Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media
Social media is one of the many indicators of how different life was 5, 10, even 20 years ago. The first social media platform was launched in 1997, and opened the doors for an entirely new method of communication. People were suddenly able to speak to their friends (and some strangers) without having to leave their home or tie up the landline.
What was once used solely for keeping up with school friends or the latest gossip, has now become one of the most popular forms of communication. Every day, people log on to see news about the world, catch … Read more “Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media”
Civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker received the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet on Feb. 21 at Bearden Banquet Hall. Read More
2020 UT Social Media Week
CCI hosted the ninth annual UT Social Media Week, which featured session topics ranging from disinformation in social media to marketing and branding for teams, companies, and community organizations. Read More
Andy Bowers (CS ’17), social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, presented at UT Social Media Week about his NBA team’s … Read more “February 2020”
2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Sookie Park (AD ’13)
Sookie Park (AD ’13) is the Director of Partnership Activation at Complexity Gaming, one of America’s premier esports organizations now headquartered in Frisco, Texas. During UT Social Media Week, she spoke on “esports and Marketing to the New Generation.”
A native of Daegu, South Korea, Park entered the traditional sports and esports industry through the Philadelphia 76ers and Dignitas, working with partners including Pepsi, Buffalo Wild Wings, and HyperX. At Complexity, she manages all partnerships … Read more “2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Sookie Park (AD ’13)”
2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Andy Bowers (CS ’17)
Andy Bowers (CS ’17) is the social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers and shared his team’s approach to branding, content, and appealing to a mass audience in the session “#OnBrand.”
Bowers, a native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, interned with Tennessee Athletic Communications as a senior. He also interned with Morris Creative Group and Tombras before working as a digital and social content associate with the Atlanta Hawks.
Catch Bowers on social media @andybowers_.
What… Read more “2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Andy Bowers (CS ’17)”
2020 UT Social Media Week
The College of Communication and Information hosted the ninth annual UT Social Media Week, February 18-20 in the Communications Building.
Sessions ranged from disinformation and misinformation on social media – an important news topic leading up to the 2020 election – to social media marketing and branding for teams, companies, and community organizations.
More than 470 students attended the six in-person events. Nine CCI Classes served as official anchor classes with students from 18 UT classes attending overall.
Student social media ambassadors took over Social Media Week accounts to engage the university community. #UTSMW2020 generated 50,000 impressions and over … Read more “2020 UT Social Media Week”
A Look Back at 2019 UT Social Media Week
More than 420 students attended panels at the eighth annual UT Social Media Week, which was held February 26-28 in CCI’s Scripps Lab Theater and Patrick Auditorium. #UTSMW2019 also generated 59,000 impressions and over 2,000 engagements on Twitter over a two-week period.
This year’s event featured 21 guest speakers over eight sessions, including one that involved a hands-on workshop. Eight CCI classes served as official anchor classes with 14 total classes attending. Topics ranged from incivility and politics on social media to the business of running social media accounts for companies and events, to social marketing and influencers.
Leo Morejon, … Read more “A Look Back at 2019 UT Social Media Week”
Social Media Week to Host Experts from Sports, Entertainment, Media, and More
UT’s seventh annual Social Media Week will kick off Tuesday, February 20, and continue through Thursday, February 22.
All Social Media Week events are free and open to the public. All sessions will be held in the Communications Building on Circle Park Drive.
The week will begin Tuesday, February 20, with a live remote broadcast by WUTK 90.3 FM in front of the Communications Building from 9 to 9:40 a.m.
Panel discussions and guest speakers will feature social media professionals representing a wide range of industries, including media, sports, entertainment, advertising, public relations, and security.
Students will have the opportunity … Read more “Social Media Week to Host Experts from Sports, Entertainment, Media, and More”
UT's Sixth Annual Social Media Week Features Experts, Sports Personality
The sixth annual Social Media Week at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will kick off Monday, Feb. 27, and continue through Thursday, March 2.
All UT Social Media Week events are free and open to the public.
Panel discussions — on topics ranging from politics to sports to crisis management to entertainment — will feature social professionals, many of them UT alumni, representing organizations such as ESPN College GameDay, POLITICO, World Food Championships, the Tombras Group and area media outlets.
Some of the other speakers include:
- Hadas Gold, media reporter, POLITICO
- Tommy Thigpen, UT football linebacker and defense run game
Fifth Annual Social Media Week Features Experts, Hands-On Training
UT’s Social Media Week kicks off Monday and will be the most interactive in the event’s five-year history.
Panel discussion topics will include politics, crisis, entertainment and business, while local and national experts will lead workshops that will give students hands-on experience with online crisis management and content creation.
Participating professionals, many of whom are alumni, represent organizations including ESPN, Scripps Networks Interactive, the Los Angeles Rams, Buzzfeed, Politico, Jupiter Entertainment, The Brunswick Group, New Heartland Group and Publicis One Team NYC.
“Social Media Week brings today’s digital world to campus to benefit our students, who will soon be … Read more “Fifth Annual Social Media Week Features Experts, Hands-On Training”
UT to Get Tech Savvy with Annual Social Media Week
“The Power of Social Media” will be the theme of Social Media Week 2015, to be held March 30 through April 2.
Hosted by the College of Communication and Information, the week will include eight presentations, all of which will take place in the Scripps Lab , located in the Communications Building in Circle Park.
All events are open to the public and free of charge.
Here’s a look at the week’s schedule:
Monday, March 30
1:00–1:25 p.m.—Tim Burchett, mayor of Knox County, and Madeline Rogero, Knoxville city mayor, will welcome guests and begin Social Media Week with a special … Read more “UT to Get Tech Savvy with Annual Social Media Week”