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#SMWLagosATJHB Exclusive: Q&A with Britni Danielle

#SMWLagosATJHB Exclusive: Q&A with Britni Danielle
September 24, 2014 Niama Sandy

Our correspondent Siya Moringe caught up with the lovely Britni Danielle on Day 2 of  #SMWJHB, as she was about to give a “Master Class: How to Turn Instagram into a POWERFUL  -and- Free- Marketing tool”.

 

HOW DO YOU USE SOCIAL MEDIA AS A MEDIUM OF EXPRESSION?.

That’s a heavy question. Firstly, I use social media to connect with other people, because it’s social media. I use it to connect with people who are doing similar things to what I do, whether it’s writing, talking about social issues, entrepreneurship. I like to use it to connect with like-minded people and also to spread the word about the stuff that I am doing, and build a community of people who are engaged with what I am doing.

 

HOW DO YOU USE INSTAGRAM IN YOUR WORK AS A WRITER ?

In that part of my work I use it to post images from things that I write about for certain publications. I’ll post them up on Instagram and say “Hey, check this out today we talking about body image…..”.  I just use it as another means to spread the word about what I am doing.

ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE STILL SKEPTICAL ABOUT USING INSTAGRAM OR SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET THEIR BRANDS OUT THERE?

I would say definitely don’t shy away from it. I would say embrace it as a way to spread the word about your brand, your business or whatever you are doing. It’s a good way to sort of shape how people view you.

 

WHAT’S THE FUTURE FOR YOU LOOKING LIKE ON INSTAGRAM ?

Hopefully Long. *laughing* More often things, travelling things; just enjoying life you know.

 

And just as we were wrapping up. True to her style, she invited some people over for some selfies and smiles.

Siya Moringe is a South African filmmaker, visual artist, activist, creative writer, and aspiring journalist.

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