He’s loud, boorish, opinionated, and priggish but he’s still the SPCA’s poster child. In the same manner that turned a hoop star into an even bigger brand – Be Like Mike – the Recruiting Inferno is now at the forefront of social media experimentation…
Does “Being Mike” actually help your personal brand?
For instance, Brenda sent me a DM after she changed hers: “I’ve gotten about 10 new followers with animal’s avatar…hmmm? Which means mine must be a real turn off?”
Well Brenda, yes and no but let’s find out how much an influence Mr. Animal truly is.
To participate, all you have to do is change your Twitter avatar to one of these of the Recruiting Animal that most closely embodies who you are:
Clockwise from top left to right, we have Original, Bald, Blonde, Gay, Redhead, and Mohawk.
You know the drill: Save the picture you want to use to your hard drive then go into your Twitter settings and change your picture. Then sit back and watch the followers flock to you! Or not…
Just be prepared to deal with the shock when someone comes back to you with a message that sounds “right” but with an avatar that makes you wonder whether you mistakenly sent a delicious Tweet to a person who would have no problem with telling the world what kind of idiot you are.
Oh the heart palpitations!
As you know, I haven’t stopped laughing all day. What a great way to start a Monday. I had fun using MK’s avatar and gained about 10 followers. The reason could be 1. I used Animal’s avatar. 2. I changed my tweeting persona for a few hours. 3. I was RT’ing stuff from the socialrecruitingsummit. 4. All of the above. No matter the reason, I had fun doing it.
Sometimes the twitter sessions can be a little too serious, which I understand if you are trying to project a serious business image, but as GenY is trying to change the world, it would be OK to “lighten up” once in a while on this social media stuff.
Now I am re-thinking my own photo…will loose sleep over that one!
Stumbled upon your blog & I like the tone/content. But its really hard to read. Would you consider changing your blog colours to dark text over light background? I think if you run a poll, you’ll find that the majority will prefer this.