So my Q & A is with someone I met as a member of the Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps. For those of who are unfamiliar with the music community I would say to click here to read about what it is. It’s a lot easier to understand that way, trust me! Through this I met David Gwyn, whose family are also members of this drum corps. I thought he is a perfect example of someone who is well rounded and uses social media to promote his brand.
Q: What is your profession/job title?
A: Well currently I am in between jobs but previous to the reconstructing of the company I was the VP of R & D and collaboration practices at High Point Solutions. I interview with Microsoft tomorrow so that is my current situation right now.
Q: What are the extracurricular hobbies or interests you have outside of this mainstream job?
A: I am a photographer/ videographer at Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps, also at my own brand GwynMedia.com, and brewmaster and Redshift Homebrew.
Q: What social media sites do you use to promote your homebrewed beer and Gwynmedia.com?
A: I created a business page on Facebook for both so I use it for both of these to promote what I do.
Q: Which social media site do you think is the most effective?
A: Well, definitely Facebook. The things I specifically share are seen frequently because from my webstie Gywnmedia.com people still have to search from Google or some other source. In the first week, I posted about 200 photos I took and I invited a few people and before you knew it they were tagging and commenting away. So it was a push design that reached everywhere and within a week I had 300 likes on my photography page on Facebook.
Q: What’s the biggest challenge you have faced sharing/promoting your photography company and home brewery?
A: Well, there’s not a great avenue to say much about what you’re doing online, unless you create a blog. Even so, “with social media you can’t blog a status.” It has made it much easier for people to engage and see brands like mine so there was really no big challenge because of how powerful and engaging social media has become.
Q: If you had to choose your favorite thing to do out of brewing your own beer, photography, or being a consultant, which would you choose?
A: Definitely photography. You know with the beer, once it’s drunk it’s gone! With photography it touches more people , is more engaging and I love to be a part of something that can preserve memories for so many people that I engage with.
I enjoyed talking to David so much and it was good connecting with him to see the influence he has had on the music/drum corps community, to his followers on facebook, and to the continuing success that will come from his brands. Feel free to visit and like his pages below!