market school

My mind has been all over the place these past few days because I’ve got 3 assignments due on Monday, but setting aside a little bit of time to keep my desk tidy seems to work wonders. (Even if it’s just another form of procrastination) ✨

Peep more photos on my instagram: @the_girlygeek

You know what the world needs? Lawyers who understand immigration and institutional barriers. Lawyers who understand feminism. Lawyers who have a background in business and marketing and can revamp the legal business model.

In short, go to be Elle Woods. Study what you love, and make yourself a better lawyer than all those political science majors who never thought there was an option outside the box.

In Marketing Talking about Millenials
  • Prof: They spend less than boomers on food
  • Me: Because we're poor
  • Prof: They prefer public transit over owning a car
  • Me: Because we're poor
  • Prof: Majority rent instead of owning their own home
  • Me: Pooooooooorrr
  • Prof: They travel less and buy in bulk
  • Me: POOR
  • Prof: 54% are single and have no plans to start a family
  • Me: WE ARE POOR
  • Prof: So as you can see there are significant differences on what they are willing to spend their money on
  • Me: IT'S BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE ANY

terastormtas  asked:

How do you advertise your cosplays? and how do you start getting hired for cons. I'm looking to branch out with my cosplay work.

Hope you dont mind me answering publicly, I’ve gotten a lot of asks about this recently! 

It’s not so much about adertising as it is algorithms. And luck. At least for the ‘getting my cosplays seen’ thing. 

Theres a lot of luck thats determined by your cosplay quality itself, how recent the series your cosplaying is from, if your the first to cosplay it, and a lot of other stuff I dont even know how to master… hopefully I can help in other ways. 

Most social media run on algorithms of sharing content. For example, only the first 5 tags on tumblr get picked up by the search. Any tags after that are ignored. SO you want to make the first five the most relevent, and the most useful, so your post shows up in those tags. After that make sure to use clerical tags, for your own blogs organization. 

There are TIMES OF DAY to post that vary on each social media platform, and ways to maximize your level of outreach. 

Or another example is that Facebook nukes the promotion of other-app or outside-links. If your sharing from insta or twitter or linking out to a website, facebook purposely doesnt share your post as much. And they prefer image statuses rather then text ones. So always post your info with a photo. LATELY facebook only prefers videos too, cause the company is trying to compete with youtube. Which is why their player doesnt let you leave easy. SO making tutorials and guides and uploading SEPERATELY on fb and then again on youtube is best. Shares are the bread and butter of fb, not likes or comments. 

Then theres sites like ACP, great for getting hired as a cosplayer for events like NISAmerica and Funimation, because they have a long time relationship with ACP. 

DEVIANTART is a dead, dead thing. BUT journalists DONT like linking to things like instagram or tumblr – so they ALWAYS tap from Deviantart. DA has a better landing page for images and people like CosMonde, CosplayCulture, and Kotaku. Or even IGN and CompGamer link back to Deviantart exclusively. 

However… 

Social Media Marketing is a different job then getting hired at cons. I talk about that process HERE. 

Convention guesting isn’t always about the number you have, though it helps in  a capacity. Its about what PROGRAMMING you bring, as a cosplayer. Because you are a solution to filling an event. Not filling an event around YOU. 
They need programming to fill the event guide. 

That being said, once you get thats its SUPER easy to find what you can bring to a con. Maybe you love sewing and can host some sewing patterns. Or maybe your a health nut and can host a Cosplay Fitness panel. Or maybe you can talk about wigs or makeup, or heck, if you know a lot about making Gundum models or collecting Funkos, thats a panel too! There a lot of topics one can cover. Anything you’d like to share or help others with! 

I CAN GO IN DEPTH about both, but its really, a lot, a lot, a loooootttt of information. We actually host a panel on SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING for cosplay, annnnd. a panel on Cosplay Career, guesting and creating a job from cosplay experience. But those are 1 hr long panels. 

