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Content That Does Good

By: Madelyn Dwyer There seems to be a lot of recent discussion about the negative effects that can come from social media. Shining light on this issue is important; however, it is equally important to examine how social media can be a force for good. Social media gives people from all corners of the globe the ability to connect and…read more
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Twitter Management Team: February 5, 2019

By: Hannah Blair, Casi Jackson, TJ McCourt, and Daymon Standridge Our group had a twitter discussion on the lecture of ethics in social media. Tuesday’s class discussion went over the importance of ethics when interacting on social media. We looked at a few different ways that people can be “sleazy” and we looked at various examples and case studies to…read more
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Influencers: Authenticity Is Key

By Hannah Blair | February 2, 2019 Social media is filled with influencers for just about anything. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, especially when there are advertisements between almost every post you see as you’re scrolling down your feed. I did not realize the effect influencers had on me until we were discussing them in my Strategic…read more
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Constructing Your Persona

By: Lola Butcher Constructing Your Persona Photo: Lola Butcher When it comes to personas the possibilities are endless. Building a persona, or multiple in this case, to epitomize your business is a key component to humanizing your brand and making it more relatable in order to represent your audience. In order to make an effective persona, the following elements are…read more
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Ghost Blogging: Ethical?

Photo by Jesus Kiteque on Unsplash Post by: Ani Clifford   We’ve all heard of ghost tweeting, but there is a less known version of this called ghost blogging. This is often where a social media team writes on behalf of an executive member of a company. The question is, is this ethical? There are lots of ways in which…read more
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Thinking on your feet, moving authentically.

A Recap of the #SOJCssm Twitter Conversation 1/10/17-1/11/17 By Kelly O'Shaughnessy @westcoastarheel, Joey Jaraczewski @joey_jjjay and Lauren Sokol @lsokol15 In our day and age, when access to knowledge is a click away and access to conversation is a tweet away, we are all amateur social media managers. Becoming a professional social media manager seems as easy as lifting tips from Hootsuite or Bufferapp…read more
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A Supersized Ethical Dilemma

  By: Kayla Gordon What happens when an individual’s curated self, with upward of 20 million Twitter followers, becomes an ethical dilemma? NBA All-Star LeBron James has been widely criticized in recent years for his endorsements of unhealthy brands like Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. James is not alone in his endorsement of junk food. Many high-profile athletes represent brands that nutritionists…read more
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The Importance of Transparency vs. Authenticity

By Christina Roach (@bbambilove) It seems most often when speaking about business practices via social media, consumers automatically jump to the conclusion that businesses being transparent is the most important practice of all. Of course we have discussed a lot this week about how we, as consumers, have experienced a lot of situations where businesses have been extremely transparent with…read more