Category: Meetings

SXSW, Spredfast and more: Social Media Communicators Meeting 05/02/2013

On Thursday, May 2nd, the Social Media Communicators group met to discuss takeaways from SXSW, the Battle for BU, Spredfast and crisis communications. BU at SXSW from Jenny Mackintosh Links to all of the talks mentioned can be accessed by navigating through the presentation itself. Also mentioned in the presentation: Dennis Crowley’s foursquare check-ins visualization […]

Five things learned about Google Plus

The Social Media Communicators welcomed two representatives from Google Plus to campus for a presentation of the network on Tuesday, June 12. The team provided a walk-through of the basics of Google Plus, and provided some food for thought on how higher education communicators might be able to use it for their benefit. Five key […]

Pinterest, the Class of 2016 and more: Social Media Communicators Meeting 05/02/2012

On Wednesday, May 2, the Social Media Communicators group met to discuss some of the latest in social communications. Pinterest As Pinterest membership continues to grow, some SMC members have asked if it will work for their marketing efforts. Among the BU communicators adopting Pinterest: Dean of Students: Kat Hasenauer pointed us to Kenn Elmore’s […]

Social Media Communicators Meeting 12/6/2011: Google+, QR codes, and time management

On December 6, the Social Media Communicators met to discuss the use of QR codes, the emergence of Google+, and techniques for managing social media channels. The Public Relations team unveiled their new website, which includes a social media directory for schools, departments, and student groups. Social Media Directory Tom Testa, AVP of Public Relations, […]

Social Media Communicators Meeting 10/18/2011: Blogs, Foursquare and more

On Tuesday, October 18, the Social Media Communicators group met to discuss the latest efforts in social media marketing at BU. Based on questions that came in beforehand, we focused first on blogs and then on location-based services, and then opened up the floor for a broader discussion. We asked attendees about progression of their […]

Social Media Communicators Meeting 02/15/2011: SCVNGR, BU Culture Shock, Facebook Pages, Upcoming Events

On Tuesday, February 15th, the Social Media Communicators met to discuss several topics, including SCVNGR, the BU Culture Shock blog, updates to Facebook Page functionality, and upcoming events. #BUSCVNGR Michael DeFillippis (COM’13) came to the meeting to speak on behalf of his teammates (Alex Shuck and Rachel Sprung)¬†and their experience with the SCVNGR Beantown Challenge. […]

Photography Seminar, Part II: Equipment and Software Recommendations

On Tuesday, January 25th, the Social Media Communicators met with photographer Katherine Taylor for a session on taking better photographs. She provided some recommendations for equipment, which we’ve included below. Please note: Product recommendations are from Katherine Taylor and do not represent preferences of Boston University.

Photography Seminar: Taking better photos at your events

On Tuesday, January 25th, the Social Media Communicators met with photographer Katherine Taylor for a session on taking better photographs. Many members of the group are tasked with creating new content for their websites, including going to department events and taking shots of speakers and attendees. We thought it might be a good idea to […]

Social Media Communicators Meeting 12/14/2010: Blogging and Blogger Relations

On Tuesday, December 14th, the Social Media Communicators met to discuss blogging and blogger relations. Lauren Davalla and Thomas Testa of Public Relations presented on a proposed blogger relations campaign, including how to find influential bloggers in both broad and niche subjects and how to pitch bloggers productively and respectfully. They then opened the floor […]

Video Equipment Recommendations (Part II of II)

On Tuesday, December 7th, we met with Bob Heim and Lisa Zelig of Boston Digital Editing for a crash course in video production. In Part I, Bob forwarded us fifteen tips on a successful shoot. In Part II, Bob has made some recommendations on equipment, which he sent to us and is allowing us to […]