Here's Life Inner City New York
At this point, it's clear that social media is here to stay, but instead of asking what social media can do for you, let's consider what you can do with social media.
Our first natural instincts are to shamelessly promote ourselves with social media, and if you're in the selling business, you're looking for the best ways to market your product/client. Today we can get the word out quicker than we can get a cab, so this all makes sense. I get it. Recently, I’ve been thinking that maybe we should dedicate a week to doing good with our savvy social media skills. This week, let’s shamelessly promote a great cause to help those less fortunate in our community. And, I know just the cause: A Box of Love from Here’s Life Inner City.
Here’s Life Inner City New York is a non-profit organization we work with that is dedicated to helping the poverty stricken members of the inner city. From now until November 11th, they are hosting a campaign to sponsor Boxes of Love. What is a Box of Love? For only $36.71 a box of filled with all the trappings for a Thanksgiving feast is delivered to families in need just in time for Thanksgiving, and each Box of Love feeds a family of six!
In the past, this campaign has been wildly successful, but this year they want to make a greater impact – they want to reach 7,000 families. Seven thousand families means reaching 42,000 people - people you see everyday on the Subway and walk next to on the street. Just imagine, we could impact the same amount of people that it would take to fill Madison Square Garden twice!
So, together let’s use our amazing social media skills and make a difference. Blog about it, tweet about it, become a Facebook fan. Let’s make a difference! Donate a Box of Love today http://bit.ly/gBu8Q.
It is pretty obvious that business is business and when it comes right down to it, we all work to maintain a certain lifestyle outside of our jobs—whether that means great clothes, relaxing vacations, fabulous dinners, fancy hobbies or keeping our kids equipped with the latest and greatest toys. But why do we do what we do at Brand Building Communications?
I am speaking for myself here, but I can assume that the general population in the office would agree with me. We work here because we get to work with really great people and on really great business.
I have had the pleasure of working in several other industries before finding a happy home in communications. And while my overall experiences have been good, the people haven’t always gone out of their way to be nice, authentic, and service-oriented. That is what you find at Brand Building Communications — really talented, smart people that you would actually like to hang out with after office hours — which we frequently do!
The other perk of working at BBC—interesting, cool and exciting clients. There isn’t one in the bunch that doesn’t get our creative juices flowing and that we aren’t energized to promote. Some of the newest additions to our portfolio are Fancast.com and Here’s Life Inner City New York. Fancast.com is TV ONLINE: anytime, any place for FREE! So all of your favorite new and classic(!) shows at your finger tips. Added bonus — GREAT EDITORIAL coverage of the TV business and BTS access to show stars. What isn’t to love? And on the other end of the spectrum we have HLICNY—a grass roots, urban ministry that empowers inner city churches to help raise the quality of life for their communities. We are supporting their Thanksgiving Fundraiser and are excited that they are going to be able to reach a much wider group of people in need this year with our help.
That is just the tip of the iceberg... We also have amazing chocolate, gorgeous diamonds and the best beauty products in the world, but that is for another blog. It is this kind of work that keeps me energized and happy while I wait to go and experience my outside of work life.