What did you learn?

When Richie Escovedo visited with our class on Wednesday, you were supposed to live tweet his visit. Those of you who were there, did just that. But what did you learn from Richie? And what did you learn from the live tweets from your classmates.

Pull from other people’s tweets, insert them in this post and tell us what you learned about social media and how that might help you in the future.

Big thanks to you Richie for visiting our class!

Richie Escovedo, from Mansfield ISD, discusses how social media has been implemented in the school district.

Richie Escovedo, from Mansfield ISD, discusses how social media has been implemented in the school district.

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The blitz is coming

As the semester winds down, you will be called upon to ramp things up in this class with the social media blitz. Your knowledge of social media and your ability to control many types of social media through Hootsuite can help you in the project.

In this project, you will use five different social media channels to promote one event. The deadline for this event has been extended to Dec. 5 to accommodate a few additional events. Join us in class on Nov. 11 as we wrap up the client strategy and talk about how the media blitz will take place.

It’s all business on LinkedIn

So, a priest, a rabbi and a monk walk into a barbecue joint in Amarillo….

Not a good start to your LinkedIn post for the day. Why? Because on LinkedIn, it’s all about business. So instead of telling jokes, show people what you can do by setting yourself up as an expert. Link to articles about social media or writing, or video, or photography….whatever you want potential employers to get about you. That’s what you should post about on LinkedIn.

Your challenge for this post–find an excellent article that you can link to and post it here, then post it to your LinkedIn. You’ll be glad you did.

Ch-ch-channelssss

You don’t need to think of water when you’re thinking of these kind of channels. These channels get you from here to there without ever leaving your computer. Oh wait, maybe you do need to leave your computer to create some buzzing content, but anyway, you get the idea. What we’re talking about are the different channels in social media.

As you respond to this post, give a brief description of why one particular channel would be better suited than another to reach a target audience, no matter who the sender of the message is.

In the mean time, here’s my favorite channel:

 

It may be a channel, but not exactly what we're talking about for social media.

It may be a channel, but not exactly what we’re talking about for social media.