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Social Media Project Roundup, Fall 2015

by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

Every semester, my UNI Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand based on their personal interests using social media. 

Let's take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

The Big Picture

It's always astounding to me what my classes can accomplish in little under three months.  By measuring our activity and engagement on social media, we can quickly evaluate our performance with quantitative metrics.

From early September through November 18, 2015, my 43 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
  • Posted a total of 6,066 tweets on Twitter
  • Gained a total of 5,691 followers on Twitter
  • Earned an average score of 44 on Klout
  • Added 2,471 connections on LinkedIn
  • Published 397 blog posts on Blogger or WordPress blogs
  • Earned 35,565 pageviews from 11,733 visitors to their blogs

    TWITTER

    Most Prolific
    Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand.  That's hard work!  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume (I only counted original tweets for this - retweets did not count!):
    1. Christian Nichols @SpawnCampGaming - 258 Tweets
    2. Ryan Smith @DestinyReveal - 229 Tweets
    3. Matthew Moody @onevideogameguy - 223 Tweets
    4. Staci Langel @markithealth - 199 Tweets
    5. Eldina Siljkovic @BasicallyHID - 186 Tweets
       
    Most Followers Gained
    If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
    1. Griffin Kuntz @StrongFarms - added 1,146 followers (Record Breaker!)
      This is a class record for a personal brand!
    2. Spencer Moser @ComposerMoser - added 393 followers
    3. Tyler Meier @GamerGuyTy - added 322 followers
    4. Morgan Sanders @PrintsFuture - added 264 followers
    5. Valerie Yeltman @DrupalNewb - added 222 followers
       

    LINKEDIN

    Most Connections Gained
    When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the class members who gained the most connections on LinkedIn during this project:
    1. Rhydian Talbot +226 connections
    2. Taylor Aitchison +171 connections
    3. Spencer Moser +150 connections
    4. Brandon McConnell +128 connections
    5. Griffin Kuntz +105 connections
    Most Overall Connections
    Some students already had a huge network of professional contacts on Linkedin. Here are the most well-connected class members overall:
    1. Griffin Kuntz - 866 connections
    2. Austin Hansen - 487 connections
    3. Taylor Aitchison - 453 connections
    4. Rhydian Talbot - 418 connections
    5. Jake Schmidt - 377 connections
    Highest Quality Profiles
    Working to build a high quality Linkedin Profile can help you stand out to potential employers.  The following students all had excellent quality profiles:
    Most Recommended
    These three students had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


    BLOGS

    The real content was being generated on student blogs, where students developed unique and original posts related to their professional brand.  They then attempted to organically attract an audience of readers - a difficult challenge!

    Most Visited Blogs 

    We had SEVEN students who earned over 1,500 pageviews to their blog during the course of the semester - they did a fantastic job attracting and engaging their visitors.  Browse through their blogs and see what they came up with:
    1. Rhydian Talbot - Campus Chripsters - 2,307 pageviews
    2. Isak Knivsland - DIY Isak - 2,106 pageviews 
    3. Spencer Moser - Composer Moser - 2,024 pageviews
    4. Taylor Aitchison - California Dreams Marketer - 1,751 pageviews
    5. Valerie Yeltman - Drupal Newb - 1,591 pageviews
    6. Morgan Maiers - The Next Chapter - 1,582 pageviews
    7. Griffin Kuntz - Strong Farms - 1,575 pageviews

    Special Honors

    Most Integrated Brand
    Christian NicholsSpawn Camp Gaming
    Christian's impressive brand (offering news about the video game industry) integrated not only his Twitter profile, but also his custom YouTube channel, his Twitch channel, and a custom Facebook page. The Spawn Camp Gaming site had its own URL and is nicely integrated across a variety of social channels.

    Strongest Writing
    Rhydian TalbotCampus Chripsters
    Rhydian is a master of verbiage, and her blog on Christian Hipsters (Chripsters) offers some of the most playful and well-crafted copy you will read. 

