For Those Who Are Still Confused About beBee Ambassadors
My dear fellow Bees:
I was appointed a beBee brand ambassador a few months ago. I'm not exactly sure how this came about. Mostly likely because I had, since coming to beBee, become very interested in attracting people to the site.
I behave this way because I am a marketer and an advertising animal. It's in my DNA. So I started coming up with ideas that I could use to get some attention for beBee, mainly on LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.
I focused on LinkedIn primarily because I knew a lot of people there who were in the process of having their followings decimated by LinkedIn's behavior towards them, just like they did to me.
But I also undertook these activities because I was genuinely excited by the prospect of being part of the first wave on a relatively new social/business media site, and really wanted to share that with the peeps I knew over in the Lumpy Kingdom.
So my assumption is that this was considered to be a good service, and so I was made a brand ambassador.
I am currently one of about twenty brand ambassadors, who are all doing the same sort of thing as I do in their own ways.
However, since the program started, there has been a bit of confusion as to just what being an beBee ambassador means. This confusion stems, for the most part, from the frame of reference that most people who come here have bought with them from LinkedIn.
And it's not a very pleasant one at that.
They see beBee ambassadors as something akin to LinkedIn 'Influencers', who were, in fact, an elite class on LinkedIn. They were heavily promoted on LinkedIn Pulse, although they mostly wrote workplace oriented crap. But they furthered the LinkedIn agenda, which never really had anything to do with promoting independent writers, although LI tried to bullshit everyone into believing that wasn't the case.
But I digress.
What you see below are some simple truths, to the best of my knowledge, about beBee ambassadors. My hope is that this clarifies things to some extent and gets you thinking in beBee terms as opposed to LI terms.
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