14 08, 2008

Is your Business using social media tools? These 35 are – and here’s how.

August 14th, 2008|

Want to get involved with social media but don’t know how? A good first step is to gain a basic understanding of social media and see what other are doing with it. Of course, a great second step is to contact us to find out how we can help your business, but we will leave [...]

5 08, 2008

Thought Leader Defined

August 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

July 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

July 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

July 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

July 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 [...]

23 06, 2008

Don’t think that video is in your future? Information Week says get ready!

June 23rd, 2008|

An article in the June 2 issue of Information Week, Make It YourTube (Link below), makes a great case for why companies need to use video in telling their story on the internet. While it gets way to technical when talking about equipment, it makes three points that continually reinforce in our program “Introduction to [...]

2 06, 2008

Twitter & VHPR

June 2nd, 2008|

In an effort to keep up-to-date on all the current social media tools, we are excited to start experimenting with Twitter, a micro-blogging tool used to send short updates to your contacts throughout the day. This may seem too basic or too intrusive, but Twitter is a rapidly-growing tool that has implications for you personally [...]

7 03, 2008

VHPR LinkedIn Tips!

March 7th, 2008|

LinkedIn is a fast growing social media website that helps you network with your business contacts. It can be a powerful tool for connecting with prospective clients and customers, your peers within your industry, and current or future employees. VHPR helps companies use LinkedIn to its full potential. Here are two tips for those just [...]