How to Surprise the Hell Out of Your Fans
“Holy Crap! You found me!
“That was the latest comment I got when I posted a “thank you” in a fan’s Livejournal. She had just finished writing a praise-filled post about how cool my Irish Drinking Songs for Cat Lovers CD was, when I appeared… just two hours after she wrote it!
That’s not the first time I have blown away fans by personally responding to a blog that they would never have expected me to respond to. So what’s the deal? Am I mind-reader? Yup! They call me Mind-Reading Marc. Okay, not really.
In fact, I found Technorati a long time ago. It allows me to track what people are saying about me and my websites in their blogs.
Any music marketer worth half their weight knows that tracking the results of a campaign are essential to the success of their marketing. Technorati works with blogs or any RSS feed. You enter a word or URL and it scans those feeds. Then it comes back with the results. And it also tells you how long ago they posted the information.
Thanks to this amazing site, I learned that David Meerman Scott posted a thank you to me after finishing his New Rules of Marketing & PR. I learned that Pink Mermaid used the chorus for one of my songs in a list of quotes about forgiveness. And I got a great review and feature by Associated Content regarding my latest CD, Irish Drinking Songs: The Cat Lovers Companion.
Of course, I also read how a fan loved my original CD so much that she posted a link to it in her blog and got a HUGE surprise when I commented and said, “thanks!” Guess that is not too bad a tool for helping you to market your music and surprise the hell out of your fans.
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