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Don’t Be A Pitch

Once again, I forgot to add background music, so please byo music (thanks!).

TLDR/W

I’m creating a social media plan for my boss to follow over the coming weeks to see whether I would like to pursue social media management in the future and whether she would like to continue with a social media manager.

Background Research

It was this report that finalised my desire to pitch the idea to my boss to ask if I could take “creative control” of her social media accounts, without actually having access to them, as a test for both myself and her.

“Social media is an effective promotional media for businesses because it builds visitor relations, and incurs a small amount of time.”

The Feedback Loop

While the feedback loop of my blogs will mostly just involve myself, it will still play an important part in the outcome of this digital artefact. It will allow me to review my thoughts and feelings while working with a client who has sole responsibility of following and adhering to the plan I create for them. The feedback from my client will also be extremely important as her thoughts will determine how the content and plan is amended or iterated based on feedback from the online audience. Posts will encourage audiences to act or react to a post which will be an important part of the feedback loop in play.

Methodology

Creating a social media plan will consist of:

  • taking photos for instagram static posts and stories, as well as facebook posts
  • creating captions (instagram) and statuses (facebook)
  • creating a mix of relevant hashtags to post with each image
  • looking at analytics to determine which day and what time posts will have the most engagement

The blogs that contain my findings and feelings about the task will be posted every two weeks (as you will see below) to this wordpress blog so that they are all in an easy to access space for myself and others to analyse in the future.

Production Timeline

As a visual learner and thinker, I have planned out a timeline in a table so that I can see where I am up to in regards to what the client is expecting when, and what I am expecting of myself at any point during the semester. This will also help to keep me accountable when blogging. This also allows me to see how much time I have for each task and gives me a chance to properly and effectively manage my time.

“If we can learn from history, we can also learn from possible futures”

– Chris Moore

Don’t be shy, tweet some more

Josephine Doyle

The #BCM325 live tweeting experience has been highly valuable in both increasing my understanding of future cultures as well as improving my live tweeting skills.

A collage of all our the screenings from BCM325. I had never seen any of these movies before our screenings.

In my post, ‘Live Tweeting for Dummies’, I established the actionable targets for improvement of using a unique hashtag to track my engagement and more thoroughly drafting tweets in preparation for the screening.

I used both #BCM325 and the unique #BCM325jd to track my live tweeting and engagement while watching ‘Blade Runner 2049’, ‘The Matrix’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, ‘Ready Player One’ and ‘Robot & Frank’.

Implementing a new study routine helped me effectively draft tweets ahead of time for the screening. I would draft tweets in the same sitting as viewing the weekly BCM325 lecture and readings. After I had taken some notes on…

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Factories of the future

Methodology:

I intend on creating 4 video essays posted to YouTube on my previously used channel. Each video will address a different element/peice of the production processes from factory games eg: convey belts, assemblers, rockets. This will allow me to talk/start discussion on these ideas and use this content to hopeful create engagement in factory game communities on reddit.

Timeline:

I plan to make a total of 4 of these videos during the semester with 2 being release before the beta approximately 2 weeks apart and 2 after hopefully receiving feedback from audience and BCM peers before the DA is due. 

My Blog: http://jaz.zguy.com/?p=462

The Pitch – BCM235

“Business owners must try to adapt strategic choices to match the current internal organisational situation and external market conditions.”

McDowell, Harris and Geho, 2016, p. 1907

Aquilah Productions has become a major part of Bachelor and Communications degree. Whether it be part of a assessment or not, I have been developing it since i was in hight school for a way for me to express my creativity and my professional portfolio.

‘Brands’ notoriously have difficulty retaining interest over time (Preece et al. 2018, p. 331). And, this is especially true for niche accounts like mine and is integral that i must continue to adapt to the continuous paradigm shifts in modern media in order to stay relevant in the current media climate.

Check out Aquilah Productions

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY3m5aHKCCF26DkOR1bKocw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aquilahproductions/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AquilahProductions/

Website: https://msha.ke/aquilahproductions/

Are you sure you want to buy that?

