Give a Damn Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Get Informed. Get Involved. Give a Damn!

Idea & Objectives:

The only way we can truly achieve equality for all is if we all get informed and get involved. In other words, the only way to make a change is to give a damn – and that is how this campaign came to play.

The “Give a Damn” Campaign is a project of the True Colors Fund, founded by Cyndi Lauper. The True Colors Fund works to inspire and engage everyone, especially the straight community, to get involved in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

As an advocate for more than 25 years, Cyndi has worked to bring her straight peers on board in support of equality. As she says, “If one of us is not equal, none of us are.”

Buzz Generated:

Since its launch this year, this campaign has generated a considerably high amount of buzz, especially when taking into account the nature and controversy of the topics it supports.

Here are the figures from its main social media channels:

Twitter: 5,300+ followers

The campaign on Twitter

The campaign on Twitter

Facebook fan page: 43,000+ fans

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5 Tips for Artists to Create their 1000 True Fans

Scoial Media Networks

Scoial Media Networks

All artists might already be swimming in the social media sea; they have already befriended thousands upon thousands of people on MySpace and Facebook. Moreover, they are already spamming every denizen on the web with posts and message about how great they are and how people should vote for them on the latest Facebook competition. Somehow all those people who think this is the way to deal with social media are mistaken. They tend to miss the point completely.

An up and coming artist will need to work hard on earning their true fans. Even 1,000 true fans is great and will be able to sustain the artist on a pretty good living standard. That might be a surprise, but a true fan is the person who will not only buy the artist’s work, they will buy the special editions, attend the gigs and if, given the opportunity, would buy the kitchen sink as well. So, if we say that a true fan will contribute a $100 of their income per year towards that artist, the artist will be making a $100,000 a year.

So how to earn those true fans?

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