TTC You said it campaign parody

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Ashton writes: So if you have been on the TTC recently you have probably seen their ad campaign “You said it.” The ad campaign designed to shame riders with bad behaviors with sourced tweets. 

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Well, I decided I will parody that campaign with some tweets you probably won’t see on the TTC subway anytime soon! Yeah I plan to make this a regular thing, so please feel free to tweet me at Ashton4321 on or Instagram me something about TTC at AshtonQBE. 

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That actually happened to me commuting to Eglington West. It was actually scary how wrong the driver was in this situation because he was rushing an elderly man. Is Toronto supposed to be accessible? I think we are missing the mark! 

TTC you are talking and I am listening and replying. Bring it on!

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Writer Background

Ashton Deroy: Ashton Deroy is a graduate of St. Lawrence College’s Interactive Marketing program. He has worked the sales lines for companies such as Rogers Communications, Shaw Cable & Hewlett & Packard

Professional goals: Growing a 1000 person network from content creation, Earning an annual income of $60,000 yearly & Creating and selling my first business by the age of 35. 

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Professional role Models: Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes & Justin Trudeau. 

 


Written by Ashton Deroy: In the new era of attempting to find marketability for websites, apps and software applications. Developers often try to make application, website or their service have nothing to do with the people involved. 

1. What are the 4 I’s of service? Intangibility, Inconsistency, Inseparability and Inventory.

People have everything to do with your business! Stop taking them out of the process. In purchasing. Emotions, perceptions and beliefs never stop mattering. 

Three things users hate when they arrive to a website: 

  • They can’t find a public profile for the person they just talked to – This shows this person has no authority within the company and therefore does not matter.  People are more aware of the Power distant index and working for Rogers Communications customers realized if they didn’t want to do a simple transaction process, add services or troubleshoot tech. I had no authority. 
  • You can’t find information on the company authority – A customer can’t find the boss because the boss doesn’t want to talk to them! This still works for bigger companies but in smaller companies the boss needs to be available at the user’s beckon call. 
  • Comprehensive information on background, mission and history – Why does this venture exist? What is the purpose? What is the owner’s history prior to starting this venture? Chances are that is all the information needed for traffic to make their mind up towards making a purchasing decision. 

Download the PDF I did based on the Marketing Connect Textbook at Seneca College. 

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20 Reasons Publishing strategies are better for boosting brands.

  1. Behavioral target segmentation – You want to sell fishing gear? You create a fishing blog, magazine or forum. 
  2. Readers become customers – First they read your work, then they trust your authority lastly they go to you with a problem. That is how I was able to get Dignity Repairs as a client in 2015. 
  3. Editorials create a press interest – Every-time you post a blog there is chance someone picks it up, finds it interesting and then next thing you know, a brand has impressions on blogs, news outlets and radio stations. Refer to my ex clients’ BBC interview on the third gender in beyond the binary. 
  4. Viral effect – The internet now has a way of spreading brand impressions on the web even out of a community manager’s control.  In other words going viral! 🙂 
  5. Indexing -Customers are looking for someone like you! With Canada 411 if you are a restaurant, web developer or driving taxi. You need to be indexed so you can convert customers right from your listing. 
  6. Informational strategies – With Publishing all the information needed to make a purchase decision is put up in to a convenient area on the web. 
  7. Growing contacts – Every-time someone likes an ad on Facebook the company receives their contact information which is good for potentially prospecting leads
  8. Integrated Marketing Communications – A Publicist creates a consistency for every element in the promotional mix to make sure everything is done in an effort to maximize campaign efforts and meet the goals with the key performance indicators. 
  9. Primary research acquired – Through 13 blogs I’ve been able to figure out, how to generate web traffic? How to sell using web content? What makes your audience bounce off a website? What makes them stay? 
  10. Tags research – A good Publicists looks at tags, measures their engagement and looks at who is saying what. 
  11. Knowing where to be and when to announce it – In Kingston, Kingston Pride competed with a variety of gay events businesses. Rather than being exactly everywhere the competitors were, we decided to take to the strategy of being louder. More social media ads, an external web promotion and print/radio publications our competitors could not use. 
  12. Telling the story – Why do you pay writers Ashton? Well that is because writers know how to tell you about a business launch, product/service expansion or event and make it interesting! The worst content creator you can acquire is someone who only has a Business or Advertising background. They usually know nothing about creating high traffic content. 
  13. Establishing authority – Not just through text and alerting people to your certifications. There are certain ways to set up a website that show authority and other ways which make you look like you are blogging out of a basement. 
  14. Managing conversations – It is not enough to post content in tags, you actually have to engage with people in the tags. A publisher does that. 
  15. Establishing relationships with influential members of the community 
  16. Accessing a Publishers’ personal contacts. Some are linked to famous YouTube channels, News papers and marketing channels that you wouldn’t have access to other wise. 
  17. Content scheduling – The reason why Publishers want a brand to post constantly is to avoid becoming invisible. It takes 24 hours for a brand to go mute in today’s online market. 
  18. Analyzing Marketing dashboards – Looking at Key Performance indicators for a marketing campaign and determining why factors were high or weren’t. 
  19. Creating the brand – The best hot brands are created with a publishing strategy in mind 
  20. High Traffic channel management – We manage the contacts of Facebook, Instagram, Google, Websites and Press. 
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This chart explains the software used in 2017 that now plays a part in Consumer purchasing decisions. Created by Ashton Deroy from Toronto-Businessphere 2017.

