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On Thursday evening, SMCDSM was invited to the National Pork Board/Pork Checkoff headquarters in Clive to hear Pork Checkoff Public Relations Manager Claire Masker talk about the Pork Checkoff's social media campaign #RealPigFarming.
The campaign was initiated after a challenge by the Pork Checkoff's…Continue
Posted by Romelle H. Slaughter II on January 16, 2015 at 1:00pm
Our host Spencer Shiremen, Social Media Specialist for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, walked us through the variety of considerations this company faces from a public relations point of view. They’re tasked with helping their members and general public understand how health insurance works and its changing…Continue
Posted by Dan Johnson on November 10, 2014 at 9:30am
Where it all began....
Phil Roeder, Director of Communications for…Continue
Posted by Sara Mulholland on October 24, 2014 at 10:24am
You likely have heard by now that there’s a new development in the long-running investigation into the Hot Lotto mystery here in Iowa. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has released surveillance-camera footage of the jackpot-winning ticket being purchased back in December 2010…Continue
Posted by Kim Vore on October 10, 2014 at 9:29am
As a content strategist and online marketing coach, I am constantly reviewing affordable, effective and easy-to-use technology tools to plug into the online marketing and social media processes I build with small businesses, non-profits and marketing teams. As silly as their names may seem, many of these apps and software solutions make up for their names by providing great function and utility.…Continue
Posted by Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard on September 2, 2014 at 12:00am
Time is running out.
Camilo (12) and Diego (12) are two older orphans who are visiting Des Moines for four weeks since 1 August 2014 as a part of Kidsave Summer Miracles program. The boys are growing up in foster families and orphanages in Colombia and are in need of adoptive families.
THEY HAVE ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT until they have to go back…Continue
Posted by Kidsave on August 18, 2014 at 3:17pm
Camilo, 12 and Diego, 12, are two single boys who are visiting Iowa for four weeks this August as a part of the Kidsave Summer Miracles program. The boys are growing up in foster families and orphanages in Colombia and are in need of adoptive families. …
Posted by Kidsave on August 11, 2014 at 4:30pm
The times, they are a-changin' says Mike Templeton, Digital Media Manager at Kum & Go. Within the next year or so mobile internet use will surpass desktop use.
The other mind blowing stat Mike dropped was that our online time nearly doubled between 2010 and 2013. Read that again. In three years, the amount of time Americans spend online has almost…Continue
Posted by Greg Hauenstein on July 9, 2014 at 9:00pm
With all of the changes that Facebook has been making to their algorithm that make reaching your fan base even more difficult, some businesses may wonder if Facebook is even worth the time and money investment. However, with 1 in 4 people in the United States on Facebook, and its incredible ability to target, the question to ask might not be if you should be there, but if what you want to accomplish can be accomplished with Facebook. If not, what can you accomplish with it and what should…Continue
Posted by Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard on June 24, 2014 at 7:30am
According to Forbes Magazine, one of the “The Top 7 Content Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2014″ will be that businesses will “finally be able to define content marketing.” Another top trend will be for companies to recruit and hire the hot new marketing job title, “Director of Content.”
If your business or organization is serious about upping…Continue
Posted by Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard on June 20, 2014 at 7:30am
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