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Talk About It – Ed Sheeran’s Two New Songs Reviewed, The Sun Vs The Chicken Connoisseur? & More!

In this episode of the Talk About It Podcast, Jay Carteré and Mike talk about another variety of topics:

Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (song review)

Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill (song review)

Migos – T Shirts (Song Review)

Lethal Bizzle ft. Giggs & Flowdan – Round Here (Song Review)

C Biz – Fresh Out (Song Review)

The Sun Vs The Chicken Connoisseur

#TalkAboutIt

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7 Easy Ways To Get More Engagement On Twitter

Do you want more retweets, replies and generally more engagement on Twitter? Well I’m gonna share 7 easy ways for you to get more engagement on Twitter right here. Thank me later.

1. Curate Good Content And Add Your Point Of View

 

This is probably the easiest way to keep your Twitter page entertaining and not overly promotional. Quote retweet tweets that are already getting engagement and add your own comment or spin on it. Since the tweet was already getting engagement beforehand, it’s very likely that your followers will also engage with it and appreciate the fact that you brought this interesting content to their timeline.

2. Maintain A Balance Of Promotional Tweets And Content That Your Target Market Wants

 Nobody wants to be promoted to all day. Make sure that your time spent on Twitter isn’t purely self-promotional. Aim to put out at least three tweets that are going to entertain, inform or inspire your followers for every two promotional tweets you put out. Do a bit of research on who your target audience is and what they want (your target audience is generally a reflection of yourself, think to yourself ‘would I enjoy this’ before posting).

 

 

 

3. Reply To Tweets, Both From Others And Yourself

Reply to your followers. Don’t try to be an untouchable celebrity, engage with them and get involved in the conversation. This will encourage your followers to mention you more regularly and engage with your tweets.

Replying to your own tweets creates a thread. Anyone who sees this new will also see the tweet you replied to. This is a good way to give a tweet an extra push and give people who missed the tweet before another chance to see it and engage with it.

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4. Reply To Your Curated Content With Promotional Content

Replying to your tweet to give it a boost is all good and well, but to imply this strategy more effectively, I suggest you reply to your curated content (any tweets dedicated to entertain, inspire or inform your target audience) with your promotional tweets. This will give your curated content a boost and it will also boost your promotional content. By directly associating your promotional content with something that your followers are predisposed to enjoying, you’ll make your followers more likely to engage with your promotional content because they feel as though they owe it to you.

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5. Retweet And Engage With Quote Tweets

 

When your followers take the time to quote tweet your posts and add their own comment, make sure you retweet and engage with them. This will encourage more people to quote your tweets, which gives you more exposure and it’s a nice, easy way to give back.

6. Tweet Questions To Your Followers, RT And Engage With The Answers

 

Tweeting questions for your followers to answer is a great way to jump start engagement as it prompts your followers to get involved. After a question is answered, make sure you retweet and/or reply to the answers. This will encourage more people to answer the question as they know they’ll receive exposure to your followers and it’s a great way to build the relationships you have with your followers.

7. Use The Polls Feature

 

The new polls feature is a great way to get people to interact with your tweets. You can ask whatever you want and then add up to four options for your followers to choose from. What gives polls such a high engagement rate is the fact that voters remain anonymous and you have to vote in order to see the results of the poll. The curiosity of wanting to know what everyone else thinks is a major driving factor in my opinion, and the ease of voting is also very helpful.  

I hope these 7 easy ways to get more engagement on twitter have helped you out in your marketing goals. If you’d rather hire me to help your Twitter profile grow and increase engagement for you, you can contact me and check out my portfolio.

What do you think though? Leave any comments below or talk to me on Twitter.

Social Media Management: Art Suriano [Twitter]

Social Media Management: Art Suriano [Twitter]After a successful few months managing Circle Of Faith’s Twitter, band member and author Art Suriano took me on to grow his following on his personal Twitter account over one month in order to try and grow his personal brand.

“If you’re looking for someone who knows how to build you or your brand via social media, then Jay Carteré is the person you need.  I’ve been working with Jay for nearly a year and during that time he has helped build both my professional band, Circle of Faith, and me personally, Art Suriano, a strong presence and following on Twitter and other social media sites.  Jay is smart, dedicated to excellence, and delivers!” – Art Suriano

Package Chosen: Standard

Interested in hiring me to manage your social media? Send me a message via Twitter or use this form.

Social Media Management: Circle Of Faith [Twitter]

Circle Of Faith is a Christian Rock band based out of Sparta, New Jersey. They hired me to build their Twitter following and help them reach more people with their music. I created and implemented a social media strategy that was tailored to engage their target audience on Twitter.

