12 types of tweets brands should avoid

Don’t annoy your Twitter followers with tweets that espouse political views or bash competitors.

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There are two sides to the Twitter coin. While proper use builds relationships and reputation, improper use harms you.

Know what not to tweet. It sounds easy enough, but the number of people who screw this up and irreparably damage their brand might surprise you.

Avoid sharing these 12 types of tweets:

1. Competitor bashing tweets

You know the phrase, “Let your actions speak louder than your words”? Did your mom ever say, “If you can’t say something nice say nothing at all”? Well, both apply here. Leave the competitor bashing off your Twitter account. You’ll simply draw attention to your competitor.

2. Vacation photo tweets

Yes, pretty much everyone takes a vacation. But the last thing you want to share on your business account is extravagant photos of your Caribbean escape. Doing so will only remind your customers how much money you’re making off of them. Unless, of course, you’re a travel or resort brand, in which case photos of potential vacation spots are in order.

3. Political tweets

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