What is Cahootify?
Cahootify is an online project and social media platform which helps connect film, media and entertainment professionals. It is an online community which is made especially for those in the media industry.
Cahootify is free for anybody to use and allows aspiring film makers to sign up and showcase their skills, experience and ideas. Everybody’s profile will be different, which allows film makers to present them selves individually and show their different portfolios. By showcasing their skills they will hope to attain funding or catch the attention of a film maker who could require their services.
Who is Cahootify for?
Cahootify is a user friendly social media platform which allows you to form team projects online. Effectivley people with a background in film, TV or music are the target audience but anyone is free to join. Cahootify aim to be the first successful platform that is based on building and making team projects.
- Cahootify will have received it’s first round of funding.
- All team members will be being paid professional rates for their time.
- The Cahootify community will be growing at a healthy rate and people will absolutely love the product.
- We’ll have our first customers (i.e. a few people and/or companies will have started paying us for our planned premium features and services).
Cahootify have outlined where they hope to be in a years time and have set realistic targets. Although this is only the start of the organisation the signs are positive and the online community continues to grow.
As you can see Cahootify is similar to all other Social media websites in the way you are able to search and connect with people across the world. Cahootify is unique in the way it not only allows you to search by name but by role tag and project too. Cahootify is very similar to Linkedin in this sense that you are looking for new connections and potential employees. By having the option to search for film producers you will be able to see what projects they are currently doing and as well upcoming projects. With upcoming projects companies promote different job roles which allows individuals to apply through using their profile as a CV. It is important to build a good online profile as this is what you will ultimately be judged on.
Social media is a great way for users to promote themselves across many different platforms. Any film makers could have a youtube account and be available to share their videos for anyone to see or access wherever they are. Film makers would make sure to put a link to their Cahootify so future projects could be viewed. By doing this it would effectively make users who may not be familiar of Cahootify aware of this and what they are trying to do.
Facebook could be another place in which their films could be viewed by aspiring film directors and allow them to post projects that are currently completed and future projects. It is important to try and promote your work across as many social media platforms as possible in order to get noticed. Facebook have many different online communities and film and TV is one of these. Facebook is the biggest social media website with over a billion users using the site each month and therefore one of the biggest opportunities to connect with people. Social media has now become a great marketing tool and used by many free lancers to actively seek and gain work.
Twitter continues to grow and enables everyone to be noticed through the uses of hashtags and retweets. You are also able to measure the social influence of users on Twitter by checking their clout score. This is judged on how influential you are online and when you post a tweet how many people respond and you can increase your influence online over time. A klout score collaborates all networks linked with you and gives you a score of 1 – 100, with a higher score you have a higher influence. Twitter now allows you to play short videos for 2 minutes 20 seconds which is enough time for a small promotional video or even a trailer of an upcoming project which still requires staff. Twitter is a good way to share with your followers about Cahooitfy as they are likely to share similar interests to you. As well as sharing this you can add widgets and hyperlinks to your Cahootify profile for anybody to come across and view potential upcoming projects.
Many directors look to invest in new and upcoming projects and now it couldn’t be easier.If you are looking to get involved in a local project you can now search by job roles available and apply for roles. By applying ultimately your CV is you and you will be judged up on your previous work and your profile on Cahootify.
The world of work is changing
Cahootify have published a video on Youtube in which they talk about the world of work changing. The value of unique talent is on the rise as they state the amount of free lancers has risen by 4x of full time workers. This is true as people enjoy the flexibility of working whenever but still reap the benefits of employability reliability. By using cahootify you are able to manage your world of work and build and manage a freelance talent pool. As well as recruiting employees, individuals can apply for different roles which will be promoted by different companies.
I think Cahootify has everything in place to succeed and has the potential to become a leading website for group and community working. This is a platform which can be used by free lancers to seek work and anybody who has an interest in film making it is free to join and everybody is encouraged to join up. Cahootify lets you sign in using Google + or Facebook and allows you to connect other social media platforms to your website.