The marketing campaign of the inaugural West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference, a project between West Virginia State University (WVSU) and West Virginia University Extension Services and partnering agencies, was a tremendous success. The WVSU communications team developed an innovative, character-driven campaign combining urban and rural elements for a unique visual messaging strategy. The cornerstone of the campaign was Chicken Stu, the official "spokes-chicken" of the conference, who shared his journey from the farm to the city via social media. The campaign generated buzz, surpassed goals, and illustrates the impact of innovative social media marketing in promoting Extension initiatives.
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Browning, M., & Herrick, S. (2014). Farming—It's So Citified: An Urban Agriculture Marketing Campaign. The Journal of Extension, 52(6), Article 17. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol52/iss6/17