2/18/2022 0 Comments
Wondering how the new Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine plans to support the city’s performing arts sector as we move forward?
I was too…
So I asked him.
Click below for Borough President Levine’s response.👇
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At the beginning of 2020, I took stock.
Now -- I'm taking stock photography. And stock video.
Thrillist just published a great service story about how to score a cheap ticket to some of the hottest Broadway shows over the cold winter.
When you're at the Thrillist website, be sure to take a look at the SIX photo credit. 😊
And speaking of Broadway...check out my latest #shorts video clips at my YouTube channel RockinWorks Creative. I highlight how to enjoy a Broadway show and a delish meal in the Theatre District. More of these types of videos coming soon! #BroadwayIsOpen
While at my YouTube channel, if you like the content, please do consider subscribing. I appreciate it! 🙏
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I learned a new term today: kind candor.
I thought it might be the same as constructive criticism, but I wasn't sure, so I posed that question in the chat during Gary Vaynerchuk's first "Tea With GaryVee" of 2022 (yay! it's back!) as he spoke about kind candor with his final guest.
He stopped his interview momentarily to scoop out my question and discuss. He explained why there is indeed an important distinction.
So, have YOU ever practiced kind candor?
With people at work? With friends? With family?
If so, how did you proceed?
And, er…how did it go? 😬
You can watch Gary’s thoughtful response to my question in this short video clip below. 👇
(For the full AWESOME episode, visit Gary Vee on YouTube and check out "Tea with GaryVee is BACK for 2022! | Ep 58")
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The mantra of many coaches, mentors, teachers, and self-help gurus is to "think big." Have big dreams. Have big goals. Have big ideas.
I'm not against this. It's natural to want to work towards a bigger goal. But I am now of the mind that once you land on whatever that goal is, it's good to set it aside and just kind of check in on it every once in a while to consider how you're feeling about it.
Has anything changed?
For me, the end goal, whatever it is, has become far less important than it used to be. Given how the world -- or God, or the universe, or whatever -- clearly has other plans for how things are going to go, better to instead view big goals as placeholders, giving myself permission to make adjustments to my goals as I navigate life's twists and turns.
In the meantime, it's going to be the small steps, the small actions taken every day that bring a sense of purpose, adventure, and mystery.
And, maybe, they will also happen bring me to an ultimate goal.
So, in 2022, I resolve to think small. To take one small, meaningful action every day that feels good. The options for small actions are simple and endless...
And I resolve to reflect on these small actions, both in the moment and down the road, to assess how all of these steps add up in their own circuitous way. To acknowledge the growth.
Small is the new big for me. Will it be the same for you, too?
💚Wishing you many small, fulfilling thoughts and actions in 2022 and beyond.💚
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In one of my previous posts, I talked about how important video has become in content marketing.
This is super news for me because I'm a content writer who happens to LOVE to produce videos! I enjoy the process of coming up with original content that's not only fun for me to shoot and edit, but will also deliver value to the viewer.
I've already produced various short video series featuring:
In my newest short video series, ROCKIN' IN NYC, I take you on various excursions throughout New York City that are affordable, and that I also think you'd enjoy yourself.
I try to pick activities that are not necessarily going to be on your radar that show how to experience New York City in ways that reveal the city's spontaneity and soul.
Even though I'm a longtime New Yorker, you'll get to see me run into my share of obstacles. (Weekend MTA schedules anyone?) As a result, we all get to learn an important tip or two about navigating the city, as well as always being open to move to a Plan B, which can often be as good -- or even better -- than Plan A.
My latest episode is below. I hope you enjoy it.
Please consider liking the video and also subscribing to my YouTube channel, RockinWorks Creative.
I'm looking to reach 150 subscribers by 12/31/21.
🙏 Will you help me get there? (Thanks in advance for liking and/or subscribing!)
Looking for the latest analysis of foreclosure data in the United States?
I'm your girl!
Okay, so while foreclosure data probably doesn't give you tingles all over -- you should be excited about the data you have at your disposal that you can implement as part of your content marketing strategy.
Forbes reported in 2020 that data and analytics have never been more important. This is because data will "drive the decisions we make."
Not only does data drive your decisions, but it also drives the decisions of customers, investors and donors.
And, according to a recent TechCrunch article, "one of the best ways you can create press-earning, data-focused content is by using existing data sets to tell a story."
