Welcome to Social Media for Professionals
To be effective, Social Media (SM) strategy must be integrated into the organization’s larger content strategy.
In class we will discuss the Event Release assignment and writing models from recent issues of Espresso.
Focus the interview (and the writing) on your organization’s messaging objectives.
We continue our discussion of Photoshop and size and formatting guidelines.
As an introduction to GoAnimate, students will create an animated self-portrait (i.e. an avatar).
Recording effective dialog and narration is more about technique than equipment.
This assignment focuses on criteria that distinguish effective animation videos.
Horton and Lynch offer excellent guidance for the effective use of video on social media sites.
Today we will review the requirements for the “Streaming Video” assignment and complete a workshop on YouTube captioning.
Classic strategies of photographic composition will help you reach your social media audiences.
This assignment introduces the Square Images project, and we begin looking at square composition.
In this workshop, we use Photoshop to crop square images for Instagram portraits.
This assignment focuses on American attitudes toward Instagram and its parent company, Facebook.
This assignment covers information relevant to professional uses of Instagram.
In November 2018, Instagram was the world’s sixth largest social media platform in terms of active users.
This assignment introduces Hootsuite, a platform used to coordinate and schedule social media content
We will not meet as a class. Instead, complete the assigned Hootsuite Academy training.
Our final topic (and project) focuses on the use of data to document and evaluate the success of social media strategies.
In Fall 2018, CSU Social Media Manager Erin Fender spoke to the class about her job.
In addition to demo-ing and discussing the tools available for YouTube, we also review for the final exam.