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#SMCDSM - The Impact of Social Media to Recruiters, Your Next Employer & The Law at Des Moines Social Club

April 21, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm
As society becomes more and more transparent (meaning our lives are broadcasted now more than ever), we must remain vigilant to guarding our Social Media image. In some ways, an appropriate rule of thumb is a simple update to the advice regarding decisions and actions we take: “Would your mother approve?” Now, we must also ask, “Would my next boss approve?”We are spotlighting the impact social media and the perceptions that are formed by recruiters, human resources and lawyers.Speakers include:…See More
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The Urban Prairie Sunset Experience

Drake Homes presents The Urban Prairie, an elegant floor plan that infuses modern home design with prairie-style charm. In this video, we invite you to take ...
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Why Snapchat is the breakout marketing tool of 2015 at Drake University, Meredith Hall room 234

April 6, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm
Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communications Professor Chris Snider and two students will lead this presentation about how students and businesses are using Snapchat. Topics will include.How it worksHow people are using itWhy it appeals to young usersHow businesses are using it to reach readers age 13-25 (and what results they are seeing)Why it’s a great marketing toolTips and tricksHow the Drake School of Journalism and Mass Communication (drakejmc) is using ShapchatCost: Free, but…See More
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Caroline Jones commented on Caroline Jones's event On Pitch: The Evolution of 80/35's Social Media
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Sara Mulholland is attending Chris Snider's event

Social Media Strategy Workshop at Drake University, Meredith Hall room 124B

April 4, 2015 from 9am to 3pm
This hands-on workshop will help you understand how businesses and organizations are succeeding in the ever-more-complicated world of social media in 2015. Participants will have the opportunity to create social media content for their business/organization during the class.The class is taught by Professor Chris Snider, who teaches a social media strategies class at Drake University. Topics covered will include:What content…See More
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Caroline Jones and Scott Van Zee are now friends
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Romelle H. Slaughter II is attending Caroline Jones's event

On Pitch: The Evolution of 80/35's Social Media at TBA

March 10, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Reaching audiences via social media has been an integral component of the 80/35 music festival's marketing strategy since its launch in 2008.Everything from the early days with MySpace to future plans with Snapchat, Jill Haverkamp, owner of On Pitch, and Hillary Ferry will share how 80/35 stays current on the latest social media trends to engage and expand their reach.Jill…See More
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Kim Vore commented on Caroline Jones's event On Pitch: The Evolution of 80/35's Social Media
"Your bitly link to buy tickets on this page is broken. It does work from the link on your Facebook event page. Just thought you'd want to know. :D"
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The Story Behind #RealPigFarming

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…


Posted by Romelle H. Slaughter II on January 16, 2015 at 1:00pm

Event Recap: The Healthcare Industry, How to Navigate the Changing Landscape

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…


Posted by Dan Johnson on November 10, 2014 at 9:30am

Event Recap: "Going Digital: Why Public Agencies Should Engage"


Where it all began....

Phil Roeder, Director of Communications for…


Posted by Sara Mulholland on October 24, 2014 at 10:24am

The Latest on the Hot Lotto® Investigation

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…


Posted by Kim Vore on October 10, 2014 at 9:29am

The Names Might Seem but These Ten Tools are Genius

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.…


Posted by Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard on September 2, 2014 at 12:00am

Time is running out for Colombian orphans Camilo and Diego who are visiting Des Moines.

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…


Posted by Kidsave on August 18, 2014 at 3:17pm

Come meet Diego and Camilo! Colombian orphans visit Iowa

Come meet Diego and Camilo!

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

Event Recap: Going Social in a Mobile-First World at Kum & Go

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…


Posted by Greg Hauenstein on July 9, 2014 at 9:00pm

Is Marketing with Facebook Still Worth It For Your Business?

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…


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…


Posted by Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard on June 20, 2014 at 7:30am


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