You know charlie right #coollike? Well you may not, but you really should check out his youtube channel. latst stats – nearly 250,ooo subscriber, some 80 videos (or approx 10 hrs of content), upwards of 25 million views, and, unlike some other internet players – the fan base is increasing, NOT tailing off.. Charlie’s not going anywhere – he’s here to stay.
SO how does charlie DO it?
Ok. First off. He is very talented. Very. Painting, music, singing, lyrics, painting himself purple – you name it he does it.
Second. He’s been doing it for SOME time. its been two years now… and he’s quite a dilligent cookie – he really sees youtube as an outlet to express himself.
Third – he’s honest, funny, personal and engaged with his audience. Be it taking audience challenges, mentioning people, including them in his content… he’s “just one of us”, self deprecatingly so!
Fourth – he’s “geek” i.e apart from everything else he has some “bizarre” obsesssions (doctor who for example). That always gives some sort of flavor, dont you think.
And finally, he is inclusive, hence including the networks he can partcipate in…
ANd now… the dividends are coming in – from disney inviting him to comic-con, to this new chartjackers exploit (i love how the “children in need” mascot comes into the video), charlie is using his power for GOOD purposes, and not destroying his audience’s trust. And, he’s giving his audience measurable goals.
I love how he has included everyone in the video…. true collective creation indeed. The net’s full of talented people!!! And charlie knows how to get them working together!
Here’s the BBC show about the Charrtjackers project – it raised 10000 pounds for charity, and was #1 on the UK indie charts. So THERE
So you know… support charlie! Follow him @coollike.