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25 First Tweets from the Top 50 Banks on Twitter

25 First Tweets Top 50 Banking Twitter Accounts

I put together a list of first tweets from 25 top banking twitter accounts including BBVA, Garanti, Santander, Citibank and Barclays.

25 First Tweets Top 50 Banking Twitter AccountsTo celebrate its 8th anniversary, the twitter team cleverly released a discovery tool displaying the very first tweet for any given live account.  You can follow the conversations on twitter using the following hashtag #FirstTweet.

I selected 25 of the top 50 most followed banks on twitter from the 2,000+ banking twitter accounts my Visible Banking team have been following for the last 5 years as part of our Visible Banking Twitter Watch series.

The list of banks mentioned here includes: BBVA, Bancomer, Banesco, Bank of America, Barclays, BBVA, BNI, Citi, Garanti, Interbank, Kasikornbank, Kotak Bank, SABB Bank, SAIB, Santander, Sberbank, SCB, Wells Fargo, USAA.

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First Tweets from 25 top banking twitter accounts
Please find below my 5 favourite first tweets.

If it’s important to include hashtags as part of your twitter content strategy, make sure not to overkill your tweets with too many #s…

Is there any better way to start tweeting than coming to the rescue to people in extreme personal and financial situations? Like in digital marketing, make sure your call to action is as relevant and targeted as possible. And first, make sure your links work!

Unarguably hashtags are important on twitter. If you publish tweets in different languages, identify the top hashtags for those languages.

I wanted to flag this tweet from Citi to demonstrate how much progress the bank made on twitter in the last few years. Please notice the bank was using generic bitly.com short urls at the beginning. They cleverly ditched them in favour of custom ones.

Social media, and twitter in particular is all about building relationships and connecting targeted content with the right audience. Aim to always add a call to action (a link), and/or a twitter handle and a hashtag.

1-5 | 6-15 (including BBVA, Barclays) |  16-25 (including Garanti, Santander, USAA)

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London, Christophe is an entertaining social media keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of social media, social business and digital innovation.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is 'Social Media Senior Managing Consultant' at IBM Interactive Experience. He's also a Digital Advisor at the Financial Services Forum and the Moller Centre (part of the Churchill College in Cambridge).

Christophe's views on VisibleBanking.com are his own, not necessarily his employer's.

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