What Does Your Digital Graffiti Look Like?

What Does Your Digital Graffiti Look Like?

Last night we decided to watch Bomb it on Netflix. It’s about the origins of graffiti as a movement and interviews some of the more infamous sprayers.

iwashere 782937 - What Does Your Digital Graffiti Look Like?A few things that stuck out to me. One is people’s insatiable need to comment and create. The second is there are a lot of parallels to social media. If you’re posting in the social space are you not a digital graffiti writer? This is especially true if you’re on Twitter where you can see nearly everyone’s message.

(on why they tag) “We’re letting people know we’re here.” – Graffiti artist, Bomb it.

“A series of numbers after the name tells where the tagger is from in an otherwise huge and anonymous city.” – News reporter, Bomb it

Aren’t we using social media to let people know we’re here? “Hello, Internets, it’s me, Brian. I’m not just a profile, I’m a person.” Right? Right?

Think about your digital tag for a moment. While you do that, I’ll leave you with another quote from Bomb it:

(Graffiti tag vs. Graffiti art) “No one starts off making art murals. They start with their basic expression, the tag.” – Graffiti Artist, Bomb it

So what’s your digital tag? Are you just letting people know you’re here, or are you making a statement?

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So what kind of digital graffiti are you spraying on social media? Are you interacting or is it all about your tag? Are you adding content or is it all about your tag? Are you giving back with your creativity & intelligence or is it all about your tag? Are you just writing your name or are you saying something more?

Tell us in the comments, what kind of digital graffiti are you creating? Do you even agree with the concept of digital graffiti?

Kate Runy

CONTENT & MEDIA SPECIALIST

A passionate technical wizard, Kate thrives on managing online content, social media for communications, and development projects.  Kate is the workhorse of the team, pulling out amazing feats of content creation and management week in and week out. 

Prior to joining BC/DC Ideas, Kate coordinated website and social media content, communications, and advertising for Go Global NC and Alzheimer’s NC.

Things that make her happy: I love animals about as much as I love working for nonprofits.

Mishel Gomez Cespedes

CONTENT COORDINATOR

Mishel brings a passion for video storytelling and quippy social media content to the team.  At BC/DC Ideas, she is most likely editing video or scheduling the next moving social media post for our clients.

Her ear for storytelling is her greatest asset. Mishel has a unique ability to assemble content into a concise story that moves audiences to action.

A graduate of Wake Forest University she spent a semester in Spain and years serving her community through the campus organizations. Now, she is putting her passion for good to work.

Brian Crawford

creative director

Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s Brian. A natural problem-solver, Brian’s ability to cut to the core of any problem helps guide our creative team to the correct solution without wasted time or money. It’s the core, this little nugget of truth, that helps our clients take the next step with their audiences.

Brian gets the greatest joy out of helping our clients realize and connect with their story. He is a true believer that everyone and every organization has a compelling story to tell, you just have to listen with an open heart.

Things that make him happy: Hanging out at the park with family, toddler-speak, hitting the focus pull, and good coffee.

Dawn Crawford

principal

The engine behind BC/DC Ideas, Dawn has dedicated her career to good. Dawn brings her considerable experience and expertise to helping elevate the nonprofit sector. Our team’s lead strategist, Dawn is often seen leading our IdeaStorms, penning communications plans, or checking in with clients.

Before launching BC/DC Ideas in 2010, she earned her chops in 10+ years of communications leadership roles for public health, healthcare and youth-focused nonprofits. Working for nonprofits is Dawn’s dream job, and she loves that her 40+ hours a week make the world a better place.

Things that make her happy: A glass of champagne to celebrate big wins, Basecamp, living in the South, seeing the world, and a well-formatted spreadsheet.