Want to make a digital strategist bang his or her head against a wall for an hour (or two…or three) straight? Ask them to make you a “viral video”… We all know that starting with an end goal of creating a viral video is a lofty, typically unrealistic goal. I’ve tried hard to keep the […]

Last week, I had the pleasure of presenting a social media strategy Webinar for the organ/tissue donation community as part of the Gift of Life Institute’s “social media bonanza” series. This week, I’ll be continuing the series with my colleague Lee Aase, Manager of Syndication and Social Media at Mayo Clinic, as we present on […]

Yup, yup, it’s that time of year where we’re all trying to figure out where we’ve ended up and where we’ll be a year from now. It’s anyone’s guess to a degree but I did want to check in with a couple social media colleagues to have them share their insight. Special thanks to Lee […]

There is a lot of buzz right now about social media policies. Does your company need one? Not need one? What factors need to be considered in creating a policy? To start, I’d encourage you to not get hung up on this being just a “social media policy.” Chances are pretty good that your organization […]

We all know “viral videos” are rarely the result of a a crafted creative plan. It’s not to say that it can’t happen as we see big brands rolling out new videos every week that garner hundreds of thousands of views. The recent Snuggie phenomenon is a perfect example. However, I’ve found that the viral […]

This past Wednesday I had the pleasure and honor of joining New York Times health blogger Tara Parker-Pope for a presentation to the Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society of Greater New York (HPRMS). In particular, my presentation focused on explaining current online social media trends as they pertain to the healthcare industry. In addition, […]

Last week I had the pleasure of joining a couple hundred social media, marketing and business colleagues at the BlogWell conference in Chicago. Sponsored by GasPedal and the Blog Council, the purpose of the conference was to pack eight excellent large corporation social media case studies into one afternoon. Too much good stuff for one […]