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8 09, 2008

Explore the World of Social Media Through Blogging

2019-01-05T13:13:18+00:00September 8th, 2008|

Are you interested in the “world of blogging” but aren’t quite sure how to get started?! Here is a great site that compiles the Top 50 Social Media Blogs of 2008. Just click on the link below and try out one of the blog sites. This is a wonderful way to gain experience with blogging [...]

2 09, 2008

Mainstream Media is Launching into the World of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter

2019-01-05T13:13:19+00:00September 2nd, 2008|

Watch some of the analysis covering the 2008 Presidential Election and other top political stories on Cable News Network (CNN) in the evenings.  In addition to speaking on camera with political experts and media representatives, the host will frequently incorporate material from social media platforms.  This practice illustrates how traditional forms of media are merging with social media [...]

2 09, 2008

Social Media Offers Great Tools for Getting Through Tough Economic Times

2019-01-05T13:13:19+00:00September 2nd, 2008|

Despite all the chatter about social media, we find that many traditional companies are still reluctant to use these new tools to engage their customers and employees. This reluctance is a result of three things: the inability to help management fully understand the potential, concern over being burned, and the difficulty in deciding where to [...]

5 08, 2008

Thought Leader Defined

2019-01-05T13:13:19+00:00August 5th, 2008|

You will be hearing us use the term Thought Leader from time to time and we just realized that we haven’t defined it on the VHPR blog yet. Below is the definition, but make sure to let us know if there are other social media / web 2.0 definitions we should post to the blog. [...]

28 07, 2008

Tag Clouds & Why We Use Them

2019-01-05T13:13:19+00:00July 28th, 2008|

VHPR’s new website has a tag cloud! But what is a tag cloud, and why are we using one? A tag cloud visually represents the number of times certain words and phrases appear on a website or blog. The more a word is used in tagging (categorizing) something, the larger that word becomes in the [...]

21 07, 2008

Associated Press still packs a wallop – and content (a good story) still matters

2019-01-05T13:13:20+00:00July 21st, 2008|

With all the attention given to social media, influential bloggers, thought leaders and online news sites, it’s always nice to be reminded that some rules of “ old”  media still apply, namely – if you offer something of interest, it will probably take off. Patricia Edwards is a portfolio manager and retail specialist with our [...]

18 07, 2008

Staying ahead of your competitors

2019-01-05T13:13:20+00:00July 18th, 2008|

Staying ahead of your competitors can be tough in the social media / web 2.0 era, just ask the United States Army. United States Army Secretary Pete Geren says the Army is still lagging in social media communications. He said that this explains how "just one man in a cave that's hooked up to the [...]

17 07, 2008

Using video to tell your story

2019-01-05T13:13:20+00:00July 17th, 2008|

David E. Katri, Clark Nuber's CEO, was interviewed by the Society for Human Resource Magazine after being selected for the second time as one of the “50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America.” See the interview and read the article here: http://www.shrm.org/video/08videos/070708cn.asp An employee survey, management questionnaire, and internal firm materials counted [...]