Now that I am getting back on the grid after three weeks in Asia, I thought a good follow up post to my time protecting the Olympics in Beijing could be sharing some tips about one site that I ended up very actively using across the Olympics: Flickr. I have had a Flickr account for a number of years now, but always checked out the examples of Brian Solis and Josh Hallet among others and felt I wasn’t quite the super user of Flickr that I aspired to be. While I’m not as profilic in capturing the folk from all the events I attend as those two, I do accept as true with myself an enthusiastic novice photographer and at one point even regarded doing it professionally. Now that I find myself squarely on the novice side, I do have a similar drive to have my photos seen and liked below is a “Best of Beijing” gallery I just put in combination …While operating on the Lenovo Voices of the Olympic Games project from Beijing, I also impulsively discovered that Flickr can be a marketing goldmine for the proper assignment.
Over about ten days, I uploaded a whole lot of photos into 21 sets overlaying everything from scorpions on the street market at Wangfujing to an epic and underreported women’s beach volleyball match between Russia and Georgia. The biggest lesson I learned is that Flickr offers probably the most biggest image files and groups online and one that is usually not targeted as a result of marketers aren’t yet good at developing the something they wish to have credibility in Flickr … exceptional non advertising and marketing images.