Hello everyone! My name is Temma Monroe, and I had the fantastic opportunity to be one of the 2022 Showpig.com Summer Interns.
A little about me, I am from Elizabeth, Colorado, and I am going into my senior year at Iowa State University, where I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications with a minor in Event Management. I grew up showing pigs and judging livestock at the county, state and national levels.
What I really mean is be willing to be the most unexperienced, uneducated person in any room you are in because that is when personal growth happens. Let me explain.
Starting my first internship, I can assure you I was most definitely the dumbest person in the room 99 percent of the time. Starting something new can be scary, and many days I would walk into a room with big thinkers, communicators, businessmen and women, activists, professors, doctors; people with years of experience and ideas.
"This is a people business, and our kids are driving so more than just a show pig. It’s truly a vehicle to get them to where they are going and who they are going to be. It’s easy sometimes to forget how special a place the show barn really is. Somedays the emphasis on winning as the only measuring stick for success overshadows our real purpose."
Lighting is everything! In order to maximize your sale photo potential, breeders should take a hard look at the lighting in their picture pen. It doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive, or complicated—but putting a focus on lighting with some of these easy, cheap solutions can definitely help your photos stand out from the crowd. According to our friends at Learn Livestock Photography, there are two key elements to getting better photos: how much light you have in your picture area and where the light is coming from.
A picture is worth a thousand dollars? That might not be how the saying goes, but a good picture is worth a lot when offering your animals for sale online. While some people will still travel to your farm to look before the sale, a picture still plays a large role in every bidder’s purchase decision.
In a world where social media reigns king, how important are print advertisements anymore? Even in today’s digital world, print advertisement is a key area of marketing that will make your marketing strategies well rounded. In the livestock industry, print advertisement will never go out of style. Below are some key reasons why print ads are still relevant and some tips to think about when designing your next ad!
Establishing social media pages for your livestock operation is an essential part of marketing your operation in today’s day and age. While it seems most breeders gravitate towards Facebook, there is value in also using Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat. With all of these social media tools, it is important to utilize them in the correct way to maximize your online presence. So how are you supposed to navigate the social media marketing world? Below are some tips to consider and think about when using social media to advertise and market your brand.
Since the creation of Showpig.com nearly 20 years ago, the internet has become an essential entity in people’s lives. We live in a digital era where everything can be accessed through a click or swipe of your finger. Our online marketing options are designed to aid the instant gratification world we live in and get your advertising out there. This includes email and web searches. Don’t think email blasts, banner ads, and website advertisement are important? Keep reading for more information on why they need to be a part of your marketing plan.
In today’s world, with social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram serving as incredible marketing tools, many of us can have second thoughts about creating a website. With the time, work, and cost a website can entail, some of you may be asking the question, is having a website really necessary? The answer is YES! Below are some of the main reasons you should launch a website for your business, and some helpful tips to consider when building your site.
Creating a brand that represents you and your operation is imperative to being successful and marketing your livestock. There are a few things that are very important to remember when creating your brand, logo, and even a slogan! Below are 5 tips that we believe are crucial when considering what your brand is!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—bred female sale season, of course. Showpig.com is fortunate to host numerous bred female sales, for breeders from coast to coast across the country. Showpig.com is committed to helping you enjoy a smooth buying experience, and with that being said, we have compiled a list of things to consider before the sale clock runs out.
This November, Showpig.com would like to recognize, show gratitude, and thank all segments of our great industry. We hope that others will also take the time to thank the ones who paved the way in the industry for them. Follow our social channels this month to read our thank you notes to the people who deserve it most!