If you came to this post by way of Twitter, and you are actually reading this sentence, then consider yourself among the elite minority of social media users who actually click through to an article that has been shared. Continue reading
Happy New Fiscal Year, folks! And Happy Canada Day to our friends to the north. Beyond my summer reading, which has little direct connection with the work I do, I’ve been trying to soak in some new insights about branding by reading articles on the subject. Here are a few — well, five — recent reads that I found insightful. Maybe you will, too. Continue reading
Today is a day of reckoning for all of us who write about the Internet. Because as of today, many publications and news outlets are bringing the Internet down a notch by replacing its capital “I” with a lowercase one.
Say goodbye to the Internet as we’ve known it. Welcome to the internet. Continue reading
Earlier this week, Twitter went literaryally crazy, thanks to a hashtag meme called #ScaleBackABook. The object of the game was to take a book title, revise it to become something less impressive or substantial than the original — for example, Lowered Expectations, For Whom the Timer Goes Off, The Jungle Brochure or Lady Chatterly’s Tinder Date — and posting the witty revisions to Twitter using the #ScaleBackABook hashtag. Continue reading
That’s ratio of promotional messages pushed out by brands on social media versus the number of times brands actually respond to customers, according to recent research by Sprout Social. Twenty-three promos for every customer communication. That’s a lot of spam — and not a lot of engagement. Continue reading
Does your college or university use WordPress as a content management system for your website? How about as a blogging platform, news site or microsite? If so, then WPCampus, a community of web professionals interested in advancing WordPress as a platform for higher education, wants to hear from you. Continue reading
This bar chart should tell you everything you need to know about the influence of social media on today’s college students. It comes from a recent report by G/O Digital called “The Digital Search for Education.” Social media may be popular among the college crowd, but when it comes to influencing their decisions to apply to a certain college or university, social scores low. An institution’s website, though, holds the most sway over a prospective student.