My friends and family always ask why I take so many pictures wherever I go and frankly, I just like remembering fun times. There is a problem though.
A lot of my pictures are so random and when I think of sending a picture to a friend or family member, I can’t seem to find it in my mess of pictures. For a structured guy like myself, this WAS a problem until I found the app Flayvr. This was the same problem for co-creator of Flayvr, Ron Levy.
Flayvr is a free app only available on Apple phones but available soon on Android devices.
I just downloaded the app and I’m looking forward to finally being able to find what photos I’m looking for when I want to find them. It’s still relatively new but I enjoy checking out new apps and platforms. I’ll let you all know what I think after a few weeks.
Well it is the last day of my #HireMike campaign and all I can say is, thank you to everyone who followed this journey with me and I appreciate all the support.
I heard from countless agencies, from all corners of the U.S. and it certainly was flattering. I learned from this to never turn away an opportunity to network no matter how unsure you are about living in a city that originally wasn’t on your radar. This whole experience has taught me so much.
Now I’m in the process of narrowing down my offers, getting back in touch with agencies that I’m seriously considering and all while finishing up my senior year. I have less than three weeks left of school and I hope to have a decision made by then. Don’t worry guys, I’ll keep you updated.
And a big thank you again for everyone who believed in me.
Do your research. Just as you would do your research on a proposal to a potential client, research who you’re tweeting at because there might be a commonality that you can use to engage the person on the other end of that “@.”
Below are some bullet points to further describe things I’ve learned:
• It takes a team to run a campaign. I have constantly realized that I’m lucky to have good friends in the J-School to help me with ideas, execution and planning. I could not do it alone.
• Creative minds never stop thinking. I haven’t been sleeping much because of school, work, homework, my #HireMike campaign, etc. but none of it mattered. I knew I wanted to do this so if you really want something, stay with it. Don’t give up.
• Get back in touch with previous contacts. Remember that person you met at the career fair or met at the agency visit. Don’t be afraid to e-mail or call them out of the blue.
• Always pay it forward. I get asked a lot from many different people questions about social media or internships. I was in your shoes once. I’m happy to share my knowledge. If you’re reading this, do the same because it’s all about staying connected with the right people.
• Keep at it. I can’t say enough how much work this has been but I’ve made some great connections I wouldn’t have made otherwise. Seriously. You never know whose eye you will catch.
• Have fun! If you’re not having fun, don’t bother.
Thank you so much to everyone for all the support! Tomorrow will be my final day of #HireMike. I’ve had some potential opportunities but nothing final yet. Nothing may even be final for a few weeks but I do know I’m having the time of my life and can’t wait to look back years from now about this crazy experience I went through!
If you want to chat about the campaign, have questions for me personally, or who knows – maybe even interview me, catch my public Google Hangout tomorrow, Friday 19 @ 11 a.m. CST. My username is firstname.lastname@example.org Call me! Not maybe, but just call me!
The campaign had a slow start the first day but the second day was a completely different story. All it takes is persistence, trust in your skills and a creative approach. I realized a few things that changed how I ran my campaign the second day:
• My messages were too dull and boring. I needed to spice them up. Ex: I created a YouTube video of me “flashing” everyone with my #HireMike sign in the background.
• I played on the fact that President Barack Obama was canceling his visit to KU this Friday but that he still supported my #HireMike campaign.
• At a networking event with another club on campus, I recorded a Vine video of everyone saying “Hire Mike.” Great bunch of people.
• Created a list of people to target but sent messages individually or up to two of them at a time so I created a personal conversation without blasting five people at once.
• Organized messages based on time of day.
• And lastly remembered to still be myself. Even though I was promoting #HireMike, I didn’t want to forget I was still a friend to many on Twitter so I remembered to tweet my friends and reply to others. I’m still me but I just happen to be promoting #HireMike right now.
If you want to see the success of my campaign from yesterday, Day 2, here’s a snapshot!