Social Media

A Cure for Social Media and the Medical Field

A Cure for Social Media and the Medical Field

(Note:  This post was originally published by me on my company Standing Partnership’s website) I have a confession to make: I rarely buy anything without looking for online reviews first. This tendency isn’t just for big purchases such as cars or television sets; on many occasions, I’ve searched doctors or urgent care facilities, even though I’m still convinced […]

Fame, Fate And Forbes: How I Inadvertently Used The Internet To Further My Career

Fame, Fate And Forbes: How I Inadvertently Used The Internet To Further My Career

How a simple online comment lead to a great career moment.

Instagram’s Image Problem

Instagram’s Image Problem

Update 2: Instagram has published a new blog post promising that Instagram will not claim ownership of your photos, and hoping to bring some clarity to the new rules of agreement.  It’s unclear whether or not the original terms of agreement’s confusion stemmed from corporate lawyer-speak, or that Instagram couldn’t effectively communicate the changes, but […]

Keeping Your Online Image Clean

Keeping Your Online Image Clean

My generation is in a unique situation: We’re the first generation to have grown up alongside the Internet. Even though the Internet went public in 1995 (when many of us were kids), we can still vaguely remember a time before it’s existence. One would think that this perspective would only be beneficial- we’re familiar and […]

The Power of Help

The Power of Help

Being the first generation of kids to grow up with the Internet, I view connecting with people in a different way than my parents. I remember meeting new people in AOL Instant Messenger, Napster, or Myspace in middle school ( to this day, I’m good friends with some people who I originally met as a stranger […]

“…Don’t Take it Personally, and Have Some Wine!”

“…Don’t Take it Personally, and Have Some Wine!”

  “…just shake it off, don’t take it personally, and have some wine!” That was the  tip given to me by a social media manager, and long time friend, Tiffany. A few hours earlier, Tiffany had encountered her first major social media crisis, and I naturally couldn’t help but quiz her on it after it was […]

What Should Skittles Do: The Case of Unwanted Free PR

What Should Skittles Do: The Case of Unwanted Free PR

Unless you’ve been completely disconnected from the news for the last few weeks, there’s no escaping the news about Trayvon Martin. As tensions flare and the story is pieced together, two companies have had their name attached to the tragedy: Skittles and Arizona Ice Tea.  Even the earliest news articles had mentioned that Trayvon was walking back home […]