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Category: Social Media

Scheduled Posts: Friend or Foe?

Two weeks after comedian Joan Rivers passed away, she was magically singing the praises of the new iPhone 6 on Facebook and Instagram. What? Was this some message from beyond letting us know that even in the afterlife we needed this new phone? No. It was an oops moment. Yes, that’s right, most likely the…
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When Speaking of the Unspeakable

About a year-and-a-half after 9/11, I moved into the closest residential building to Ground Zero. Even then, there were street vendors set up along the perimeter of the city-block sized crater, peddling Never Forget t-shirts and Twin Towers snow globes. Years later, The New Yorker captured an updated take on this collective cluelessness at the…
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Making a good cause count

I am actually kind of shocked. Shocked at how many people have dumped buckets of icy cold water over their heads to promote ALS Awareness this week. If you haven’t been on social media lately, the so-called Ice Bucket Challenge started in Massachusetts with former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with…
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Tips for Crowdfunding Success

The internet, with the help of social media, is changing the way people are able to fundraise. Crowdfunding has become one of the most popular ways to raise money for causes, people and projects.

20/20 Vision

A few weeks ago when Maya Angelou died, one of her most famous quotes popped up in nearly every tribute (including this one by my colleague, Melissa Carlberg), “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Top 10 takeaways from PRSA’s Counselors Academy

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Counselors Academy in Key West, Fla. I always enjoy the time spent with other PR agency leaders from around the country. This year I learned 10 lessons that I look forward to implementing with our Albers team.

A life tribute in pictures

It didn’t take long for word of Maya Angelou’s death to spread Wednesday. My social networks became a sobering yet inspiring memorial to one of the greatest poets, speakers and figures of our time.

Somebody’s always watching

Last week, I violently attacked my brother-in-law in a hotel elevator. His security guard had to pull me off. Repeatedly. My sister, inexplicably, just stood there and watched.

Honest Toddler takes on Target

Imagine that the CEO of your company resigns amidst months of scrutiny following a massive data breach affecting millions of customers. The news outlets and financial pundits are all over discussing the future of your company, your next move and the impact that decision has on CEO’s everywhere.