    Best Design
    Dana Potter - Redder
    For a blog about color theory in interactive design, one would expect nothing less than the beautifully crafted design of Redder. It also contained excellent posts on color and UI design.

    Most Resonant Brand
    Griffin Kuntz Strong Farms
    Griffin's authentic understanding of farming and ability to connect and inspire other farmers on Twitter created a strong brand that delivered strong results. Earning over 1,100 Twitter followers also set a new class record for a personal brand. 

    Best Personal Brand Logo
    Jake Sweezy - DJ Sweezy
    It's techno - it's fun.  I love it!


    Best Sports Brand
    Austin Eller - The Money in Sports
    A lot of students like the idea of a sports-related blog, but few can find a truly unique focus that is different than everything else out there. By using his background in Finance to look more closely at the financial aspects of sports, Austin found a niche that is a real winner.

    Most Helevant Blog
    Isak Knivsland - DIY Isak
    "Helevant" is a term I coined that means both helpful and relevant. Sort of like "hella relevant". Isak's blog offered helpful and relevant production tips on sampling beats and creating EDM/hip hop tracks that were excellent for a beginner, often incorporating many original examples embedded in each post as sound clips. This is the type of blog that is sure to earn hundreds (if not thousands) of additional pageviews in the coming years due to organic search traffic.

    Most Poetic Blog
    Aaron SprengelerClasp
    Aaron's blog was a showcase for his poignant animated GIFs (cinemagrams) and thought-provoking creative writing. Note that the load time is a little slow due to the large GIF files.

    Biggest Win
    Morgan Sanders - Print's Future
    When she started her project, Morgan was full of anxiety about her topic. "What do I know about the future of the print industry?", she worried. After putting a lot of work into her Twitter presence and blog, Morgan was contacted by a company that specializes in social media marketing for companies involved in the print industry. They offered her a job based on her work on this project!

    Thanks again for a great semester - if you get nostalgic you can always tune into #unidigadv on Twitter and help the newbies out!

    Did you have a favorite blog this semester that I didn't mention?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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    If you travel back in the history of Tiller Media Group, you will find a rich music background. Steve Hudspeth, the owner and founder of Tiller, got his start in music recording some of the best musicians in the area. So, getting to work on Alissa DeGroote’s website was a pleasant walk down memory lane. As a singer/songwriter with a definite rock edge, she needed a website design that would compliment her unique style. Key elements of her Website: Website Design to show this is not your Momma’s worship! Lots of Media! People want to find your music everywhere! Videos, Photos, Lyrics, Oh my! The latest news for all the groupies. Community for like minded gatherings. Lyrics for … sing alongs, of course! Alissa DeGroote’s music is deep and daring, full of power and commitment so only a certain website could reflect all of this. If you need a website to tell people what you are all about contact us 515-608-8018      

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    Social Media Project Roundup, Fall 2013: Part 1

    by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

    Every semester, my Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand using social media. 

    I just finished looking through all of the projects and wanted to take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

    The Big Picture

    From August 30 - November 15, 2013, my 42 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
    • Posted a total of 13,184 tweets on Twitter
    • Gained a total of 3,382 followers on Twitter
    • Earned an average score of 45 on Klout
    • Added 3,023 connections on LinkedIn
    • Published 383 blog posts on Blogger
    • Earned 28,625 pageviews from visitors to their blogs
    Impressive numbers.  Tweet volume topped my Spring classes by nearly 60% and blog pageviews were up over 20%.  This is a class that has something to say - and has successfully connected with an audience.
     

