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@redslice Thank you for the comment! This is always tough... I've seen some success on publicly asking my community what they want by making sure the language of the post is tailored to help them. It's cliche, but the "help us help you" approach is pretty successful.Additionally, I would try to set up a power-user program, where you invite some of your best community members to join an exclusive group. In that group you can source opinions and feedback and build evangelists at the same time. Usually, people will join just because they want to be heard, but any incentives (big or small) could go a long way.

2 years ago on How to Be the Architect of a Passionate Community

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 @Krista Thank you for the comment! "Shiny new object syndrome" - I love it :)

2 years, 3 months ago on Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

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 @ShakirahDawud Pinterest is so interesting in the sense that there is a lot of potential because of the community but it requires a different approach from marketers. I think the hands-off approach works best if you at least provide he tools that allow pinterest users to spread your content within their community.

 

Thanks for the comment!

2 years, 3 months ago on Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

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 @Daniel J. Cohen Thanks for the comment! Google+ is always tricky... We've adopted it, but mainly from a SEO point of view since the engagement potential just isn't there.I agree - Twitter is definitely better for outreach but Facebook is still a great place to build and highlight your community.

 

Thanks again!

2 years, 3 months ago on Four Points to Remember When Adopting a New Social Network

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 @JayBaer Thanks Jay! Appreciate the kind words.

2 years, 5 months ago on 15 up-and-coming PR pros to watch in 2012

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I would definitely be, especially during the holiday and blockbuster season!

2 years, 7 months ago on Regal Cinemas Gets Creative

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@jennimacdonald Thank you for being involved! I've been in awe of what the Seattle community has done the last two years of Tweet Drive. Proud that you're all apart of the Tweet Drive community.

2 years, 8 months ago on Partnering in Social Good

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@ginidietrich Thank you Gini... That really means a lot!Happy Holidays and congrats on your new promotion to junior programmer :)

2 years, 8 months ago on Partnering in Social Good

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@Lisa Gerber Yeah, I'm thinking the same thing haha

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@Faryna Thanks!

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@FollowtheLawyer Your point is well-taken and I don't disagree with you. That said, I am not advocating dropping out in anyway. I'm more touching on the fact that "education' shouldn't be defined by the 4+ years we spend in college and a student mentality should always be with you throughout your career.

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@byronfernandez Well said! Love the way you ended your point too

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@Lisa Gerber Ironically, the new york social media scene was where I truly learned the art of finding drink specials and open bars :) haha

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@Anthony_Rodriguez Agreed. I think its all about supporting your education with experience and vice versa. Its all about being a student though in every setting you see there's an opportunity to grow.

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@Ameena Falchetto Well said! In school I thought be an entrepreneur was the only thing for me (naive much?) but realized that I needed a more formal education to keep progressing. Unfortunately, I couldn't get what I needed from Temple at the time so that's why I went opportunity hunting. One of the best decisions could've made.

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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This conversation is great, but I definitely feel like my point is lost in all of this. I am not saying that dropping out is the way to go. It was the best choice for me and my career and I've been blessed to have found such a great opportunity. Dropping out or halting your college education is not for everyone and it does have significant drawbacks in many respects.

The point that I am trying to make is that "education" should not be defined by the years you spend in class and that to be a successful professional, a student mentality should always be present. I am not trying to redefine the education system, I just think a narrow definition of the word is detrimental to our progress as individuals.

I am not saying you shouldn't be a student in school, I am saying that you should always be a student outside of the classroom because in an evolving industry, that is the only way to stay ahead.

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@ThomHolland Great call... now that I work for MBA@UNC, I'm excited to be apart of a program that is leading that change.

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@ginidietrich I have every intention of finishing and frankly, I totally understand that I would face that from many employers. That's why I moved to NY though.. I knew that was an atmosphere where I could move forward without having finished.I'm picking back up with online classes in 2012 :)

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@MichaelBesson Thank you so much for kind words!

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@Collectual Glad you liked the post! Thank you for your comments and sharing the article :)

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@Raj-PB Now that I work in higher education, I have a better understanding for its importance but the system needs to evolve and support the experience we gain in the real world... that isn't really happening on a wide-scale level.I feel lucky because the program I work with, the MBA@UNC is a program that supports the student's experience and lifestyle through a digital program. Its amazing to be apart of such a big change.

2 years, 9 months ago on Real World Experience vs. School Education

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@KarenD.Swim I love your point about communicating with other generations. That's a challenge/experience I find myself facing every day and I actually always find myself being a better communicator because of it.

2 years, 9 months ago on Where Are Our Fundamentals?

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@JGarant Well said Jamie! Good to know us millennials are going to be able to carry the torch :)

2 years, 9 months ago on Where Are Our Fundamentals?

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@mdbarber Thanks for your feedback! Like I said in my previous comment, I agree with you and @Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing . I think I devalued the press release here way more than I should've and put in a little too much millennial juice! Thank you for bringing me down to earth b/c it is still so important - we just now have more ways to communicate that information as well as support the actual release.

