Now that the fall semester is in full swing and some of us have had a chance to come up for air, we’re back with the blog once again, and who better to start with than Andrew Cassel of Middlebury College! Andrew is currently the social strategist and content producer for Middlebury and he’s presented at many Higher Ed conferences. Andrew is also a published author who knows a thing or two about TikTok and reaching the appropriate audience. We spoke to him about how Middlebury has handled COVID communications, TikTok strategy, Instagram Stories, and what content and platforms work well for engaging stakeholders at one of the best national liberal arts colleges, according to U.S. News. Read More
Our conversation today is with the very talented Krista Berend, director of social media at Texas A&M University. Krista’s job is to connect and engage with more than 71,000 Aggies — yes, that’s the current size of enrollment in College Station, Texas where Money Magazine declared Texas A&M the #1 best university in Texas. The institution is frequently recognized as one of the most engaging and influential universities online in the United States. We spoke to Krista about the importance of video, student interns, and Texas A&M’s presence on Reddit. Read More
Welcome back to the #HESM Community blog. We recently spoke to Liz Harter, social media manager at Notre Dame University about COVID, its effect on the South Bend, Indiana campus, and how Notre Dame used social media and video to connect with the student body to help answer big questions and provide information during the pandemic. Read More
Please say hello to Kelly Bennett, social media manager at The University of Cincinnati. We caught up with Kelly last week and talked about many things, including her new role leading the social media strategy for the Bearcats and how video, including Instagram takeovers and TikTok — and working with students — has taken her strategy and the university’s social media presence up a level. Read More
Summer is almost here, which means a quick break for #HESM folks, right? Well, maybe a quick mental break, but many of us have summer orientation, summer classes, and planning for the fall semester, not to mention the ongoing and ever-changing COVID communications as the vaccine keeps rolling out across the globe. If you work in Higher Ed, I sincerely hope you get a chance to relax and decompress—at least for a few days. The #HigherEd social media community is full of amazing people doing great work every year, but especially in 2020 and so far, 2021, too.
On that note, it’s time for another #HESM Community Blog and this month we spoke with Webb Lewis, Assistant Director, Marketing & Brand Strategy/Social Media for the University of Mississippi. Read More