      TWITTER

      Top 5 Most Voracious Tweeters
      Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand.  That's hard work!  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume:
      1. @flynn_becca - 2,580 Tweets
      2. @kwolthoff - 1,792 Tweets
      3. @ZachHanood - 1,173 Tweets
      4. @Indi_indie_art - 1,018 Tweets
      5. @allyswinton - 794 Tweets
         
      Top 5 Most Added Followers
      If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
      1. @Indi_indie_art - added 303 followers
      2. @NFLFantasyHub - added 253 followers
      3. @flynn_becca - added 236 followers
      4. @SchoolComes2nd - added 218 followers
      5. @FroYoAndCardio - added 184 followers
         

      KLOUT

      Who has the most Klout?
      Klout is not a perfect measure of social media influence (sometimes it seems to have a mind of its own), but for what it's worth, here are our five most influential class members according to Klout:  

      (Note: Current scores are shown, but students are ranked in the order of their scores as of Nov 15, 2013)
       








      LINKEDIN

      Most Connected on LinkedIn
      When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the top five most connected class members on LinkedIn:
      1. Mandy Vrieze - 309 Connections
      2. Adam VanDooren - 276 Connections
      3. Shauna Happel - 219 Connections
      4. Bailey Anderson - 211 Connections
      5. Sarah Ormsby - 202 Connections
      Most Skilled
      Anyone can SAY that they are skilled in "Social Media Marketing", but an endorsed skill on LInkedIn means that another professional has vouched for you to confirm that you know your stuff. These four had the most number of skills that gained endorsements:
      Most Recommended
      These three had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


      Did you have any favorite Tweeps or Linkedin connections that deserve special mention?  Tell me about why they're awesome in the comments!

      Up next: A post on the best student blogs of Fall semester, 2013.  Stay tuned.

      Marketing Automation: It’s Not Magic, It’s Marketing

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      Social Media Project Roundup, Spring 2015

      by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

      Every semester, my UNI Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand based on their personal interests using social media. 

      Unfortunately, after the Spring semester in 2015 I neglected to post a "roundup" article on all of my student work that semester. After multiple requests from students, I am finally posting this now!

      With that said, let's take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

      The Big Picture

      It's always astounding to me what my classes can accomplish in little under three months.  By measuring our activity and engagement on social media, we can quickly evaluate our performance with quantitative metrics.

      From January through April 2015, my 47 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
      • Posted a total of 7,733 tweets on Twitter
      • Gained a total of 6,799 followers on Twitter
      • Earned an average score of 46 on Klout
      • Added 3,792 connections on LinkedIn
      • Published 477 blog posts on Blogger or WordPress blogs
      • Earned a record-breaking 91,763 pageviews on their blogs

        TWITTER

        Most Prolific
        Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand. Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume (Note: I only counted original tweets for this - retweets did not count!):
        1. Patricia Zubrod @TrishZubrod - 326 Tweets
        2. Nick Nielsen @12nnielsen - 311 Tweets
        3. Morganne Murphy @trekkintraveler - 184 Tweets
        4. Casey Roegner @StayIowan - 172 Tweets
        5. Kara Schemmel @glutenisnotme - 158 Tweets
           
        Most Followers Gained
        If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
        1. Emily Nibaur @GrabUrPopcorn - added 367 followers
        2. Danyang Wang @AuroraDreammask - added 261 followers
        3. Taylor Conger @_FEMvertising - added 257 followers
        4. Autumn Alitz @autsblog - added 162 followers
        5. Melissa Wulfekuhle - @nutrifit2015 - added 161 followers
           
        Most Klout
        Klout measures your social media influence. It is a decent measure of engagement over all of the social channels we utilized in class. Here are the highest scorers:
        1. Daniel Vorwerk - Klout score: 64
        2. Keevin O'Rourke - Klout score: 60

        LINKEDIN

        Most Connections Gained
        When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the class members who gained the most connections on LinkedIn during this project:
        1. Tucker Collins +282 connections
        2. Tony McDermott +169 connections
        3. (tie) Scout Morehouse +158 connections
                 Sean Ford +158 connections
        4. Morganne Murphy +157 connections
        Most Overall Connections
        Some students already had a huge network of professional contacts on Linkedin. Here are the most well-connected class members overall:
        1. Grant Zieser - 497 connections
        2. Daniel Vorwerk - 423 connections
        3. Tim Luchtefeld - 429 connections
        4. Mitchel Christoffel - 357 connections
        5. Mike Caraway - 353 connections
        Highest Quality Profiles
        Working to build a high quality Linkedin Profile can help you stand out to potential employers.  The following students all had excellent quality profiles:
        Most Recommended
        These three students had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


        BLOGS

        The real content was being generated on student blogs, where students developed unique and original posts related to their professional brand.  They then attempted to organically attract an audience of readers - a difficult challenge!

