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5 Things I Learned About Social Media At a DECA Competition

Friday, January 24, 2014

Yesterday, my friend Tammi invited me to participate as a judge in a DECA competition.  Having never been in DECA (an international marketing association of students) in high school, I wasn't familiar with the process but it sounded like a fun change of pace.  It turned out to be an educational experience for me too.There ...

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Can Your Social Footprint Hurt Your College Chances?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Image: www.digitalfamilysummit.comBabies born in this decade may have a problem.  Their lives are documented from the moment their mothers first pee on a pregnancy test stick and triumphantly place photos on Facebook, followed by ultrasounds and photos of the mom's growing stomach month-by-month, followed of course by birth.  Parents photograph their babe's every smile ...

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Is “Blackfish” the modern day version of “Roots”?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

After my most recent blog post about SeaWorld's social media crisis (which occurred following the TV airing of "Blackfish," the documentary from Magnolia Pictures and director Gabriela Cowperthwaite), I wanted to further explore one concept.I commented that SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales reminded me of slavery in the early days of our country.  In ...

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Did SeaWorld learn nothing from Hobby Lobby’s social media debacle?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Becoming a Fan of "Blackfish"Over the summer, I stumbled across the trailer for a new documentary called "Blackfish" about Tilikum, the killer whale responsible for the death of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and two others.  For no particular reason, I've never visited SeaWorld (either as a child or adult), and I've never been a "Save ...

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Hobby Lobby’s Social Media… the Saga Continues!

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Facebook page for craft store Hobby Lobby was a dangerous place to venture last week... what a whirlwind week they've had!In case you hadn't heard about the recent Hobby Lobby controversy, click here for my latest blog post.  That should bring you up to speed!Quite a few things have happened since Wednesday evening when ...

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It’s all Kittens and Rainbows at Hobby Lobby

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Image: IMDB.comIn the 1992 film "School Ties," Brendan Fraser plays a young Jewish athlete named David Green, who hides his Judaism from his peers at a preppy New England boarding school during the 1950s, for fear of being the target of anti-Semitism.  In an ironic twist of fate, 21 years later, a different David ...

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