Social Media Category

Am I Blocked?

In my hometown of Germantown, being blocked on Facebook has become a topic of interest. A certain alderman has blocked large numbers of users he considers connected to unnamed “bad people.” He claims the move was to protect his family although he continues to use the platform to share his political ideas, not on his […]

Read More

Social Media and Elected Officials

Social media is an excellent tool for politicians to use to get their message out. These tools are used to get one’s message out without the filter of mainstream media. How does one use these tools? Let’s start with Facebook since it is the dominant player. First of all, I’d recommend making sure your own […]

Read More

Spotting a scam

I just got this email. It’s a scam and I’ll share with you why you should not click on it.    First off, it’s unlikely Amazon would use “X-Mas.” They are more likely to call it “Holiday” reward.  Next, the urgency. I received this email late on December 21.  They want a response the very […]

Read More

How do you feel safe?

This week, I was asked to speak with David Waters, an award winning journalist and my friend for nearly 20 years. He writes the Faith in Memphis blog for the Commercial Appeal and has recently started a Safe in Memphis group following the death of Heather Palambo-Jones, a kindergarten teacher who worked with David’s wife […]

Read More

I Am A Runner

Originally posted on Fitness, Fun and Food:
by Alys Drake I am a really bad runner, but a runner, nonetheless. I can barely finish a 5K in under 40 minutes so the idea of running a marathon is a fantasy for me. When I first heard about today’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, I was shocked,…

Read More

Feasting and Hunger

by Alys Drake This week will be a week of celebration. Holy Week for Christian families and Passover for Jewish families. At my home, we will celebrate Easter this Sunday with a lot of food. Ham, beans, barbecue ribs, slaw, potato salads, regular salads, rich desserts, and wine will all grace our overflowing table. We do not know hunger […]

Read More

Don’t Like This Post!

by Alys Drake I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. Personally, I love the interaction with friends, especially those I don’t get to see often. My marketing background likes it too for the interaction businesses can have with their clients, particularly local businesses and non-profits. However, that’s also the area where I hate it. Facebook has rules […]

Read More

Making progress!

Originally posted on Where in the world?:
First of all, I would like to say how humbled and honored I am to have gotten so much support from so many people. I am truly blessed! Thank you all ❤ This past week has been productive! First, I said a bittersweet goodbye to my beloved car,…

Read More

Relationships Rule at #SoSlam

On a beautiful Friday in late April, I was fortunate enough to travel to Knoxville with the Howell Marketing team and attend Social Media Club of Knoxville’s Social Slam, also known as SoSlam. It was my second year to attend and it was totally worth the 6-hour drive across the state. There have already been […]

Read More

GET READY MEMPHIS! Great ad campaign or just annoying?

For weeks and what felt like months, Memphis radio listeners have been subjected to a huge radio buy running a commercial about a guy intrigued by billboards up around town saying “It’s About Time” and “Get Ready Memphis.” He prattles on about how he can’t wait to find out what it’s all about and the […]

Read More