Category Archives: Teaching SMM

#Cluetrain Derailed!

The Cluetrain is derailed.

Last Spring Adage pronounced that “There is no more social media marketing: just advertising… The idealistic end to business as usual, as “The Cluetrain Manifesto” envisioned, never happened… After a promising start — a glimmer of hope — we’re back to business as usual.”

My first social media marketing class was Spring 2012. I proclaimed that “marketers must drop the megaphone – broadcasting or shouting at customers and prospects is dead! We must engage and have a CONVERSATION.” Our group projects were to work with organizations to show them how to have that conversation….

Tomorrow I will face two new sections of my SMM class.

I require them to be Google AdWord certified. Continue reading

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Update: Favorite Social Sites of College Seniors

The initial survey of my 60 social media marketing students last August (see previous post!) generated some interest, so I thought I would update it for Spring Semester 2015. Weighted Scores – Favorite and Most Used Social Sites

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Essential Social Platforms for College Seniors

Yesterday I surveyed the sixty students, generally seniors majoring in marketing or communications, about which social media sites were important to them. I asked two questions:

What are your three most used social media platforms in order, and
What ONE social media platform is most important – the one you would keep if you had to have only one? Continue reading

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The 10 Principles of Social Media Marketing

This is the last week of my summer social media marketing class. Seven MBA students, most of whom are working during the day, have gathered together twice a week from 6 to 10 pm to discuss SMM for organizations. Last session I … Continue reading

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Why Teach Social Media Marketing: #Context and #Integration

If college students are so well versed on Social Media, why do I firmly believe that every marketing major, every business major and in fact every major would benefit from taking a course in social media marketing? Continue reading

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What is hot – Learning from my Students: Teaching SMM

“… If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

Some insights on social media platforms from my students in 2013/14 SMM classes:
– Instagram is THE ONE; Vine is only for professionals.
– Facebook is where new mothers and grandparents exchange baby pictures… And freshman post embarrassing pics that they must erase before graduation. (More) Continue reading

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Personal Learning Networks… A #PLN keeps on giving!

A personal learning network is indispensable for a true life-long learner. No one person can keep up with the rush of information in her/his area of interest, but a good PLN can filter the information and keep one alert of important trends and developments. Continue reading

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Post-“Like” Social Media Marketing

The market has already shifted to “pay for play.” Content and engagement will continue to be important for social media marketing but promoted posts and ads will be essential for reach. What should a business do now? Continue reading

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Is there value in #Organic #SMM after Facebook closes the “Like Economy”?

Facebook shut down the “Like Economy” in December 2013. Organic SMM is giving way to “pay to play.” Continue reading

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Tips on #Teaching #Social #Media Marketing: Another Hangout!

Four members of the LinkedIn group “Teaching Social Media Marketing…” – Don Stanley, Jeremy Floyd, Matthew Kushin, and Gary Schirr – met for a Google+ Hangout to come up with 25 tips to improve teaching social media marketing. Continue reading

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