Taylor Swift, 28 year old, singer/songwriter born and raised in Reading, Pa.Swifts grandmother was a famous opera singer and followed in her footsteps. Swift moved to Nashville, Tn at the young age of 14 to pursue her country music career. In Nashville, Swift worked closely with Liz Rose as an editor of her songs.Swift performed at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, later getting a contract with Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Records. Her first single “Tim Mcgraw” was released in 2006 and reached top 10 on the country music charts. She has produced 6 albums over more than a decade. Her most recent album, Reputation’s , on tour soon, lead single has topped the charts in the U.K and U.S. Swift uses her personal life experiences to inspire her song writing.
Social Media Presence Overview
Analysis and Evaluation
On facebook singer Taylor swift has a large follower base of 69,709,211 and a “like” total of 73,384,240. Swift does not seem to post every day or as much as you may see other celebrities postings
. Lately posts have consisted of announcements and rehearsal photos and videos for her upcoming tour Reputation. Swift does make a point to share fans and others postings about her music and upcoming tour. She maily posts photos and come short video clips. Most noticeably she advertises ticket sales for her Reputation tour. There is not any fan activity on this social media platform of Taylors other than comments on the posts made on this account. In which she does not respond to. Everything on her facebook is usually also posted on her instagram and the same things are talked about and shown on all of her social media platforms.
On Instagram Swift has a follower base of 107 Million but the singer does not follow any accounts. Her instagram is solely filled with photos and videos advertising her Reputation tour.
Swift also posts photos of herself on vogue and time magazine covers. She also goes out of her way to post photos of comments made by fans about the Reputation album. Her use of this social media account is about as often as the others, she does not post every single day and multiple times a day. Day by day she is now posting shota from her performing since the tour has officially begun. She has a few posts that are selfies with her beloved cats. Unfortunately she does not respond to her fans very often in the comments sections of her instagram posts.
On twitter Swift has a follower base of 85.5 Million and once again she does not follow and accounts. Although, she does retweet anything that mentions her and her tour/ album by fans and other celebrities.
Swift does not tweet very often either but when she does is regarding her tour and album mostly. She also announces new music videos and provides followers the link to go and watch the new videos as they are produced. She favorites anything that has to do with her tour posted by anyone in the world. Although, she does not retweet or respond back to fans very often like other stars make a point to do.
Taylors website as of today is dedicated to promoting sales of her newest album as well as promoting ticket sales to her tour. Her website also includes her music videos , merchandise and her music. Following sale promotions are a list of her event dates so fans visiting the site can see where the closest show to them may be taking place as well as the date and time and a link to purchase their tickets.
After conducting a basic google search on “Taylor Swift” I was not surprised to find the first result to be tickets sales to her concert in Foxboro, Ma due to location settings on my computer. The following three results were also ads for ticket sales on other competing websites. Following ticket sales was a wikipedia page dedicated to her, her music, life, and how she began her career. Also, on the first page of results were links to her social media pages. After looking at the other result tabes I found that almost all the images and videos that appeared were of her, her music and her past concerts. Under the news results were some articles written about her.
There are not very many news articles pertaining to Taylor Swift as a person, mostly just about her Reputation tour as every other social media platform is currently dedicated to. There are no news scandals about her dating and personal life as there are for others that are in the same career base as her. Although there is still talk about her feud with Kanye from years ago at an awards show, but that is old news.
Commendations and Recommendations:
After researching and looking through all of Taylor Swift’s social media and identifying her digital footprint I have come to understand that she is not big into the social media posting as other celebrities are. Taylor keeps sort of a low profile and does not post very much about her personal life except in her song lyrics. I personally think for her fan’s enjoyment and branding reasons she should post more about herself and not always about her music and tours. Fans like to get to know an artist and if you did not know her from the beginning of her career and you are just now becoming a fan, you do not get to know her as well as you could before she deleted everything off her social media and dedicated it to her new album Reputation. Although it was good for sales and promotions her fan base may be affected by these decisions.
Some other suggestions I would make would be to make it a point to make sure fans know she is seeing and reading all the amazing things they leave in the comments secitons. It would definitely be a great thing to see her responding to more fans comments towards her and her music. Also, I would think to post different things on different social media accounts so everything is not the exact same but also post about the same things too. Keep each social media platform original and not a duplicate of the other accounts.