        Most Visited Blogs 

        We had EIGHT students who earned over 2,000 pageviews to their blog during the course of the semester - they did a fantastic job attracting and engaging their visitors.  Browse through their blogs and see what they came up with:
        1. Amanda Hackenmiller - The Busyy Beauty - 30,757 pageviews
        2. Andrew McIlleny - True Motorsports Enthusiast - 6,993 pageviews 
        3. Grant Zieser - Life After ISU - 4,283 pageviews
        4. Brittany Bunger - Fashion Gives Back - 1,751 pageviews
        5. Daniel Vorwerk - Coffee Snobs - 2,943 pageviews
        6. Haley Rahe - My Sister's Closet - 2,371 pageviews
        7. Nick Nielsen - Pop Star Social - 2,267 pageviews
        8. Amanda Mcavoy - Iowa Brewtiful - 2,080 pageviews

        Special Honors

        Most Viral Blog Post
        Mandy Hackenmiller - "15 Things I Learned in College" (Record Breaker!)
        Mandy's personal brand was called The Busyy Beauty and focused on health and beauty tips for those on a busy schedule.  Her blog received fairly decent traffic - around 1,000 pageviews - that is, up until April 6, 2015.  Close to the end of the project, she tried something a little different and more personal in nature - a list article about the life lessons she learned in college.  

        Perhaps due to the time of year - as many across the country were preparing to graduate high school or college - Mandy's post went viral. Big time. In the course of seven days following the publication of her blog post, her blog received 29,132 pageviews!

        Second Runner up: 
        Andrew McIlhenny - "4g63 - Best Bang for Buck 4 Cylinder?"
        Andrew blogged all semester about the automotive enthusiast world - but only garnered a few hundred pageviews. The week before the project was due he wrote an lengthy opinion piece on his favorite 4 cylinder engine: the Mitsubishi 4g63. Sharing it with a few Facebook groups of passionate gearheads earned Andrew over 6,500 pageviews in less than a week!

        Best Interviews
        Nick Nielsen - Pop Star Social interviews with Kingsley and Misty Kingma
        Nick landed some serious interviews for his blog on social media and celebrity culture with Youtube personalities Kingsley and Misty Kingma. With millions of subscribers between them, it demonstrates the strength of Nick's personal brand that he was able to earn exclusive personal interviews with them.

        Best Entrepreneur Blogs
        Keevin O'Rourke - The Startup Students
        Michael Caraway - How 'Bout Now (HBN)
        Keevin and Michael are entrepreneurs who are themselves involved in a startup. They both wrote blogs targeting student entrepreneurs to give advice, tips, and helpful perspective to those considering starting their own business as a student. Their blogs were both well-designed and well-written - providing great content that was a pleasure to read.

        Best Advertising Blog
        Taylor Conger - Think Like a Girl
        Taylor wanted to empower women by critically examining "femvertising" - advertising that is targeted to women. Her writeups on women's issues and brands that try (successfully or unsuccessfully) to connect with women through their advertising were both cogent and timely.

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        Board Officer Workshop – July 11, 2017

        by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

        The 2017 Board Officers Workshop will be held on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa. This one day program is highly interactive and designed for current board officers or those board members who would like to be an officer someday.  During the morning session, the officers break into two groups and focus on the responsibilities of their respective office. This year, the afternoon session will focus on interactions in the board room. Janine Bruder, Senior HR Consultant with Nationwide will lead a discussion on the Unconscious Bias we bring into the board room.  She will be followed by Jim Summers, ISU College of Business Associate Professor, who will discuss how to resolve conflict in the board room. Click here for the Board Officer Workshop letter, agenda and registration form.

