How to Pump Up Your Social Media Identity


Jill KurtzBy Jill Kurtz, Owner, Kurtz Digital Strategy

These days, your activity on social media contributes a great deal to your online identity. Since that identity is seem by everyone – personal, professional, marketers, potential employers, etc. – it is very important that you actively manage your identity online.

Building your online presence means defining your brand online.

Identify relevant channels. Every social media has its unique vibe. Identify which channels are the most relevant for your online persona and invest your time there.

Define your value proposition. Your social media persona has to differ from the rest. Understand what should make people view your profile and read your feed and make that value clear in your profile.

Follow a consistent style and tone. Your social media profile should make a strong image of you. The words you use and how you present them become part of your online identity. This needs to be consistent across all the channels you use.

Share from your tribe. While you are unique, you are participating in a shared space. A great way to define your place in that space is to share content from others. This is a great way to be part of trends and happenings and to show your connection to them.

Don’t be afraid to provoke discussion. A healthy bit of controversy and opposition can help to define your brand and differentiate you from the rest. Don’t be afraid to offer your own take on things.

About the Author: Jill Kurtz founded Kurtz Digital Strategy to help clients see the communication potential of the newest trends and technologies. She is an expert at website strategy and redesign, social media planning, and developing exceptional content.

1 Comment

  1. George on at 7:00 AM

    Great post, thanks Jill. I like what you say about each channel having its own vibe. Twitter we can be loud on, Insta as a showcase platform, youtube for long-form marketing/storytelling and facebook as a hybrid of all this! Keep up the great posts about social

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