Hey y’all! Welcome to the 24th episode of The Fan-Damn-Tastic Marketing Show! In today’s episode I talk about Amanda Palmer leverages social media to create and cultivate fans, and also what your brand can learn from her efforts. I am mention a recent Forbes article where Amanda talked about some of the things she’s learned from using social media as a channel to connect with her fans.
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1:04 – How Amanda Palmer connects with her fans via social media
3:14 – How Amanda uses Twitter as a platform to directly connect with her fans
4:04 – How Amanda used #LOFNOTC to generate $11,000 in merchandise sales in 12 hours, via Twitter
6:55 – The success of Amanda’s Kickstarter project in 2012
10:00 – Insights from the Forbes interview with Amanda into what she’s learned from connecting with her fans via social media.
10:45 – Why Amanda purposely over-delivered on her Kickstarter project
13:08 – The ‘real’ secret to how Amanda successfully uses social media to create and cultivate so many fans
16:30 – The power of being second, and how it can help your social media marketing efforts be successful
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