Category Archives: Public Relations

News coverage on IYLEP Social Media Institute

Our fifth VCU Social Media Institute wrapped up at the end of July and the students produced 10 social media campaigns for nonprofit organizations. This year, we also included a nonprofit client from Iraq, the organization Nature Iraq. Several news … Continue reading

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Online class on “Global Health and Social Media” this fall

Here is a great opportunity for students in the VCU Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture to learn about social media campaigns for global health issues and get hands-on experience in developing social media strategies. My online class … Continue reading

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Looking for nonprofit clients for “Global Health and Social Media” course

I am looking for nonprofit clients for my open course on “Global Health and Social Media” at VCU this fall. Clients should be a nonprofit organizations that address international health issues. This can be a U.S.-based organization or an international … Continue reading

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Social Media Institute accepts client applications

Our Social Media Institute at VCU is looking for nonprofit clients this summer. Our students will design social media campaigns based on the needs of the clients. Please follow the link below for more information and please share with nonprofits … Continue reading

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“VCU votes” campaign wins award

Our non-partisan “VCU votes” campaign at the Robertson School of Media and Culture won the 2014 VCU Community Engagement Award for Teaching. The campaign utilized social media engagement and advertising techniques, multimedia news reporting as well as voter registration and … Continue reading

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Social media campaigns. Real clients. This summer @ VCU.

Here is a great opportunity to engage in social media and develop campaigns for nonprofit clients in Central Virginia. VCU’s Robertson School of Media & Culture is offering its Social Media Institute, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate majors. … Continue reading

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Social media and the Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have seen a flurry of social media posts even before the opening ceremony on Friday. Pictures taken by journalists showing the conditions in the hotels in Sochi have gotten worldwide attention. And the strict social … Continue reading

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Ahead in the spring: Classes and talks

This spring semester, I am teaching a new special topics class “Social Media Research,” in which graduate and undergraduate students will develop their own research projects. The deliverable for each of the research teams at the end of the semester … Continue reading

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#VCUvotes and #UncleRam turn out vote at VCU

Our get-out-the-vote campaign “VCU votes” completed its second run this fall during the gubernatorial election in Virginia. After the presidential election last year, our campaign was again sponsored by the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP). Our campaign manager Emily Satchell … Continue reading

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Symposium on Media and Health at VCU

Our new Center for Media+Health at VCU’s School of Mass Communications is running its first symposium on Nov. 15. Health and media experts will be speaking at the symposium in the VCU Student Commons. Please visit the website of the … Continue reading

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