After the January #PRStudChat, I announced that we would have a February Valentine’s chat focused on relationships. Because public relations is focused on relationships and so is social media, for this session, @valeriesimon and I wanted to invite a special guest expert into the discussion. Our guest will really shed some light on relationships in the social sphere.
I’m thrilled to announce that our February 17th #PRStudChat special guest will be Mark Gammon (@markgammon). Mark is a PhD in sociology with an emphasis on the social and cultural aspects of new media/technologies. Currently, he is an Academic Technology Consultant at University of Colorado at Boulder and he focuses on young people and better understanding the meanings and implications of new technologies on their social interactions and relationships. If you’d like to learn more about Mark prior to #PRStudChat, you can visit his blog, @the intersection of people and technology or his LinkedIn profile.
A few of the questions that we will be discussing during the Valentine’s session may include:
- What are the biggest mistakes/ turnoffs made when using social media to build relationships?
- What are the challenges of building a real relationship with someone you are targeting to influence?
- What are the attributes of a successful Client/Agency relationship?
- What criteria do you have for classifying a relationship as a mentorship?
- What tips do you have to help build the employee/employer relationship?
One more special announcement will take place during the #PRStudChat session. In honor of the Valentine’s Day holiday, we are also going to announce a #PRStudChat Tweetheart. We feel this person has gone out of his or her way to make connections with other members in the community and we don’t want the participation to go unrecognized. Not only will be naming our Tweetheart at the very end of the session, but also will be announcing his or her role as our guest moderator for the March #PRStudChat.
As always, @valeriesimon and I welcome your suggestions, feedback and questions in advance of the Twitter chat. Don’t forget to visit the LinkedIn Group, our wiki and to spread the word about the #PRStudChat in February. We look forward to chatting with you!!