2 years, 9 months ago on Where Are Our Fundamentals?

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@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Thank you for your comment and I'm glad you liked the post. As far as the press release...YOU are absolutely right. I wrote this with passion and put a little too much millennial juice into that section haha. (Where are my fundamentals?!) Thank you for addressing that because even I have corrected my thinking since writing this post. Sometimes I need to be a little grounded :)

2 years, 9 months ago on Where Are Our Fundamentals?

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@JessKupferman Hi! Of course I remember :) Thank you so much for the kind words... Hell, I'm in the know and even I can't find a full purpose for Google + haha

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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@CherylPickett love your story! Its a strange world outside the bubble isn't it? haha... I think every business can benefit from a blog, but its crazy how many are just figuring out why or what the purpose is.

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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@VSDieguez Thanks! Having two worlds is a good thing, allows us to bridge the gap and have a better understanding... My mom has a Twitter (I taught her well) but its still funny to hear her questions and interest!

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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@Monica Hemingway Thank you for the kind words and I completely agree! Social Media should be a component to an overall strategy and should be tailored to fit the business and their consumer base. Spending time on networks that have no value can be a major waste of time and resources.

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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@rosemaryoneill I like the recommendation about "Reading Fiction"! I'll admit I don't do that nearly enough, but have wanted to change that. Thanks for the tip :)Glad you enjoyed the post!

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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@hospitalityfan Thank you for your kind words! I totally agree with younger professionals not utilizing these tools to their advantage. Its a shame, but I guess it gives those who are willing to adapt that much more of an advantage :)

Glad you enjoyed the post!

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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@hillaryboucher Well said about the adoption curve! I'm glad you enjoyed the post

2 years, 10 months ago on Social Media Lessons From the Offline Real World

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Hi Leah,

I just wanted to follow up and take the time to thank you for posting the Evolution of the MBA Infographic last week. It meant a great deal to myself and the MBA@UNC team that we had your support in spreading the word about the infographic. I hope to be in touch moving forward and please let me know if there is anything I can ever assist you with.

Best regards,Harrison

2 years, 10 months ago on The Evolution Of The MBA (INFOGRAPHIC)

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@dshanahan Thanks! I think community will be very prominent next year at SxSW - its definitely one of the "sexier" topics around right now

2 years, 11 months ago on 7 SxSW Community Panels to Check Out

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@KatieFelten Thanks Katie!

2 years, 11 months ago on 7 SxSW Community Panels to Check Out

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@LaurenVargas I like it! Thank you for the recommendation

2 years, 11 months ago on 7 SxSW Community Panels to Check Out

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@rachaelseda That is definitely a problem in American sports. There are a lot of great role models, but there are just as many athletes setting the WRONG example. While this is a problem in all sports, I just don't understand why the NFL doesn't hold firm on punishments (oh, wait...money).

Thank you for the comment and I also responded to your comment about the Tweet Drive in DC!

3 years, 9 months ago on Two-Minute Drill: NFL’s PR Mess Goes from Bad to Worse

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Thank you everyone for your comments, even if you disagree with some of the points. I think those disagreements make these posts worthwhile. Not to mention, sports conversations need a little back and forth! After reading each comment, I think I understand a little bit more about the whole issue and I hope you can say the same.

Thank you everyone and looking forward to continuing this conversation.

3 years, 9 months ago on Two-Minute Drill: NFL’s PR Mess Goes from Bad to Worse

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@ryanknapp While there may be 10 charitable players for every 1 player who screws up, those charitable players are rarely brought into the spotlight. I understand that charity isn't done for the spotlight, but the NFL should use the channels they have access to communicate the good that their league can do, rather than all of the other problems dominate the discussion.

My main problem is their lack of awareness and effort to connect with the public. All leagues have problems, but the NFL is the only one not trying to use new technologies and media to strengthen their fan relationship and image.

3 years, 9 months ago on Two-Minute Drill: NFL’s PR Mess Goes from Bad to Worse

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@Doug_Davidoff I agree that the NFL's problems don't necessarily reflect their revenue, but their problems definitely are plentiful. The overall image of this league is a problem and I do think that their PR issues could chip away at the league's supremacy in American sports.

As far as social media goes. Its true that you cannot prescribe social media for everyone, but when the other 3 major professional sports are extremely active and are seeing results from their efforts, shouldn't the NFL be at least somewhat aware of those trends. They have more crisis communication needs than any other league yet they use the fewest channels to control the crisis. That lack of awareness allows everyone BUT the NFL to dictate the news and problems coming out of the league.

I really appreciate your comments though, no good sports conversation can occur without somewhat of a debate!

3 years, 9 months ago on Two-Minute Drill: NFL’s PR Mess Goes from Bad to Worse

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@barryrsilver You're right, Winning is the ultimate cure. Its more a reflection on the league as a whole. The revenue won't go anywhere for a long time, but even baseball fell eventually and their reign was much longer than the NFL's

3 years, 9 months ago on Two-Minute Drill: NFL’s PR Mess Goes from Bad to Worse

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