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        4/14/2017 Legislative Update

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        The most recent legislative update has been posted.  Please click here for the Iowa Institute for Coops Legislative Update 04-14-17

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        Social Media Project Roundup (Part 1) - Spring 2013

        by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

        Every semester, my Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand using social media. I just finished looking through all of the projects and wanted to take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

        The Big Picture


        From January 20 - April 15, my 48 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
        • Posted a total of 8,477 tweets on Twitter
        • Gained a total of 2,758 followers on Twitter
        • Earned an average score of 47 on Klout
        • Added 3,857 connections on LinkedIn
        • Earned 484 endorsements on LinkedIn
        • Published 494 blog posts on Blogger
        • Earned 23,805 pageviews from visitors to their blogs
        That's a lot of work!  I congratulate you on your diligence.
         

          TWITTER

          Top 5 Most Voracious Tweeters
          Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day and start running out of ideas of what to talk about.  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume:
          1. @kmonopoly - 616 Tweets
          2. @abby_meyers - 503 Tweets
          3. @GreenChild1 - 409 Tweets
          4. @kayleighgree - 389 Tweets
          5. @PaigeAshleigh99 - 352 Tweets
             
          Top 5 Most Added Followers
          If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
          1. @CraftBrewCF - added 260 followers
          2. @BeyondTheRadio - added 180 followers
          3. @GreenChild1 - added 150 followers
          4. @HoldTheWheat - added 134 followers
          5. @EarthlyPrint - added 118 followers
             

          KLOUT

          Who has the most Klout?
          Klout is not a perfect measure of social media influence (sometimes it seems to have a mind of its own), but for what it's worth, here are our five most influential class members according to Klout:
           








          LINKEDIN

          Most Connected on LinkedIn
          When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the top five most connected class members on LinkedIn:
          1. Kayleigh Green - 309 Connections
          2. Antoine Costello - 245 Connections
          3. McKayla Hackfort - 187 Connections
          4. Ian Huntley - 183 Connections
          5. Rachael Faust - 172 Connections
             
          Best Linkedin Profiles
          These four did a fantastic job with their LinkedIn profiles - They stuck out as particularly exceptional. 
          Did you have any favorite Tweeps or Linkedin connections that deserve special mention?  Tell me about why they're awesome in the comments!

          Up next: A post on the best blogs of 2013.  Stay tuned.

          Website Makeover for Joe’s Photo Booth

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          Joe’s Photo Booth hired the team at Tiller Media to create a new website to improve their online branding and overall visibility online. They reached their target audience via website and other social media sites. This has helped to establish Joe’s as one of the top Photo Booth rental companies in Iowa. Joe’s Photo Booth is a photo booth and game rental company offering a sizeable variety of games, photo booths and entertainment services to the Des Moines area and all of central Iowa. They contacted Tiller Web Design because they wanting a better functioning website and they wanted to improve the company branding. Their aging website was not keeping up with an evolving internet and performed very slow. We designed and developed a new website, improved the SEO for the site, and improved the overall user experience for their customers. Project Involved: Custom Web Design Custom Web Development Improved Graphics & Branding Implementation of Content Management System Competition Research Search Engine Optimization (SEO)     I’m so excited with the new look and feel of our website. Steve really helped us archive our vision . Thanks so much for your hard work! – Joe’s Photo Booth As local business owners ourselves, we understand how a business website needs to keep up with the changing technology. If you don’t keep your site updated and current, then your not going to rank in the search engines and your competition will get new customers that could be calling you. If your small business needs a Website Makeover, give us a call. We will be happy to help.  (515) 608-8018

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          2017 Cooperative Intern Day – July 6th

          by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

          Please join us for the second annual Cooperative Intern Day to be held at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, Iowa on July 6th.  Click here for agenda and registration information.

