How to Wish a “Branded Happy Birthday” on LinkedIn


By Lynne Williams

It’s my birthday next week … on election day (so get out and vote) … and hence, my inspiration to share with you how to send a  “Branded Happy Birthday” message to your connections. Please read all the way to the bottom as I DO have a special birthday request for you!

Listing your birthday on LinkedIn is optional, but if you do list it, it’s a chance for a human to human touch point as some people will remember you! When you get to as many connections as I have, then sometimes it’s just not possible to do, as there are only so many hours in the day. Apologies to those in my network who I have recently forgotten.

So what do I mean about “Branded”? Below is the verbiage that I copy and paste from my notes app on my iPhone when I get a notification from LinkedIn that it’s someone’s birthday.

All I have to do is to type their name to customize, but the rest is pre-typed and pre-formatted. This technique makes it special, as it’s individualized and my signature and links at the bottom are a form of subtle advertising so I stay top of mind in case we have not touched base since we connected or met. Gotta love those emojis!

♫♪Happy Birthday to you !!!


Happy Birthday to you!!!

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Happy Birthday dear (name) !!!

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪♪

Happy Birthday to you!!!

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and happy cake and ice cream day! ️️️

Enjoy your day!

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Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit of over 4300 members providing career education and networking. Contact Lynne by phone at 484-393-2951, email at, on social media @GreatCareersPHL and #GreatCareersPHL and connect on LinkedIn at Check out the website!


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