WVU Marketing Communications Today
The Future of Work in Social Media

The Future of Work in Social Media

October 13, 2019

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The social media industry is constantly changing along with the expectations for work. However, experience is one element to the equation to becoming successful in the workplace and industry, but there are some essential skills, best practices, and tips students and young professionals need to grasp in order to be marketable. Dennis Yu will discuss these new expectations, what are the best practices to market yourself using social media, and the future of work in social media.

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Today's episode of WVU Marketing Communications Today is hosted by Karen Freberg from West Virginia University which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

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Building crisis readiness into the skillsets of students

Building crisis readiness into the skillsets of students

October 7, 2019

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With the ease in which a negative event can go viral these days, effective crisis management is a valuable skillset that students need to bring into the workforce with them. In this session, Melissa Agnes, a globally recognized and leading expert in crisis management, shares some of her experience in working in the field as well as how she helps professors bring crisis management best practices into their classrooms to help their students build and hone this critical skillset.  Her immensely popular book, Crises Ready is available where fine book sold.

CRISIS READY.

Building an INVINCIBLE Brand in an Uncertain World

The potential risks in modern-day business are greater, more dynamic, and less predictable than ever before. And yet, the greatest exposure does not lie within these risks. Rather, it lies in having a team that is not prepared to anticipate, foresee, or respond to a rising threat, and its impact on your reputation, revenue, and relationships in real-time.

No matter your level of security, due-diligence, or control, the reality is that we live in uncertain times. Organizations are prone to a multitude of risks that can attack from every angle. When your team is crisis ready, your organization is prepared for anything and everything that the modern world can throw at it.

In Crisis Ready, Melissa Agnes draws from her remarkable experience in helping global brands, government organizations, and world leaders prevent and overcome a range of real-world, high-impact crises. She uses this experience to provide your organization with a clear roadmap to implementing a crisis ready culture–and thus building an INVINCIBLE brand.

Crisis Ready is not about crisis management.

Management is what happens after the negative event has occurred. Readiness is what is done to build an INVINCIBLE brand, where negative situations don’t occur—and even if they do, they’re instantly overcome in a way that leads to increased organizational trust, credibility, and goodwill.

No matter the size, type, or industry of your business, Crisis Ready will provide your team with the insight into how to be perfectly prepared for anything life throws at you. Organizations that are crisis ready are more than just resilient. They’re invincible. Crisis Ready is your roadmap to business invincibility.

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WVU Marketing Communications Today by West Virginia University which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

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Be the real deal: Audacious Authenticity in an age of contrived reality

Be the real deal: Audacious Authenticity in an age of contrived reality

September 24, 2019

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How do we build sustainable relationships with customers today? We communicate genuine value and an enduring message of dependability. This often sounds nice and improbable these days. Authenticity is hardly intuitive, and it is easily missed as we multitask and try to get ahead of the curve. Authenticity is also critically important to breed deep-rooted trust, loyalty, respect and integrity. Being audacious means being intentional and rigorous to the craft of being authentic in how any organization and product is presented to its target market.

The ‘Audacious Authenticity superpower’ amplifies and accelerates engagement, surpasses goals and drives sustainable impact. It works in private, public and nonprofit sectors, and in legacy institutions as well as start-up ventures. This art form is built on seven tested and proven core competencies that have been refined over 20+ years of practice in the field of grassroots community engagement and education with particular focus on Millennial and GenZ trends.

About our guest:

Tamara Rebick is the Founder and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of CORIPHERY Holistic Consulting Solutions, a boutique consulting firm that delivers strategic solutions to the non-profit, education and community/social sectors. An eternal optimist, she advocates for organizational wellness and is passionate about challenging the status quo through “respectful disruption”. Advising executives, educators and community leaders on where are the young people? Tamara consults and advises on strategies connected to participant engagement, organizational capacity-building, and culture design.

She believes the key to success is in creating transformative impact through relevant, inclusive and authentic encounters. Merging her passion for experiential education with workplace learning, Tamara speaks on a range of topics and facilitates interactive professional development workshops for audiences ranging from teen through adult. Tamara is also a strategic thought partner and mentor for early, mid and senior-career professionals, many of whom are former students and colleagues. 

Leveraging 20+ years in the education sector, Tamara draws on her experience working closely with Millennial and GenZ demographics in formal, experiential and informal settings. Tamara holds an M.Ed in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto, certificates in Experiential Education, Adaptive Leadership, Coaching and Storytelling for Change, and has been trained in Design Thinking.

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WVU Marketing Communications Today is hosted by Cyndi Greenglass from West Virginia University which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

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Public Affairs tactics add government resources to your arsenal

Public Affairs tactics add government resources to your arsenal

September 18, 2019

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In our roles as communicators, we seek to help our clients and organizations solve problems or enhance their image with purpose. That can include seeking funding, increasing positive visibility and motivating key audiences to act. IMC and DMC professionals might be surprised to know the multiple benefits of working with government. This podcast will explore recent real-world case studies and the many benefits organizations have achieved by tapping government resources and opportunities. Results speak volumes -- grants awarded; third-party validation of products, services and programs; successful nominations of federal advisory committee members; earned media placements; social media support; and the receipt of proactive ideas from government officials.

About Mike's guest: Mike Fulton, Director of Asher Agency's Washington D.C., office.

Mike Fulton, teaches IMC 638 - Public Affairs at West Virginia University. He's the director of Asher Agency’s Washington, D.C., office, has more than 30 years of business networking, government relations, and communications experience.

Before joining Asher Agency, he spent more than 22 years at GolinHarris Public Affairs, utilizing Congressional and federal agency meetings, grassroots campaigns, creative events, videos, survey research and media relations to enhance his advocacy activities and achieve tremendous government relations results for his clients.

Prior to joining GolinHarris, Mike worked for two members of the U.S. House of Representatives (Appropriations Chairman Alan B. Mollohan and the late Rep. Robert H. Mollohan, both of West Virginia) as associate counsel to the House Appropriations Committee, press secretary, and special projects assistant.  During his Congressional career, he worked to solve community, institutional and economic challenges.

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WVU Marketing Communications Today is hosted by Michael Lynch from West Virginia University which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

West Virginia University   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

How UX Design can be the Link Between Old and New Technologies

How UX Design can be the Link Between Old and New Technologies

September 14, 2019

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Most of the discussion about user experience (UX) design is focused on new products, but UX design is actually the link between old and new technology.  In this episode of Marketing Communications Today, Molly Gilmore, the owner of Blue Genes Media, talks about challenges she faces as a UX designer and the technologies associated with it. She’ll discuss the latest UX research and design techniques and what she sees for the future of UX.  

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WVU Marketing Communications Today is hosted by Cyndi Greenglass from West Virginia University which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel

West Virginia University   Funnel Radio Podcast Channel by the Funnel Media Group, LLC

Using Personas for Integrated Marketing Communications

Using Personas for Integrated Marketing Communications

September 6, 2019

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What are “personas” and how are they used in Integrated Marketing Communications?

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