Strength in Others

Our Community - Houston’s art scene has long been under-appreciated at the national level, despite the extraordinary breadth of local creative talent and world-class museums.  Aurora Picture Show is one of the local arts groups storming through barriers and helping to put Houston on the art map. Social Media - Still doubt the power of social media? Blogging is, in effect, changing Chinese culture—from politics to communication styles.  As Chinese society becomes more open, it will be fascinating to watch the role social media plays in the transition. - Under the category of creative genius, NBC’s “Community” kicked off their new season with a “Twittersode.”  The show’s characters acted out scenes via Twitter about starting their second year of community college. Again, I say, genius! Issues Management - In this clip on the Bulletproof Blog, Stasia Kelly explains the necessity of having a crisis team and plan in place before your company ever thinks it will need one.  That's exactly what we tell our clients and train them--to be prepared for the worst case scenario but execute your daily business with the goal of never needing enact your crisis plan. Communications Olio - As the fate of print journalism in the digital age appears more and more dire, the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism is taking a bold stance. CUNY has established the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and the U.S.’s first graduate program in Entrepreneurial Journalism. I love this concept! - Advertising Age published an incisive—and controversial—article on the “Three Truths About the Media Future.” Writer Simon Dumenco predicts the demise of News Corp. due to unscrupulous reporting tactics, the stabilization of the magazine industry and the pop of the Web 2.0 bubble, as the market becomes more controlled by the giants of Facebook and Twitter. - My Media Info aggregated a helpful list and analysis of recent blogs and articles on the future of SEO, following the release of Google Instant search in early September.  The biggest takeaway?  Pay attention to keyword searches; they’re more important now than ever. We don’t claim to know everything — or even have the time to attempt to sift through the vast catalogs of articles and blog posts. So, in the spirit of #SLGT (support local, grow together), we will stand on the shoulders of giants (hello, cliche) each week to pass along links that we find interest, useful or just plain fun. Leave us a comment with your recommendations for what we should be reading and who we should be following.

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