This past week at Christ Community Church (CCC) has been full of social media. I have been doing a lot of research to find out what channels of social media would be best for CCC to use. Facebook and Twitter are in the top ten most used social media sites for 2013 and 2014, and I thought that would be a good place to start. I spoke with Allen Allnoch, my internship adviser at CCC, and he notified me that CCC already has accounts on both Twitter and Facebook. I knew they had a Facebook account, but I had no idea they had a Twitter account. I started following CCC on Twitter this past week and have been working specifically with CCC’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. I am not managing the accounts in any manner. I am doing the research on both accounts to see what posts get the most attention in order to help make the posts for each channel of communication better for CCC to reach out to more people. I have almost finished the statistics for the Twitter account and will next be starting on the Facebook account next. I am thinking that the Twitter account needs to aim to reach teenagers or the youth and young adults at CCC since research states that age range uses Twitter more. The Facebook account will most likely be aimed towards the adults at CCC since research states that is the channel of social that age group uses the most. I am excited to finish up the statistics for both channels of social media for CCC so that they can be more efficient in their posts and reach more members of the church as well as people in the community.
This was my first year watching the BET Awards as a press agent and not as a regular spectator. I definitely saw a huge difference between the two. EricaVain.com had a completely new look especially for the awards show, since we were expecting higher traffic that night. We were even streaming the awards live from the site so people could watch them online! The team and I were in the newsroom.
I made sure to have the coffee brewing because I knew it was going to be a long night. As soon as the awards show started I was assigning performances for people to cover. Then we had exclusive backstage footage to cover that our boss was sending us from LA. On top of that, we had to cover people’s looks at the awards show red carpet. Throughout the awards show I had to keep track of the winners and anything new that may have premiered during the show.
I was able to glance at what was going on every now-and-then, but in all honesty I didn’t see the entire show. I saw the highlight of performances, and who won each award, but that was about it. Once the award show was over, the work was not done. We were up working to get information out about the winners. We had to move quickly because timing was crucial. Then after all of that I went and wrote the articles for the movie premieres previews that happened during the show. By the time I was done, it was 3:30am. And It had been a whopping 7 1/2 hours to cover the awards show. If I didn’t have to work so late at my other job it would’ve been 10 hours. Whew! It was still a fun experience!