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          4-24-2017 Legislative Update

          by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

          The 2017 session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly adjourned on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The final legislative update has posted.  If you have any questions, please contact Matt Pruss, Director of Legislative Affairs at the IIC Office.  Please click here for the April 24, 2017 legislative update.  

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          Social Media Project Roundup, Fall 2016

          by noreply@blogger.com (Matthew Wilson) @ UNI Digital Advertising

          Every semester, my UNI Digital Advertising students work very hard on a massive project: To develop a professional brand based on their personal interests using social media. 

          Let's take a moment to praise their work and note a few special honors.

          The Big Picture

          It's always astounding to me what my classes can accomplish in little under three months.  By measuring our activity and engagement on social media, we can quickly evaluate our performance with quantitative metrics.

          From mid-January through April 18, 2016, my 48 #unidigadv students accomplished the following:
          • Posted a total of 5,656 tweets on Twitter
          • Gained a total of 5,262 followers on Twitter
          • Earned an average score of 40 on Klout
          • Added 3,570 connections on LinkedIn
          • Published 400 blog posts on Blogger or WordPress blogs
          • Earned 41,711 pageviews from 15,829 visitors to their blogs

            TWITTER

            Most Prolific
            Tweeting is one of those things that seems very easy at first glance - until you do it every day in support of a professional brand.  That's hard work!  Here are the top five #unidigadv Tweeps by Tweet volume (I only counted original tweets for this - retweets did not count!):
            1. Rob Bremner @BlockParty1520 - 527 Tweets
            2. Melissa Curtis @SnapsMacsBooks - 270 Tweets
            3. Katelyn Kozak @k_dcreative - 179 Tweets
            4. Jeffery Johnson @VirtualRundown - 160 Tweets
            5. Jimmy Terronez @techwebfun - 154 Tweets
            Most Followers Gained
            If you want to wield influence on Twitter, you need followers.  Here are the students who added the most followers during the semester.
            1. Scott Burak @AdFlies - added 352 followers
            2. Parker Harrington @pv_only - added 331 followers
            3. Jeffery Johnson @VirtualRundown - added 320 followers
            4. Carson Zhou @zhouzhecheng - added 287 followers
            5. Travis Miller @securegadgets - added 316 followers
               

            LINKEDIN

            Most Connections Gained
            When job hunting, who you know is often as important as who you are.  Here are the class members who gained the most connections on LinkedIn during this project:
            1. Jeffery Johnson +851 connections
            2. Trenton Schulte +359 connections
            3. Natalie Siems +239 connections
            4. Mary Kluesner +148 connections
            5. Olivia Ballhagen +142 connections
            Most Overall Connections
            Some students already had a huge network of professional contacts on Linkedin. Here are the most well-connected class members overall:
            1. Jeffery Johnson - 911 connections
            2. Jamal White - 728 connections
            3. Trenton Schulte - 647 connections
            4. Carson Zhou - 536 connections
            5. Alyssa Meeker - 533 connections
            Highest Quality Profiles
            A high quality Linkedin profile can help you stand out to potential employers. The following students had outstanding profiles:
            Most Recommended
            These two students had the greatest number of recommendations by others on LinkedIn:


            BLOGS

            The real content was being generated on student blogs, where students developed unique and original posts related to their professional brand.  They then attempted to organically attract an audience of readers - a difficult challenge!

