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Courtney Hunt
Works at The Denovati Group
Attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Contrary to the all-too-common perception that social and digital engagement is fun and frivolous, it’s serious business. It can be a grind and a slog, a relentless and ever-present master, requiring a lot of experimentation with no guarantees and a decent risk of failure. Like anything else worth doing, especially in business, it demands commitment, focus, organization, rigor, persistence, resilience, ruthlessness, self control, efficiency… none of which is possible without both mental and emotional discipline.
Digital success requires leaders and others to have the discipline to lay a strong foundation, implement and refine a plan of action, and even walk away .
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Six years ago today, I started this LinkedIn group (with a different name and logo image). Little did I know then the kind of journey that one relatively small act would take me on. It's been quite a ride!
A forum for exploring individual, organizational, social and economic applications and implications of social media and other digital technologies,...
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The future of #LinkedIn groups depends on their value, and that requires all of us to do our part to leverage and engage in them effectively.
LinkedIn group members can improve the quality and value of LinkedIn groups by being mindful about group settings and following personal posting rules.
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Inspired by the latest Google algorithm change (dubbed #mobilegeddon by some), I created some guidance on how to use website optimization testing tools to improve a site's performance.
Website enhancements should include website optimization testing as well as mobile readiness. A guide to the main testing tools and how to improve results.
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LinkedIn recently tweaked the groups functionality, but that will not be enough to save them. Ultimately, only we can do that, through our actions. Here are some of my thoughts on why people should make groups an active part of their LinkedIn experience – and by extension, their ongoing professional development and networking efforts.
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My effort to address some common #blogging  misconceptions... #blogging101   #bloggingforbusiness  
Blogging has evolved, but many people still harbor negative perceptions about it. This article shares key facts that can change people's perspectives.
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I’m thrilled to be part of a great lineup of speakers at this year’s Social Shake-Up in Atlanta June 9-10 (plus the Employee Shake-Up on June 8), and I hope we’ll be able to connect there. You can use the discount code “SpeakerGuest” for an additional 30% off already reduced last call pricing - which ends TODAY (May 22nd)! Join me for what promises to be a fun and insightful conference as we discuss the future of social business and what it means for us all.
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A quick reference to recent SMART articles and other related pieces I've written on #websitedevelopment  and #blogging  As always, I welcome comments, questions, and other feedback.
A quick reference to recent SMART articles and other pieces that offer guidance on websites and blogging, from the latest monthly Denovati email.
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Looking forward to talking about managing the "festival in the cloud" with +Rick Bryant of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts this September!
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Cyberspace is full of guides and tips to help both individuals and organizations achieve digital success. Some of the advice is misleading and full of false promises (see for example Social Media
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I'm looking forward to this conference in Atlanta on June 9 and 10. If you'd like to come too, message me for an additional 30% off the discounted registration fee before May 1.
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I love helping the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts build and enhance its "Festival in the Cloud," which in turn enhances the real-time earth experience. Have you ever been? I highly recommend it! #artsandcrafts   #artshow   #artforsale   #festival  
Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, aka Arts Festival, brings over 100,000 people to State College and Penn State each July to celebrate the arts!
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Founder and Principal
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  • The Denovati Group
    Founder & Principal, 2007 - present
    The Denovati Group enhances the success of individuals and organizations in the Digital Era through thought leadership and guidance, research, and consulting and training services. We also facilitate the sharing of information and best practices through an active digital network, including a LinkedIn group of like-minded professionals. The Denovati Group's primary brands are SMART Solutions, SMART Resources, and SMART Courses (where SMART = Social Media And Related Technologies). Visit http://denovati.com to learn more.
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Chicago, IL
Previously
Alexandria, Virginia
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Digital Era Thinker, Strategist, Tactician, Coach | Consultant, Author, Speaker, Educator
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Courtney Shelton Hunt, PhD is an international consultant, speaker, teacher, and writer. As a Digital Era thought and action leader, she specializes in strategic and tactical guidance, digital transformation and optimization, training and coaching, and change management. Her background in business development, communications, human capital management, information technology, and academia, combined with her business acumen, enables her to provide a unique holistic perspective and strategic leadership to organizations. As the Founder and Principal of The Denovati Group, she helps individuals and organizations increase their digital literacy and enhance their social and digital engagement, both externally and internally.

Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    PhD, Management, 1993 - 1997
  • University of Virginia
    MEd, Social Foundations of Education, 1989 - 1991
  • College of William and Mary
    BBA, Accounting, 1979 - 1983
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Courtney Shelton Hunt, Courtney Shelton Hunt, PhD, Courtney Hunt, PhD