Originally Posted by Jodum5
You could do what I, Matt and others have suggested on the web too. Provide weekly or monthly blog entries from Afghan artists, photo journals, search online for people who used to live or have traveled there (whether for business, adventure travel) and ask for positive or enlightening anecdotes of their experiences.
Why am I doing your job for you?
Well, I am thankful for the help I am getting from you guys, but its not like I hadnt already thought of the blog idea with guests. I mentioned it before. This thread was more a way to see if there were people out there with ideas I didnt think of as everything is in the brainstorming stage. Also I am not a marketing student in any way/shape/form so there may be methods that I overlooked, that others might bring up.
The Afghan community in Tokyo is unfortunately small so any guest sections would have to be monthly if that. Also I mentioned this idea to my boss, he said the only way I could get away with doing it, without watching every word I say and worrying about future issues is to run it as a "Friends of Afghanistan" blog and distance myself from the direct government.
Originally Posted by willpower
If they give you a budget (About $1800 would cut it, but ask for $2K to cover contingencies), get an HD resolution camcorder, a tripod (so important), a Hague MMC handheld stabilizer, external mic, and Vegas Movie Studio. This is assuming you have a PC in which to edit.
Oh, I wish. Our total budget for this project is $0. Luckily I own a camcorder and tripod, or can rent one from school with an external mic and have video editing software kicking around. So the rare occasion we do something like a vlog (I was thinking language lessons from English->Japanese->Dari-> Pashto) I will be ready. The Youtube channel has already gotten approval for official use. Mostly I am going to use it to host videos of presentations/speeches from our ambassador/other reps, and video of open to public events like Global Festa.