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Feb 16th
05:02 pm
Zac Efron and Social Media  
It looks as though Zac's people are gearing up to establish an online presence for him. We're trying to get official confirmation of this and if/when we do, I'll let you know. But recently several things have changed that make me 99% sure that part of his gearing up for TLO promo is going to include engaging in social media. Here's the evidence.


"Zac Efron joined Facebook"... here. That in and of itself isn't that interesting. Buuuuuut his publicist liked that notification (she really should unlike it so she isn't hounded by fb crazies):

Then they started posting using WhoSay, the celeb social media service. If you aren't familiar with WhoSay, they describe themselves thusly, "WhoSay is a service that helps artists, athletes and iconic personalities connect with their fans. When you see someone posting via WhoSay, you'll know that it's real, authentic messages, photos and videos coming from your favorite people." So not just any Joe Schmoe can fake WhoSay. That to me is the biggest reason I think it is all legit.

Also, there are two Ben Watts shots not previously released posted to this Facebook.

+2 pretty pics+Collapse )


His people have seemingly taken over the twitter user name @zacefron, resetting the account, deleting all old followers and all old (stupid) messages. They also followed WhoSay.


There is now a Zac Efron WhoSay account AND it links to the twitter and Facebook. It also has another new Ben Watts shot.Collapse )

The fourth thing is less certain so it doesn't get bold/big, lol... but his domain zacefron.com (which his people have owned for a long time), possibly is in the process of being loaded with content. This is totally a guess based on the white screen it is defaulting to. jeezbee thinks it used to be some generic error/host message.

So all that put together, especially the WhoSay parts, and I feel it is pretty legit.

Now, y'all know how I feel about twitter and Zac, lol.Collapse )

ETA: I realized I should really thank unwrapme for pointing out the facebook's existence to me and also thank jeezbee. Both were instrumental in connecting the dots.
Mood: exhaustedexhausted
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countessm3countessm3 on February 17th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
Zac is a private person; therefore, there is no reason to think he'll go online and post "got drunk and brought home two girls and a guy last night. My **** is chaffing. Here are some pics we took..."
...although if he did, it would be the highest rated post he ever made.
I imagine he'll post clever, funny comments as well as promo texts, and maybe if he's a thinker, he'll post something that us thinkers can ruminate upon.
And maybe he'll post clips of himself singing and playing guitar <3 or reciting poety he's written <3.
lilly4848lilly4848 on February 17th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
If he posted the first thing you mentioned, I think that I might begin to like Facebook....just a little bit. :)
countessm3countessm3 on February 17th, 2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
LMAO Lilly. (-;
kleth on February 17th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
What everyone said.

Look, it had to be done. Social media are an essential element of marketing/PR today. Don't confuse personal use of social media with business use. I seriously doubt that Zac will be anywhere near the front lines.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on February 18th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
If you look ont he whosays account, it says he has an official tumblr too
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
good catch, that's new from yesterday. i hope they get the twitter verified soon though just put people at ease.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on February 18th, 2012 05:03 am (UTC)
How long does verifying twitters normally take?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
idk. but, for us anyway, it doesn't matter cause zefron.com verified it's legit.
lilly4848lilly4848 on February 18th, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Looks like there's already at least one nut job commenting on the Facebook page. Oy vey.
countessm3countessm3 on February 18th, 2012 12:19 pm (UTC)
Yep; that's why I said "Dear sweet Jesus, some of those people need to be under locked observation."

It's gonna be stalker central...at least Zac's team will know who the crazies are and can keep watch.
lilly4848lilly4848 on February 18th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
A couple of brief off-topic questions.

Cady, will you be posting a list of upcoming TV appearances for The Lorax promo (& later for TLO)?

Any word on whether or not he'll be at the Oscars, maybe even present?

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 18th, 2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
i've been extremely lazy about putting the schedule together, but yes i will make a post, lol.

i haven't heard anything about oscars. it would be great but i'd kind of be surprised if he presents this year or even goes. but even if he doesn't, he might make appearances at after-parties.
lilly4848lilly4848 on February 18th, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Thought maybe he'd go as a type of promo. You know, the announcer says, "now the star of The Lorax and The Lucky One........" :)
countessm3countessm3 on February 19th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
Did you ever get an official confirmation that that is Zac's facebook? The reason I ask: yesterday they had posted stills from The Lucky One and today those stills are gone. I'm wondering why, given that they're all over the internet.

I really liked the one of Zac with the German shepherd. His clothes matched the German shepherd's fur...it was very cute.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on February 19th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC)
yeah it is all confirmed through zefron.com. plus it is all connected to his whosay. all i can think is they're still working out the posting stuff. i wish they'd have taken down that one ghetto ass upscaled pixelated TLO picture with the JJ yellow border. it's so tacky, lol.