There are a couple of jamaican artist I find interesting online. Romain Virgo and Tami and Wayne Mitchell.
I got introduce to them through my wife. She is a fan of their content on YouTube. The interesting thing about it is that she binge watch videos and the new ones that comes out.
The Mitchell’s vlog is Tami Chin and her husband Wayne Marshall talking about interesting stuff about their day. They include all aspect of their lives. Their children and so on.
After watching a few videos I became hooked at how they were able to rapidly grow their audience on YouTube to the point they have now become sought after host for various events.
Romain Virgo is the same. He build his YouTube audience taking us behind the scenes about his life as a musician and his daily interactions with his wife. It may seem boring on the surface but watching it will get you hooked.
Here are a couple marketing lessons I learnt from both of them.
Document what you do.
None of the content they post is planned. All they do is document there day and then edit and share. Nothing over complicated. All we are getting is access to their lives.
What we can learn from this is don’t over complicate your content strategy. Make it as simple as possible to go from idea to publish content. Make it apart of your daily routine to document something you want to share.
Later you can edit it down before publishing it online. And you can select what aspect to share.
Documenting also saves you time. Because it only takes a few minutes to record a video or write something down.
Share your struggles
For my wife she is attracted to what the children do. In adidition to that how the wives handle certain challenges which is also one other reason why she watches so often.
Wayne Marshall got me hooked with his various stories. He talked about how one of his friends put Marijuana in his bag and how he got caught with it in the US and how it affected his life.
There was another story about how he ended up in a difficult encounter with the law. These are true stories.
Romain shares about his early encounter in the music business. What life is like on tour.
My wife loves his wife and how she handles herself and the children. All they do is give us access to their lives.
What they share also helps others feel they are not alone in there struggles. Which builds the connection with the audience.
Engage your audience.
Tami and Wayne receive letters, gifts from people who watch their content. They also ask persons to help them support a worthy cause.
They also talk about current events. There was one video they were watching the elections in the US. I think they did a similar one for the local elections as well.
There was various videos about the lockdown and how they are dealing with school.
I remember once Wayne was working on a project and went to the hardware store to buy tools.
Embrace partnership to grow your reach.
Both Romain and the Mitchell’s embrace this concept. They are influencers in there own right but they also have an asset they can leverage.
Private sector companies reached out to them for various things.
In Christmas the Mitchell’s did a giveaway and one of the partners was grace Kennedy. They had others but that one I remember distinctly. And was able to reach there goal.
Romain did a entire video about a video shoot that involved his children. All of that came from documenting his journey.
The ad will be placed in various media outlets and lots more people will be exposed to his brand.
Don’t overcomplicate things when using online platforms to market yourself. Document what you do, edit and share.