Welcome to the Raleigh Durham Egotist
The Raleigh-Durham Egotist is a community aimed at bringing the creative talents of our area together. The goal of the website is to serve as the liaison between contributor and company.
As a member of this platform you are given a voice; we have enabled you to create a profile, upload a portfolio, and participate in on-going dialogue with your colleagues.
In addition to the content the editors provide, both businesses and individuals are asked to help run the site. The Raleigh-Durham Egotist helps expand your brand’s exposure, personal or professional. So what’s the problem? We can’t do it alone. There are only so many hours to comb through the work being produced and to make the public aware of it. We need your help!
Let’s be honest. The Triangle is home to us for a reason but the world may not know about the diversity we possess. Sure we are known for RTP but how many boutique and bigger communications agencies do we have? How many of the companies in the area actively seek out our talent before going elsewhere? That number may be smaller than we would like.
So how do we change this? For starters we must join together. We must have a place to call our own and to showcase the results being achieved. The RDU Egotist is that place. As a member of the national Egotist network, the RDU Egotist enables both our businesses and our community to actively engage each other. We are able to talk about our trade, to discuss ideas, to present our work and to build a better overall brand.
This is where you come in. We are asking that all of our friends, colleagues, students, and businesses not only visit the RDU Egotist but become involved. We will be making an enormous push to make this the go-to resource for creatives alike in the area. To make this a reality our businesses and individuals must create profiles, upload their work, submit editorials, join in on the forum discussions and let the world know about upcoming projects and jobs. By incorporating a job board, a work presentation platform and a forum, the Egotist is unlike any other news source available. What is the best part? It’s FREE! So put your social media person on it, your PR person, yourself, or whoever it is you have in charge of growing your business. Don’t have a social media person? Hire one already.
Additionally, we are actively seeking individual contributors to join our site and to submit examples of what they do, be it graphic design, photography, strategy, social media, video production, logo design, print or anything else and to get their message out.
To get started, simply scroll up and hit Membership; create a free profile and upload some of your work. Once you have done that you can choose the submit tab on the top of the page. This then presents you with the following options:
Raleigh | Durham Work – Local campaigns you love or hate, your own work you want to show off
Raleigh | Durham Talent – Individuals or groups who consistently put out amazing work
Raleigh | Durham Resource – Industry services, vendors or other secret weapons
Raleigh | Durham Event – Be as detailed as possible with links, dates and info you send.
General – New ideas, questions, challenges on where we’re heading
Pick one and let it rip. Remember this is a public website so please be courteous; our team of editors do have the power to remove anything we deem offensive or non-value adding. This is a great way to show off your work, announce a gathering or opening, tell the world of services you offer, or to simply pat yourself on the back for a recent accolade.
We are also constantly looking for new editors. This position is one that gives you more space to rant. This is another opportunity for you to write about something you are passionate about and gives you an outlet to do so. You are given more space and front page placement. Editors are expected to be professional and are selected based on writing ability and fit within the team. You will be given administrative rights to get a deeper look at the inner workings of the Egotist Network and is a position that, while unpaid, is sure to increase your visibility and skill-set. For more information about this please email email@example.com
How can we do all this and keep it free to use? Well, as with anything there is no such thing as a free lunch. So let’s look at what else we can do for you. First of all the job board is a great place to start. As the community grows and the site is developed, there will be an enormous talent pool of people who share our passions. Job postings are our main revenue stream. Keep in mind that freelance position postings are always free. If you are looking to announce a Full-Time hire, however, we do charge a nominal fee – far less than LinkedIn or Monster and much more targeted to the industry. You are putting your company and your job right in the middle of a community of people that require little filtering. Our sites average hundreds of hits per day and are only growing. In the short time the RDU Egotist has been live our users spend a little over 6 minutes on the site and view on average 3.39 pages. Take that Google+! There really is value in numbers.
Not only does your job get viewed, but since our members will have portfolios and writing samples already posted, you can immediately search for a look or style that fits your company. It truly is a better mousetrap. We are all here to develop businesses, put out great work and make a few bucks doing it. For rates and information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember this is a community and the best way to build a community is to participate.
The Raleigh Durham Egotist.