Celebrity DMs: Why They Are The Worst Way to Make Contact & 3 Best Alternatives

Celebrity DMs Why They Are The Worst Way to Make Contact

The Problem With Sending Celebrities Direct Messages

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably at least thought about contacting a celebrity. With so many options, what’s the best way of reaching out? For starters you could send an email, write a letter, or contact the celebrity’s agent. However, it probably also crossed your mind to go right to their social media account and try to slide into their DMs. It seems quick and easy, but it is the worst way to do it.

You have to realize that celebrities get a lot of DMs in their accounts and most probably never reach them. Sites like Facebook and Instagram filter out messages from users that are not connected. Furthermore, Twitter has an option to remove the ability to send DMs to users altogether. Ultimately, a social media account may not even be run by the celebrity themselves. All of those factors combined make DMs the worst way to contact celebrities. Luckily, we have you covered with the three best ways to contact celebrities.

What To Expect From Celebrity DMs

It’s natural to want to get in touch with those who we have a lot of respect for or whose work we greatly admire. That’s exactly what a number of Taylor Swift fans did who shared their experiences on Twitter. As you can probably imagine, none of them got a reply to their DMs.

Redditors discussing their failed attempts to DM Taylor Swift.

Reddit user u/thisisaconspirac seemed to have sent genuinely sincere messages to Taylor only to have them never read by her. However, there’s no blame to be put on Taylor as it’s just the nature of DMs. Social media sites are simply not geared to prioritize unsolicited messages. Actually, it’s just the opposite. That’s why DMs are the worst way to contact celebrities.

I used to send her DMs when something big happened in her life to congratulate her or if something big happened in my life. She never read them and I knew she never would… I think it was almost like a cathartic thing for me because I always felt better when I would vent to her about whatever was going on at the time.

– Reddit user u/thisisaconspirac

Forget DMs. Here’s the best way to contact celebrities.

There are three good ways to contact celebrities. First is by sending them a fan letter through the mail (TTM). Next is sending their representative an email and finally by tagging or mentioning them on social media. Our guide to celebrity contact information can be found here:

Writing Fan Mail to Celebrities

The best way to get in contact with celebrities is by sending a fan letter through the mail (TTM). This is the tried and true method for reaching out to celebrities. Big names like Patrick Stewart, Henry Cavill, and Ian McKellen have all been known to sign autographs for fans this way or reply with personalized messages. ,

Emailing Celebrities’ Agents

Of course celebrities have email addresses, but good luck finding them. Instead, it’s much easier to email the celebrity’s representative or agent. Contacting an agent via email, will allow you to get in touch with the celebrity’s direct representative. With a little luck, they will forward your message. Also, if you know the domain of the celebrity’s agency or business you can find email addresses associated with it via Snovio.

Tagging and Mentioning Celebrities

Finally, we get to a method that still uses social media. Although DMs won’t get your message through to celebrities on social media, that’s not to say that it can’t still be used to your advantage. While it’s a real long shot, tagging/mentioning them on social media may get you the reply that you are looking for.

We analyzed the last 100 tweets of 15 celebrities like Taylor Swift, Mark Hamill, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. By looking at how many of their tweets were replies, we can get an idea for how likely a given celebrity is to respond. This is a good objective assessment that at least shows how frequently a celebrity replies to tweets. Maybe you too will be one of the lucky few to get a response.

Celebrities Ranked by Twitter Replies

Find out how many replies your favorite celebrity does at foller.me.
Mark Hamill0.67
Ryan Reynolds0.56
George Lucas0.48
Katy Perry0.42
Karen Gillan0.26
Taylor Swift0.26
Alexandra Daddario0.1
Florence Pugh0.1
Dwayne Johnson0.07
Lady Gaga0.05
Tom Hiddleston0.04
Scarlett Johansson0.03
Bill Gates0.03
Arnold Schwarzenegger0.03
Demi Lovato0

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