Man sued over Twitter followers

For businesses still wondering if Twitter adds any value to your online marekting mix, consider this  
A man is being sued by his former employer after he left the company and took a 17,000-strong Twitter following with him.
“For ordinary businesses it’s quite difficult to gain a following without a strong personality. You have to have a very strong brand for it to work.”
Apparently Noah and a “strong personality”. This man built a following of 17K in 4 years.  The business, Phonedog, however, argues that it was the brand that people were following not the “persona” or the personality. What do you think? Do you follow brands or brands with Personality?? 


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