#LIUB = Light it up blue, Ashton’s Autism Awareness Day interview.

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Written by Ashton Deroy 

Today seems like the perfect day to write on Autism because I just had the interview with Seneca College’s Journalism student Kiavash Golzadeh  for his assignment. This is not the assignment but I thought maybe I would write about some interesting questions I’ve been asked prior about my autism. 

How do you feel about Autistic people presented in Television shows? I feel like people only get to see the low functioning math geniuses. They don’t get to see emotionally complicated autistic people like me or Diana Skye. I think people would be surprised to know that I feel my ADHD has made learning math more complicated. However, I also feel it has made me more focused at athletic activities. 

 

How do you feel about Autism SpeaksI admire their dedication to making autism more liveable as well as preventing autism in the future. Despite thoroughly enjoying my autistic peers I have wondered since I was a kid, what is it like to live without this brain abnormality? Would I be happier? It is not something you really even consider unless you live with autism yourself. 

 

What is your biggest fear in coping with your autism? I feel silly saying this but my biggest fear with this autism is ending up alone in life and therefore reverting backward from currently conquered behaviors.  I have no interest in being different, unemployed and rude. I want what anyone else wants, a long-term partner, a career, and my own home.  Despite these ambitions sometimes feeling equal to a kid drawing their future on construction paper. 

This is my piece on living with autism. Feel free to like & Share this blog link on Facebook. 

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Donate to autism Canada by clicking the PNG below, Advocate for higher quality of life! : 

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Check out the Autism Speaks E Commerce page. They donate some profits to autism research. 

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Small Business = Big pressure!

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Written by Ashton Deroy: Small Businesses are currently defined in Canada as Businesses with under 100 employees. With that in mind we should define a micro-business as a business with under 20 employees. 

A lot of people think if you work in a small business this takes away your pressure for high performance and professionalism. When in fact your small team and close knit relationship with your boss probably in fact demands a higher performance not less! 

While people may think it is okay to express stress by exhibiting bad attitudes at work. The fact of the matter is in a small business setting the quarters are much too tight between a boss and the employees to display that kind of behavior. As a result this cliche proves that you need to perform higher in a small business rather than lower. It goes to show Starter companies are not the kickback, feet on the table kind of businesses people expect them to be! 


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Higher stakes when employees under perform. 

Personal Capital at stake– Take it from Ashton Deroy an ex employee of two small businesses. When the boss has personal equity in the business and they know their ass is on the line. They are far more likely to care when you screw up! Far less likely to show sympathies bigger companies have the benefits of showing.

Running a small business is serious and if they have gotten the business to self-sustain you can bet the spent a lot of money to get there. I have worked for an ex Health food store in Brighton Ontario which has shut down and Willow’s Publishing on commission. Those were to examples of the most anal bosses I have ever had! 

Pressure to keep up – If you are the new guy on a 5-20 person team. You can start your job with your foot half way out the door because the first 3 months will make you or break you. Now is the time to shine, or pack your shit. Dangers of entering a business clique like this is working against the waves in motion, haunting productivity or going against the business culture. Your best hope is to assimilate and find your place in the business. 

Pressure to prove you are worth the cost – In a small business every puzzle piece has to fit. If you can’t prove you are worth the money, save the business money or generate revenue. You are out the door. 

To conclude weather you are the employee of a small business or the owner. There are a lot of pressures in play when use real money to self-start a real business. If you look to fit in to the small business culture prove you are a good investment, keep up at the job and prove you are worth every dime in your new job. If you don’t you will just be the guy who used to work for the small business company. 

 

 

Related articles:

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/stress-levels-business-owners-employees-4825.html

http://www.psychologium.com/7-signs-you-are-a-mentally-weak-person/