Daily Dash of Danielle

My BCM325 Pitch

This Digital Artefact will be an indirect continuation of a previous project I completed in BCM212 for my #MYCURIOSITY study. This project will look at similar components to my previous study e.g., what is the fast fashion industry and what are the relevant environmental impacts? However, in order to stay relevant to the BCM325 subject, I will be predominately focusing on how these impacts are going to affect the future.

I will create a series of 3 short video essays that will be uploaded to YouTube, this ensures I’m following the F.I.S.T methodology. Everything I will be creating will be fast and inexpensive, as I’m using a platform that allows me to upload freely and with relative ease. Furthermore, the main concept I’ve planned for each video is to answer one question per video, which ensures I am following all the key principals of F.I.S.T (Fast, Inexpensive…

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COVID-19: WHAT DOES THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES?

THE CONCEPT:

I’ve always had an interest in how businesses use social media to market themselves. Strong businesses utilise social media effectively, ultimately giving them a competitive edge and gaining the trust of consumers. A great example of a business using social media well is Milky Lane – who have primarily used social media to market themselves.

Earlier this year I created my own social media business after a few people had expressed interest. I’ve had multiple jobs and internships in the social media industry that has allowed me to develop the skills and knowledge needed to slowly start my own business. The BCM3 will allow me the time and resources to give my business the jumpstart it needs.

With the threat of COVID-19 on small businesses the near future is unknown. Each day new information is released for businesses to follow forcing may to reduce staff and shutdown. I want to help the future of these businesses through social media marketing and guidance through these times.

THE AUDIENCE:

Since social media marketing is most likely not a priority for small businesses during this pandemic and most businesses would not have the budget to hire a full time social media manager I will offer basic social media services for free or at a reduced rate. This will also help me get more experience along with gaining testimonials and references for the future.

THE TIMELINE:

I want to act ASAP as things are quickly changing.

Week 1-2:

  • Finish setting up and optimising my website
  • Establishing an online presence and create a basic content calendar to plan my social media posts
  • Update my packages and plans to fit COVID-19
  • Get feedback from friends, family and industry professionals. 

Week 3-6:

  • Start reaching out to small businesses via local Facebook groups, emails and paid social media ads.
  • Connect with community online noticeboards
  • Closely follow the guidelines of the government.

Ongoing:

  • Follow the guidelines
  • Continue to establish an online presence and optimise my website
  • Re-assess my DA and make any changes as necessary.

[BCM 325] Novums Pitch! Ta DA! — SQUAAD

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Heyya! *Waves with hand open like Dr. Spock* Ever since I attended the first BCM 325 Seminar of the Autumn session, the concept of a ‘novum’ has intrigued me. Not suprisingly, a search through instagram reveals that there is indeed a large audience who also enjoy exploring various elements within the sci-fi and speculative genre […]

via [BCM 325] Novums Pitch! Ta DA! — SQUAAD

Healthcare Robots

Since my last post discussing my interest in researching the future use of robots in mental health treatment, I have received feedback from the audience of the Future Cultures blog and Chris Moore which has lead to me altering the nature of my area of research to examining the use of robotics in the sphere of healthcare, in present day, whilst also speculating upon the potential future uses of robotics in the medical field, based upon representations in popular culture.

In this post, I will discuss the current state of robotics used in healthcare and the academic research shaping the future of medical robotics and share any newsworthy information related to the applications of healthcare robots.

A quick Wikipedia search reveals that there are several types of medical robots currently in use, these include:

Surgical Robots: robots capable of assisting or performing surgery

Rehabilitation Robots: robots like PARO who assist…

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Research Proposal: The Ethics of Tracking Your Family

krisesandchrosses

Every parent worries about their child. In an age of mobile phones, microchips and other advanced technology that can be utilised to pin point locations, why would parents not track their children? We are in a world where cybernetics and growing technologies supply us with the power of knowledge and information beyond our own physical, human capabilities. What then is made of the ethical implications of ‘stalking’ a child, their internet usage and willingly allowing ourselves to be programmed by this technology into thinking that this kind of behavior is normal?

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Cyber-cultures refers to “issues and concerns which have arisen as a result of the proliferation of digitally-enabled communication, networked computation and media technologies and internet practices.” (Moore, 2018). Truly within this relationship between a digital and a reality complex, we can identify that technology is making considerable bounds in becoming increasingly prevalent in human activities.

Tracking…

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