I took a break from working a while ago and sat down to watch an episode of “The Neighborhood.” The Neighborhood is a comedy series on CBS starring Cedric the Entertainer as Calvin Butler, Max Greenfield as Dave Johnson, Tichina Arnold as Tina Butler and Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson. In the latest episode, Dave and Gemma’s Son Grover started making videos on this Social Media Platform called Paddiwak which, according to Dave, “is like Tiktok but from Korea instead of China.” Dave and Gemma had no idea Grover was on Paddiwak until he received a cheque from them for $130. Grover was a budding influencer on the platform with up to 12K followers.
In the last two years, I noticed a significant shift in the world of Social Media Marketing, maybe Marketing as a whole. Entrepreneurs, business people, marketing, PR, and Communications managers are all overly obsessed with media and the medium through which they advertise their businesses, products, and services.
A few years ago, I completed my master’s degree in Digital Media. As part of my research, I created a model organization can use when crafting a social media campaign.
The model rests on five pillars: Campaign Architecture, Narratives, Platforms and Delivery, Third-Party Resources, and Media Awareness. Below is a representation of the model.
On Friday 16th of November, I did a Bootcamp on Strategic Social Media Marketing which was hosted by the Young Americas Business Trust. I touched on the different elements of a social media strategy focusing on things such as setting social media goals and choosing a target audience. I broke down content and storytelling if you missed it, you can find the replay below.
Here’s some brutal honesty for you, you will never succeed on social media if you do not respect social media. No one is forcing you to be on Social Media. I do think that as an Entrepreneur you should be, but no one is forcing you so if you will not respect social media and make the necessary investment it will not work for you.
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“I was in primary school, and we had a school trip. You told me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go because you couldn’t afford it. I understood the situation, so I didn’t make a fuss, but you saw how much I wanted to go. I told my friends I wouldn’t be there. I woke up the morning of the trip started doing my housework as usual, and you walked up to me and said. “Go bathe, you going on the school trip” and you handed me the money. I don’t know what miracle you worked, but this is one of many memories that I will cherish and appreciate as long as I live. Happy Mother’s day Janice Corion, thanks for always being there.”
In 4 months, I will be finished with my Master of Digital Media. I am currently working on my Major Research Paper. The topic for my research is “Analysis of Narrative-Driven Social Media Content Use Within Successful Social Media Campaigns Across Multiple Social Platforms to Develop a Campaign Strategy.” I am basically looking at how storytelling, in particular, transmedia storytelling, impacts the success of social media campaign in Non-Profit Organizations. My hypothesis in its simplest form is if you want to be successful on social media, ensure your content tells a story and reflects the overall narrative of your organization.
On February 17th 2017, I will be hosting a Workshop on Social Media Marketing in Trinidad and Tobago. This workshop is hosted by Dingole Ltd and sponsored by the US Embassy in Port of Spain and the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago.