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, according to TopLinked.com he is 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.