I’m for hire
After many years on the frontline of humanitarian aid, I now turned my hobby into a profession, assisting nonprofit organisations with their online media presence.
Based on my past experiences, I cover online media from the beginning until the end:
I review, redesign and host blogs:
- I help organisations reviewing their social media outlets, as I did for the CGIAR and the Challenge Programme on Water and Food;
- I design blogs from scratch or revamp existing ones. Here are some examples of the work done for Frutisitio, CIAT and DAPA. Blogs are first (re-)designed on a test server to the client’s liking, before they go live;
- I assist organisations in migrating their blogs, overhauling content, choosing appropriate themes and plugins, adding functionality, improving usability and SEO. I train their content writers and blog administrators;
- If need be, I host blogs on my own servers. For clients who don’t want to be bothered with a blog’s technical management, I take care of the software updates, security, and backups. For those who have even less time, I assist with content writing, comment moderation, and distribution of their content through a wide array of social media channels.
I generate social media content:
- I write articles and stories on a wide range of topics, as I did for The Challenge Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), and for ICRISAT
- I produce both YouTube and broadcast quality videos. I can start from pre-recorded material like this one for Africa Agriculture GIS Week (AAGW), or this one for CGIAR. Or I can film, edit and produce the videos from start to finish, like the series on climate change in West Africa, Kenya and India.
- I make pictures as standalone content or as illustrations, as I did for the CCAFS project in India and Africa
I assist organisations with their online communications strategy:
I make social media content travel:
What is the use of having good content if nobody knows about it? A lot of my work involves “making content known”: finding new “markets” by increasing the visibility to the target audience and interlinking different social media channels. Similarly as a conventional PR firm would do through press-releases and press-conferences, I “spin” your content in the social media world.
I organise social reporting for events and conferences
Many events venture into social reporting: empowering the participants to report live from the venue. I build the social reporting teams, often combined with on-site training.
Examples are the CGIAR Horn of Africa meeting, COP18, the Addis Abeba Sharefair, Rio+20, the Global Conference for Agricultural Research for Development, the International Forum for Water and Food, the Africa Agriculture Science Week and Planet Under Pressure.
Training and workshops:
Often organisations jump into the social media scene, and get stuck at a certain point. Using interactive trainings and workshops, I help them to get back on track, and take their social media work to “the next level”, as I did for CIAT, the Generation Challenge Programme, the CGIAR Online Communicators and the Challenge Program on Water and Food.
If you are interested to work with me, do drop me a mail:
peter (at) blogtips (dot) org
Picture courtesy Davide Piga