Social media has become one of the most effective platforms for creating and fostering connections. Many consumers use these platforms to interact with brands and even company executives. On the other hand, more CEOs and business leaders are establishing their online presence to take advantage of all the benefits social media has to offer. One example is the senior vice president of loanDepot, Alec Hanson, who has leveraged the power of building relationships on social media. His success across several platforms has led to a Forbes feature, How Every Leader No Matter The Industry Can Adopt Social Media, which details how he is effectively using social media for his business. In this article, we analyze Hanson’s social media strategy and explain what makes his online presence so successful.    Creating Connections Authentically  Alec Hanson has a comprehensive strategy across every major social media platform you...

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...

The number of CEOs who have a social media account has increased significantly over the past two years. Having an online presence has become more critical than ever, particularly because of the record-high usage on mobile apps since the pandemic. How have America’s most influential executives evolved their online presence in that time? Our team at Influential Executive used the CEOs of companies on the 2022 Fortune 500 list as a sample and researched each and every one of them to find their public profiles on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Our research found that as of August 2022, 70% of Fortune 500 CEOs have a profile on at least one social media platform. ...