Today, I’m super stoked to introduce you to an absolute gem in the world of lifestyle blogging – Thinkable Box!
Hailing from the picturesque province of Cavite, this talented lifestyle blogger has an enchanting way of weaving stories that will transport you to new dimensions. From exploring the hidden gems of Cavite to diving headfirst into thrilling adventures, Thinkable Box takes us on a journey that’s both invigorating and enlightening.
Join me as we delve into the captivating world of this Cavite-based blogger, where inspiration, travel tales, and creative living converge into a harmonious symphony of life’s wonders. Let’s embark on this virtual escapade together and get to know more who is behind “Thinkable Box”!
How did you get started in the field of education, blogging, and freelance digital marketing, and what motivated you to pursue these career paths simultaneously?
I started my career in Business Consulting, but later on, I discovered my passion for teaching when I tried it out and found that I enjoyed it. Alongside teaching, I also had an interest in digital marketing, which led me to work as a freelance digital marketer for local brands in the Philippines and international brands from the US and UK markets. In 2017, I began blogging, primarily focusing on marketing topics, and eventually, it evolved into lifestyle blogging, where I shared my insights on food, events, travels, and life hacks. The motivation to pursue these career paths simultaneously came from my genuine passion for teaching and marketing, and my blog became a platform to combine and share my interests with others.-Renz Simpao, CEO of Thinkablebox.com
As an educator, what unique challenges and opportunities do you encounter in the classroom or educational settings, and how do you navigate them?
As an educator, I encounter various challenges in the classroom, such as managing diverse student needs, keeping students engaged, and adapting my teaching methods to cater to different learning styles. However, these challenges also present growth opportunities. For instance, I embrace the opportunity to continuously learn and stay up-to-date with evolving educational practices and technology integration to improve the learning experience for my students. Flexibility in my approach and implementing various teaching strategies help me navigate these challenges and create a positive and inclusive learning environment.-Renz Simpao, CEO of Thinkablebox.com
How do you use your blog as a platform to share your expertise and insights on education, digital marketing, and other related topics?
My blog is an excellent platform to share my knowledge and experiences in education and digital marketing. By creating valuable and informative content, I can engage with my audience and establish myself as an authority in these fields. Over time, I developed my blog to cover a wide range of topics which helps my readers gain insights and stay updated on various matters.-Renz Simpao, CEO of Thinkablebox.com
Could you provide some practical tips or strategies for aspiring educators looking to incorporate digital marketing techniques into their teaching methods?
For aspiring educators who want to integrate digital marketing techniques into their teaching methods, I recommend the following practical tips:
Utilize social media to connect with students, share resources, and create discussions outside of the classroom.
Create engaging content: Incorporate multimedia elements such as videos, infographics, and interactive quizzes to make the learning experience more exciting and compelling.
Implement LMS to share updates, important dates, and additional resources with your students.
Offer online courses: Develop and host courses to reach a broader audience and cater to different learning preferences.
What are some of the most effective digital marketing strategies or tools you’ve used in your freelance work, and how have they contributed to your success?
In my freelance digital marketing work, I’ve found the following strategies and tools to be highly effective:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Optimizing websites and content to rank higher in search engine results, leading to increased organic traffic and visibility.
Content Marketing: Creating valuable and relevant content that attracts and engages the target audience, building trust and credibility for brands.
Social Media Marketing: Leveraging social platforms to connect with the target audience, increase brand awareness, and drive website traffic.
Email Marketing: Nurturing leads and building customer relationships through personalized email campaigns.
Analytics Tools: Utilizing data analysis to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts and make data-driven decisions.
These strategies and tools have significantly contributed to the success of my digital marketing campaigns and the growth of the brands I work with.
In your experience, what are the key skills or qualities that a successful digital marketer should possess, and how do you continue to develop and enhance those skills?
Based on my experience, successful digital marketers should possess the following essential skills and qualities:
Analytical mindset: Interpreting data and deriving insights to optimize marketing strategies.
Creativity: Developing innovative and engaging content and campaigns.
Adaptability: Staying updated with industry trends and quickly adapting to changes in the digital landscape.
Communication: Effectively conveying messages to target audiences through various channels.
Technical proficiency: Familiarity with digital marketing tools and platforms.
I regularly attend workshops, online courses, and industry conferences to continue developing and enhancing these skills 🙂 I also stay engaged with online communities and forums to learn from peers and industry experts.
As an educator and digital marketer, do you find that cultural factors or societal expectations influence your work in any way, and if so, how do you navigate them?
Cultural factors and societal expectations play a significant role in both my roles as an educator and a digital marketer. Understanding and respecting cultural diversity are essential in education to create an inclusive classroom environment. I recognize and appreciate my students’ backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions, which helps foster a positive learning experience for everyone.
In digital marketing, being culturally sensitive is crucial when creating content and campaigns for diverse audiences. I conduct thorough research to understand cultural norms and values in different regions, ensuring that the target audience’s marketing efforts are relevant and well-received.-Renz Simpao of Thinkablebox.com
How do you maintain a work-life balance while juggling multiple professional roles as an educator, blogger, and freelance digital marketer?
Maintaining a work-life balance can be challenging, especially with multiple professional roles. To manage it effectively, I follow these practices Set boundaries, Prioritize tasks, Take breaks, Learn to say no, and Seek support which allows me to share responsibilities and reduce the workload.
Can you share any inspiring or memorable moments from your teaching career that have significantly impacted you as an educator?
Throughout my teaching career, I’ve had many inspiring and memorable moments. One that stands out is when a struggling student I worked closely with finally grasped a complex concept.
Witnessing the joy and sense of achievement on their face was incredibly rewarding. It reminded me of educators’ profound impact on their student’s lives and the importance of patience and dedication in teaching.
Another memorable moment was when a former student expressed gratitude for my positive impact on their life. They shared how my teaching and mentorship inspired them to pursue their passion and achieve their goals. Such moments reaffirm my commitment to education and motivate me to make a difference in my student’s lives.
Since you are an educator and a digital marketer, if given a chance to create a new mobile application, what type of application or feature are you planning to develop, and what will you name it?
If I could create a new mobile application, I would develop an app that helps teachers and educators better understand and implement digital marketing techniques in the education sector. The app would be named “Thinkable Box” 🙂-Renz Simpao, CEO of Thinkablebox.com
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