As a project in my Social Media Communications Class, myself along with several other classmates worked as a group working with the collaborators of D-Day Ohio. Our goal was to come up with ways to amp up D-Day Ohio’s presence on social media helping them to gain exposure on various platforms and to help them get the most benefit of using social media to their advantage, especially during this pandemic. Our end project or presentation was a completed power point presentation in a movie format. Along with each participant in our group contributing to slides, each group member recorded their voice explaining ways to help D-Day Ohio to market themselves using different platforms including YouTube or Facebook. Aside from advertising on social media that this event exists, we looked at ways D-Day Ohio can work around this pandemic so they can carry out this educational event. We suggested ways they could possibly bring in a little bit of revenue and how to utilize YouTube livestreams for those who couldn’t make it to the actual event for various reasons including not wanting to be part of a large crowd due to Covid-19. The aim was to increase audience participation partly due to Covid-19 by utilizing social media that D-Day Ohio exists.
D-Day Ohio does a reenactment of the Invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. They have been doing this reenactment since 1999. The reenactment event occurs at Conneaut Township Park, in Conneaut, Ohio. Per their website “Hundreds of re-enactors from across the United States and Canada that assemble on the 250-yard-long beach and sloping adjacent terrain, which closely resemble Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.” D-Day Ohio is educating the public about important events in history.
Image below courtesy of their website: D-Day Conneaut (ddayohio.us)