“Engage Your Engagers” – Influencer’s First Commandment?

Indeed, and this is not only the First Commandment for any social media-ist. Every time engagers are going out of their way from their daily activities and bothering to engage with you on your social media account, engage back. Such attention is so appreciated in today’s world and is really the essence of building lasting relationships on social media.

engage your engagers - example
engage your engagers – example from YouTube

We all have at least one engager on social media, and those people are so important. But wait…

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Brands: DM is the new ‘phone number’ for social media!

Brands: So we know by now that not having a presence on social media is like you… do not exist, since that’s where your audience is. Your social media account is your business card, your face, your talking point, your front-line, your border, your mom and pop, your puppy too.

Once you choose the right social media platform for the audience you want to reach, and you activate it, it’s…YOU. Make sure that from then on it reflects … YOU indeed.

Your communication with your audience should now be via social media. And so – for example – if someone sends you a DM instead of calling your phone, it means that they want a response via DM (= direct messages) and they most definitely do not want to call you. So make sure you address that.

Brand, create Instagram account only if you can handle it.
Brands: create an Instagram account only if you can handle it – use direct messaging as your new phone.

Or alternatively:

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Absurd following? Not necessarily!

Here is my question: should you follow someone back whose message is “follow me and I’ll follow you”? Before you answer…,

You should know by now that Twitter/Instagram/YouTube etc. are platforms for community building.

And SMI*? They are community builders, they are the people (or pets) that build a community around the clock, around a (often niche) topic they are crazy about, such as:

"I love to travel to Asia so much"
"Anything that has Orange in it"
"My mutt dog is so cute at home"
"We are proudly overweight"
"I have an attitude at school and I'm not ashamed of it"
"My respect for Gameboy is unlimited"
"Let's talk about black holes"
"I'm a bimbo"
Etc.

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

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Oh oh They Hit the 7,500 Limit Once Again?

Oh-oh, all Micro+ SMI have been there – the Instagram 7,500 followers quantity limitation…grrrrr….:

Instagram 7,500 following limit, does it make sense?
With Instagram’s 7,500 following limit, Zeppelin & Lydia cannot follow more dogs. Bummer!

I guess the platform’s reason for setting this rule was that:

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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. But how much should you pay influencers?

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 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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What is the magic number of followers on social media to qualify as an influencer?

The magic is not the quantity of followers, but your relationships with your followers and the content you produce.

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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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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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Targeted ads are a privacy violation. But what about influencer endorsements?

No, not at all. Unlike targeted ads that are ‘pushed’ out to consumers, people opt in to influencer content by following their accounts. Influencers don’t import your info, collect your email address, or gather data on you. You see their content when you choose to. This makes influencer marketing much better than ads for privacy.

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Branding Your #SocialMedia Profile #3: One Sentence

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.

When you push your sleeves up and start your work on your branded Instagram/Twitter/TikTok/LinkedIn/etc. profile (also called “BSMP“), the best and most effective way is to use it effectively is to tell YOUR* story, and by doing so to differentiate yours from the other 4 billion social media profiles.

How do you do that? By hyper-targeting people who care about what YOU* do.

Today I will share, based on my experience with DearMishu, how to do so with the descriptive text YOUR* use in your profile bio.

BSMP - descriptive text area is here
BSMP – Your* descriptive text area is here

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

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