6 Degrees of Twittaration
I couldn’t think of a title for this post that said *exactly* what I was trying to say. Mostly because it is something I often wonder about, and even talk with other people about:
Do celebrities, famous musicians and high profile people tweet for themselves?
Believe it or not from where I sit, a lot of celebrities do tweet for themselves, especially the one’s that work with me. I am very adamant about this. I don’t think of Social Media as a place for people to come and dump all their links and hi-jinks on us and not give back.
The fact is, they like participating in Social Media. It is something that is THEIRS and keeps them connected to fans, because after all what makes a celebrity … a celebrity? Their fans! Most celebrities appreciate this and really do want to connect with the people who helped get them to the top of their game.
“I think what makes us human – is our interconnectedness among people. It’s our ability to form and maintain relationships. It’s the barometer by which we call ourselves human.” – Thomas Jane
The other night I was watching the Season Premier of “The Closer” and across the screen came a message bulletin that said “Join @KyraSedgwick live on Twitter right now use #TheCloser hashtag”
I was already on Twitter so not expecting anything I tweeted:
So it only took 4 tweets to get to Kevin Bacon, or at least to get his wife to talk about him. LOL
High profile people and famous musicians are people too, right. I have worked with many big names and/or new and breaking artists and almost ALL of them generally want to be self-sufficient online. Most even have such a curiosity and thoughtfulness about them when it comes to the digital world. They also get nervous and wonder if what they said was funny, relevant or well received. There is no difference between you and Angelina Jolie, except that she is married to Brad Pitt, but at the end of the day they put there shoes on one foot at a time and even have to do the mundane chores that life brings each and every day.
I once worked with a really famous musician. He asked, “What should I talk about it?” In my head I was going, “Oh my gosh you are FREAKING _____.” (I don’t kiss and tell unless they want me too ; )
That was a real big moment for me, and for what I do for living because I had to keep in mind the fact that if this person tweets the wrong thing, it ends up on TMZ, so I admit to being a little freaked out. Then I got into consultant mode and went through my “Get a G.R.A.S.P” concept and immediately asked what are your Goals….who are your trying to Reach…went through the ABC’s of setup….stopped for awhile on Socialality….and then drove it home with Promotional ideas.
This brings us to a question I get asked all the time. ”Just what do you do Jessica?” I have always tried to be like the “Unknown Stuntman” or even a secret weapon for most clients. I have some that are breaking into the business and it is helpful for me to tweet and talk with them and promote them etc. Others, I just stand by and keep a watchful eye on what they are doing. Everyone has different needs. Most of my job is helping them feel safe online and coaching them about strategy and productivity. As for others I chose to believe that they do tweet and or post unless they make note that it is a street team or admin post. My suspension of disbelief will continue to be that there is a live human on the other end of the tweet. But I work in the entertainment industry and am smart enough to figure that not all people are the actual person.
So when you speak to a celebrity online, here’s some advice, just be yourself because they might be there for the same reasons you are.
Any cool stories about Celebrities you have interacted with online?