In My New Element
No, I didn’t buy a new car. It’s something even better! I’m excited to finally be able to share that I’ll be starting my new job next week as Social Media Manager for the Halogen TV network, based here in Charlotte. Halogen’s tagline is “socially conscious empowering entertainment,” and all of the station’s content revolves around the themes of justice, purpose, connect, and beauty. Those are themes that really resonate with me.
When I left my position with SIM International at the end of November, I knew that I wanted to find a full-time social media marketing position, so that I could use what I know and continue to grow. I’m excited to be working for Kyle Chowning, who is relocating from Nashville to continue his role as Halogen’s VP of Marketing. I’ve known Kyle for a number of years, back when he worked for Voxcorp and I was a contributing editor to one of its publications.
I want to invite you to keep up with me in my new gig by following @HalogenTV on Twitter and becoming a fan of Halogen on Facebook. And you should find out where you can get Halogen in your area, because it is a cable TV network after all, so please watch and let me know what you think!
I’ve been watching Halogen for a while now, and I’m really digging the programming (and I think you will too). Here are some of my favorites so far:
- Pop Goes The Culture (from the creators of Paste Magazine)
- Food Jammers (three guys making food in wild ways)
- Start Up (a half-hour scripted drama about a social networking start-up)
- Jump Shipp (starring the inimitable Josh Shipp)
- The New Heroes (hosted by Robert Redford)
- and [coming soon] Noble Exchange: Africa (produced by my friend Tamara Park)
There’s a poll going on right now to decide which original series will go from pilot to production. Take a look, watch the pilots online (and/or on TV), and then place your vote by March 21.
In Other News
I’ve been busy working on some freelance projects that I’m excited about as well. I recently joined the board of Fireside International, which is continuing to tell the story of what’s happening in Haiti.
There’s also a few events coming up that I’m excited about being a part of:
- Theology After Google conference, March 10-12 in Claremont, California
- TransFORM East Coast Gathering coming up April 30-May 2 in Washington, D.C.
- Vox Emergente, May 29-30 in Brazil
I’m hoping to connect with a lot of people in person when I go to these events.
Thank You Thank You Thank You
I want to say a huge thank you to all my friends who are reading this (you know who you are) for your prayers and support and encouragement over these past few months. I’m excited about the future, and I hope you are too!