Apple commercials came on in 1977, declaring “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Wouldn’t you know, our culture bought into it. Growing up, the dream for many of us was to be in a connected house. Coffee makers would program themselves to turn on at a
Many view institutional social media accounts as the central hub to see exactly what’s happening on campus; past, present, and future. There’s constant debate over what content is “Facebook worthy” or should be live-tweeted throughout the event, but what happens when you have too much
March Madness, as the NCAA basketball tournament is known, transcends the athletic contests to create a tapestry of stories at colleges large and small. The perennial basketball powers — Kansas and Kentucky, Duke and UConn — expect to do well and be there. But what
Presenter: Rick Allen (@epublishmedia) More information about this session >> Rick Allen presented #mcs4 on Monday, and gave the room a simple, easy way to approach content strategy. Content strategy on any college campus should start with a cup of coffee and a question: “What should people
On Black Friday, 2014, the popular company Cards Against Humanity sent out an email with information that was spread even more quickly on social networks. The message was clear. You had the chance to buy some new bullshit from Cards Against Humanity, as better
Ten years ago, we were like everyone else. Our approach to PR at Rutgers University was very traditional: A lot of news releases which didn’t contain much news. Unsuccessful efforts to interest the media in speakers, symposia and awards. Our methodology was a major problem.
Oftentimes when we talk about social media, we spend the majority of our time focusing on the stories that define us, on content, and on engagement. Rarely do we spend much time talking about boring, old internal processes. In fact, when it comes to social
Ma’ayan Plaut Social Media Coordinator, Oberlin College http://2013.highedweb.org/mobile/EventDetail.aspx?guid=d6949373-2551-425b-8cc9-ea17e85ddf81 Student content. We all know it’s important, but Ma’ayan is proof. She began by telling her story from taking one picture a day in undergrad at Oberlin, to her current position as Social Media Coordinator because of
Can blogging make a difference in the student’s experience? Can it have pedagogical value, or are institutions simply jumping on to something “new and shiny?” In their presentation, Robin Smail from Firebrand Tribe and Audrey Romano, Web Coordinator from Penn State University, gave an overview
As 2013 begins, sharing content on Facebook and Twitter is firmly entrenched in the communications and marketing plans of institutions of higher education. But there is another platform, potentially a more creative environment, where content goes to thrive. That place is Tumblr.
As social media administrators (SMAs), our job is to display information and ignite conversations that attract future students, cultivate current students, and resonate with alumni and the community. The best way to accomplish this is to stay transparent. I know some of us might pull
Presenter: Jamie Oberdick, Associate Editor, Publications, Penn State University Showing not telling. That’s an important lesson taught in the craft or creative writing. Jamie Oberdick, associate editor of publications, at Penn State University uses story-telling to market the products and services offered by his division. His
What’s it like to to be part of the Google Street View Partner Program? Corie Martin takes us inside.
When up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A is added to a higher ed site, magic happens.
Efforts to collect photos of students exploring all the opportunities on campus always seem harder than it should be. But a day in photos, with multiple contributors, is like a daylong scavenger hunt for real images.