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Primary Chapter: Los Angeles

Vickie Bates

Communications Consultant

Award-winning writer of innovative content for social media and traditional platforms. Employee communications expert.

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02.28.2013
Calling All Social Media Writers! SMC 2013 Editorial Board Wants You!
Do you love writing about social media? Got best practices to share? Totally into the tech? Know how to use a platform, like Facebook or Pinterest, as if you invented it? We want you to join our 2013...
Social Media Clubhouse
12.20.2012
The NRA After Newtown: Is Silence Ever an Effective Communications Strategy?
As parents, schoolchildren and concerned citizens across the nation poured out their sympathy for families and friends of the young students and teachers who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary...
Social Media Clubhouse
11.27.2012
Women’s Work: From the Personal to the Professional, Mom Blogs Are Transforming Everything from Audiences and Marketing to Families
Mom blogs are as diverse as the mothers who write them and the parents who read them. With 3.9 million moms blogging in the United States alone, women have been some of the savviest early adopters of...
Social Media Clubhouse
10.22.2012
New Venues for Virtual Storytelling
Twitter, the social platform that restricts writers to 140-characters-per-post, has announced it wants to spread its wings by sponsoring the Twitter Fiction Festival, a five-day virtual storytelling...
Social Media Clubhouse
10.01.2012
Reddit’ing, Writing & Arithmetic: Are Schools Teaching the Right Lesson When They Block Social Sites?
  If you think you have a tough time accessing YouTube at work, consider what’s happening in U.S. schools, where restrictive filtering blocks students from websites, social media and blogging...
Social Media Clubhouse
09.27.2012
Are Social Media Disclaimers for Employees Really Necessary?
Are you as surprised as I am when you encounter “opinions my own, not my employer’s” disclaimers on social media accounts? Many companies still ask that employees write disclaimers into their social...
Social Media Clubhouse
08.27.2012
BlogHer Recap: “How to Price and Value Your Services”
One of the most highly anticipated and well-attended sessions of Day Two at BlogHer ’12 was the panel on pricing. Figuring out how to monetize a site is a big question for many bloggers, and the...
Social Media Clubhouse
08.22.2012
BlogHer Recap: “Protecting Your Blogging Rights, Respecting Those of Others”
The second day of BlogHer ’12 found crowds of seasoned and newbie bloggers pouring in to this session, featuring a panel of attorneys discussing everything from copyright to fair use to FTC...
Social Media Clubhouse
08.13.2012
BlogHer Recap: “10 Things You Can Do Now to Maximize Your Social Media Expertise”
This was one of the first sessions at the BlogHer ’12 conference, Aug. 2 – 4 in Manhattan, and it was jam-packed with bloggers who wanted to learn how to position themselves to work with brands, find...
Social Media Clubhouse
08.12.2012
Making Sense of Social Marketology
After spending several weeks with Ric Dragon’s new book, Social Marketology, I must confess I’m baffled. My apologies, dear Reader. But even my computer’s spell check feature finds “marketology”...
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