I’m just a small town social media consultant serving the small town fairs and livestock organizations. Both are often ran by volunteers or by a limited paid staff. Social media presence isn’t always first priority. With BrandyElaine, I can eliminate the stress of platform management without the full-time cost.
In high school, I knew I wanted to do something creative with my life, but for us elder millennials, social media wasn’t a thing yet. So writing notes and folding the paper into footballs seemed like the next best thing.
I went to college for an associates in science, (Weird I know), and dabbled in the medical field, but I knew it wasn’t what I wanted to make my legacy from.
I got into marketing and sales for the fairs/festivals and livestock industry and instantly knew that is where I belong. I started out working for an awards manufacturing company and traveled the US, (funnel cakes and fried EVERYTHING was had). I enjoyed meeting people in the agricultural industry and love what they do for their communities.
I want to use my education and experience to help fairs and livestock organizations educate about agriculture and how it effects our communities and children, through social media. Hopefully our paths will cross and we can make a difference for your fair.
While I could bullet point my expertise, (resume provided if you NEED those bullets) I’ll spare you the boringness that makes me like everyone else, and tell you..
How I am a stiletto in a room full of flats!
I started designing awards for fairs and in turn, there was a lot of research involved to customize unique items for each unique fair. In researching, I realized how important fairs are to their communities and how they educate and mold today’s youth.
I traveled to several fairs every year and was fortunate enough to bring my 3 children along. There isn’t anything that can replace the smile on my daughter’s face when she was licked by a cow, Or either of my son’s faces when they held snakes and alligators. (Or me getting to pet baby PIGS). And while that was amazing, no matter where we turned, there was educational projects and livestock shows teaching agriculture to the guests.
I joined the Institute of Fair Management through the IAFE, and will graduate soon. I want to use my education and knowledge by focusing on smaller county fairs and livestock organizations that need assistance. The majority of these fairs are ran by volunteers or a limited paid staff that don’t necessarily have the means for a full time social media coordinator, but could use the service if offered in their budget.
Let me help bring smiling faces back to your fair!
County Fairs are more than blue ribbons, midways, and lemonade shake-ups. They are a place where we can teach urban neighbors what agriculture is and how important it is through hands-on experience. As our population continues to shift to a more urban demographic, my goal, with the fairs and livestock organizations, is to promote agriculture through social media to remind the public of the key role agriculture plays in our daily lives.
No matter the goals, I’m here to help you reach them. I want to get to know you and your organization. Whether it be the fair or livestock animals needing assistance, together we can reach those goals
Customizing a Socially Acceptable Strategy
Once we have the goals aligned, I will come up with a personalized social media plan to outline the goals discussed, as well as a monthly posting strategy to build your online presence and following.
In this day and age, social proof is key to business owners and investors, but also with the public (your guests). With a solid social presence, your fair or organization will get the investors you need to ensure growth for years to come.