Jon-Stephen Stansel and Joel Goodman talk about the conference bubble and how best to get everything we can out of attending a conference. Do online conferences present better opportunities for leadership to hear our struggles? Will more people attend online conferences? And how can we turn a sympathy party into a learning experience?
Special guest Ella Dawson joins J.S. Stansel and Joel Goodman on this episode of Thought Feeder for a candid discussion about the mental and emotional toll managing social media for brands can take on a person. Ella makes the case for why social media professionals should be valued as they take the first punches for the organizations they represent online.
Ella Dawson is an author, critic, and social media professional. She formerly was the Senior Social Media Editor at TED Conferences and currently is the Social Media Manager for Meet Cute.
Ron Bronson joins Joel Goodman and Jon-Stephen Stansel to talk about how ongoing research leads to more compassionate and human design decisions in higher education content, websites, student services, and interactions. Ron also discusses what he calls Consequence Design and how it maps the hostility baked into human-centered and service design processes.
Jenny Li Fowler, director of Digital Media Strategy at MIT, joins J.S. and Joel to talk about her 30-day experiment in posting about social media marketing, finding one’s voice on social media, and how to beat imposter syndrome.
What’s the value of good design to a university’s brand reach? Jon-Stephen Stansel thinks it’s worth an awful lot more than Canva’s $13/month for overused templates. In this tenth episode of Thought Feeder, J.S. and Joel talk about how using mass-produced templated designs from any service can negatively affect an organization’s visual brand. They also offer alternatives to help bridge the gap for non-designers who are responsible for doing design work.
Joel and J.S. discuss the sameness of marketing, design, and website user experiences across higher education and try to suss out ways to inject new life and variety into how we market our colleges and universities.
J.S. and Joel and joined by the always wonderful Erin Supinka to talk about how she goes about developing relationships with her coworkers. This episode contains a ton of great insight into working successfully with other people. Whether you’re new to your job or a seasoned pro, Erin’s thoughts are well worth a listen.
The digital strategy decisions made by colleges and universities in 2020 will largely decide which institutions last another 50+ years and which ones quietly fade away. In episode 7, Joel Goodman and J.S. Stansel make a case for assessing and bolstering digital strategy and marketing in higher education.
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Joel and J.S. are joined by accessibility advocate Erika Boltz to talk about how higher education can build accessibility into social media and web content processes by creating a culture of inclusivity. Insights on this episode of Thought Feeder cover working with university leadership, dealing with technology platforms, and keeping the focus on your audience’s needs.
Erika Boltz is a communicator, ally, and activist living with a disability in Jacksonville, Florida. She has spent the last nine years working toward more inclusive content and communications in higher education spaces.