Friday Five: 2017’s best blog posts

It’s time for the annual look back at the year’s blog post and re-share the ones that gained the most interest.

Here are the top five, as judged by pageviews. Continue reading “Friday Five: 2017’s best blog posts”

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The year’s top marketers, according to @AdAge

Here are some of AdAge’s Marketers of the Year for 2017.

The advertising and marketing industry news site AdAge has named its 2017 marketers of the year. Tito’s Handmade Vodka came out on top, thanks to becoming the top-selling spirits variety in U.S. stores in 2017.  Continue reading “The year’s top marketers, according to @AdAge”

Friday Five: Playing catch-up

Welcome to December, the final month of what has seemed to be a very long year. I didn’t mean for last month to become No Blog November, but that’s just the way it worked out. Nothing in this space since Oct. 29. Then you get busy, look up and the next thing you know it’s Dec. 1. So it’s back to it, but I’m easing into the blogging with a Friday Five catch-up on happenings in the world of higher ed, marketing, social media and the world of work. Continue reading “Friday Five: Playing catch-up”

Time for a digital reformation?

“Why we need a 21st-century Martin Luther to challenge the church of tech,” by John Naughton (image: The Guardian).

This Tuesday, Oct. 31, marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s publication of his 95 Theses, an action that sparked the Protestant Reformation. To commemorate that event, and in hope of igniting a different type of reformation, Guardian columnist John Naughton plans to post his own 95 theses. Continue reading “Time for a digital reformation?”

‘Bite Size Horror’: a frighteningly successful ad campaign

Screen capture from “Floor 9.5,” one of Mars’ scary short films for Halloween.

Pop over to the Skittles website, and you’ll find all the happy, colorful “taste the rainbow” imagery you’d expect from this candy brand. Viewers of some Fox network programming, however, recently saw a different, darker side of Skittles: a two-minute commercial in the form of a haunting horror flick.

Continue reading “‘Bite Size Horror’: a frighteningly successful ad campaign”

Help wanted: strategic communications opening at Missouri S&T

From time to time I use this space as a forum to talk about job opportunities at the university where I work, Missouri S&T. This is one of those times. If you’re a communicator who is interested in a new challenge, or you know someone who is, then please read on. Continue reading “Help wanted: strategic communications opening at Missouri S&T”

EMG examines #highered ad trends

Advertising allocations by platform, 2016 (via Educational Marketing Group, EMGonline.com).

As of 2016, colleges and universities in the U.S. were spending more money than ever on paid advertising, Educational Marketing Group reports in a recent blog post. Continue reading “EMG examines #highered ad trends”