Leadership. Project Design & Management. Entrepreneurship

Say it Online

Brief

As part of a campaign, Digital Birmingham in partnership with Birmingham city council issued public participatory commission for six organisations to deliver a project to to engage families from Birmingham city councils ‘priority neighbourhoods’ in Digital Technology and the Arts.

My company YEP Media Ltd put in a bid to deliver one of the 6 projects and were successfully awarded the tender.

Digital Birmingham is a public sector body which was establish the driving force to ensure that the benefits of digital and new emerging technologies are available to all people, businesses and sectors Birmingham city.

Resources

My skills: Leadership, Bid writing, Graphic Design, Workshop Facilitation

Budget: £10,000

Timeframe: 12 weeks

Outcome: Say it Online Project

Say It Online was a 8 week project where we combined digital media training with excursions to local arts and cultural activities enabling six families to create their own online vocal platforms as Birmingham citizens and in turn promote Birmingham as a vibrant and diverse cultural place with international quality productions.

  • Six families and their friends introduced to blogging, social media and big arts organisations in Birmingham city becoming citizen journalists for the arts sector.
  • Unique commentary and PR for local arts organisations.
  • Greater community/intergenerational cohesion.
  • YEP Media and the services

 

Stakeholder Comments

I was most impressed with the Said It Online event hosted by YEP Media. They combined  professionalism with a great enthusiasm for
their work. The relationships they had built up with the families on the project were close, supportive and obviously appreciated by the participants. It was also most impressive how they had taken a difficult brief with a tight timeline and delivered it so well.

– Simon Whitehouse, Implementation Officer, Digital Birmingham

YEP Media are a bright new company that use innovative work and marketing practices to create sparkling events and inventive projects. One to watch!

– Peta Murphy-Burke, Arts Council England

YEP Media’s ‘Say it Online’ project was a wonderful example of how digital engagement can really bring value to people’s lives. All the families involved in the project benefited from being able to attend new local arts and cultural activities and share their experiences online. It allowed them to engage with these new experiences and develop their digital media skills. It was great to see how much confidence the project has given the participants to talk about their use of social media and we hope the families will continue to explore the benefits of what it has to offer.

– Sophia Tarr, Festivals & Initiatives Manager at Birmingham City Council


YEP for portfolio-04-04Background

YEP Media Ltd creative agency is an enterprise I co-founded right after finishing university along with two co-graduates. Over the course of the 2 years we delivered several creative projects around Arts, Music, Digital Media as well as delivering branding, social media marketing and events management services to a variety of clients.

We worked with the Arts Council, Birmingham City Council, Digital Birmingham, Birmingham City University, NTI Birmingham, Access to Music College to name a few. My main responsibility within the company was to provide creative direction for the projects we delivered and Web & Digital Marketing services for our clients.

 

Skills: Creative Projects, Digital Media, Enterprise
Client: Digital Birmingham