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As a soon-to-be college graduate of Georgia Southern University, I will be entering the competitive job field against thousands of other graduates. Since I only have a bachelors degree right now, I am going to have to use all of my skills to get a foot up.  Employers are looking for college graduates that have adequate knowledge of social media and internet tools. This includes all employers and not just those that are in the communications field. 

I consider this blog on of my greatest pieces of work to date. I work hard on this and am pleased to show my employer what I have done thus far. But there are a number of things that may not be as obvious to the potential employers when looking at my blog. Here I will lay out a digital road map reflecting my presence on all social media sites, including other work that I have created.

Here is my digital foot print…

First thing s first, my lovely resume.

 Cover letter

My Resume

(Please see contact information for inclusion of the references page for confidentiality of those listed)

I created this Powerpoint from Slideshare.com. The first one is a book review with sound, and the second is the Top 10 Lessons I Learned in my public relations practicum class.

“Girl Talk ” Podcast. I enjoyed creating a podcast after I figured out how it worked. It is a great tool that allows you to virtually speak to your audience over a convienient medium, the internet. I have also included show notes so that you can follow along with the podcast. The topic is how the decline of Myspace lead to the rise of Twitter.

Direct Link: http://mbutle11.podbean.com/mf/web/kcfvuy/Girltalkpodcast.mp3 if hyperlink is not working.

“GIRL TALK” with Jayme Stroud and Maranda Butler

Theme Music-Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams and Young Money’s Roger That

Welcome to our radio show on WPYT the People’s Station 

  • Introduction of Speakers
  • Introductory conversation and background topic information

(Transition- Theme Music)

 

Brief History of Myspace

  • Reasons why it is declining

 1.Controversy – Child safety and stalker cases

  1. “Portal strategy” site while Myspace and Facebook focus their attention on social media solely
  2. Inability to update and change with the times. They have a slow response time.
  3. Other sites such as You Tube, Twitter, and Facebook have all of the components of Myspace but better
  4. The “it” factor of social media sites. They are hot for the moment.

(Transition-Theme Music)

Brief History of Twitter

Reasons why it is on the rise

  1. People can post on Twitter in over 20 languages…can Myspace do that?
  2. Twitter is a better advertising tool and it gives more opportunity for consumers to voice their opinion about it.
  3. Let’s talk about “lurking”
  4. Communication is instantaneous

 (Transition-Theme Music)

 Questions from callers/tweeps

 Thanks for tuning in to Girl Talk on WPYT the People’s Station…Catch you next week!

(The End-Theme Music)

Below are topic plans for future “Girl Talk” podcasts

 

I love creating material for clients.  Hmm, let me show you a little of what I have done in the past

I strive to specialize in entertainment public relations working for artists preferably,  I have included a couple of artist bios that I have written. One is for Jawar a, social media guru, that I met while interning at Sesac the summer of 2009.   The second document is an artist bio for an up-and-coming artist named Prime. Adobe was a hard series to learn, but its makes creating and editing documents other than words documents, simple ! The last attached document is a brochure that I created for a client of mine, Phi Sigma Pi, Georgia Southern University honor fraternity.

Jawar Speaks

 November 5, 2009 – Think, plan, and execute. Self-made entrepreneur Jawar used these three little words as the foundation for a very big business. Boasting a long list of accomplishments Jawar has created a lucrative business by self-marketing and promoting his beliefs.

 Jawar accomplished his success as a “content provider” for the masses.  A “jack-of-all-trades,” if you will, he is a motivational speaker, authored over 20 hard back and e-books (How to Self-Publish for Profit, Twitter Resource Book, Music Industry Connection Book Series, Atlanta Modeling Industry Secrets Revealed), and a business consultant in social media, the music business, and internet marketing.

 Jawar said that through his positive interactions with social media and networking he noticed that people confided in him for advice and his opinion.  These people then turned into paying clients that became the market for purchasing his products.

“I was drawn to social media because of my desire to help people. It was a tool to fulfill my calling through a viable pragmatic tool,” said Jawar. 

 Jawar’s immense knowledge of social media sites has attracted attention from numerous organizations. He is spoken at a number of places including events for, I Do Music sponsored by ASCAP, A3C Music Festival; “Music, Money, Hereafter” ,Clayton State University, Georgia State University, and the Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (M.E.I.S.A).

