Google plus really seems like another Facebook to me except with a few more features. The concept for marketing and advertising a product or getting your news out there real seems about the same. Putting a story with a picture or a video is the most popular way to get a story out there. CNN seems to really be doing a really great job of connecting people to their stories and drawing attention to their page. This is an example of a specific post that does just that..
Hurley is the company that I found to be a really great example of an attentive brand. They update their profile regularly and promote their products with picture and video in every post. Using visuals like these pictures and videos is a really great way to draw the attention of the reader.
Gooogle+ does not only allow for the same type of promotion as Facebook but it brings another tool to the table. Google Hangout is very similar to skyping but it gives people the opportunity for face to face interaction with multiple people at one time. This, if done by a company or news source, allows the viewers and readers to get a behind the scenes look and therefore be more loyal to that specific group of people or news source.
With the help of Erin Woodman, I have a much better idea about the music scene both here at Saint Michael’s College and around Burlington. Erin told me about her love of the band “We The Kings”. This was interesting to me because I also used to really enjoy their music and they seemed to lose a following when I was in high school so it was cool for me to know that they are actually still pretty big. Apparently there is even a group of people here at Saint Michael’s College that meet up once in awhile to listen to their music “in an effort to keep them relevant to our age group”.
Erin Woodman, 20, a sophomore here at Saint Michael’s College, has been listening to their music since she was pretty young. “I remember when they were much bigger than they are now, those were the days!” she says. Erin told me all about the Burlington music scene and how it is the job or concert venues to bring in the acts that will bring in the money. It is their job to bring in who everyone is going to pay to see.
When I asked her how much she was willing to pay for a ticket to We The Kings, she said she would pay up to $50 . This seems like it would be a lucrative concert if people are willing to pay that much for one ticket, so why haven’t they come to Burlington Vermont since 2009? Erin says, “Because the interest is only there for a smaller and smaller number of people”.
“I made lots of friends because of our love of similar music. I wish it was still that easy.”
What if it is? Looks like I have some more research to do!
My crowd sourcing question was about good tattoo shops in Burlington and if anyone had any favorites. I immediately got a response and took this opportunity to conduct a Facebook Chat interview. This picture was taken right away and more responds did come in afterward. My interview was with a girl that went to my high school, Tara Conover. She is a year younger than me and we never really talked much. When I was interviewing her, she was telling me all about her tattoo and how it meant so much to her. She was telling me why she got it and how awesome the tattoo shop, Body Art Tattoo, and the artist were. Tara began asking me about my tattoo and said that she highly recommends the shop and agreed to let me know if she had any new tattoo experiences she thought I might like to hear about. This was a super fast and easy way to get information and also to get to know someone that I had not previously had any kind of friendship with. Thank you Tara!