Unless you’re completely media-agnostic, it’s been impossible to avoid the images and video of a doctor being “re-accommodated” by airport police on a United Airlines flight in Chicago on April 9. The disturbing video showing a bloodied Dr. David Dao being dragged to the concourse infiltrated Facebook feeds, morning shows and websites everywhere.
Super Bowl LI is in the books, and according to FOX, it was the most-watched television program in U.S. history, with more than 172 million viewers. As the Falcons and Patriots made history on the field, there was plenty of non-football conversation surrounding what, for many, is the real star of the game—the commercials.
There has been a lot of news recently about, well, news.
Plenty of digital ink has been spilled in think pieces about two related topics that deal with how we consume news in the digital space.
Messaging, content, PR, branding, marketing: all of these different elements have one thing in common—they require writing. Whether you’re writing copy for an educational pamphlet, a blog post or a commercial script, it is important to use your words effectively.
These days, if you aren’t social, you don’t exist to potential customers. Ten years ago, getting noticed meant having a website. Now, that’s not enough. If your business isn’t on some sort of social network, it should be.
Blogging is no longer the domain of Internet junkies and angst-ridden teens on LiveJournal, one of the oldest online blog communities around. It has now become an omnipresent element of the Internet. In fact, businesses big and small have joined the blogosphere and are regularly posting new content.
Everybody wants their website to be the first search result to pop up on Google. Obviously, that’s not realistic for a lot of businesses — there’s only one top result, after all. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to be as close to the top as possible. In order to do that, you need to make your website as attractive to Google’s web crawlers as you can. This is called search engine optimization, or SEO.
If you’re not doing social media for your company, you are missing out on an important tool for your business. Social media has been around in force for nearly a decade now, so if you’re still on the fence about joining the social game, I’ve got bad news for you—you were behind the times three years ago. In case you still need convincing, here are three reasons to dive into the world of social media.
In January, I gave a presentation on social media at the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. Due to the response I got, I thought I would share it on the Fletcher blog. This is part 2; if you missed part 1, be sure to check it out.