Category Archives: Media Observations

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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Can you have it all?

ShareTweet So I decided to start a new blog. I was at least partially inspired because of the thoughtful Atlantic article by Anne-Marie Slaughter “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” But the issue isn’t a new one to me. In … Continue reading

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#StopKony making history? Or just a lot of noise?

ShareTweet I was honored last night to be invited to share some social media perspective on PBS’ NewsHour. You can watch my comments here. Invisible Children’s #Kony2012 campaign has a lot of people talking. After three days on YouTube, the video had … Continue reading

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Win an iPod! Participate in a Focus Group!

ShareTweet I am seeking men and women ages 25-35 in Washington, D.C. who spend at least one hour per week using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to participate in hour-long focus groups. The research study is for a … Continue reading

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Digital Communications Strategy: EnTeam Organization

ShareTweet Hope you enjoy this presentation of a digital communications strategy I did for a nonprofit organization in St. Louis, MO: EnTeam Organization. Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.

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Why do you click “Donate Now”?

ShareTweet It’s been a while since I posted to this blog. If you’ll allow me to make excuses, I do think I have a couple of good ones. I’ve been madly working to finish my master’s degree at Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Survival Tips: Life without an iPhone

ShareTweet “NOOOO!” I heard myself issue a blood-curdling scream as the realization sunk in: Someone had just stolen my iPhone. The young punk ripped my lifeline out of my hands and ran through the closing metro doors before I could … Continue reading

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The Sugar-Sweet Positivity of Facebook vs. Shock and Awe Hype of the News

ShareTweet There’s a trend for Facebook users to present an almost irritatingly cheery image of life. The standard “news feed” of friends’ activities is littered with news of the latest engagements, babies’ first steps, graduations, etc. Meanwhile, our friends in … Continue reading

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Why Foursquare is a Bad Idea…and Twitter still reigns

ShareTweet Foursquare is what some in social media circles are calling the Twitter of 2010. It is a social media game that rewards you for logging your location at any point in the day.  Eating a burrito? Tell the world … Continue reading

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