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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Twitter To Open Office In Downtown Detroit

The social media giant Twitter is opening an office in downtown Detroit in the M@dison, the digital incubator hub recently developed by Quicken Loans founder and Chair Dan Gilbert.

The office marks Twitter’s first location in Michigan. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

Twitter affords members the ability to send short real-time messages to networks of followers, connecting people to the latest news stories and other information. The Detroit office will help “marketers and advertising agencies in Detroit leverage Twitter’s Promoted Products suite of advertising products,” the company said.

Twitter did not say how many employees will initially staff the office at the M@dison but said the number would grow over time.

“Detroit’s emerging mix of automotive and digital cultures made it a natural location for Twitter’s newest office,” said Adam Bain, Twitter’s president of global revenue. “We’re excited to work face-to-face with the city’s most established brands and happy to play a role in downtown Detroit’s digital renaissance.”

Gilbert’s Rock Ventures’ full service property management firm, Bedrock Real Estate Services, helped recruit Twitter and negotiating the company’s lease. In the last 18 months, Gilbert’s aides have helped nearly 40 new-economy companies find a home in downtown Detroit.

“Twitter coming downtown is exactly the kind of innovative company Detroit needs to advance our vision of becoming one of the most exciting high-tech and web-centered corridors of growth and activity found anywhere,” said Gilbert.

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Via: Free Press


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