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Amara Baptist Joins the WHAT Podcast

Trail Blazers Digital Content Manager Amara Baptist joins the WHAT podcast to talk NBA social media and give tips for the rest of us.

2018 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot Photo by Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images

Amara Baptist, Digital Content Manager for the Portland Trail Blazers, dropped by the WHAT podcast to talk about what is keeping her entertained, share memories of her time working at Kobe Bryant’s summer basketball camp and give us some much-needed tips for social media success. Plus, four more songs to add to the 2020 Feel Good playlist.



1:30 Icebreaker: What would you put on the english muffin of your dreams (shout out to Brooke Olzendam)?

7:00 Social media stars during the outbreak: Check out Matisse Thybulle on Tik Tok, CJ McCollum’s Instagram captions. Mario Hezonja and Meyers Leonard on Twitch.

9:00 NBA Players who can’t figure out how to use digital collaboration tools are so relatable (Hi, Carmelo Anthony).

11:00 Amara’s memories of Kobe Bryant. Handling social media during the Lakers first game back after his death.

19:00 Social Media school: what are some of the keys for successful social media presences, both for individuals and for brands?

35:00 Logistics of how you have a social media team.

38:00 Thoughts about how fragile life is.

39:00 More picks for the uplifting playlist. That’s the way that the world goes round by John Prine and The Gambler by Kenny Rogers. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay by Ottis Redding, Conversations in the Dark, John Legend.

42:00 The secret to a good Instagram photo is to have Bruce Ely take it for you.

Get social

Follow Blazer’s Edge on Twitter @blazersedge, WHAT Pod @HoopsAndTalks, Tara @tcbbiggs, and Cassidy @CassidyGemmet. This week’s guest: @amarabaptist.

Join the Women’s Hoops And Talks Facebook group to talk about Trail Blazers with others who identify as women who love basketball.

Music used in the episode: “Happy Alley” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

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