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What is a Social Media Coordinator?

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When I tell my friends and family that I’m a social media coordinator for a digital marketing agency, I usually get one of the following responses: “You make a living doing that?” “Oh, you just play on Facebook and Twitter all day?” “So you’re like Mark Zuckerberg.” Yes, no, and I wish... The position of social media coordinator didn’t really exist when I started college five years ago. I think the best way I can describe my job is to explain many of the other jobs that make up my position... Read More »

Social Media Night with the @Royals

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I’ve had a passion for social media and sports for as long as I can remember. So when I heard the Kansas City Royals were having a Social Media Night on August 1, I knew I had to be there. Read about the night and my suggestions for future social media events in sports. Read More »

10 Reasons Why Social Media is Like a Crazy Girlfriend

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A disturbing stare, frightening smile, and terrifying lyrics—meet the Overly Attached Girlfriend. For the last month she has been making waves online, going viral with creepy parodies of Justin Bieber’s Boyfriend and Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe on YouTube. These videos made me laugh, feel uncomfortable, and got me thinking. Instead of thinking about something normal, I thought about how social networks are a lot like crazy girlfriends (or boyfriends) also. There are a shocking number of similarities between the two and I’ve shared some here. Read More »

7 Things I Learned During My First Year on Twitter

A few days ago, I had my very first Twitter birthday—I started using Twitter on January 2, 2011 on a whim. 441 tweets and one year later, I’ve learned a lot from the platform. When I mention Twitter to my friends who aren’t users, they tend to dismiss the social network citing the popular misconception that Twitter is full of random updates about what people ate for breakfast. Believe it or not, Twitter actually has value! Don’t get me wrong, there are people out there who do use Twitter to publish pointless thoughts every minute of every day. That’s why the “unfollow” button exists. These are a few things I learned during my first year on Twitter... Read More »

20 Common Social Media Terms Explained

The first time I heard social media professionals conversing during my first internship, I felt like I had accidentally stepped aboard the Starship Enterprise—social media jargon can sound a lot like alien languages from Star Trek. Over time, I collected definitions of all the phrases that were commonly used so I could join in on the conversation with my coworkers. Hopefully this mini-glossary can define a few social media terms for others like me—people that don’t want to be left out of the next conversation with their social media savvy friends and coworkers. Read More »