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Video Workshop at Drake University, Meredith Hall room 104

July 14, 2015 from 9am to 4:30pm
Multimedia skills are more important for communication than ever. YouTube has more than 1 billion visitors a month. Twitter’s six-second video app Vine has more than 40 million users. And Facebook continues to put a huge emphasis on video (users watch 4 billion videos a day on Facebook). This hands-on course will focus on core video techniques and how to tell stories using video that you shoot on your smartphone. This is not a day of lecturing. We will learn techniques and then apply them…See More
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Larry A. Larson is attending Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard's event

Blogging Fundamentals Class at DMACC West Campus

July 7, 2015 from 5:30pm to 9pm
Are you considering starting a blog for a business or an organization? Do you want to share your personal expertise? Do you have a blog you would like to get more people to read? Blogging Fundamentals will take you through the mechanics of creating a blog and the content planning process. The course also provides blog-writing best practices, tools and tips for promoting a blog, and an overview of how blogging fits into an overall marketing or personal branding strategy. Cost for 3.5 hour…See More
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Megan Grandgeorge is now a member of Social Media Club Des Moines
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Domestica - Chrissy Jensen and Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard are now friends
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Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard liked Sara Mulholland's event The Hashie Awards 2015
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Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard left a comment for Becky Kinney
"Sorry I missed your message last week! The class begins tonight at 6pm if you are still interested in attending. Thanks for your interest. Hope you can come!"
Jun 16
Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard commented on Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard's event Social Media Marketing Strategy Class
"The first night is tonight! Anyone who did not sign up in advance may show up at DMACC West tonight by 6pm and can still attend! Looking forward to any last minute joiners! Thanks!!"
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Social Media Marketing Strategy Class at DMACC West Campus

June 16, 2015 at 6pm to June 30, 2015 at 9pm
This strategic social media course provides an overview of all of the top social networks and how to select the best for your business or event; how social media is integrated into the overall marketing plan; the best educational resources and events for marketing using social media, and a treasure chest of very cool tools to use for social media research, measuring, monitoring, reporting, engagement, amplifying, content development, sharing, planning, organizing, event promotion and community…See More
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Jacob R. Hunter is now a member of Social Media Club Des Moines
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Blog Posts

First Off, Why Should We Hire You?

Posted by Tyler Scott on April 16, 2015 at 7:12pm 0 Comments

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“Why should we hire you?” That’s a question I was asked in a recent interview. I know you’re supposed to be prepared for questions, but that one was really hard to answer.

Then I remembered a YouTube video one of my professors at Iowa State made us watch. It was a TED talk about Simon Sinek’s “…


The Bow Tie Guy

Posted by Tyler Scott on April 16, 2015 at 7:10pm 0 Comments

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Finally made it to Des Moines to meet real people. I went to the Young ProfessionalsConnection meeting on networking. The keynote was Danny Beyer, a bow-tie-wearing rising professional speaker who followed his passion after some great advice to quit making…


Superfans Make Great Customers

Posted by Tyler Scott on April 16, 2015 at 7:09pm 0 Comments

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The following is an edited version of an article that had to describe why content was needed for online marketing. I did this for a recent application.


Why do you hear whispers about marketing content around your office? Do you hear about how hard it is to create? How much you’ll need for a good ROI?…


The Story Behind #RealPigFarming

Posted by Romelle H. Slaughter II on January 16, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

On Thursday evening, SMCDSM was invited to the National Pork Board/Pork Checkoff headquarters in Clive to hear Pork Checkoff Public Relations Manager Claire Masker talk about the Pork Checkoff's social media campaign #RealPigFarming.

The campaign was initiated after a challenge by the Pork Checkoff's…


Event Recap: The Healthcare Industry, How to Navigate the Changing Landscape

Posted by Dan Johnson on November 10, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Our host Spencer Shiremen, Social Media Specialist for Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, walked us through the variety of considerations this company faces from a public relations point of view. They’re tasked with helping their members and general public understand how health insurance works and its changing…


Event Recap: "Going Digital: Why Public Agencies Should Engage"

Posted by Sara Mulholland on October 24, 2014 at 10:24am 0 Comments


Where it all began....

Phil Roeder, Director of Communications for…


The Latest on the Hot Lotto® Investigation

Posted by Kim Vore on October 10, 2014 at 9:29am 0 Comments

You likely have heard by now that there’s a new development in the long-running investigation into the Hot Lotto mystery here in Iowa. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has released surveillance-camera footage of the jackpot-winning ticket being purchased back in December 2010…


The Names Might Seem but These Ten Tools are Genius

Posted by Laura (Gaulke) Kinnard on September 2, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

As a content strategist and online marketing coach, I am constantly reviewing affordable, effective and easy-to-use technology tools to plug into the online marketing and social media processes I build with small businesses, non-profits and marketing teams. As silly as their names may seem, many of these apps and software solutions make up for their names by providing great function and utility.…


Time is running out for Colombian orphans Camilo and Diego who are visiting Des Moines.

Posted by Kidsave on August 18, 2014 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

Time is running out.

Camilo (12) and Diego (12) are two older orphans who are visiting Des Moines for four weeks since 1 August 2014 as a part of Kidsave Summer Miracles program. The boys are growing up in foster families and orphanages in Colombia and are in need of adoptive families. 

THEY HAVE ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT until they have to go back…


Come meet Diego and Camilo! Colombian orphans visit Iowa

Posted by Kidsave on August 11, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Come meet Diego and Camilo!

Camilo, 12 and Diego, 12, are two single boys who are visiting Iowa for four weeks this August as a part of the Kidsave Summer Miracles program. The boys are growing up in foster families and orphanages in Colombia and are in need of adoptive families. …



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