When it comes to developing a social media strategy, people don’t buy the best product, they buy the best-marketed product.
Now, let me share a story that’ll knock your socks off and make your jaw hit the floor so hard it’ll need to be surgically reattached.
I’m talking about 2018 when Ryan Reynolds purchased a majority stake in Aviation Gin, a small craft gin company, and two years later sold it for a cool $610 million.
Note: There are over 6,000 other gin brands in the world. WTF?
Being the ballsy entrepreneur he is, he followed that up with this:
In 2019, he swooped in and bought Mint Mobile, a low-cost wireless provider, in a market teeming with over 800 similar companies.
Just recently, he sold that to T-Mobile for a whopping $1.35 billion in 2023.
Social Media Strategy 101: Eyeball Hijacking
Now, you might be wondering, how the heck does he do it?
After all, I did talk a bit about the power and importance of storytelling and messaging in this article. As that one skill separates good brands from great brands
So how does Ryan Reynolds waltz into these hyper-competitive markets, slap the big boys in the face, and walk away with boatloads of cash?
Well, I’m glad you asked because it’s time for a lesson in eyeball hijacking.
Reynolds has his digital marketing agency on standby, ready to pounce on whatever’s trending in the news or pop culture, faster than a Cheetah on a Red Bull IV drip, creating ads for his companies that’ll have you saying, “Damn, that guy’s a marketing genius!”
I mean, have you seen his recent ad where he used the white-hot trending topic of ChatGPT to write an ad for Mint Mobile?
It’s like he has a direct line to the meme gods or something.
And remember that Peloton ad (about the husband who bought his wife one) that had everyone losing their minds? Reynolds went all detective mode, tracked down the actress, and had her star in an Aviation Gin ad.
If Ryan Reynolds Can Do It, Why Can’t You?
Here’s the bottom line: attention is everything, and I’m not just talking about the kind of attention you get when you wear a neon green Speedo to the supermarket (though highly recommended).
No, I’m talking about grabbing eyeballs, stealing market share, and making it rain dollar bills in your business.
There are countless undiscovered companies buried in garages, kitchens, warehouses, and offices, that will never see the light of day simply because they ignored the golden rule of attention.
Don’t be one of them.
Don’t end up broke and broken-hearted because poor sales, not a bad product, are the real culprits of failure.
If you want to make it in this dog-eat-dog world, you gotta nail that message, cut through the noise of regurgitated claims, and let me tell you, if you can get just one to work, you’ve hit the jackpot, my friend.
If you don’t, well, you might as well throw in the towel and start practicing your skills as a professional thumb wrestler.
The Ultimate Social Media Strategy: 5 Strategies to Become the Ryan Reynolds of Your Industry
- The Deadpool of Social Media: Ryan Reynolds’ secret weapon in turning ordinary products into multi-million dollar empires lies in his irreverent and hilarious approach to social media, where he brings the wit and charm of Deadpool himself to captivate audiences and create buzz around his brands.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: Reynolds isn’t afraid to break the fourth wall of social media, inviting fans into his world with behind-the-scenes glimpses, witty banter, and self-deprecating humor, making them feel like they’re part of the journey and turning mundane products into must-haves with his infectious charisma.
- Memes and Mayhem: With his finger on the pulse of internet culture, Reynolds taps into the power of memes and viral trends to amplify his brand’s reach. He effortlessly weaves his products into the fabric of online conversations, leaving audiences in stitches and his competitors scratching their heads.
- The Art of Authenticity: Reynolds understands that social media is a platform for connection, and he uses it to his advantage by being authentic, relatable, and genuine. Whether he’s sharing personal anecdotes, poking fun at himself, or championing important causes, he creates an emotional connection with his audience that translates into brand loyalty and skyrocketing sales.
- Collaboration Magic: Reynolds knows the power of collaboration and leverages it to transform ordinary products into extraordinary successes. From partnering with other celebrities to co-creating content with influencers and even involving his fans in the creative process, he turns his social media strategy into a collaborative force that elevates his brands to new heights.
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