Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dear Mr. Jeff Gibson

Dear Mr. Gibson,

It is important to continue offering social media communication courses to MTSU students because of the influence it has on the world. Social Media is more than Facebooking with friends, or Tweeting funny quotes. It is the number one source professionals use to market their name and brand. The growth of social media is only going to increase which is why it is so important to educate students, the future professionals. Taking these courses away would be holding students back from an increasingly growing trend. Below is a link that shows facts about the growth of social media, and the impact it is having on the world.
Social Media Growth
This video speaks a thousand words, and it is obvious why offering social media communication course is so important. Thank you for you time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Jenna Zwan

Final Reflection

One goal that I achieved was joining with more people and professionals on LinkedIn. Since I am graduating in May I will have more time on my hands to focus more attention on developing a better online presence on LinkedIn. I don't think I will continue blogging, but I will use the experience of this course to increase my twitter skills.



Text Box: www.myportfolio.com

Jenna Marie Zwan
615-267-2891 ˜ jzwan89@gmail.com ˜ http://www.linkedin.com/in/jennazwan ˜ facebook.com/jzwan ˜ http://jennazwan.blogspot.com/ ˜ https://twitter.com/JennaZwan˜ https://www.delicious.com/jennazwan ˜

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Champion of social media tools and technologies, with a track record of creating and implementing successful social media programs. Keep up-to-date with constantly evolving technologies in online social networking, the blogosphere, search tools and Web 2.0, and work closely with clients to create innovative, effective campaigns.

Partial List of Tools (full list available at myportfolio.com)

  Blogger
  Twitter

  LinkedIn
  Facebook

  del.icio.us
  StumbleUpon



Experience

Special kids inc., Murfreesboro, TN — Nonprofit organization offering services to children with disabilities for families that cannot afford payments elsewhere.
Social Media Manager, 2011 to Present
  Develop and manage online marketing for fundraising events; driving brand awareness, engagement and traffic to social media pages.
  Achieve a strong, visible social media presence and develop concepts with viral potential. Continuously monitor online public relations and ensure the success of client programs.
  Assess social media marketing strategies to determine rate of return. Identify and tap into new channels to optimize ROI and fuel revenue growth.
  Place stories in Daily News Journal, Hob Nob, Murfreesboro Pulse and other key news outlets. Ensure placement in social content Web sites such as Twitter, and Facebook.
  Build a strong base of repeat investors and serve children in need.

Off broadway shoes, Atlanta, GA — Shoe Company
Marketing Coordinator2005 to 2008
Work with marketing teams and suggest ways and methods to help achieve targets and give maximum output. Analyze customer satisfaction.

Education

Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesbooro, TN
BA in Marketing, 2004

LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn Profile

Tips for Beginners
  1. Complete 100% of your profile
  2. Follow professionals, and join groups you relate to
5 Top Tips for LinkedIn Beginners

7 LinkedIn Tips for Beginners

Dream Internship

http://www.simplyhired.com/job-id/tydcdux7gf/management-trainee-jobs/


This is a managagment trainee internship. Not only is it at the beach but it's paid. :)
The intern learns what it takes to run a successful business and acquire highly marketable skills and experience pertaining to every aspect of operating a business.
This class has helped prepare me to obtain this position by introducing multiple networks that can be used for marketing.

3 Books To Read this Summer

Trust Agents
This books shows individuals how to networks of influence through social media tools.

Interpersonal Communications: Everyday Encounters 7th Edition
This book talks about how we use technology to engage in interpersonal communication.

Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business
The title is pretty self explanitory of what this book is about.

Follow up to Topics 6-9

I learned that many of the professionals I follow on Twitter will post multiple tweets in one day. I also noticed that not only do they tweet to promote their own organizations but they also tweet about organizations/brands they are related to, or share the same values. Since the first week of this assignment 5 out of the 63 tweeps I started following are now following me. I think they started following me only because I follow them. The main reason why I don't tweet much is because I'm not good at expressing my thoughts in less than 140 characters. I think I retweet more than I tweet, just because it's easier. So my writing probably has not improved that much.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Scott Stratten

Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. He is an expert in Viral, Social, and Authentic Marketing. He thinks it's all about presenting yourself as a trusted expert in front of your target market so they will choose you. He ran his Un-Marketing agency for nearly a decade, but now he solely focuses on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, Red Cross, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Fidelity Investments when they need help through the viral/social media and relationship marketing landscape. He is ranked as the 5th social media influencer in the world, and has over 114,000 followers on Twitter. His book "UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging" became a national best-seller before it was released, and a Globe and Mail #1 Business best-seller, National Post, Amazon.com, and Amazon UK best-seller. His clients' viral marketing videos have been viewed over 60 million times. He was recently named one of "America's 10 Marketing Gurus" by Business Review USA.

  1. If you had to choose one "unmarketing" rule to live by what would it be?
  2. Why do you think your ideas on social media have made such an impact, what do you offer that noone else does?
  3. I feel like your target audience is so broad, how do you appeal and link them all together?