As part of Tire Business' 30th anniversary celebration, the publication is charting new territory on social media. TB planned to hold a “Twitter party” from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16—and even if you don't get a chance to participate, you can still check out the proceedings. A team of seven industry experts whose experience covers a range of issues was scheduled to take part in the party, answering questions sent in via Twitter at #TireBusiness30.
They are Pat Sandone, president and CEO of Net Driven; Pam Oakes, owner of Pam's Motor City Auto and Tire Center; Alpio Barbara, owner of Redwood General Tire; Barry Steinberg, CEO of Direct Tire and Auto Service; Peggy Fisher, president of TireStamp Inc.; Tire Business Reporter Kathy McCarron; and Bruce Davis, Tire Business special projects reporter.
A Twitter Party is described as a fast and fun virtual party that uses the Twitter platform. These events typically last 1-2 hours and are a way for people to connect and discuss a topic. Most Twitter parties have an expert panelist and party host to keep the party on topic. If you miss the party—which was promoted on www.tirebusiness.com and on social media—you can still search for the hashtag and see anything that was involved with the event.
Also, Tire Business planned to retweet things throughout the party, so if you look online at our page @TBNewsPoint, you will be able to see the tweets and responses there as well.
Trends have come and gone in the past 30 years since Tire Business first began publishing—and we've tried to stay aware and on top of them—and trying new things isn't fun unless it serves a purpose for our readers.