He’s considered a bit of a social media ‘OG’. For seven years, Preston guided players on the PGA Tour to create their own brands and communities, an effort that grew the greater PGA audience from 20 million to 60 million followers in 5 years. Now, as a co-founder of Golf Space Collective, Preston and his team guides golf properties on all things digital.
This episode hits on why building a personal brand is important, the impact that personal brand has on team and league brands or any business and why human connection is critical to form a community over an audience.
2:50 A Social Media OG, @Preston
4:33 Launching Memphis Athletics accounts
6:56 Building a Following on the PGA Tour
9:31 The Incentive to Building Player Brands
13:09 Growing Players’ Social Media Game
16:16 Putting Emphasis on Human Connection and Personal Brands
21:28 Frameworks for Personal Branding – Just Get Started
29:07 Audience vs. Community and Creating Brand Advocates
35:05 Connecting with Younger Fan Bases
38:24 The Netflix Impact & ‘First Swing’
44:38 Showing Human Emotion and Personality
For more information on the topics covered in this episode:
Justin Welsh’s LinkedIn course
To connect with Preston: