Dozens of social media animals—really—that you should emulate

Hippos and pooches and bears, oh, my! Online personae needn’t be human. These highly entertaining critters convey voice and exuberance in a way that could benefit brand managers.

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I came up with a great idea: Wouldn’t it be fun to write a post, “Five Animals with a Better Social Media Strategy Than You,” and then highlight what we could learn from these “social animals”? (Gah, I kill myself.)

So I turned to Facebook to ask people who their favorites were.

I quickly learned that this post should be titled: “5 Million Animals with a Better Social Media Strategy Than You,” because our animal buddies are kicking our two-legged butts in that regard.

So, although this list is not comprehensive, here is a sampling to help inspire your own social media strategy:

Doug the Pug: OK, Doug got so many votes, I doubt he can even count that high. Make sure you have some free time before you click over to his page, because it’s a rabbit hole that you won’t escape from quickly.

What makes Doug great?

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