For those who have been following along, congratulations — we've reached the final part of our series! If you're catching up, check out part 1 where we cover the passionate/enthusiastic, authoritative/informative, and edgy/provocative executive personas, and part 2 where we discuss executives with the curious/inspiring, friendly/casual, and serious/trustworthy personas. Below, learn about the conservative/formal, humorous/cheerful, approachable/caring, and daring/grandiose executive personas you’ll come across on social media. Keep reading to the end where we share our expert tips on how to establish your executive social media presence.   Conservative and Formal This tone is often used by executives who want to use their social media presence primarily to support business objectives—and have absolutely no interest in sharing anything personal online. This persona often overlaps with the serious/trustworthy and authoritative/informative personas. These executives rarely (if ever) share content that may be considered controversial, preferring to share...

Executive personas play a large role in how their social media content is perceived. Several different factors contribute to the overall "persona," ranging from the executive's own personality, the content they want to share, and the business objectives they want to achieve with their social media presence. In our mini-series, we cover some of the most common executive personas you may come across on social media. If you're just joining us, check out part 1 in our series where we share our insights on executives with the passionate/enthusiastic, authoritative/informative, and edgy/provocative personas. Keep reading below to learn about the curious/inspiring, friendly/casual, and serious/trustworthy personas!   Curious and Inspiring The first persona we'll discuss is the executive who is curious and inspiring. Executives in industries that experience a lot of innovation and change often portray this tone, which overlaps with the daring/grandiose tone that will be...

The Fortune 500 list includes the largest companies in the U.S. These days, it’s a given that major brands have a strong social media presence. What about their CEOs? Are they on social media as well? If you missed it, we shared our latest findings on Fortune 500 CEOs on social media. Be sure to check it out here, How Many Fortune 500 CEOs are on Social Media in 2023? In the infographic below, we summarize our top findings! Do any of the results surprise you? Infographic: Fortune 500 CEOs Social Media Statistics Key Takeaways For Executive Social Media Executive Social Media Takeaway #1: Executive social media matters. Almost three-quarters of Fortune 500 CEOs in 2023 were on social media, signaling that executive social media is no longer just an optional side project, but a necessity for a company’s digital marketing program. CEOs can strategically use...

The growing momentum of executive social media means LinkedIn’s thought leader ads are a useful addition to the platform. This feature allows marketers to sponsor or “boost” organic posts from their employees, such as their CEO or other executives. A complementary piece to your overall digital marketing program, LinkedIn’s thought leader ads can help drive brand awareness, build credibility, and strategically position your executives on LinkedIn. In this article, we share our tips on how to craft the perfect LinkedIn post to sponsor as a thought leader ad!   Before You Start, Identify Your Goal! The first thing marketers should keep in mind is that you don’t want to sponsor just any post from your executive. If you’re investing in thought leader ads, start with a goal in mind. Thought leader ads take an organic post and push it out to your target audience...

Many social media platforms give users the ability to promote or sponsor a post. Whatever the terminology you want to use, the process and purpose are similar: put some ad dollars behind an organic post and push it to a more targeted audience that may not see the post organically. It’s not quite the same as other paid ad campaigns since a promoted post starts out as organic content, but once you’ve boosted your post, you can expect to see more impressions and engagement as it gets shared with a wider audience. This feature is available on LinkedIn and is called “boosting” (read more about boosting a post here). Marketers can select an organic post shared on their company page, set a budget, and boost it to a defined audience. However, while marketers can boost posts on a company’s LinkedIn page, there was...

While many businesses today are on social media, executives on social media can help their company reach key business objectives through their own strategic online presence. Marketers can use a variety of different platform tools in order to effectively promote their executives and position them in front of an even larger audience. Read our nine tips on how your company’s social media accounts can improve executive visibility.    How To Improve Executive Visibility On LinkedIn Many companies have established their presence on LinkedIn, but the same can be said for executives as well. Our findings show that out of the 352 Fortune 500 CEOs on social media, 97% of them have a LinkedIn account. Here’s how marketers can leverage their company’s LinkedIn content to improve executive visibility and positioning.   Reshare an executive’s post  Many social media sites — LinkedIn included — offer a variety of...

In 2020, we published a guide on which social media apps CEOs should use and how executives can use these platforms effectively. The apps we analyzed included LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook — all of which are still the top platforms for executives in 2022.  In this article, we look at some new and increasingly popular platforms that more CEOs and executives are establishing themselves on.   What are the benefits of each platform? First, let’s start with a recap. Read part one for these insights:  LinkedIn to build professional connections Twitter to share relevant bite-sized content Instagram to create media that captivates Facebook to reach a large audience Keep reading this article for these insights: TikTok to share short-form video content YouTube to repurpose podcasts and share longer videos Pinterest to create personal connections through sharing your interests    TikTok  Executives should use TikTok if: They want...

This year, the Fortune 500 CEOs stepped up their game on social media with more individuals on the list having an online presence. Being on social media offers many benefits for industry leaders, such as helping them drive toward company objectives, establishing themselves as thought leaders, and connecting with customers, stakeholders, and current and potential employees.  Our team at Influential Executive researched each CEO on the Fortune 500 list to find how many of them have a social media account. As of August 2022, 70% of CEOs on the list have at least one social media account — an increase of 13% since 2020. In this article, we look at three interesting Fortune 500 CEOs we recommend following on social media across LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. We chose these CEOs because they utilize the benefits of their respective platform effectively to share...