Tips from the Artists

February 13, 2009 at 11:01 pm 3 comments

This is part of my “Artists Using Social Media” series. (For more information, see the intro post).

For the question  & answer posts (of which there are quite a few), I have narrowed the responses down quite a bit.  While most responses were excellent, I filtered down to the (objectively) best ones, to avoid a long, repetitive post.


What kind of tips do you have for using social media to promote yourself/projects?


On How to Be & Behave:

Allison Hagendorf, media personality, writer, producer, foodie, fitness enthusiast : “I view social media as an extension of who I am and what I am trying to achieve.  It is a way of life.”


Photo Credit: Nep (Travis Smith)

Amber Jean, artist, writer, performer: “Mix the personal and the promotional.  Social media is first about relationships.  I like to think of it as “scooby snacks”…just enough bits from personal and professional life to keep an audience intrigued.”

Kim Cameron, Musician Side FX Band“: Stay true and stay on top of it.  Make sure you are as interesting on a screen as you are in person.  No one should be surprised when they meet you in real life.

Hunter Weeks, Filmmaker + Photographer:”You must truly become active in the social media apps. Just throwing stuff up on various sites and abandoning your profiles doesn’t work.” (1)

Scilla Andreen, Filmmaker + CEO & Co-Founder  “Honesty and don’t try to sell anything. Ask for advice and say ‘Thank You’.”

Adrian Ellis, Musician, Composer/Producer: “Be yourself, be interesting, be honest. Don’t sell, offer things – information, ideas, product. Think about the feeling you want people to have about you and write to that. Imagine everyone is a potential friend you’ve met at a party – think about first impressions.”(2)

Jeremy Lim, Musician : “Be active in your community. Help lift others up. Reciprocity is king. Be honest about how you label yourself. There are people looking for what you have to offer, but if you portray yourself incorrectly, you’ll only create resentment.”

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