Hashtags can be a powerful communication tool for businesses. Rupert Staines, European MD at RadiumOne offers seven best practice tips on getting them right.
The social media boom showed no signs of relenting last year and with that exponential growth came the wider use of hashtags by businesses and consumers. In fact the American Dialect Society crowned ‘hashtag’ as the word of the year and the French government’s General Commission for Terminology and Neology have issued a recommendation that French social media users should shun the term in favour of a French alternative due to how widely used it has become in the country. Whichever way you look at it, the hashtag revolution is certainly causing quite a stir globally and has become one of the most popular and recognisable phrases – with one couple even naming their child Hashtag. Although I wouldn’t recommend this, hashtags are clearly worth keeping on top of, so here are some tips to help marketers effectively use them to benefit their business