Today at Coastal Carolina University we kicked off a social media event called #CCU Facebook Live Week. It all started this morning when our social media team interviewed a three-time Olympian. The event will continue throughout the week as we interview a different person on each of the next four days.
Wanting to take advantage of Facebook Live, I lined up interviews with some big shot Chanticleers for this last week in September. Who are these prominent Chants we will be interviewing over the next four days? You will have to wait and follow our Facebook page to find out. However, I have no problem chatting about the all-star I met today…
Leading off our #CCU Facebook Live Week was track and field superstar Amber Campbell. This past month she finished sixth in the hammer throw at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the highest finish ever for an American woman in the event. But Rio wasn’t her first rodeo. Amber also competed at the Beijing (2008) and London (2012) games. She has a laundry list of other accomplishments at the national and world level as well.
As you might guess, Amber Campbell is a Coastal Carolina University alumna. Our #TEALnation community is extremely proud of her so it made sense to ask if she would want to participate in our #CCU Facebook Live Week. Despite a hectic schedule, Amber graciously accepted our invite and traveled down to our studio for today’s interview. She brought a lot of energy and a glowing smile to campus.
The interview went well as I had my two hardworking interns, Eddie and Lauren, helping out. Our assistant director of Media Services, David, filmed the interview with equipment just a tad bit nicer than my iPhone. We all enjoyed the opportunity to be around Amber and share her thoughts/insight with our large #CCUSocialMedia audience.
I hope you drop in on one of our Facebook Live broadcasts this week. Thanks so much to Amber Campbell for starting us off in grand fashion. Don’t Blink.