Nominations are rolling in for UMSL Digital's #TOPTweeps! Entries due 11/26!

UMSLDigital Top Tweeps

The UMSL Digital Mindshare #TopTweeps contest continues! Nominations are rolling in and our front runners are listed below. Keep up your nominations coming through next week! For details on how to submit your nominations, click here.
Best of Art and Entertainment
Current Front-Runner: Luna Lounge
Best Local Brand
Current Front-Runner: @STLWineGirl
Best Business Leader
Current Front-Runner: @RossPR
Best Advocate
Current Front-Runners: @MayorSlay + @OASISInstitute – TIED!
Best of Sportsball
No Nominations Yet!
Best of Fundraising
Current Front-Runners: @StevesHotDogs + @TenthLifeCats – Neck & Neck!
All Around Best Tweep
Current Front-Runners: @TravisSheridan

November 6, 2014

Upcoming Digital and Social Events in St. Louis – November and December 2014

upcoming stl events

upcoming stl eventsThere have been so many great digital and social events in St. Louis so far this year, and there are still many left before 2014 wraps up. While we all wish we could attend every single event, that is now always possible, so to make the decisions easier here is a run down of the upcoming digital and social events for the rest of the year: Continue reading “Upcoming Digital and Social Events in St. Louis – November and December 2014”

How Generational Values and Desires on Social Media Differ

Old Generations on Social Media

Younger Generations on Social MediaThe Facebook generation, also known as “Generation F,” is a name used to identify those who are growing up in a world where the use of online social networking is second nature. The use of social media sites such as Facebook are seen as forces that will alter the way people develop personal and work related networks. Continue reading “How Generational Values and Desires on Social Media Differ”

Nominate your favorite St. Louis tweeps for the UMSLDigital Influencer Roundup

Nominations due via Twitter by November 26th!
By Danni Eickenhorst, @STLDanni 
As the source for all things social and digital in St. Louis, we at UMSL Digital Mindshare are looking to curate a short (and surely not definitive!) list of the best Tweeps in St. Louis – that is, a short list of the greatest minds sharing their wisdom in 140 characters or less from the St. Louis region.
So, we want to know your votes for:
Nominate your favorite artist, band or other creative who is using Twitter to connect with St. Louis. Share folks who are using Twitter as part of their medium or to drive interest in their work.
Share your favorite brand using social media in the St. Louis region. Who is using it right? What makes you connect with them? BONUS POINTS for companies that were started or are based in St. Louis.
What person – a local thought leader, executive or entrepreneur – is doing it right in your eyes?
Which local tweeps are working to use social media for good? This category may include nonprofits, advocates, volunteers and the like.
Amateur, college or pro – nominate the team you think makes best use of their Twitter presence! Tell us why you engage with them and how they got you engaged!
Did your favorite nonprofit knock a campaign out of the ballpark using Twitter this year – or did you donate to a St. Louis crowndfunding campaign that leaned heavily on hashtags? Whatever it was, tell us all about it!
What local influencers do you turn to for information in St. Louis? Whose tweets are you subscribed to so that you never miss out?
Nominations are due by NOON on November 26th. All nominations must be tweeted with #TOPTWEEPS and tagged with @UMSLDigital in order to be counted.
The TOP TWEEPS IN ST LOUIS will be featured on the first week in December. BONUS: They’ll receive a shiny new badge for their profile or blog and bragging rights until next year!
Everyone is eligible, but you can’t vote for yourself! Let the voting commence!

Ways To Turn Your Employees Into Brand Ambassadors

Social Media Employee Advocacy

In this article you will find how brands are turning their employees into brand ambassadors. Why is this important? Not only is it less expensive, it can drive your sales through social media. It is an easy way to spread the word about your brand. Consumers have more trust when it comes to recommendations from others than just trusting in ads and other marketing strategies. Continue reading “Ways To Turn Your Employees Into Brand Ambassadors”

UMSL Women's Hackathon November 8th

Women's hakathonUMSL will host its first Women’s Hackathon, sponsored by MasterCard and the St. Louis Women Executives in IT, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 8.00 am – 7.00 pm in 103 Express Scripts Hall. The focus of the hackathon will be to build a game, web app, mobile app, or desktop app to help organizations and communities prepare for effective response after natural disasters. Continue reading “UMSL Women's Hackathon November 8th”

How UMSL Alumni Arica Brown Built Her Personal Brand

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arica brown
Modern dance, hip hop, improvisation, movement theory, contemporary jazz, break dance, musical theater, poms, lyrical dance, zumba and almost any other form of dance that comes to mind Arica Brown, the Founder | Artistic and Executive Director of Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, has instruct it to children and adults in the St. Louis area.
Continue reading “How UMSL Alumni Arica Brown Built Her Personal Brand”