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Close to Home: Are Local Communities the Ultimate Proving Ground for Social Change?

September 22, 2015 by

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CHARLOTTE, NC.  As resources focused on #socialchange build gradually in various corners of the internet (see TED on Social Change, as a sample), we’re continuing to look for case studies that can illustrate how social media might play a role, connecting stakeholders when and where they are most needed. Who will tell their story? How will […]

What’s The State Of PR And Social Media Today?

May 9, 2015 by

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The #SMChat on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, will be a combo chat with #SoloPR! We’ve done several combo chats with them in the past, including this January 2015 chat on “Is Social Media Its Own Discipline?” We would like to make it a recurring event at least once a quarter since the social media and […]

Digital Marketing and the Sharing Economy

April 4, 2015 by

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I met Brian Bolton in 2009 at the best digital marketing conference ever, so I wasn’t surprised to hear that he started a new social community and collaboration platform specifically developed for independent digital marketing, design and technology talent to connect with each other and be found by companies looking for their expertise. This week’s […]

Social Accountability: 1 of 6 Building Blocks in a Social Change Framework

July 21, 2014 by

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It’s not unusual to grapple with accountability in both our organizations and our personal lives. More often than not, it’s about taking ownership and following through on commitments. So what makes accountability is social ecosystems so difficult? For starters, it’s a numbers game. A community has lots of people with lots of different opinions. That […]

Can a Layered Model Optimize your Social Audience for Advocacy?

May 27, 2014 by

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Major thanks to Autom Tagsa (aka @autom8) for spotting an excellent article as input to our #socialchange series.  It was posted on Social Media Today/Non-Profits and authored by  prof Alan Rosenblatt (aka @DrDigiPol).  Have a look .. its background themes will inspire our WEDS 5/28 #SMCHAT: http://socialmediatoday.com/social_advocacy_politics/our-socialmedia-audience-optimized-advocacy For me, the discussion of our social media audience in […]

Five years of SMCHAT are now behind us. What lies ahead?

April 22, 2014 by

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  It’s hard to believe that #SMCHAT is 5-years old this week. We started as a spin-off of #INNOCHAT in April 2009, borrowing their unique, in-depth analytical view of topics and Q&A format, but focused on social media in general, rather than innovation practice. From there, the community has evolved in unique ways. We were […]

Are We Wired for Social Change?

March 25, 2014 by

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As we explore the enablers of Social Change, let’s take a look at our personal networks. The potential of our messages (and ultimately, our impact) will be influenced by the nature and degree of our connectedness. Think about it. Will our friends and followers be receptive? Are the needed connections in place? In short, are […]