It’s 2024, and everyone has a brand— whether it’s by design or happenstance. Over the last decade, social media has exploded with people from different walks of life sharing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions on just about everything. Through this transparency, many people have been able to develop a personal brand that’s landed them endorsements, collaborations, and professional growth.
With so many people turning to social media to build their brand, it can be hard to stand out. Luckily, there are a few tricks to the trade that can result in organic success.
So, where do you start? According to Alli Rodriguez of Alli Rodriguez Public Relations (ARPR), Q1 offers the perfect opportunity to rebrand yourself— whether it’s updating your LinkedIn or sprucing up your social media.
“Your brand is essentially your face. Personal branding is recognizing what you have to offer as an individual and then showing that specialty to the world,” she tells BrownStyle Magazine.
For over thirteen years, Rodriguez has helped clients maximize their exposure by securing interviews with the press, creating social media content, assisting with brand management, and helping them strategize their business efforts.
Before offering her branding services, Rodriguez always asks two important questions: who are you? And what do you do?
She explains, “By bundling who you are and what you do, you can create a package to advertise to the world. From there, you can leverage that information to shape your brand, share your story to create more exposure and credibility, and monetize your brand— if that is your goal.”
The Publicist adds that it’s very important to be strategic, especially with the current economy. “It’s important to know what you’re offering and using your specialty to win,” she insists.
Want to rebrand yourself in the new year? Below, see Alli Rodriguez’s top five tips for rebranding yourself in 2024.
Develop Your Strategy
Clearly define the direction you wish to go in 2024, whether that’s via a vision board or writing down your goals in a notebook. Be intentional and carefully map out a strategic plan on how to achieve each goal.
Set Realistic Expectations On Short And Long Term Goals
Ensure that you are truly setting yourself up for success by creating goals that are both attainable and realistic. Remember, creating a successful brand takes time, effort, and lots of planning.
Edit Your Social Media To Reflect Your Brand
Take a look at your website, Linkedin, and social platforms to ensure your messaging is consistent. If you notice any inconsistency, make the necessary adjustments to ensure your branding is presented.
Invest In A Professional Headshot
If you have not done this already, invest in a professional headshot! This is especially important if you are going to hire a publicist. By having a professional high-resolution headshot, media outlets are more likely to be open to interviewing with you or using you as an expert in your field.
Give Yourself Grace
Remember, it’s okay to continue to reinvent your brand as you go. It’s all about setting up a solid foundation that will outlive any trend.
There are going to be highs and lows, but setting your brand up correctly and at a reasonable pace will save you time in the long run. Also, make sure you’re not feeding into imposter syndrome by rushing the process.