Online Marketing Company fishbat Addresses President Barack Obama, Who Encouraged Open Communication with Reddit, Allowing People to Engage in Conversation

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Obama opens his own AMA thread on Reddit, which engages people to ask him questions of all kinds, the result being a great response on his behalf.

On August 29, 2012, the Washington Post reported that President Barack Obama opened an Ask Me Anything thread on the social news site called Reddit. According to the Washington Post, Obama would answer questions Reddit users would post, enlightening them on his life and projects.

The article on the Washington Post’s website stated that popularity on Obama’s thread was high, supported by the high level of traffic on Reddit.. Washington Post would go on to report, Obama was the highest-profile person to ever take part in an AMA thread trumping most celebrities.

As would be expected, this event would not go unnoticed by Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian. “I was sitting in [the University of Virginia’s] Alderman Library when I came up with the name ‘Reddit,’” Ohanian told the Washington Post. “And I never could've imagined that seven years later, the president of the United States would be using it -- let alone from the same place!”

“This would not be Obama’s first endeavor in the world of social media.” said Justin Maas, Vice President of Client Relations of online marketing company, fishbat, Inc. “On the contrary, Obama took to Twitter and Linkedin in the past, hosting town hall platforms for people to communicate with him.” The Washington Post reports, in addition to keeping his reputation in a favorable light in these ways, he answered questions on Facebook from Silicon Valley where the headquarters of said social media company is located. The attention that Reddit gained, though, is arguably greater.

“Reddit is, in essence, the world’s most constant conversation platform,” continues Maas, “It’s akin to casually speaking to a complete stranger on an elevator, only with a wider scope. Anything can be asked and there’s a very good chance that whoever is addressed, Obama or otherwise, will answer.”

fishbat, Inc. is a full service social media agency. Through social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat flourishes as a digital marketing firm to bring awareness to your brand and build up your corporate image.

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