Pitbull’s Twitter & Facebook contains ads: A rare look at celebrity social media marketing contracts

This week, after a long, contentious battle over making the contract public, the rapper Pitbull published his 1 million dollar contract with the State of Florida via his twitter account. Most contracts between talent and agency are usually confidential, but because it was with a governmental agency, it could be public domain (hence the contention). What... Continue Reading →

Social media isn’t free advertising

I regularly run into small business owners that want to do social media because it’s free advertising. In some ways, the statement that social media is free advertising is free is true, but, in reality, it isn’t.   Effectively using social media for your business requires strategy Effectively using social media for your business requires... Continue Reading →

Twitter, a good marketing tool?

I know I'm picking a fight on this one, but Twitter may not be the best marketing tool for your business or organization. I know this might strike you as odd. After all, you hear about Twitter everywhere and you see the Twitter logo everywhere, but here are my main arguments as to why Twitter might... Continue Reading →

Live blogging, a review

For my MSU Social Media and News Journalism Course, we had an assignment to live blog an event for one hour using Cover It Live software and Posterous to post. Below is a quick overview of how it went and what I learned in the process. Local vs. National Event Inspired by an FCC Report... Continue Reading →

Storify, a review

This week I tried the new online platform, Storify, to write an article about a severe storm in Battle Creek, Michigan. Storify, for those of you who have not played around with it, is a new platform that allows you to incorporate various web and social media elements, such as Twitter posts, YouTube videos, Flickr... Continue Reading →

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