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Free Services

DevonHour has always been known for helping people promote their business for free on Twitter and Facebook and we intend to continue that as we always have. We also offer two other free services to anyone in Devon which you can find below. Make sure you let us know well in advance if you would like to use one of these services as they can booked up months in advance.

Our Twitter Account

We’ve been running #DevonHour since Jan 2013 and it’s still going strong. It’s always been a free services and will always be a free service. We promote local business, events, exhibitions and discounts from everyone who tells us about them. Feel free to tweet us and we’ll happily retweet it to our tens of thousands of real, local people. The account can be very busy so to make sure you get our attention, make sure you mention us in your tweet using our twitter name @Devon_Hour.

Our Featured Account

Each week we feature a local twitter account and tweet about them at least twice a day to our followers. This helps build their followers and connect with more people than they normally might. We try and focus on smaller account who might be struggling to find their place on twitter and need that extra push. Our featured account has proved to be hugely successful since we began it.  Aimed primarily at new accounts who have been struggling to find their place on Twitter, we tweet at least twice a day to our followers asking them to engage with the account and follow them.  We welcome suggestions from other accounts though who might be keen on promoting a particular event or celebration.  The account is often booked up months in advance so please contact us about being featured and we’ll discuss the options for you.

The People Of Devon Account

Do you want to get involved with the People of Devon account? We’re looking for all sorts of people to take over the Twitter account for a week and tell the world about life in Devon.

There are some rules:

1. You must be willing to post at least twice a day, every day, for a week (running Mon-Sun). Obviously the more you tweet the better, as people will get to know you.

2. Please tweet about YOU. We want to get to know the people of Devon and what they get up to in the county. Please try and refrain from begging for followers. Followers will come with your tweets.

3. You must live, work or play in Devon, and you must be in Devon for the whole of the week you’re covering. We want to show Devon to the world, not the holiday you’re taking elsewhere!

4. You must agree to play nice on the account. No spamming, fighting or being obscene. Strictly no being mean about groups of people, be that racism, sexism etc. Generally bear in mind that it’s a family friendly account, and we’re trying to engage people, not alienate them.

5. You must be an active Twitter user already, or be willing to take a (very short and informal) workshop on using Twitter. This is so that you’re good to go and can concentrate on what you’re tweeting, not how you’re tweeting, and we can check you don’t spend all your time trying to flog McDonalds vouchers (i.e. you’re a real person, not a spambot!). If you don’t use Twitter now, don’t worry, it’s simple and we’ll happily show you.

If you’re interested, please contact us telling us your twitter ID, a brief reason why you want to be involved, and any dates you can’t do. We’ll then email you back!