 An advent Twitter user, with over 2000 tweets and 1000 followers, Jawar predicted that the potential of social media is limitless due to its adaptability and convenience. 

 “10 to 15 years ago nobody had cell phones, now people everyday use handheld wireless devices. Everybody can access some form of social media through there cell phone,” Jawar said.  

 Jawar stressed relevancy and time management skills as the key to success during many of his lectures. “I stay relevant in my industry because I listen. Most people do not listen,” said Jawar, “It is also important to know about time investment.  Those people who know what they want to do early on tend to achieve a higher level of success early on.”

 Jawar’s next speaking engagement is scheduled for next Wednesday, where he will be hosting a music business seminar presented by Discmakers.  For more information and booking details for Jawar visit jawarspeaks.com, socialurl.com/jawar, and gojawar.ning.com.

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Primed and Ready

Starting at the tender age of 11 years old, Prime began his journey of becoming a rapper following in the footprints of fellow Brooklyn, New York natives and hip-hop icons, Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z.  Prime, also known as prime dinero, is a metaphor for, “The best” or “the finest.” A multifaceted artist, Prime can also play the trumpet and bass guitar.  He honed his skills while participating in a plethora of rap ciphers around the Brooklyn area.   Winning a couple competitions and rap battles quickly gained Prime neighborhood respect and recognition from local artists. During 2000 Prime began performing around New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, with his then partner “Ben,” under the Boiling Point Music Company, a self created company.  After the group parted ways Prime “turned the negative to positive” and relocated to Atlanta, GA to continue his passion.  Shortly after moving to Atlanta Prime struck a deal with Illapath Records in 2009, one of Atlanta’s hottest up and coming record labels.  Under the guidance of Kizah Brayle, company CEO, Prime’s career has made significant headway. Prime released two successful solo mixtapes “Be Easy (2003),” and “We are the Streets (2002).  Prime’s current single “XO,” named after the popular top shelf Hennessey, with up tempo beat and catchy hooks is positioned as a certified club banger for ladies. The single, appears on the Coast to Coast Mixtape, with famed DJ Noodles, released Feb 6, 2010.  The record has been receiving good feedback, getting rotation on local radio stations in the Tampa, Florida area. With a flourishing music career Prime looks forward to the upcoming release of his next mix tape tentatively titled, “All or Nothing Volume 2.”  Prime prides himself on his ability of being able to adapt but never conform to the trending topics of society.

 Although Prime is a rapper now, he has future aspirations that will come after his platform is created.  “I don’t want to be a rapper, I want to be an artist, I want to be able to step into other realms. Acting, sports management, and a youth volunteer.”

Be sure to look out for Prime’s next single, “Be Easy,” off of the “All or Nothing vol.1” mixtape. It is a summer anthem reminiscent of Will Smith’s smash hit, “Summer Time” says Prime. You can catch the Prime at The Crow Bar in Yloor City, Florida, where he performs frequently.

 The future looks bright for this artist, with a strong supporting team and eye of the tiger drive. Prime is the One.  

 For booking and further information about Prime visit myspace.com/primedinero, twitter @primedinero, and a facebook music page under the name of prime dinero. 

Phi Sigma Pi Brochure

As I said above, this blog was one of the things that I am the most proud of. It shows my creativity and writing skills. Below are hyperlinks to some of my favorite blog posts ..

Old Boring Bloggers

See how I feel about other PR bloggers in the digital universe. Be sure to pay EXTRA attention to the blog comments.

My Ode to PR

In respect to ancient philosophers,  I created an ode to Public Relations professing my love for the art.

 How to Start Your Own PR Agency

I have always wanted to create my own public relations agency. (until I did when I created The BBC). I offer friendly advice on how others can start their own PR agency. 

What the F is Foursquare?

I had not prior knowledge of Foursquare before I took a social media class in college. Click on the link to find out, What the F is Foursquare!

Everyone has a LinkedIn account now.. Well I am no different. Here is a link to my LinkedIn account where you can find me in the professional world.

Maranda Butler on LinkedIn

Well this is all (For now) folks.. My skills extend way beyond the one-dimensional aspects on this page. interested and want to know more, call me on the number provided above. I am sure not to disappoint, until then…Maranda Writes…

You have the Right to know!

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