in, especially since I majored in Dance at UMD College Park:
And I could certainly relate to almost all of the other responses to this. Like:
And especially:
What I love about the last one is that I believe the Tweeter responded to the prompt because she was following Dance Place (where I am social media coordinator) and I Retweeted Diablo Ballet's original tweet through our account.

Now, in case you didn't know, I'm a bit of a fan of Diablo Ballet's social media presence. They're fun, engaging, conversational. And they've managed to engage me and others in my community, Like Nzinga, which is miles away from their own physical space.

On top of that, they are timely and actively responsive in engaging people on social media, which I would say is particularly crucial when you put a prompt like the one they did out there. And they're quite generous not just with retweeting, but favorite'ing.

Want to see other submissions to "You know you're a dancer when"? Definitely check out their Twitter account to see more responses from December 26.

Well-played, Diablo Ballet. Well-played.

- JR


  1. Thanks so much for the article. So glad you like what we're doing!

    Ironically, we received so many responses and talked to so many folks, that Twitter blocked us out! I feel bad for those I was not able to acknowledge and thank as we can't Twitterize (like that?!!) for a couple more hours :(

    Thanks very much for all your support of arts marketing!

    Dan Meagher
    Director of Marketing
    Diablo Ballet

  2. That's wild!! Hopefully the block won't last too long (or didn't, as it seems there was only about a 30 minute window when you weren't active).

    You're most welcome, and thank you for being such a great example to keep referring too :-)