Entrepreneur further supports the importance of data, arguing it should be a key part of your strategy if you want to boost your brand authority and get the highest ROI out of your content marketing efforts, "the more data and statistics you have to support your content, the more trustworthy it becomes."
So while foreclosure data may not be your thing -- the kind of data you can promote specific to your business should be your thing to maximize the power of your content marketing.
But, if foreclosures, do happen to be your thing, then please, by all means, check out the monthly foreclosure report I wrote for my newest content marketing client, SoFi:
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After such a challenging year, I am so grateful when my work receives a production.
Especially a LIVE production!
Thrilled to announce that Mad Libs Live! is currently enjoying a run at the Creekside Theatre Fest. This already brings me SO much joy -- but I am not only grateful for that.
The production also received a rave review and kids are reportedly LOVING the show! Knowing that kids are getting to see Mad Libs Live! in person and are having a great time means the world to me, as that has been my intention from the moment I began the journey of bringing Mad Libs Live! to life.
Special thanks to Concord Theatricals for getting Mad Libs Live! out into the world to new audiences.
Here's to more __________ Mad Libs Live! productions!
Check out the review of the show here:
"Mad Libs LIVE! at Creekside Theatre Fest is (Adjective) Great!"
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For all you people who said New York City was dead -- you were dead wrong.
As spring is now in full swing, so is the city. Every day there seems to be a new thing to do and a new place to go.
Among those new places to go is the amazing new public park literally in the Hudson River, Little Island. Barry Diller funded this only-in-NYC floating green space gem in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust. And the 2.4 acre project, which has been in the works for a number of years, could not be more inspiring.
Little Island would have always been welcome, but, after such an especially trying year, it could not have opened at a better time.
I urge you to visit Little Island before things fully open up and it gets flooded with tourists.
If you do plan on visiting Little Island soon, I encourage you to check out my "mini-tour" to give you a sense of all the great experiences that await you -- and for some important things to keep in mind before you go.
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You are not just a content creator -- you are a content re-creator.
Chances are you've put a lot of thought into that blog post, case study, or report. It's a solid piece of content, right?
So, why should that outstanding blog post, case study, or report be the end of the road? Why not leverage and maximize the heck out of it to bolster your brand and reach more people?
How do you do that? By repurposing the content.
Repurposing content is exactly what it sounds like -- it's taking content assets you've already created and adjusting them to fit a different channel or medium, or finding new ways to expand the content further using the same topics or subtopics.
Why is repurposing your content important?
In other words, repurposing your content is the gift that keeps on giving -- and giving, and giving!
With so much technology available today and constantly evolving, it's foolish not to utilize some of the many methods to get your content out there and milk your hard work for all its worth.
If you repurpose and distribute your content strategically and holistically, chances are this will help boost the SEO for your content and ultimately boost awareness of your personal or business brand.
While there are endless ways to repurpose your content, this one is the most important method that I think you should be, er, focussing on.
It's the top brand-building strategy in content marketing
YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world, so it makes sense that video is one of the most popular tools for marketers.
According to Wyzowl, roughly 86% of businesses use video as a method to support their brands. And a Smart Insights article stated that 92% of marketers indicated that video was a key part of their strategies. And, of course, one of the marketing world's greatest oracles, Gary Vaynerchuk, has been a big fan of video for years.
And then the pandemic hit.
And everything changed -- fast.
Video became the main tool most used to connect for the better part of 2020.
I was a already fan of video before the pandemic; I had begun purchasing gear and producing work. So, I was ready to create my own original video content during the pandemic, as well as repurpose high-quality written content created by others that deserved more attention.
A quick case study of sorts, and a content repurposing example
When I read Indie Theater Fund's Emergency Grant Report based on the funding the organization provided New York City theatre artists at the onset of the pandemic, I recognized immediately that this was a valuable piece of content.
It deserved way more than just living in an obscure Google Doc.
The data and testimonials were crying out to be repurposed into a video.
Here are the three simple steps I took to make the PSA repurposing plan happen:
Indie Theater Fund used the first anniversary of the theater shutdown in New York to publish the video on YouTube. The organization also promoted the video on social. Creating social posts promoting the video was also a form of repurposing. And the social posts sparked comments that could also be used for future content. And on it goes!
Based on the positive comments I saw, I know the PSA will add value to Indie Theater Fund.
Take a look at the PSA when you have two minutes. Compare the report to the video.
I'd love to know what you think!
Do you have high-quality content that you're ready to repurpose into a video to build awareness for your brand? I bet you do! Let's strategize!
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