What A Time To Be Alive! No time more than now has artists and celebrities lives been on display. This can be attributed to some of our favorite social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and SnapChat. Here's a quick history lesson of how we got here: Wayyyy back in the day before social media existed there were only newspapers and magazines that gave you a small glimpse into what really was only what the artists wanted you to see. Then there came TV shows like MTV and BET that showed you a glimpse even more into artists and gave you an idea of artist's mannerisms and personas as approved by their publicists and PR team. But the problem with both of these methods is that it often took a while for news to break because only after being funneled by program directors and show schedules. That's all changed with the introduction of social media. Celebrities and artists are now beamed to millions of screens and with the push of a button anything from pictures, to words, to videos can be shared instantly. And if you know anything about the internet then you know that once somethings on the internet then it's there forever. Ask Kevin Hart.
These celebrities and artists at one time seemed so distant, now their so accessible. So you may be asking yourself how can I talk to this artists? OR how can I pick their brain apart? Will they listen to your mixtape? Social Media probably won't help you with getting your mixtape listened to. But your in luck if your wanting to ask your favorite celebrity that one question that you've been to ask. Thanks to Instagram's feature "Instagram Questions Sticker".
They say you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Same is true for the questions you don't ask. The smart phone has become a lifeline now, especially for artists. Those cross country flights are long and taxing making this a time for artists and celebrities to try to connect and get the most out of their audience. So ask away, it might just be your lucky day. Also artists and brands are using this new Instagram feature to help them collect data and to improve engagement.
Here's just a few ways celebrities and brands are using the "Instagram Questions Sticker":
It's important to not just ask any question you want to get value out of the exchange. It's OK to take a second to come back to the post while you come up with the perfect question. But be quick, the story is only there for 24hrs or until they delete it. Even so, if you don't have anything important to say, saying something is still a good way to keep that line of communication open and can set you apart from all the other thousands of followers.
So what are you waiting for? Ask away. And if you want to get more engagement from your audience. Use the "Instagram Questions Sticker". Or as the youngsters say. Let me see somethin'.
And it wouldn't be Tulsa Lines if we didn't give you somethin to vibe to. So here is 50 Cent's "21 Questions":