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Find your squad, recharge and stay rooted: Self-Care for Social Media Professionals (Part 3)

This post is republished with permission from the Government Social Media Organization. Strangely enough, social media can get pretty lonely and isolated if we let it. But there’s strength in communities, and no social media manager is an island. While we call it self-care, putting the social back in social media manager is real and necessary […]

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Self-Care for Social Media Professionals (Part 1)

This post is republished with permission from the Government Social Media Organization. Forget playing on Facebook all day, we know that social media managers are truly in the trenches. For every reason we love our roles – connecting with people, creative marketing, an excuse to roll out Dad jokes – there’s a troll or potential controversy […]

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Celebrate A Decade of Growth With Social Media Club

If your timelines are anything like ours, you’ve seen plenty of 10 year challenge posts popping up in the last couple weeks.  Now that we have seen just how much we’ve aged in the last decade, let’s take a few moments today to celebrate the transformation of social media over the last ten years! A decade ago, we began to see […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Join SMC

While we’re celebrating 10 years of SMC, here’s a list of top 10 reasons to join Social Media Club.  Together we will make the next 10 years even better! 10) Grow your knowledge of social media. Social Media Club hosts both online and in person events around the world for practitioners to listen, learn, and share industry best practices.  SMC local chapter leaders are keen on […]

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We’re All Interns

The big hullabaloo the past few weeks was a snark tweet about ConEd and the “intern” handling the Twitter account. Interns don’t run the social media accounts of major corporations, especially not in the middle of a communications crisis. I will gladly die on this hill, as a senior social media staffer who has worked […]

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How the Movies Reflect the Social Media Habits of Millennials

When was the last time you saw a movie in theaters? By statistics, it was likely within the last year, maybe even within the last few months. Although many of us love to veg out on the couch and binge movies on Netflix, the real home for blockbusters is in the good old-fashioned theaters, and […]

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How Cats Always Seem to Win the Internet?

Why is the Internet obsessed with cats? Back in ancient Egypt, they were worshipped as sacred guardians of the afterlife. It turns out they have not forgotten this. Today cats expect to be worshipped still, and all of us seem to be obliging them. We’re even giving them their own conventions, which is likely to […]

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Hunting Rare Pokemon and Marketing to Millenials

In one of the strangest and most interesting digital trends in recent times, people across the generational divide (from all walks of life) are playing the hottest augmented reality game Pokémon Go. In their attempt to catch all of the monsters, people are getting out and hunting for these animated figures. Even the President of Israel is playing […]

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Need Some Social Media Inspiration? Look to the City & County of San Francisco!

When looking for ideas on how one should run their company’s social media, one doesn’t have to look far. Airbnb’s Instagram feed, IKEA Germany’s Facebook page and Disney’s Vine videos are just a few examples of successful brands connecting with their customers through social. One brand or organization that may get overlooked when it comes […]