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Mark Whittaker
Works at Dream Local
Attended Temple University
Lives in East McKeesport PA
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+Dream Local Digital's +shannon kinney with a beginner's look at managing your business's digital footprint. A 4-minute talk.
How do you manage your digital profile? Do you plan your social media? Shannon talks about how you should plan your social media and why it is important. There are some great tips and advices in this episode that you should take advantage of. Make sure you apply them to your business because I ...
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Some great tips here. None are difficult, and all are effective.
Here are 17 killer ideas for Facebook posts that WILL work, by generating lots of likes, shares, comments, and increased clicks through to your website.
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One of my "things" is to take a few minutes on July 4 to re-read the Declaration of Independence. It's short and easy to read. I commend it to you all:
Printer-Friendly Version. The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,. When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected ...
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Just a few ideas that have run through my brain about expectations for Facebook.
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Need some Saturday motivation? How to Get Started: 5 Anti-Procrastination Tips
I get stuck a lot. In fact, I've been stuck for about an hour trying to figure out what to write for my fifth entry in the Your Turn Challenge. Lucky for me the challenge organizer prepared some da...
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#Honeybadger: Always more than you bargain for.
As we go on tour with the Local Media Innovation Mission, we’re looking forward to visiting the BuzzFeed New York office. Incidentally, Honey Badger wants to come along, so we thought we better prepare those who are going to be around during the visit. While Honey Badger is our mascot, he sometimes takes things a little too far. Take these precautions and hopefully we’ll get through the day without any incidents. 1. Lock the beer fridge. He’ll go...
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Summary: As Guardian data journalist Stijn Debrouwere points out, many media companies have an obsession with measuring things, without understanding what is important and therefore worth measuring.
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Here's a nice little webinar about social media influence -- what it is, how to use it and how to track it, by +Christopher Penn of +SHIFT Communications. IMO, Chris is one of the brightest teachers of online marketing, and he's fun to listen to.
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Online and social media marketing specialist
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  • Dream Local
    Online media and marketing specialist, 2010 - present
  • AIM Group
    Sales director / sr. consultant, 2009 - 2013
  • Tribune-Review Publishing Co.
  • Gannett
  • The Daily Record
  • The Daily Item
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Cranberry Township PA - York PA - Sunbury PA - Selinsgrove PA - Hackettstown NJ
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Journalist, online and social media marketing adviser and student, Pirates fan, Dad
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Grew up in York, Pa. Earned a journalism degree at Temple University. Worked in the newspaper industry for 30 years as a reporter, editor, editorial writer and online director. Love baseball and golf and reading science fiction or watching science fiction on TV and at the movies. I've lived in Pittsburgh for 20 years and have finally converted to rooting for the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. My wife's a great cook and is turning me into a Food Network fan.
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  • Temple University
    Journalism, 1978
  • University of San Francisco (online)
    Internet Marketing, 2011
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