As we mourn the loss of Tom Petty, who passed away on October 2, 2017, Profile Peace is paying tribute to his social media profiles. Tom Petty will be remembered as a great American rock musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and 2002 Rock and Roll hall of fame inductee, and while his success predates the existence of social media, he impressively managed his online brand in his later years while he continued to master his music.
Tom Petty’s Social Media Profiles, Statistics & Fun Facts as of October 2017
Facebook: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Statistics: 3,337,329 people like this | 2,878,266 people follow this
Fun Fact: Facebook was by far Tom Petty’s biggest social media presence. In fact, his fan page on Facebook has 7 times more followers than his Twitter profile and 17 times more followers than his Instagram profile.
Instagram: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Statistics: 1,012 posts | 165k followers | 26 following
Fun Fact: Tom Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. If each one of his 165K Instagram followers bought all those records, that would be 484 record purchases each!
Twitter: Tom Petty
Statistics: Tweets 4,906 | Following 1,003 | Followers 387K
Fun Fact: Tom Petty followed more than 1,000 people on Twitter, which is unusual compared to other famous (and recently deceased) musicians like Prince who followed no one or Chester Bennington of Linking Park who only followed 66 people.
LinkedIn: Five Lessons in Professional Awesomeness from Tom Petty
While Tom Petty didn’t have an official LinkedIn Profile, this article titled “Five Lessons in Professional Awesomeness from Tom Petty” offers some great business lessons Tom taught by example, including 1) being authentic, 2) achieving mastery, 3) knowing what to say, 4) being cool and 5) not backing down.
Profile Peace sends our deepest condolences to the family, friends, fans and others impacted by the loss of Tom Petty, a legendary man. As Tom’s social media profiles live on in memoriam, we as a community will continue to have an outlet to celebrate Tom Petty’s life well lived. If your life has been impacted by Tom Petty, share your story with us in comments section below!
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