Social Media Management: Circle Of Faith [Twitter]

In just a month, I was able to grow their account from 3 to 4,177 followers. I also boosted their engagement in terms of retweets, favourites and replies by over 600%. Over the next 6 months, I continued to Circle Of Faith’s Twitter following to 9,734. As a result of this, their music received more plays, feedback and shares.

“If you’re looking for someone who knows how to build you or your brand via social media, then Jay Carteré is the person you need.  I’ve been working with Jay for nearly a year and during that time he has helped build both my professional band, Circle of Faith, and me personally, Art Suriano, a strong presence and following on Twitter and other social media sites.  Jay is smart, dedicated to excellence, and delivers!” – Art Suriano, Circle Of Faith band member.

Package Chosen: Basic

Interested in hiring me to manage your social media? Send me a message via Twitter or use this form.

Social Media Management: Jay Carteré [Twitter & Instagram]

Throughout the past 9 months or so I’ve managed to grow my social media following on both Twitter and Instagram. I started this process with just under 1.5k Twitter followers and I have now managed to grow that figure to over 18k, while growing my Instagram following to 13.2k.

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Interested in hiring me to manage your social media? Send me a message via Twitter or use this form.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Followers On Twitter

If you’re just starting out on Twitter or you’ve had a profile for a while and you have a low amount of followers, you might be tempted to buy a bunch of followers in order to seem credible. The thing is, that can actually end up doing more harm than good. These are a few reasons why you shouldn’t buy followers on Twitter:

1. It Makes You Look Less Credible

On the surface, you may think that having a high number of fake followers will make you look popular and credible, but there are many websites online that can scan your account and reveal how many fake followers you have.


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Also, anyone can look through your followers and see that most of them are eggs, inactive profiles or spam bots. That can really negatively affect your credibility on Twitter.

2. It Makes It Harder To Measure Your Progress

When you buy fake followers, they aren’t permanent. Your bot followers will eventually get suspended by Twitter or unfollow you. This makes it really difficult to measure your growth. When your followers keep dropping off it doesn’t make it easy to keep track of the followers you’re gaining. This makes it harder to see what actions are actually benefitting your profile and entertaining your audience.

3. It Makes You Look Silly

If you have 20,000 followers and you only get 2 retweets on your tweets, it makes you look very silly. It gives everyone the impression that you’re not actually saying anything valuable or, even worse, that nobody cares. It also makes it very obvious to anyone with a little common sense that you have fake followers, and that’s not what you want right?

4. Buying Followers On Twitter Makes You Look Dishonest

If you purchase followers, you are lying to everyone who views your profile. In your attempt to create the illusion of popularity, you can instead make yourself look incredibly unpopular and untrustworthy. 

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If you need help in growing your social media following, go to JCMpire.com. We can offer you social media management and a host of other services that can benefit your music, brand and business.

What do you think about buying followers on Twitter? Do you think it’s a good strategy or not? Leave a comment below and let’s discuss!

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How To Get Me To Listen To Your Music On Twitter

Seeing as I receive spam everyday without fail, it’s led me to believe that people want me to check out their music. First of all, I don’t have the time to listen to everyone’s music. I’m out here trying to make my own and get shit done. So I charge for consultations and reviews, I’m also going to be releasing an artist development program real soon on JCMpire.com. But if you’re too stingy to pay the price, or you feel you’re entitled to have me listen to your stuff, please take note of a few suggestions I’ve got for you.

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If I want to hear your music, I will explicitly let you know that. I DO NOT want you crowding up my mentions with links to stuff I didn’t ask for. If you do that I will block you real quick.

Engage with the stuff I post

 

Jay Carteré| Jay Cartere | How To Get Me To Listen To Your Music On TwitterIf you retweet or reply to my tweets, I’m likely to go check your profile out and see what’s up. You should have a link to your best song or your website in your bio (if you link to your website I’ll take you more seriously). If you do, I’ll usually check your stuff out if I have the time. If I like it, I’ll let you know, otherwise I’ll keep my opinion to myself.

 

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If you buy any of my singles, my EP, or anything else I’m selling, upload a screenshot and @ me. This will make me 200% more likely to want to see what you’ve got going on and check out any music you’re making.

Buy one of my beats

If you buy a beat from me, let me know when you’ve finished the song and I’ll definitely ask to hear it. I’ll be curious to see what you’ve done over my production and, if you ask, I’ll be sure to give you my honest opinion and any tips I can offer.

Hopefully now you know how to approach me to get me to listen to your music on Twitter. If you don’t wanna do any of this stuff, just message me and let me know you want to buy a review session. I’ll give you 30 mins to ask me anything you want via Skype. I’ll also listen to one of your tracks and give you my opinion and advice for the low price of £35. Don’t miss out, grab this deal now because I’m gonna raise the price real soon.

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