Category Archives: Community Observations

A call for the networked resistance

ShareTweet It’s a rainy day in D.C. after a shocking election. “Upset” doesn’t seem like a big enough word to characterize what has happened. As we struggle with the outcome, the Netcentric Campaigns team has shed tears and hugged. We … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse?

ShareTweet The team at Netcentric Campaigns is prepared because we know we need to build seven elements to survive. Most people don’t have this advantage. If you do any regular Google search of “how to survive a zombie apocalypse,” you’ll … Continue reading

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We Can’t All Be Pilots

ShareTweet I was flying on a tiny shuttle plane from DC to Atlanta. We were running 40 minutes late and I only had an hour-long window before a presentation (the sole purpose of the trip.) The pilot announced we were … Continue reading

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Communication Tools: 1/7 of an Effective Advocacy Network

ShareTweet Check out my thoughts on what my experience in communications taught me about effective advocacy networks. Hint: It’s a small piece in a bigger pie!

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The Four Secrets to the Most Viral Campaign in Modern-Day Advocacy

ShareTweet Porter Novelli’s Washington, D.C. office turned out in force this week to hear from Anastasia Khoo, the marketing director for Human Rights Campaign, who shared elements of their recent success inspiring action connected to marriage equality. The campaign recently won … Continue reading

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Converting the Social Media Non-Believers

ShareTweet I had the pleasure of speaking last night at an event organized by DC Web Women and I Heart Social Media DC and thought I would share my remarks with you all. I’d love to hear your feedback! Have … Continue reading

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First Grade’s Hairy Way to Soak up the Oil Spill

ShareTweet In most cases I try to keep the content on this blog pretty tightly concentrated around my observations on innovative digital media. However, in this case, I’m going to have to go off topic. I think you’ll agree it’s … Continue reading

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When buzz turns to bucks in a disaster: Hope for Haiti

ShareTweet Buzz often starts with a great story. When Americans heard about the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, there was a lot of buzz. And one group that did an excellent job of turning that buzz into bucks was … Continue reading

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[Video] Cooperative Learning: What’s Involved?

ShareTweet I found a very simple, but still compelling slideshow/video on the benefits of cooperative learning. What do you think? Is cooperative learning as simple as just working in groups? I would argue that this presentation oversimplifies the process, but … Continue reading

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How dog fights and old couches can define a community

ShareTweet Craigslist and outdoor markets both form communities, but in very different ways. Many would argue that a physical community will always be stronger than a virtual one, but even the biggest fear-mongers for the evils of technology admit to … Continue reading

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