In order to make sure I don’t miss any fashion events that are happening in the area, I am now regularly searching the internet for any that are taking place. Doing this means I am constantly in the know about anything that is happening, so I can stay up to date and make sure I can write current content, and don’t miss anything.
As well as the Plugins that were recommended to us, I have installed some extra plugins that I feel my website will benefit from. These are:
- Mailchimp for WordPress- this allows people to sign up to my website.
- Recent tweets widget- this is to display the website’s Twitter account, however, my theme doesn’t allow for widgets so I may have to think of some other way to do this.
- Social media widget- displaying social media links. However, this is also a widget so might not work.
- Events calendar- to show all fashion events happening in the area on my website.
A story is the telling of an event, which is crafted to the interest of audience members.
Exposition: information that grounds you in a story- who, where, when, why etc. It gives the audience the general tools they need.
Theme: general underlying subject, a recurring idea.
Arc: ways in which events of a story transform characters.
Plot and character: character driven is when actions emerge from the wants and needs of the characters. Plot driven is when characters are second to the events that make the plot.
Point of view: describes the perspective from which the story is told.
Telling detail: things such as ash trays etc.
After the photo shoot I spent some time working in the office, producing content for the blog on the website. This included interviews with models, pieces on events that Vicky Martin will be attending, and features on the new collection that was released.
This was great to start working on pieces that really interested me, as fashion I my main interest. It gave me a good idea of how to write small pieces, which included all of the needed information.
I also spent time working on their social media accounts, recording twitter followers of Vicky Martin with a certain amount of followers themselves. This was so we could send them dresses and other garments for them to try out and blog about.
Although this took a while to collect, I got a good idea of the sort of people that are interested in the fashion line. I also got a feel of the different jobs needed to do in order to market a fashion line.
“Fruit is an exciting unique venue dwelling in the beautiful Hull Marina streets. From live music gigs to belly tickling comedy, from cutting edge theatre productions to local produce and vintage markets, from exciting popcorn crunching cinema screenings to underground club nights, from diverse festivals to charity events- and so much more brought to the Hull entertainment scene.”
This is one of the main attractions at the moment in the Fruit market area. It attracts a whole range of different audiences, from the young to the old.
Fruit Space host live bands, comedy acts, cinema screenings, quiz nights, and a lot more on different nights of the week so there is almost always something on to see no matter what day you choose.
They also host events such as the art and beer night coming up, at which people have “the chance to meet, greet and talk art with fellow Hull creatives.” This is also a place for people interested to discuss ideas for the up and coming Humber Street Sesh, a music festival which takes place in the fruit market area.
I decided to do my 400 word news article on Dementia Awareness Week, a campaign created by the Alzheimer’s Society.
Although a national campaign, the local branches are holding events in Hull throughout the week.
I decided to do my article on this as it is recent, and it is a charity voluntary organisation I believe in.
This article would work well in the Hull Daily Mail as it is about a campaign that is going on in the surrounding area, so would interest readers. Also it would give information to people who may not want to visit the events, or may be too scared to attend. By adding some information on dementia itself it means that it can help promote the campaign, and help individuals who may think they have dementia.
I think my news article on Beverley market would be suited for a local newspaper such as the Hull Daily Mail. This is because it is a story about a nearby town, and would affect a lot of people, for example the stall owners that come from all over the area and the residents of Beverley.
It would also be a form of advertising for Beverley Market, as people would see that it is open and the events that are happening, and would perhaps visit.