Name: Venessa Denny

Occupation: Community Investment Officer/CSR

Business: Community and Regeneration

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Twitter name: @VenessaDenny

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Venessa

Business Type and name: Housing Trust, L&Q

What social media platforms do you use? Facebook, Twitter, Eventbrite? Skype? LinkedIn, WhatsApp?

 

How often do you check your social media platforms? Daily/ Every 3 hours

 

How important is digital media in your business and personal life? In my personal life very important.  In relation to my line of work not so much, however there’s a trend where Housing organisations are using social media more.

 

What do you use digital media for? 

 

  • News
  • Business trends
  • Entertainment
  • E-learning
  • Shopping
  • General browsing
  • Get latest apps
  • Business promotion

 

How has digital media enhanced your business? n/a

 

Do you use digital media to support your chosen charity? n/a

 

How long have you run your business and what is your role? n/a

 

Do you use social media to interact with your family or friends? Both

 

What do you use social media for mainly work or play? Work and a small element of play

 

How do you use social media for business, social interaction, fun, or current affairs? I mainly use social media for social interaction, current affairs, my opinions. The fun element I keep quite low key/personal on my social media platforms. I use Social Media to brand me as a  professional and build my work ethic and credibility.

 

Do you share your social media updates across all platforms? No

 

Do you have two social media profiles? One for business and one for personal use?  No

If yes, why?

 

What topics of interest do you follow via digital media? Current Affairs, Fashion, Politics, Social Change

 

Do you use Skype or Face Time? Skype

 

Do you use Social media on your mobile phone? Yes, That’s probably the only way I use social media now. Especially with the rapid development of Apps, the need to be in front of a computer is not as necessary.

How important is digital media to your business or personal life? Important. I try not to rely on it too much, or get sucked in but the ease of obtaining and using the information on the move is integral.

Do you buy or read magazines, journals or newspapers online? Yes, books, blogs, comments online, Newspapers not often. Journals when I am studying are definitely online.

Do you book your holidays online or go to a travel agent?    Online

How much of your business and professional life is conducted online?  Most of my business and professional life is online, the way I communicate, respond and introduce myself normally starts with an electronic introduction and then moves to a face to face or telephone.

Do you read and use social media when on vacation?   Yes