Crafting new marketing strategies and initiatives for UC San Diego's largest technology community.
As a Public Relations Director, I spearhead all of the digital marketing initiatives to promote the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Chapter at UC San Diego. Every quarter (~10 weeks) we have an average of 60 events that I promote on Instagram, Facebook, Discord, and on our website.
While my requirements end at just promoting events, I wanted to push myself and explore new marketing opportunities. This year, I was able to lead the charge on various marketing initiatives to redefine our marketing strategy.
ACM's primary marketing strategy involved using Facebook to promote our events. After doing an analysis of our Facebook, I found that it wasn't the best social media for us.
In September 2022, I conducted a comparison of our to most active profiles: Facebook and Instagram to gauge our activity.
From this analysis, I saw that our Instagram had a much larger following. Yet, our strategy neglected this audience.
One of the most noticeable issues in our marketing was the lack of student representation. Visually our marketing content involved infographic-like visuals.
Discussing this issue with other ACM board members and general members, I came to the conclusion that our marketing needs to be people-focused.
I scrapped our Facebook marketing strategy to put a heavier focus on Instagram and content that was easily digestible for audiences.
What Did That Look Like?: An initiative called "upcoming @ acm" that's published every week and promotes our upcoming events. The initiative features content visuals from the previous events we hosted; showing the people that make up our ACM chapter.
Fall quarter (September to December) is famously known as the most-active quarter at UC San Diego. For ACM, we had our largest recruitment season ever and had events almost everyday.
To encapsulate our most active quarter, I created a "Fall Quarter Wrapped" marketing post that aligned with the most recent Spotify Wrapped.