Managing Director at 70 Fathoms
15 May 2010 11:55am
Does anyone know a tool/or if it's possible to take a CSV file of email addresses and do mass search/match to Twitter Usernames? We'd like to add twitter usernames to our CRM for all our contacts but doing it one by one will take... quite a while. The CRM doesn't have a tool built in.
Manager at Conversionation
03 June 2010 16:09pm
First possibility: use a low-cost hosted CRM solution for a while like BatchBook which enables you to seek Twitter accounts of contacts from within the app and then importing them back in your actual CRM.
Second possibility: LinkedIn. Now enables you to easily integrate Twitter accounts of your contacts if they have any. But I guess the CRM tool doesn't connect with LinkedIn either?
It's possible that exporting your contacts to a GMail account and then using Google Buzz allows some things as well but not sure and never tried.
I guess option 1 is cheapest and easiest. But of course there might be more possibilities. Interested to learn them if there are.
Hope this helps.
Head of Social Media at Econsultancy
27 July 2010 22:34pm
Hi Kate, I've been looking into this but I'm afraid I can't think of any obvious solutions. I suppose the most straightforward method is simply to use Twitter's own 'Invite friends' section and paste your email address list in there as an initial point of contact. I haven't used batchbook but that also sounds viable -unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) I don't believe there's a genuine batch adder available at the moment.
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