Monthly Archives: September 2015

Grieving Through Social Media

My grandfather passed away on Monday night. I was devastated when I got the call from my mom. Tears streamed down my face and I struggled to catch my breath as all of the memories I had with him over the past 22 years played like a slide show in my mind. Before hanging up the […]

The Morbid Reality of Social Media

Almost everyone in their life has experienced the tragedy of losing a close relative or friend. Unfortunately for some of us, these losses have occurred to people that seem far too young. In today’s world, it is impossible to escape the news of such tragedies, and our digital society has only recently begun to adjust […]

“Dear Fat People” – What Would You Do to Go Viral?

How cool would it be to go viral? How cool would it be to turn into a temporary mini celebrity and then all of a sudden get invited onto The Ellen Show? Whether it’s a little kid singing Bruno Mars, a girl accidentally burning her hair off while doing a curling iron tutorial, or Alex from […]

From the Runway to Your Phone: Creating a Brand in Fashion

What is a Man Repeller? “man·re·pell·er1  [mahn-ree-peller] –noun she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs. –verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed. to commit the act of […]

Game, Set, Match

There is a lot of love in tennis… Love all, Love-15, Love-30, and so on. More often than not, this love on the court translates to love off the court. However, on occasion, the tennis community finds itself under attack from some not-so-loving opponents. Since we are in the midst of the digital media age, […]

Virtual E-Learning?

E-learning has taken the education world by storm. According to ‘elearningfeeds.com’ 98% of organizations are predicted to use some form of e-learning coursework as part of their learning approach. In an article published by the University of North Texas at Dallas, e-learning is proven to increase knowledge retention from 25% to 60% (certifyme.net). Currently there […]

Is Social Media Saving Late Night Comedy?

When I sat down to write my blog post this week I had no idea what I was going to write about. I can safely say I had zero intention of writing about Late Night comedy because, in all honestly, I’ve never really been a fan. However, I became interested in the genre with Colbert […]

Social Media in CPG – Prepare for Trolls!

We often discuss the value of social media as a mechanism to connect brands with customers and prospects. The two-way communication enabled by platforms such as Facebook and Twitter allows firms to connect with audiences in completely unprecedented ways, and on a much larger scale than previously possible. The insights that companies gather from social […]

Social Media’s Reaction to Martians

On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong exclaimed, “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Obviously, this was the day that man first stepped foot on our planet’s moon. It was one of the biggest events of that decade and an unbelievably significant scientific feat. Countless Americans sat around their television that […]

Standing Desks: The Niche Product That Should Be Every Manager’s Priority

Sitting is bad—and especially bad for managers. Recent research found that not moving around enough during the day can significantly increase your risk of cancer, diabetes, fatty liver syndrome, and cardiovascular disease.

Travel & Social Media: Wanderlust, Crowdsourcing, and Business Implications

Currently, I am learning about marketing historic hotels in a management class. Exploring heritage as a competitive asset not only hones in on the intersection of history and marketing, but also brings up the psychological implications of nostalgia, tradition, and co-creation of travel experience. One of the rising phenomena is increasing ability to share and influence travel experiences through […]

A Shared Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words…and Maybe More

Last week, a photo surfaced showing a McDonald’s employee assisting a physically disabled customer with his meal in a Chicago restaurant. Hailed for his kindness and generosity, the cashier was spotted not only closing his register down, as to not confuse other customers, but proceeding to don a pair of rubber gloves before joining the […]

SpartanUp! : Social Media That Inspires

First: watch this 2 minute video: The Journey to Becoming a Spartan Second: after reading this post, I’d like to challenge you to post somewhere on social media (description, photo, or both) an obstacle that you have overcome or are working to overcome. “Comfort stunts growth, when you get outside of your comfort zone, you grow!” – Joe De […]

The Newest Facebook Hoax

It seems like every year a rumor is created in response to not allows Facebook to use user’s post and various upload for whatever reasons Facebook may have, even though in their agreement Facebook allows itself to do so. In any event, I’m sure recently you’ve seen many countless souls copy and paste a general post […]

social media has the biggest names in music acting like children, and I love it.

Social Media is not starting a new culture in the music; artist feuds and disputes have always been adding to the entertainment of the music industry. What social media is doing is changing the environment of this feud culture and how artists go about their disputes. A social media platform like twitter creates an open platform […]