Digital Laryngitis
By: Laura Walsh
We’ve all had a bad case of laryngitis at one point or another. A terrible sore throat, cough, and no voice are enough to knock anyone off their feet for a couple days. I remember having a bad case as a kid and being completely unable to talk for a good two to three days. I felt lost and trapped inside of a body with which I could not communicate in ways that I was used to.   What if this happened online? What if your...
Smart Phone Holiday Gifts
By: Dolly Perse
The holiday season is fast upon us, and with that comes the panic, the panic of finding the perfect gift. Finding that thoughtful, emotion inducing gift is hard enough and now smartphones are making that even harder. What do you get that person who has an “app” for everything? This list of unique gifts that can be coupled with a smart phone might be your ticket to a happy holiday for all. 1. Touch Screen Gloves ($19-$30...
Facebook audience growth tips
By: Greg Brey
    10 Quick Tips to Ensure Your Facebook Page Rocks!   Roughly 80 percent of businesses are on Facebook, according to a recent survey.  Local or national based, Facebook can improve your company on multiple levels.  How do you amplify your reach and exposure?  Here’s a list of ten ways to help improve your Facebook page and the amount of interaction you will see on your page.     1.  Advertise in-store and online Put a...
Social Media Halloween
By: Dolly Perse
Halloween: a season some would consider the only season worth celebrating (Who doesn’t love costumes, candy, and ghouls?) I may be biased but there is something magical about All Hallows’ Eve. Is it the beautiful fall colors? The clever pumpkin carvings? Or is it the fact that you can pay someone to chase you with an ax until you are in danger of wetting yourself.   Haunted houses, hayrides, and trails have become an...
Willis Tower Social Media Week Chicago 2013
By: Laura Walsh
  At approximately 5:16am on Thursday the 24th of September, my experience with Social Media Week began. Due to the freakishly early alarm, I was not feeling too positively towards SMW at the beginnings of our time together but the day was young, and there was learning to be done.   Arriving in Chicago at 8am, the city was already buzzing with dedicated Chicagoans on their way to work. This beautiful, social day was so...
Social Media Accounts after Death
By: Dolly Perse
    As a former funeral director to-be, death has been a daily part of my life for some time.  In my new line of work, however, it is not a topic I get to bring up often without looking like some sort of weirdo.  Recently, I came across a blog pertaining to one’s digital afterlife. Of course, my interest was piqued and I began research: What happens to social media after death?  It turns out most social media sites...
What can you say on Facebook?
By: Scott Nushart
Surely.  But as the staff ‘old guy’ in my office, having seen the trials and tribulations and unintentional faux pas of business communications for nearly four decades, it never ceases to amaze me the content what shows up at times on some of the Social Media channels.  Besides the inevitable political sniping, the cute babies, kitties and snarky commentary, the anonymity of the keyboard can imply a level of freedom that...