andy brown & the first episode of 2018

Can you believe it? It’s 2018 and our first episode of the year stars Andy Brown, the director of media relations and online content at Kalamazoo College. On the show, we talked with Andy about the work he does and how he got to where he is. We also talk about the K-Plan, Kalamazoo’s four-part, integrated approach to liberal arts and science education through which students can customize their college experience.

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josie ahlquist & seat 8F

In Episode 96 we chat with Dr. Josie Ahlquist, Digital Research Author, speaker, and instructor at Florida State University. Josie works from home and wears many hats, and we talk about how she makes it all work (hint: it involves having an office in an unconventional place). We also chat about Josie’s favorite topic – digital student leadership – and how she teaches about it at Florida State. We also talk all about social media in our own lives, and how times have changed!

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brock tibert & the data trough

We’re at episode 95 with Brock Tibert, Vice President of Audience Marketing and Analytics at CollegeWeekLive. We chat about data, data, and more data. Brock explains his history of enrollment data and analytics, and we discuss what the new age of technology means for marketing to prospective students. Is it creepy, or is it marketing. We don’t talk only numbers – Brock and Lougan make some Star Trek references and Lougan tries to make a joke.

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jason boucher & the magic of winamp

This week we talk to Jason Boucher, the manager of social media at University of New Hampshire. To start the show, we then talk about how Jason got into social media through his local Social Media Club. Jackie and Jason were track chairs at the EDUweb Conference a few weeks, so we talk about their experience at the conference and their times in Boston. We also discuss our social media plans for move-in week and Lougan’s plans for the solar eclipse.

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ben osborne & OUR FIRST INTERNATIONAL EPISODE!

ben osborneGrab your passports! For the first time we’ve chatted with someone outside the United States! We didn’t pick somewhere close like Canada, Mexico, or even anywhere in Europe. In episode 89, we talk to Ben Osborne, social media coordinator at the University of Adelaide in Australia. We discover some interesting differences between universities in the United States and Australia, from commencement to residence halls, and even what it means to be a college student.

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ben luttrull & the fur babies

In episode 88, we chat with Ben Luttrull, media relations specialist at the University of Southern Indiana. Each of us have a different structure in our Communications and Marketing divisions, which leads us to an interesting discussion about division of responsibilities. We also talk about using LinkedIn to connect with audiences, as well as how we rely on student workers to help us get work done…and remind us about what’s cool and what’s not.

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