Well to start things off I would like to introduce myself. My name is David Arce, an Advertising and Public Relations student at the University of Central Florida. I have dreams to do big things in my industry. I am currently employed by the Housing and Residence Life at UCF, so that means I am an RA, a glorified babysitter. I came to UCF wanting to be involved in the filming industry, whether that be for commercials, movie trailers, or minor projects for school. I filmed and directed (and starred) in a project for Florida Resident Assistant Society. I love being extroverted and interacting with people. This was thrown on me last minute and I thought it was done pretty well. My strongest skill would be that I adapt to any situation that is presented to me. This is why I would love to work in an advertising company – you have no idea what is going to be thrown at you.
(Here is the video I made) http://youtu.be/75IAhnRBfvU
I learn to survive. I grow to get better. An area where I need to improve it my social media game. I have the Facebook and I am on the Twitter, I love Instagram, and for the first time in forever I created a LinkedIn account. Follow me so I can get better, comment ways for me to grow. What is social media though? “[Social Media] is about how we can use all of these technologies effectively to reach out and connect with other humans, create a relationship, build trust, and be there when the people in those relationships are ready to purchase our product offering.” (Safko, Social Media Bible) My “product offering” is myself; I am essentially showing the world who I am, or at least who I want them to perceive me to be. I am this definition in person – I connect with humans, I create relationships, I build trust with my friends, and I am there when they need me. Shouldn’t my social media reflect my life. I need to do a better job in showing off who I am. My modesty and humbleness keep the attention off of me, but in this world you need a little lime light to shine. I know what you are all thinking, “Darce, you magnificent beast, why start blogging now?” Easy! Not only because I need to get a good grade in class and that this is a requirement, but because our generation is evolving, and my field of study emphasizes that the “thing” that employers are buying is me, so I need to advertise myself. Just like putting an ad on a bus I’m stamping myself online with this blog. In Robert Scoble’s The New Rules of Marketing and PR he gives three reasons a company should blog, so I took the advice for myself.
- To easily monitor what millions of people are saying about you
- To participate in those conversations by commenting on other people’s blogs.
- To begin and to shape those conversations by creating and writing your own blog.
If I enter this digital realm to show off who I am, might as well explore every possibility of it. See what people say about me, retaliating, and writing my own opinion. This is the present and the future! We will communicate through technology. When I was just a whee little lad I thought that in the future we would talk without speaking bc we could read minds. Scarily, the future is closer than I thought. I know about people’s lives without even verbally communicating with them. That is why I needed to start blogging. I need to keep up with the modern trends; literally, this is my job, to be in the now. It will be an interesting future. I have a lot of random things to blog about. You may get videos, pictures, and guest stars every once in a while. So get excited, get pumped, because I know I am!
Facebook: David Arce or facebook.com/darce711
Youtube: Darce711 (Really different from everything else)