By Justin Xavier
Welcome to the Millennial Mission Media newsletter, where we fill you in on some of the best stories & podcasts we’ve covered in the past week, along with all the latest MMM happenings!
First, we’ll catch you up on what’s new on our podcast network before we wrap up with a “Social Media Tip of the Week” to make sure your social game is on point.
Keep reading after the jump.
A New Perspective
This week, Amber & Justin talk about Building a Brand! They start off with their Pre-spectives (aka all the experience they had in the past with starting or helping to build brands), then they’re joined by Rochelle Belle, who recently launched a new brand centered on her dog: @IAmOliverBitches!
Rochelle talks about the decision-making process that went into coming up with the name and personality, and how she turned it into a book, “Oliver the Dog’s 30 Small Bits of Wisdom.”
After the interview, Amber & Justin give Rochelle some “next steps” to continue growing her brand, and then discuss the brands they’ve been working on lately and how that process has been.
Listen on iTunes: https://apple.co/36Sndvd
Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2RhPIf9
Broads You Should Know
This week, the Broads cover Lili’uokalani, the first and last Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom before it was illegally overthrown.
She fought her entire life to maintain the independence of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and attempted to rewrite the country’s Constitution to ensure that Hawaii was for Hawaiians. Unfortunately, she lost the battle, and the way she lost it is truly heartbreaking.
Listen to the story here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Listen on iTunes: https://apple.co/2Tq0D9y
Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2TwJxa9
The MMM Watchmen Podcast
This week, Amber & Justin break down Season 1, Episode 5 of the hit HBO television series Watchmen, entitled, “Little Fear of Lightning.”
We finally get a look at Looking Glass’s backstory and how it ties into the original Watchmen comic. After the episode, stay tuned to listen to a SPOILER segment where they discuss the full season and how episode 5 gave us clues to the ending.
Listen on iTunes: https://apple.co/2Rbv0h4
Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3a1fWv9
The 16th Minute: Life After Limelight
Did you hear Crime Mob is making a comeback in 2020?!
Jeremiah Neil & Monica Soriano of TechtonicPop cover their careers on this week’s episode, starting with their blow-up while they were still in school in Atlanta, all the way through to their breakup. But if the rumors we’ve been hearing are true, Crime Mob isn’t down and out yet. Keep an eye out for what’s on the horizon for the artists, and check out The 16th Minute wherever you listen to podcasts.
Listen on iTunes: https://apple.co/2Rn8HW0
Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2FWujD5
Social Media Tip of the Week
We all want bigger numbers, higher engagement, more likes… but how can you do that without “selling out” or sacrificing who you are?
Instagram PRO TIP: Be Genuine
You see it because we all see it: It seems like the people who get the biggest numbers, the most views, and make the most money are the people who are playing a character, being as loud as possible, or acting a fool.
That method doesn’t work for everyone, and it certainly doesn’t lead to happiness. If you want people to follow you because they like you and the content you’re creating, you need to make sure your content is unique and engaging. The only way to do that is to put into it something that absolutely no one else can: YOU!
If you’re feeling loud one day, put it on the gram! But don’t do it unless it’s really you. Don’t do it because you feel like you’re supposed to. Your audience is going to respond naturally to everything that you are, so let them see the real you.
Thank you so much for reading, we’ll be back next week with another wrap-up and hopefully some very exciting news for what’s coming next from MMM.