In today’s news, Alexis Macdermott learned how to maintain social media from Caitlin Maguire; Facebook sees a new face of Press Clips – Alexis Macdermott; the first blog post under Macdermott’s name goes live on the RTV site; RTV’s Twitter is now manned by Macdermott; Macdermott has figured out the rhythm of press clips; and Rock the Vote hold a kick-off event for their DC Chapter.
RTV + Alexis
Alexis Learns the Ways of Caitlin Maguire, How to Maintain Social Media, http://rtv.com/1
Caitlin Maguire, former Marketing and Communications director, teaches Alexis Macdermott how to maintain social media for nonprofit organization Rock the Vote. The two met over coffee to discuss the details of press clips, blogging, and posting on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more.
Facebook sees new Faces of Press Clips – Alexis Macdermott and Maura LaMendola, http://rtv.com/5
All Press Clips sent out via email and posted to the RTV blog are now under the names of “Maura + Alexis.”
First Blog Post under Alexis Macdermott’s name is live on the RTV site! http://rtv.com/3
The very first blog post written by Alexis Macdermott is up! Macdermott wrote a post on immigration reform shedding light on what is happening in the political arena with regard to the issue.
RTV Twitter now Manned by Intern Alexis Macdermott, http://rtv.com/4
RTV’s Twitter account has been taken over by Alexis Macdermott. Macdermott now has access to the account and is authorized to tweet three to five times per day.
Macdermott Figures out the Rhythm of Press Clips, http://rtv.com/2
After a few days of writing press clips, Alexis Macdermott gets the hang of the process. While writing and sending out press clips used to take two hours, Macdermott is now capable of completing them each morning in little over an hour. The clips are usually emailed to [MOVEMENT NEWS] by noon.
Rock the Vote Holds Happy Hour to Launch DC Chapter, http://rtv.com/6
In an effort to launch a new DC Chapter of Rock the Vote and build their local list, Rock the Vote hosted a happy hour Thursday, June 27 at DC 9 in the U Street area. They saw a great turnout, and all the interns agreed it was a successful event.
Senate Votes Against Maintaining 3.4 percent rate on Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans, http://rtv.com/7
On June 6, the Senate failed to vote to maintain 3.4 percent interest rates on Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans. The deadline is July 1 to come up with a solution, or else the interest rates on new loans being taken out in 2013-14 will double.
DOMA is struck down by Supreme Court, http://rtv.com/8
On June 26 the U.S. Supreme Court striked down DOMA, a huge step on the path to marriage for many same-sex couples.
Prop 8 is dismissed, http://rtv.com/9
On June 26 the U.S. Supreme Court also dismissed Prop. 8, sending it back to California.
Immigration Reform Bill Passes in Senate, http://rtv.com/10
On June 27, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill. It is now on its way to the House.
Elizabeth Nadler shows the other interns how to properly fold a shirt in “I Will Never Work in Retail Again,” http://rtv.com/11
Jen Yam talks music in “Classic Rock is my Favorite,” http://rtv.com/12
Emma underestimates her coding ability in “I can’t code,” http://rtv.com/13
The interns along with Maura talk about Kim Kardashian’s baby’s name, http://rtv.com/14
Alexis responds to weather alerts warning of thunderstorms with ‘Boom boom,’ http://rtv.com/15
RTV team discusses the potential for #DOMAnoma to start trending
Well, enough of the silly stuff that came of me trying to be “creative”…
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at RTV! My summer has been full of learning experiences, from how to geo target social media to how to adapt to a changing environment. With the exit of Caitlin, my boss, I had to quickly adapt to a new boss, or rather two new bosses, Maura and Chrissy. After maybe a week of rough tides, we figured out a system for sending out press clips and maintaining social media, all the while making sure to keep everyone in the loop and reduce operator error. I can only hope I have been more of help than a hassle this summer, asking questions right and left. But like my dad always told me, “Ask, and you shall receive.” He was right, in so many ways. In this case, if you are missing a piece of information, the only way you are going to get it is if you ask for it. And that I did – many times! It was that attitude that helped me learn so much and take so much away from this experience. I want to also thank every here at RTV. I cannot thank you enough first, for providing me with this opportunity, and second, for being there every step of the way as I was figuring things out and trying things for the first time. I now feel very confident in my understanding of the social media world, and I hope to apply my professional skills that I have learned here to a job in the near future. Thank you for providing me with a work environment in which I felt comfortable trying things and making mistakes. It has been a wonderful two months, and I cannot wait to come back and visit!