PR intern deploys Twitter skills for marriage proposal

The author wanted his girlfriend’s favorite band to help him pop the question—problem is, he didn’t know them. Twitter to the rescue. Find out if it worked (and whether she said yes).

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My fiancée loves to personalize her possessions; nearly everything she owns is monogrammed. So when I decided to ask her to marry me, I knew I had to do something unique and creative to personalize the proposal.

After racking my brain for weeks, I decided to ask her favorite band, Relient K, to make her a personal video that could lead into my popping the question.

While it was a great idea, I quickly realized there was one tiny problem: I had to figure out how to get the band on board. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any of the band members on speed dial, and I knew showing up on their doorstep would probably lead to a restraining order. So I turned to Twitter, set up a new account handle (@HelpMeRelientK) specifically for this purpose, and began tweeting to the band.

Along the way, I learned a few things about getting noticed on Twitter:

Creativity is a double-edge sword

A few years ago, my proposal idea would have been a pipe dream. Luckily, one of great things about Twitter is it enables us to interact with people who are out of reach—like a famous band.

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