            Most Visited Blogs 

            We had SIX students who earned over 1,500 pageviews to their blog during the course of the semester - they did a fantastic job attracting and engaging their visitors.  Browse through their blogs and see what they came up with:
            1. Natalie Siems - Textbook Chic - 6,261 pageviews
            2. MC Pham - Vietnamese Cuisine - 2,198 pageviews
            3. Adisa Skrebo - Adisa Glam - 2,081 pageviews
            4. Josh Berendes - Berendes Media - 1,884 pageviews
            5. Lindsay Moore - Moore to Grow - 1,829 pageviews
            6. Teresa Connelly - Run Like A Millennial - 1,539 pageviews

            Special Honors

            Fashion Blogger of the Year
            Natalie Siems - Textbook Chic

            Natalie proved once and for all that fashion blogs rule. Her ambitious fashion blog is the #3 most visited #unidigadv blog of all time!

            Best Advertising Blog
            Carson Zhou - Social China 101
            Carson did an excellent job explaining how Chinese social media marketing works - learning about Weibo and WeChat was definitely fascinating.

            Thespian's Award (TIE)Abbie Takes - Engaging Theatre
            Abbie did an excellent job looking at some of the top theatres in the country and how they are successfully using social media to promote the theatrical arts.

            Zach Champlain - The Modern Backstage
            Zach is really into theatre lighting technology - and he clearly knows a lot about it. His blog seemed very helpful and relevant.


            Most Literate (TIE)
            A fun, readable blog that was authentically passionate about marketing college libraries.

            Ali Henkle - Book 'Em Blog
            If you like reading books - you'll enjoy Ali's blog. It is always good to have a student who gets my Harry Potter jokes.

            Most Tech Savvy
            Lydia Anderson - Histortech
            Lydia revealed a whole new world of connections between archeology, history, and technology that were fascinating and very well-written.

            Funnest Read
            Jimmy Terronez - Tech Web Fun
            I don't know why I liked reading Jimmy's blog - but I really did. Maybe it was the Spongebob animated GIFs. Maybe it was his YouTube video of Jimmy's celebrity impressions. But the fun always made the content more interesting and readable.

            Thanks again for a great semester - if you get nostalgic you can always tune into #unidigadv on Twitter and help the newbies out!

            Did you have a favorite blog this semester that I didn't mention?  Tell me about it in the comments!

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            2017 Annual Meeting Registration

            by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

            The agenda has been finalized and the registration information is in the mail for the 67th Annual Meeting of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives.  Please join us for an interesting day as we form our policy positions for the upcoming legislative sessions, hear from Key Note Speaker Steve Ford, honor our cooperative leaders during the Hall of Fame presentation and learn about issues impacting our industries in the afternoon breakout sessions.  We hope to see you there. Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting registration information Click here for 2017 Annual Meeting Program

            SEO Strategy: Your Approach to SEO is Broken

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            2017 IIC Scholarship Recipients

            by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

            The Iowa Institute is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 IIC Scholarships.  Thank you to the 47 IIC member interns and employees who applied for the scholarship and thank you to the ICF committee for the undertaking the difficult task of selecting the students to receive the scholarship.  Each student will receive a $2,000 scholarship award towards their 2017-18 school term. Click here for 2017 IIC Scholarship Announcement  

            Reaching Millennials With Social Media: A Healthcare Case Study

            by Victoria Grieshammer @ Fathom

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            2017 Summer Workshop Registration Information

            by ncyr @ Iowa Institute for Coops

            2017 Summer Workshop The 2017 Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Summer Workshop will be held on Thursday, June 15 at the Monsanto Learning Center in Huxley, IA.  This program addresses issues of current importance and trends that aide in the decision making at the local cooperative level. This program is for the board of directors, cooperative managers, and staff. This year’s agenda includes: How do we fix our agronomy department, a look at competing with today’s technology driven companies Living Lands and Waters – How one person can make a difference Who Moved My Grain, how do we adapt to the changing industry landscape Update on Chinese Ag Economy Click here for informational letter, agenda and registration materials.  

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            How does your business use the potential of social media? What are your relevant platforms? Where do you see the best results come from? Connell Communications experts say the best results come from an integrated strategy: a healthy blend of traditional marketing and PR with a strong mix of social media. But what’s the best social media strategy for your business?

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