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 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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