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What Does A Social Media Manager Do?

September 26, 2016

Social media is my jam. As a social media specialist, I spend a minimum of 40 hours a week bouncing between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and whatever new platform pops up claiming to be the next big thing. For every person who hears I work in social media and exclaims how cool of a job that must be, there are probably ten others that look at me as if I’ve just spoken a different language. If I had a dollar for every time someone told me, “well, that’s a job that didn’t exist ten years ago” or ask “and you get paid for that?” I would never have to work again.

My job is actually perfect for me because I have ADD. The medication I should be taking for it makes me sick whenever I eat, so instead I work really hard to stay organized and drink a lot of caffeine. Social media is great because unless I’m working on a report, I never have to pay attention to one thing for too long. There is always some notification going off somewhere with a message to respond to or a post to be scheduled. Weirdly enough, bouncing from one thing to another all day keeps me sane.

Wondering what I do during all those hours I spend staring at screens? Let’s explore what a job in social media entails. Continue Reading

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West Coast Living

August 16, 2016

Oh my goodness has 2016 turned out to be a year! When I posted my goals for this year, I had no idea the next time I would sit down to write my next blog post would be seven months later. Time flies. Let me catch you up on what you’ve missed.

Carolyn and Adam engagement photo with Schnapps the Schnauzer

In February I got engaged! Adam completely surprised me the day before we left on a week-long cruise with an escape room themed proposal scavenger hunt. Continue Reading

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Social Media Tips

November 4, 2015

Are you still wondering when Instagram will roll out advertising to all businesses? (It has.) Do you wish you knew why your Facebook posts aren’t going as far as they used to? I start off every morning scouring social media websites and blogs for the latest social media changes to report to my leadership team, so we make sure we are ahead of whatever is going to be thrown at us.

I’ve put together a list of my favorite social media resources to help you keep your social media game strong. Continue Reading

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Taking Care of Business

October 16, 2015

Once upon a time I started a blog and then didn’t update it for a month. Whoops! Last month I started a new job as the social media specialist for Memorial Hermann Health System. I thought I knew what busy was; I was wrong. Ha!

Memorial Hermann Marketing employee badge

Hey, I got a decent badge picture!

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