Tag: social media

Kickstarter- Heard it Here First!

Editor’s note: This blog is part of a series of guest posts from my social media students at Eastern Michigan University. Follow the conversations at #sm379 and @ginaluttrell. Kickstarter by Joe Israel   We all know that celebrities make lots of money. As the general public, we are smart, as fickle and as sharp as the next viewer. Even if you don’t…

Lifehacker- You Heard it Here First!

Editor’s note: This blog is part of a series of guest posts from my social media students at Eastern Michigan University. Follow the conversations at #sm379 and @ginaluttrell. By Joshua Dye Life can get pretty crazy these days. With new technology coming out what seems like every 5 minutes, the pressures of juggling work, school, social lives, and keeping your…

ESPN Scores – You Heard it Here First!

Editor’s note: This blog is part of a series of guest posts from my social media students at Eastern Michigan University. Follow the conversations at #sm379 and @ginaluttrell. By Harry Eichholtz The app I chose to do for my heard it here first is a pretty simple one but I think that the Apps we use the most are the ones…

GroupMe: You Heard It Here First!

Editor’s note: This blog post kicks off a series of guest posts from my social media students at Eastern Michigan University. Follow the conversations at #sm379 and @ginaluttrell. Written by Mary Bocks Throughout our relationships in life, whether they be in person or via social media, we naturally form “groups,” or categories in which these specific relationships fall. Some within our network…

Do you know how to spot a trend and capitalize on it?

You hear it all the time, see it in job descriptions and read about it in books – spotting and capitalizing on trends. I even tell my students that to be successful in media relations they must have the ability to spot a trend and jump on it. One of the keys to implementing a successful media relations plan is…

Do you have the right LinkedIn photo?

Do you have the right LinkedIn photo? Chances are, probably not! LinkedIn profiles are your professional presentation of who you are and what you can do. Your picture is part of that. It helps tell your story, present your professional image, and help you get noticed by HR recruiters and potential employers. The right LinkedIn picture makes all the difference. And there is…

MINI. NOT NORMAL.

Sometimes things are neat, even cool, but MINI’s latest option will blow your mind away. Imagine creating your own moving marketing vehicle custom-designed with 48,000 LED lights! Woah… let that sink in. Mind-blowing ‘eh? The light up car, MINI Art Beat, is in synch with the brands “NOT NORMAL” vibe that they are connecting to this new vehicle. As part of the MINI…

MT? Wait, I thought it was RT?

Have you ever seen an ‘MT’ in the opening of someone’s Tweet and thought: “Isn’t it RT not MT?” Then figured they didn’t know Twitter-lingo like you. It’s not a typo at all. “MT” means ‘modified tweet.” It signifies that the person has modifed the Tweet in some way before Tweeting it to their followers. I’ll show you. In the…

Keek. What’s that?

Well, Keek is another word for a short look, glimpse, or peek. But the Keek I’m referring to an up -and-coming social networking site. Functions of the app are similar to Vine and Instagram with some elements of Youtube as well.  Users, also referred to as a “Keeker,” create and post short videos — up to 36 seconds long — and share with their friends or the Keek…

Are you abiding by the 80/20 rule?

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that many of you out there aren’t following the, Pareto Principle, or more commonly known as the 80/20 rule with your social media efforts. Wanna know how I know? The stats prove it! When is the C-Suite going to realize social media is about building relationships? The Internet is not…