SMC Preview: 10/9

With the semester well underway, many Boston College social media channels have been buzzing. Across campus, social media admins have launched or been a part of some great projects and campaigns. We want to hear about them at the first Social Media Council meeting of the year. Block off an hour or so on Oct. 9, and join us in McGuinn 334 at 2 p.m.

Have video needs? Interested in graphics? “Visual Resources for Social Media Admins at BC” is on the agenda as our first discussion panel of the year. In an effort to help all of us make our channels more visual, we’ve brought together a group of colleagues who might be of assistance: Darren Herlihy and Mike Swanson of Media Technology Services will provide a brief overview of the services their department offers; Ravi Jain of Office of Marketing Communications will talk about a targeted marketing approach for video; and News & Public Affairs and Advancement‘s staff videographer Sean Casey will provide insights in providing meaningful event content for social. We’ll also hear from members who have run interesting video campaigns on YouTube, Instagram and/or internal websites: Nate Kenyon of BC Law,  Susan Callaghan of  GSSW and Megan Burke of BC Rec.

Next on the agenda, Director of Emergency Management John Tommaney will step into our “Social Spotlight” to talk about his involvement in a Twitter Chat with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Ready Boston. Using  #EduPrepChat, John represented Boston College among the institutions in the “Campus Ready” portion of National Preparedness Month. Other participants included Virginia Tech, Florida State and DePaul University.

Finally, we’ll leave some time to go around the table and check in with each member to find out what is new on your social channels. So, come prepared to share achievements and challenges of the last few months.

Please remember to RSVP to so we have enough chairs set up for everyone! See you on Oct. 9.

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