TwitterREVIEW of the Assistant List
@JoelECarlson – Hello everyone and welcome to the Twitterview of @assistantlist. Lets get started shall we?
@AssistantList – Yes.. Good Morning Joel
Q – #1 So @assistantlist, where did you grow up and how did you get to doing what you do today for work?
A: I grow up in Chicago and have a BFA in photography from Columbia. @assistantlist is a side project of my company @flashlightmpls
Q – #2 I see. So how did you become interested in photography?
A: I think I was just born a visual person. Do you want me to tell you what @assistantlist is and what it has value?
Q – #3 Yes, what kind of service is @assistantlist, and how has it been used?
A: Most of our @flashlightmpls clients are from the coasts and they are always in need of some productions help.
We would get a couple of people every week asking if we knew any photo assistants.
This happened a lot and all of our people were booked. So I decided on a Monday to built a small site.
I talked with my friend @epmd73. He built the site and I shot the portraits. The site was live in 4 days from the idea.
The beauty of @assistantlist is that its a free service for any one to use. Its a community building platform.
Q – #4 How many folks do you have on @assistantlist, and have you seen it being effective?
A: There are 48 people/companies on @assistantlist and its is growing everyday. It’s very effective! People are working.
Q – #5 So what does somebody need to do to get on the list of available people?
A: We have a @tubes designed postcard campaign and aggressive email campaign that 8000 photographers across the US
It is a fee based subscription service for working professionals in the photo industry.
@rickharing @aphotoassistant @kern2d @PeterHunner @jbBRDNKCHR @TWEAK @AndersonDT are some twitter people on the list.
Q – #6 That’s great. What kind of feedback have you received since it’s launch?
A: We received 2500 hits to the site within the first week and a nice mention on @aphotoeditor We launched 07/23/10.
To date, We have received over 10k unique visitors to the site. Next year we are going to do a series of events.
@JoelECarlson – That’s great! Well all the best to you on this endeavor. Thanks for participating in today’s TwitterReview.
@assistantlist – Thank you.