Hey folks, So I am doing some social media work for someone that is going to be appearing on a reality show in the near future. This person already had a decent online presence, as when I took over about 12 days ago they had about 2500 followers and were following about 550. I've decided for safeties sake to do their account manually. I want to post what I'm doing, and hopefully receive some best practices advice from the experts on here. This person is a friend and I've volunteered my help because they actually have the intention of doing good (animal welfare) with their notoriety and I want them to succeed. Here is what I've been doing: Every 70 minutes (I set an alarm timer in my phone) I follow 60 new people. I do this from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep generally as it only takes about 60 seconds once every 70 minutes. I intend to do that up until 7500 followers. They just passed 4200 followers now which is an increase of 1700 in under two weeks which I'm very happy with. Their likes per photo have essentially doubled, engagement is good and they make their own posts and do their own comment replies, and I periodically like and comment on other peoples stuff for them. Here are some questions: 1. This person is first trying to gain a very large following in his home town which is a medium/large city and we believe this is the correct strategy to build him a solid fanbase. So the people I am following are the followers of other local accounts that have between 3k-20k followers, including local media, sports teams etc. So far the return following is about 1/3rd which is following which I'm pleased with. However, I am worried about following someone, unfollowing them two weeks later, and then following them again somewhere down the road and being flagged for something. Is this a legitimate concern? 2. Once I hit the 7500 follow limit, should I wait a period of time before I begin unfollowing? Should I stay at the rate of 60 unfollows every 70 minutes? (we did this to get them down to 550 before we started the follows in the first place). 3. Can you recommend any other steps or best practices to maximize this process and get this persons numbers way up? Definitely hoping to be well above 10k followers once the show launches this September. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions. I will keep this thread updated with progress as I implement the methods I learn here.