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Touchdown! How Brands Can Score Big During the Super Bowl with Social Media at TBD

February 9, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Football season may be coming to an end, but brands need to continue engaging with their audiences year round. This Super Bowl, which commercials were best in show? And, how can companies that can’t afford the pricey commercials still engage with consumers on social media during the big game?We’ll talk to some of the top advertising, digital, and marketing professionals around Des Moines to hear their thoughts on how brands can win during the Super Bowl. Panelists include:Josh Fleming – Brand…See More
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Social Media Strategy Workshop at Meredith Hall, Drake University

February 20, 2016 from 9am to 3:30pm
Cost: $75 if you sign up in advance. $100 at the door. Free for Drake students/faculty/staff who sign up in advance.This hands-on workshop will help you understand how businesses and organizations are succeeding in the ever-more-complicated world of social media in 2016. Participants will have the opportunity to create social media content for their business/organization during the class.Topics covered will include:An introduction to the core social media platformsHow businesses are using those…See More
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Touchdown! How Brands Can Score Big During the Super Bowl with Social Media at TBD

February 9, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Football season may be coming to an end, but brands need to continue engaging with their audiences year round. This Super Bowl, which commercials were best in show? And, how can companies that can’t afford the pricey commercials still engage with consumers on social media during the big game?We’ll talk to some of the top advertising, digital, and marketing professionals around Des Moines to hear their thoughts on how brands can win during the Super Bowl. Panelists include:Josh Fleming – Brand…See More
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Putting Our Money Where Our Tweets Are: How SMCDSM Gave Back This Holiday Season

Social Media Club Des Moines President Tess Yocom presents Tech Journey President Ben Lors with SMCDSM's donationLast month Social Media Club Des Moines hosted its annual holiday party. But in the spirit of the season, the event included a panel focused on how local businesses and organizations give back during this…See More
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Touchdown! How Brands Can Score Big During the Super Bowl with Social Media at TBD

February 9, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Football season may be coming to an end, but brands need to continue engaging with their audiences year round. This Super Bowl, which commercials were best in show? And, how can companies that can’t afford the pricey commercials still engage with consumers on social media during the big game?We’ll talk to some of the top advertising, digital, and marketing professionals around Des Moines to hear their thoughts on how brands can win during the Super Bowl. Panelists include:Josh Fleming – Brand…See More
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Putting Our Money Where Our Tweets Are: How SMCDSM Gave Back This Holiday Season

Posted by Megan Bannister on January 6, 2016 at 6:14pm 0 Comments

Social Media Club Des Moines President Tess Yocom presents Tech Journey President Ben Lors with SMCDSM's donation

Last month Social Media Club Des Moines hosted its annual holiday party. But in the spirit of the season, the event included a panel focused on how local businesses and…

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Increased Digital Marketing Presence in Des Moines

Posted by Neil Kokemuller on September 16, 2015 at 8:37am 0 Comments

This fall, we launched a new Digital Marketing Certificate at Des Moines Area Community College. To enhance the quality and value of this credential, I spent a lot of time interacting with local marketing agencies and experts on the phone, via e-mail and through in-person visits to their offices. My…

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Why Inbound Marketing Cannot Exist Without Content

Posted by Casie Tindell on August 2, 2015 at 6:27pm 0 Comments

Have you heard? Paid advertising and direct mail are so out, and inbound marketing and content creation are so in.

 

If you're an expert blogger or social media aficionado, you know that content is the heart and soul of an effective marketing strategy, just like I know that coffee is the heart and soul to an effective morning. Content acts as an initial experience for the prospect customer, educating and informing rather than pushing and telling at them to buy. No one likes a…

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First Off, Why Should We Hire You?

Posted by Tyler Scott on April 16, 2015 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

The following was originally posted oniamtylerscott.com:

“Why should we hire you?” That’s a question I was asked in a recent interview. I know you’re supposed to be prepared for questions, but that one was really hard to answer.

Then I remembered a YouTube video one of my professors at Iowa State made us watch. It was a TED talk about Simon Sinek’s “…

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The Bow Tie Guy

Posted by Tyler Scott on April 16, 2015 at 7:10pm 0 Comments

The following was originally posted oniamtylerscott.com

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Finally made it to Des Moines to meet real people. I went to the Young ProfessionalsConnection meeting on networking. The keynote was Danny Beyer, a bow-tie-wearing rising professional speaker who followed his passion after some great advice to quit making…

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Superfans Make Great Customers

Posted by Tyler Scott on April 16, 2015 at 7:09pm 0 Comments

The following was originally posted on iamtylerscott.com

The following is an edited version of an article that had to describe why content was needed for online marketing. I did this for a recent application.

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Why do you hear whispers about marketing content around your office? Do you hear about how hard it is to create? How much you’ll need for a good ROI?…

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The Story Behind #RealPigFarming

Posted by Romelle H. Slaughter II on January 16, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

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…

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

Posted by Dan Johnson on November 10, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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…

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

Posted by Sara Mulholland on October 24, 2014 at 10:24am 0 Comments

          

Where it all began....

Phil Roeder, Director of Communications for…

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