Monday, June 06, 2016
I got a little part time job that I wasn't even looking for! It sort of found me and I swear we are a match made in heaven.
I am now the Social Media Connector for Canvas Corp Brands, LLC. No, that doesn't mean I get to play on Facebook all day long but it does mean that I get to do what I already do and use what I've already learned to help a company that I've fallen in love with. Everybody wins.
Canvas Corp Brands (CCB) is the parent company of 7gypsies, Tattered Angels, and Canvas Corp (or Canvas Home Basics). It is based in Springdale, Arkansas and owned by Randy and Christine Meier. Most of the products they carry are made at their facility in Springdale while a few things are sourced globally for more variety.
CCB has a fantastic blog that provides a daily dose of inspiration, an online shop where you can pick up one of each of all their product lines, and an actual outlet store there in Springdale where you can find some incredible bargains on craft supplies or attend classes and workshops such as Ken Oliver's very first Pop-Up Workshop featuring his incredible Color Burst Watercolors!
I joined CCB's design team (The Creative Crew) last fall and got to know their products a lot better. I was impressed with the quality, style, and variety of their offerings. Then in the Spring I met Randy and Christine at NAMTA's Art Materials World trade show here in Houston. That's when I learned more about the company, their philosophy, ideas and the way they do things. Again, I was impressed.
Through a series of unexpected and fateful circumstances, I recently found myself part of Christine's new plan for a social media team. Here is the team and all of our roles:
Christine Meier - Team Leader and Storyteller
Shannon Green - Social Connector
Lynne Forsythe - Projects Champion
Marie Johansson - Game Runner
Jorunn Langås and Lena Holmström - Gypsy Brand Warrior
Marie Heiderscheit - Canvas Brand Warrior
Erin Reed - Angel Brand Warrior
Together we make up CCB's Social Media Brandwagon...or as I like to call us "The Crazy Eights"! Heh.
We have some exciting things planned including lots of challenges, giveaways, contests, and games that anyone can participate in.
(I dangled that participle on purpose, don't judge me.)
If you're worried that this might change some of the things I'm already doing you can rest easy. I will still be making YouTube videos and carrying on my own social media antics as usual. This is just an opportunity for even more antics!
You won't want to miss out on all the fun so make sure you follow/subscribe/stalk all the brands on all their social media outlets. I'll provide a nice tidy list of links for you below. Then fasten your seat belt for what comes next. We're making this up as we go along so there's no telling what could happen!
CANVAS CORP BRANDS
Blog (The Creative Studio): http://blog.canvascorpbrands.com/
CANVAS CORP (CANVAS HOME BASICS)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CanvasCorp/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/7gypsies/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/mytatteredangels/
THE CREATIVE CREW
Facebook Group (The Collective): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1124592877561970/
CANVAS CORP CRAFT OUTLET
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CanvasCorpCraftOutlet
Posted by Shannon Green at 10:53 AM