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When developing your executive presence on social media, what type of language do you use more often in your content: "I" or "we"? Using singular first-person pronouns (e.g. "I") versus plural first-person pronouns (e.g. "we") might seem like a small difference, but for CEOs on social media, using one or the other can make a significant impact in terms of how your content is viewed by others. In this article, our social media experts explain how you can create stronger social media messaging by using the right pronouns in your online content.   Developing a more personal executive presence   The use of first-person pronouns, such as “I” or “my,” in your content creates a much more personal tone. It clearly gives ownership to the author and isolates the executive as the one commenting. These types of pronouns can make your social media presence more authentic...

After changing his Twitter bio to "Bitcoin" (causing a 15% rise in valuation) and tweeting out "Gamestonk!!" (causing GameStop shares to rise an estimated 56%), it's safe to say that Elon Musk's social media presence has had a strong impact on the market. However, in early February, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO abruptly announced that he would be staying off Twitter for a while: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1356524205374918659?s=20 Of course, if you're one of Musk's 45.3 million followers, chances are you've seen his more recent Tweets, signaling his return to a platform where we have seen him use his online presence to inspire business developments and make an occasional costly mishap. In this article, we look at Musk's original Tweet announcing his departure, his content since his return, and why Twitter has been such an integral part of his online identity.   Why Leaving Twitter Was Such a Big...

For executives on social media, do vanity metrics, such as post "likes," matter? The answer is yes and no. Whether it's a heart on a Twitter post, a reaction on a LinkedIn article, or a thumbs up on a YouTube video, the importance of "likes" on an executive's post depends on a number of variables. For any social media program, whether it's for a brand or an executive, I always place more emphasis on creating meaningful and relevant content, and tracking mid- to bottom-of-funnel metrics (e.g. traffic to site and leads generated) over time, ideally linking them back to various social media platforms and content pieces. Engagement metrics, such as post likes, don’t always translate directly to other key metrics. Reactions on a Facebook post can't tell us exactly how many people who engaged with the post ended up making a purchase. However, that’s...

Executives may be wondering if it’s worth it to have a personal social media presence if their brand already has one. In this article, we’ll discuss the various benefits executives will gain through a personal social media profile. To offer us some more insight on the topic, we’ll be speaking to our copywriter and social media coordinator Jackie Le, who specializes in developing organic social media strategies for executives and brands. ...

In this article, we will be analyzing executives in the retail industry who are using LinkedIn to inform customers about their respective brand’s initiatives. These executives are setting examples of how the online space can be used to reach audiences directly, share important industry updates, and position their brands to emotionally resonate with customers....

Every year, we see an increasing number of Fortune 500 CEOs using social media. In our blog series, Executive Spotlight, we have looked at how different executives use social media to achieve their goals. If the ultimate objective of an executive's online presence is to achieve specific company goals, where does their own personal content fit into the mix? The answer lies in understanding key metrics and knowing how to balance promotional social media content (i.e. content related to the company) and personal content (i.e. content related to or created by the executive).   Digital Marketing Metrics For executives who use their online presence to help their brand achieve specific goals—such as generating leads or improving brand awareness—understanding digital marketing metrics is important. After all, we want to determine which content is making the most impact in terms of driving toward these goals. One...

Today, we’re highlighting some of the top executives in the tech industry to follow on social media. These leaders are actively sharing innovations in their field and providing important resources and information about their companies’ efforts, particularly focused on how they are adapting and transforming their industry during the pandemic.  ...

Executives who are cultivating an online presence should approach social media strategically. This includes setting KPIs (key performance indicators) and paying attention to social media metrics in order to achieve optimal engagement and performance. To give us more insight on the topic, today we will be speaking with our digital marketing analyst, Zahid Kachwala, who will offer his expertise on KPIs and metrics for executives on LinkedIn. ...