So if you want more info, you can always email me! I’ve actually thought about hosting maybe a livestream or online talk about these things. Maybe I can organize one after Anime Expo. 

aicosplays@gmail.com

no, he just likes sleeping with his eyes open while sitting up

ID #64689

Name: Jess
Age: 18
Country: Australia

Hi, I’m Jess,
I finished high school last year and am taking a gap year, running the office for my parents’ business. I love learning, and am currently trying my hardest to learn German. Next year I start University, studying archaeology and marketing. I spend my time obsessing over my fish tanks, playing video games, cooking vegetarian recipes, and trying my hand at plenty of new things. I’d love a positive, friendly pen-pal, and it would be great if they spoke German, but that’s not a necessity. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Preferences: I’d prefer an age range of 16 - 25

ANIME RECOMMENDATIONS

M=Manga A=Anime ?=not sure MA=manga&anime
Ouran High School Host Club (MA)
Kaichou wa Maid Sama (MA)
Boku no Hero Academia (MA)
Fairy Tail (MA)
Say I Love You (MA)
Kyoukai No Kanata (A)
Tamako Market (A)
Kimi ni Todoke (MA)
Shigatsu Wa Kimi no Uso (MA)
Hyouka (A)
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club (A)
Haikyuu!! (MA)
Kuroko no Basuke (MA)
Ace Attorney (A M?)
Noragami (MA)
Clannad (MA)
Ao Haru Ride (MA)
Strobe Edge (M A?)
Nisekoi (MA)
Special A (MA)
My Little Monster (MA)
Kamisama Hajimemashita (MA)
Akatsuki no Yona (MA)
Assassination Classroom (MA)
Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi (MA)
Lovely Complex (MA)
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki kun (MA)
Katekyo Hitman Reborn (MA)
Niijiro Days (MA)
Ookami Shoujo To Kuro Ouji (MA)
Orange (MA)
Relife (MA)
Watashi Ga Motete Dousunda (MA)
Yamada Kun and the Seven Witches (MA)
Youko x Boku SS (MA)
Yumeiro Patissiere (MA)
Buddy Go (M)
Hirunaka no Ryuusei (M)
Sugars (M)
Hibi ChouChou (M)
Omoi Omoware Furi Furare (M)
Amagi Brilliant Park (MA)
Yumemiro Taiyou (M)
Watashi no Ookami Kun (M)
Kimi no na Wa (A)
Hotarubi no Mori E (MA)
Summer Wars (A)
The Children Who Chased Lost Voices (MA)
Koe no Katachi (MA)
Garden of Words (A)
The Cat Returns (A)
Spirited Away (A)
Howl’s Moving Castle (A)
Yahari Ore no Seishun (MA)
Kokoro Connect (MA)
Patema Inverted (A)
Takane to Hana (M)
Tsubaki Chou Lonely Planet (MA)
Yuri On Ice (A)
Zero no Tsukaima (MA)
Rere Hello (M)
Dengeki Daisy (M)
Love Live (A)
Last Game (M)
Love, Chunibiyo, and other Delusions (A)
Date A Live (MA)
Nekoto no Koto ga Ki ni Natte Shikatanai (M)
Fruits Basket (MA)
Akagami No Shirayuki Hime (MA)
Anthem of the Heart (A)
K-On! (MA)
Angel Beats (A M?)
Anohana (A)

Some of them, I watched only a few episodes XD but they’re all really good.

Penguin Teen Interns Recommend!!!

Summer is almost over, and sadly, it is time to say goodbye to our Summer 2017 Penguin Teen interns. They have been hard at work reading manuscripts, posting online Penguin Teen content, creating eBooks, planning author tours, attending lots of fun meetings and of course, doing lots and lots of reading! Before they left, we asked them for a few of their MUST READS you don’t want to miss out on!    

An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir

Oona Ryle (Publicity Intern)
“An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir could not have been more aptly named –  it won’t burn you, but the story will draw you closer with the warmth she creates in the character relationships. I’m reading the sequel, A Torch Against the Night, right now, and somehow, it’s even better than the first book!”

Perfect Ten by L. Philips 

Dan Denning (Retail Marketing & Advertising Intern) 
“They say to never judge a book by its cover, but I fell in love with this book the instant I saw the cover… whoops. Still, the vibrancy, romanticism, and humor you see on that cover is exactly what is inside the book too! Sam’s journey to find his perfect boyfriend in a town where he is one of the only gay boys kept me 100 percent invested throughout all 352 pages. Read it for the captivating story, the adorable characters, the juicy romantic drama, and because you REALLY want to know which of Sam’s four crushes ends up being the final boy behind that unicorn mask on the cover.” 

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