I recently got asked this question about how to connect with Barack Obama on LinkedIn, and because I had a little trouble doing so myself, I thought I would let anyone know who wants to get connected with him on LinkedIn how I did so. Whether you agree with Barack Obama’s policies or not, at one time during his Presidency according to one source he was the 21st most connected person in the LinkedIn world, so he is not a bad super-connector to connect with in order to build up one’s network.
At first I found about Barack Obama being on LinkedIn when reading a LinkedIn connection’s profile. He had a paragraph about all of the famous people in his network, and this included Barack. I then found Barack’s profile, and sure enough, there he was! After seeing him pop up on the TopLinked.com Top 50 list, I tried to connect with him but unfortunately was not able to…
Interested in Barack’s marketing tactics, I had signed up on his homepage to receive regular E-Mails from him about his campaign. He often personally sends out E-Mails to his followers with updates before he releases the information to the press. I then thought, since I get E-Mails directly from him, why don’t I add him as a contact and utilize the E-Mail address from which I get his mailings from? Sure enough my request was accepted and now I am connected to Barack as well!
So, if you want to connect with Barack and are having problems, please show your support by signing up for his E-Mail and then use LinkedIn people search to find him and then use the address from which he sends you E-Mails to send him a LinkedIn invitation!
[UPDATE] Apparently Barack has changed the E-mail address from which he sends his supporters E-mails, so I have already had a contact notify me that the above does not work. While I would like everyone who is interested to sign up on Barack’s website as a show of support, the address that shows up on my contact list for him is [email protected], so please try to use this to connect with him directly.
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