GFR Ambassador Tips

Here are some ideas on how to help spread the word:

  • Like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!

  • Mention the GFR on your Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and other social media accounts.

  • Use the hashtags #weareallcousins and #GlobalFamilyReunion on Twitter.

  • Write about the Global Family Reunion on your blog.

  • “Like” and “Share” posts that are made from the official GFR Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • Invite your friends to “Like” and “Follow” us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Invite people to subscribe to our GFR blog.

  • If you belong to any clubs, groups or societies, let them know about the Global Family Reunion.

  • Get your whole family involved!

  • Join our GFR Volunteers Facebook group.

  • Bookmark this page – as new press comes out we’ll be adding more links that you can share!

Want to tweet but aren’t sure what to say? Here are some examples (feel free to copy/paste them!):

  • So, apparently, I’m related to some guy who thinks it’s a good idea to have a family reunion in the middle of New York City in June! #GFR2015
  • I’m a cousin of A.J. Jacobs, and so are you! I’m meeting him at the Global Family Reunion, would you like to come along? #GFR2015   
  • What do you mean you aren’t related to AJ Jacobs? Isn’t everybody? Join the Global Family and find out how! http://globalfamilyreunion.com #GFR2015
  • Bringing the world together, one person at a time. Join us for the Global Family Reunion on June 6, 2015 in New York City! #GFR2015
  • The GFR is all about pride in our ancestry. Rich or poor, average or extraordinary, our ancestors are the reasons why we are family. #GFR2015
  • Losing your grandparents is personal. Losing their memories is global. Help find a cure for Alzheimers at the Global Family Reunion.  #GFR2015
  • Losing your keys is annoying. Losing your memory is a tragedy. Help us find a cure for Alzheimers at the Global Family Reunion.#GFR2015
  • I lost a relative to Alzheimers, but my cousins and I are helping to find a cure at the Global Family Reunion. Please join us!#GFR2015
  • So, we’re all cousins, right? That means there aren’t going to be any parents around, so let’s party at the Global Family Reunion! #GFR2015

Here is some of the great press we’ve received to share on your social media sites:

TED

http://globalfamilyreunion.com/ted-talk

PEOPLE

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20827185,00.html

THE NEW YORK TIMES

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/opinion/sunday/are-you-my-cousin.html

NPR

The Brian Lehrer Show: http://www.wnyc.org/story/are-you-related-j-jacobs/

OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook: http://onpoint.wbur.org/2014/02/13/genealogy-family-tree-cousins

TIME

http://time.com/2911581/family-tree-genealogy-aj-jacobs/ 

BUZZFEED

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/youre-probably-related-to-ryan-gosli…

THE GUARDIAN

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/07/obama-cousins-senate-f…

HUFFINGTON POST

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/third-metric-thrive-on-live-ancestry/53cd5bf178c90a4f5a00048d

MENTAL FLOSS

http://mentalfloss.com/article/58006/we-are-family-family-tree-entire-human-race

BOINGBOING

http://boingboing.net/2014/02/03/are-you-a-j-jacobs-cousin.html

REUNIONS MAGAZINE

http://www.reunionsmag.com/

CBCRADIO

http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/02/25/aj-jacobs-family-tree/

BULLETPROOF

http://www.bulletproofexec.com/112-aj-jacobs-on-his-life-as-an-experiment-podcast/

JAMES ALTUCHER SHOW

http://www.stansberryradio.com/James-Altucher/Latest-Episodes/Episode/463/Ep-3-A-J-Jacobs-A-Biblical-Experiment

If you have any questions or suggestions please email Eowyn, our Cousin Coordinator at gfrcousincoordinator@gmail.com.

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