Branding Your #SocialMedia Profile Series #6: Your Update Line

Branding Your Social Media Profile (BSMP) is a new 1-on-1 program that helps brands bring their social media profile and presence to the next level.

This series of articles is an introduction to some of the techniques and experiments that have been proven to make this underutilized real estate work for you. 

Brands and others looking for customized analysis and guidance specific to their profile(s) can register for 1:1 coaching here.

So far I explained how to find unique ways to accomplish YOUR** branding through underutilized areas of your social media profile: via story-telling through your profile photos, extended name, profile description, hashtags, the use of SMI (Social Media influencers), and even a URL in the profile. Today I will explain how to do so via what I call the “update line.”

1. Update Line?

When I say “update line” I refer to a line – you know – a sentence – where you update your audience with something that is relevant, timely, and now. For example, if you are building a community around iPhone X120 model, then use an update such as “I will release my new space shuttelite USB for X120 review on Dec 1st” or if you own a coffee shop that is trying build excitement for a new plum-based latte, announce it using the update line when it’s ready: ✨💜 The Plum Latte is here! 💜✨

Here are some more examples:

"Our CEO is on Helium Podcast tomorrow"
✨💜 The Sugarplum Macchiato is here! 💜✨
"Planning a wedding with 💍 @kennycallis"
⬇️WE SAID WHAT WE SAID⬇️
Ready to send your Unique Santa Gift? 🐶🎁

Got the picture?

PS/Do this only as long as it’s “YOU”**

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How much to pay Influencers (recommended rates included)?

It’s super popular to hire SMI* these days — for many good reasons (if done the right way): they bring attention, awareness, trust, influence, change opinions, and offer advice on turning your business around to meet the needs of relevant communities as never before.

What Influencers Bring to the Table: dialogue, attention, community building, category leading, positive bias, high level story-telling, etc.
What Influencers Bring to the Table: dialogue, attention, community building, category leading, positive bias, high level story-telling, etc.

*SMI = Social Media influencers. Source: Who is an influencer?

So, how much should a brand pay influencers, one might ask?

Should brands pay Social Media Influencers (SMI)?

For sure yes, you/we should pay them. Their social media accounts are the way they making a living, and if you find a good SMI, make them even better by taking them seriously.

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Branding Your #SocialMedia Profile Series #8: Doing your profile the wrong way

Branding Your Social Media Profile (BSMP) is a new 1-on-1 program that helps brands bring their social media profile and presence to the next level.

This series of articles is an introduction to some of the techniques and experiments that have been proven to make this underutilized real estate work for you. 

Brands and others looking for customized analysis and guidance specific to their profile(s) can register for 1:1 coaching here.

So far we have proposed ideas for leveraging YOUR** unique branding using underutilized real estate on your social media profile: your profile photos, extended name, profile description, hashtags, update line, the use of SMI (Social Media influencers), and even a URL in the profile. Now it’s time for me to show you how NOT to do it right…

1. Merchants – Two in the Wrong

Let me show you two examples of doing BSMP* the wrong way, this time from the merchant retail industry. I’m talking about The Vitamin Shoppe and its (somehow) competitor Walgreens.

*BSMP = branded social media profile, a term that was coined by… me.

The Vitamin Shoppe - an example of doing BSMP (i.e. branded social media profile) the wrong way...
The Vitamin Shoppe – an example of doing BSMP (i.e. branded social media profile) the wrong way…


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Why it makes sense for Amazon vendors to create their own Influencer accounts and how can they do it

I analyze the trends in Influencer Marketing and the return on investment it brings daily. Based on that, and my experience as an Amazon vendor, here is my advice for my fellow Amazon vendors about how to take advantage of this new marketing tool.

Q4 was pretty good for that Amazon Vendor... #InfluencerMarketing
Q4 was pretty good for that Amazon Vendor…

But first, some background:

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Mega-influencers don’t help? Think again.

We – the SMI (social-media influencer) teachers – I admit – were wrong. It is not true that the mega-influencers lost their influence. It is not true that micro-influencers took over. Or it’s not the whole story at least. Let me explain:

First –

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Branding Your #SocialMedia Profile Series #4: Your BSMP URL

Branding Your Social Media Profile (BSMP) is a new 1-on-1 program that helps brands bring their social media profile and presence to the next level.

This series of articles is an introduction to some of the techniques and experiments that have been proven to make this underutilized real estate work for you. 

Brands and others looking for customized analysis and guidance specific to their profile(s) can register for 1:1 coaching here.

In the last BSMP* series article I explained how you can do YOUR** story-telling through your profile photos, extended name, update line, and profile description. Today I will show you another creative, original, under-utilized and fun way to tell your story: your BSMP URL!

BSMP URL is here.
BSMP URL is here.

*BSMP = branded social media profile, a term that was coined by… me.

1 – Traditional BSMP URL

First, see how your BSMP URL looks in a “traditional” way:

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A hack to brand how to bring IGC (Influencer Generated Content)

Here is a good example (see above) of how a brand brings a lot of Nano/MicroInfluencer-generated content (also called IGC) to its social media assets.

Here is a good example of how a brand brings a lot of Nano/MicroInfluencer-generated IGC content to its social media assets.
Here is a good example of how a brand brings a lot of Nano/MicroInfluencer-generated IGC content to its social media assets.

Related: What is “IGC”?

How to Brand Your Social Media Profile in 6 Ways with Storytelling Hashtags – Branding Your #SocialMedia Profile Series #5

This article on using Story-telling Hashtags is the fourth in our Branded Social Media Profile series.

Branding Your Social Media Profile (BSMP) is a new 1-on-1 program that helps brands bring their social media profile and presence to the next level.

This series of articles is an introduction to some of the techniques and experiments that have been proven to make this underutilized real estate work for you. 

Brands and others looking for customized analysis and guidance specific to their profile(s) can register for 1:1 coaching here.

In the last article in the BSMP* series I explained how you can share YOUR** story: story-telling through profile photos, extended name, profile description, URL, and URL. So, today I will share with you a minimalist, yet clear, and effective way to tell your story: your BSMP story-telling hashtags.

*BSMP = branded social media profile, a term that was coined by… me.

See below and have a look at these examples, because they demonstrate that it’s very possible to tell your** story, via … one hashtag:

#WholeLottaChoppasRemix
#killerhappyhour
#BLMme
#DoGreatThings
#Leifestylebyluxxu
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Searching for a SMI who fits your brand on Insta stories might work!

Searching for a SMI who fits your brand on Insta stories might work! Why don’t you test and see what you come up with? You can’t lose!

*SMI = Social Media influencers. Source: Who is an influencer?

example - Searching for a SMI who fits your brand on Insta stories might work! Why don't you test and see what you come up with? You can't lose!
example – using Insta stories to find SMI

Related:

Should I pay SMI (Social Media Influencer)?
Should I pay SMI (Social Media Influencer)?

Attitude is often what is expected from you if you are known to…have an attitude. #Branding

Attitude is often what is expected from you** if you are known to…have an attitude. As long as it’s you**, test it and see if your followers connect with you over that kind of approach. If so, it’s here to stay!

What Do We Mean by YOU**

**YOU= Since it’s your name, it has to be…you. What I mean is that – yes, you can add attitude, special characters, emojis, a unique photo, wording, crazy URL, whatever, as long as it comes from you, and as long as it reflects your brand, who you are, and where you want to be. You should revisit this constantly, persistently, and methodically. If you need 1:1 personalized consulting on how to do this and what makes sense for your brand, you can sign up now.