Posts Tagged ‘social media’

Tourism agencies across the state take advantage of social media

Taryn Pratt Sammons, manager of social media and media relations for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, is putting social media outlets to work for the CVB to attract more visitors to restaurants, hotels, attractions and events. She’s has been with the CVB for 4 1/2 years, the first two years in […] [...]

Foundation raises $130K in a day for tornado recovery efforts

HATTIESBURG — In just 24 hours, the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation successfully raised $130,234.46 to support the restoration of the front lawn of the University’s Hattiesburg campus that was heavily damaged by the tornado on February 10. During the Southern Miss Campus Beautification Day of Giving on May 8, the USM Foundation utilized the […] [...]

Having a front row seat to watch social media change

by Lisa Monti Published: January 11,2013

Tags: Frank Owen, Mad Genius, social media, technology, Zen

Frank Owen is a professional observer and a self-described closet anthropologist who’s “fascinated by cultures.” He has a background in psychology, training in counseling and experience in museum design and web content strategy. He joined Mad Genius as a copywriter and audience researcher in 2007, a time shortly after social media was beginning to take […] [...]

Read September 10 issue of MBJ

>> EMPIRE CRUMBLES Full coverage of Tri-State Brick & Tile’s topple from the wall— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >>OUTDOORS Researchers at MSU to examine possible Tanglefoot development by Clay Chandler >> BEER Lucky Town Brewing Co. agrees to terms with contract brewer by Clay Chandler >> FACEBOOK Cities turning to social […] [...]

Expert: Social media isn’t a free way to advertise

by Becky Gillette Published: April 22,2012

Tags: Facebook, marketing, social media

The biggest recent development in social media is the conversion of all pages to what Facebook calls the Timeline. Previously individual and business profiles were similar. But on March 30, Facebook began instituting the Timeline format for individual users and a separate pages function for businesses. Frank Owen, social media director, Mad Genius, Ridgeland, said […] [...]

TWEETING FARMERS

by Lynn Lofton Published: November 6,2011

Tags: agribusiness, agriculture, Facebook, social media, Twitter

If tweeting farmers seems like a far-fetched idea, think again. Much of agriculture is now high tech and that includes farmers who are turning more and more to social media for a variety of reasons. “Just like the rest of the population, farmers’ use of Facebook, blogs and other social media has increased and is […] [...]

Facebook, Twitter not toys

by Stephen McDill Published: July 31,2011

Tags: CYBERSPACE, Dale Carnegie, Facebook, social media, technology, Twitter

David Fagiano, COO of Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc., has worked in management training for more than 30 years. He oversees sales and marketing as well as product development and instructor training for the company. He spoke with MBJ by phone from his New York office. Q: What do you think Dale Carnegie would think […] [...]

Mad Genius lands Louisiana Hot Sauce

by MBJ Staff Published: July 26,2011

Tags: advertising, advertising agency, food, public relations, social media

RIDGELAND — Mad Genius has added management of the nationwide Louisiana Hot Sauce Facebook page to its portfolio. Louisiana Hot Sauce, a popular condiment produced by Bruce Foods, a New Iberia, La.-based company, had over 45,000 Facebook fans at the time it hired Mad Genius; those numbers are growing under Mad Genius management. “Clients like […] [...]

Experts: Don’t avoid social media due to fear of negative comments

by Amy McCullough Published: May 1,2011

Tags: Chris Ray, Facebook, Matt Thornton, social media, social media fears, Twitter, YouTube

Companies that have not yet waded into the waters of social media often fear negative customer comments. But Jackson area advertising gurus agree that the biggest social media risk is not engaging and monitoring what customers are already saying about you. Beth Kander, who just transitioned from copy writer to social media director at Mad […] [...]

MEMA adds Flickr to social-media toolkit

by Wally Northway Published: May 14,2010

Tags: disaster preparedness, emergency operations, social media, state agency

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to find new ways to use social media to better inform and interact with the public. In addition to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, people may now visit Flickr, a free online photo sharing tool, to view images from recent disasters MEMA has responded to. Viewers will […] [...]

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