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Dr. William J. Ward (DR4WARD)
Works at Hootsuite
Attended Michigan State University
Lives in Rockford, MI
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How Do Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets Predict Success? http://ow.ly/Y4cFk #infographic
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What Are The Primary Metrics Marketers Are Using To Measure Customer Engagement Success? http://ow.ly/Y4aOe #chart
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Why Are Amazon, Apple, Facebook And Google The Gang Of 4? Who Are Their Victims? What Strategies Will Lead Them To A Trillion Dollar Market Cap? http://ow.ly/Y0Ch0 #video #slideshow
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How Can You Help Your LinkedIn Profile Grow Your Personal Brand And Get Maximum Results In 7 Steps? http://ow.ly/XZ3rL #infographic 
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Greetings World! Welcome to your Fri. Filter of the DR4WARD Digital Daily 2016-2-5  https://t.co/IbWFt7OSnj 
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Congrats to +Newhouse School at Syracuse University alumnus and my former student +Alex Ptachick on her new position as sports social media editor with +USA TODAY . #ProudProf   #NewhouseNetwork  

Now we just need to get her to +Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity https://www.canneslions.com/school/diplomas/social_media/
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How Do You Use A Contingency Table To Spot An Illusory Correlation? http://ow.ly/Y4bz3 #infographic

Read the full article hear:
Upgrade Your Brain: How to Spot a Common Mental Error That Leads To
Misguided Thinking http://jamesclear.com/illusory-correlation
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Greetings World! Welcome to your Monday Minute with the DR4WARD Digital Daily 2016-2-8 https://t.co/VVLDYCcs6R  
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How Does A Robot That Runs And Swims Like A Salamander Unlock Secrets Of The Human Spinal Cord?  http://ow.ly/XZ4PY  #biorobotics #video
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Why Is The Trend Towards #Ridesharing Services Like #Uber and #Lyft and Autonomous Vehicles Here To Stay? http://ow.ly/XZ2bw #infographic
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Great seeing my former +Newhouse School at Syracuse University  students doing great pro work in Digital & Social. To name a few worth following: +lynessa williams +Heather Cosson +Christina Fieni +Alison Phalen +Ben Glidden +Adelyn Biedenbach +Alex Ptachick +Lisa Prywes +Haley Schluter  #ProudProf  
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Where Are Some Of The Best Places In The World To Launch Your #Startup  Not In Silicon Valley? http://ow.ly/XWKmg #infographic
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Social Media Professor @NewhouseSU @Hootsuite Advanced Social Media Strategy Certificate #ASMSCert @Hootsuite Advisory Board Member
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  • Hootsuite
    Advisory Board Member, 2015 - present
    Advisory board of top social media thought leaders, to ensure the most relevant curriculum for today's social media professionals. https://hootsuite.com/social-media-education From the people behind the world’s most trusted social media management platform comes the most authoritative and comprehensive suite of social media education offerings. Developed by industry leaders and the pioneers at Hootsuite, with support from a team of external advisors, our programs feature up-to-date, balanced, and relevant resources that reflect real-world industry needs. We help people develop marketable social media skills that you can apply to your own business, or in your role as a social media professional.
  • S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
    Social Media Professor, 2011 - present
    Creator and Professor for Newhouse Hootsuite Advanced Social Media Strategy Certificate #ASMSCert Here are a few of the innovations at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University that I am proud to have been a part of: - Global Leaders In Digital and Social Media Speaker Series. Featuring industry thought leaders with social, events regularly trended nationally on Twitter - SU International Digital and Social Media Study Abroad Program at Cannes Lions. First course of its kind to study international social media - Hootsuite Higher Education program. Piloted first integration of professional social media certification in higher education classes, now used in over 546 higher ed classrooms - SU one of 9 universities globally to participate in LinkedIn College Pilot program. - Advanced Social Media Strategy Certification program, in partnership with Hootsuite. First online industry-focused social training program with industry and academic collaboration - Pioneered using Google Glass in class. First class using wearable tech for learning about entrepreneurship and social media - Keynote speaker leading discussions with thousands on how to bridge the digital and social skills gap and transform organizations and education SXSW, Tedx, SXSWedu, PRSSA, etc. - First Experiments Engaging in Chinese Social Media - Best Practice in China's Social Media
  • DR4WARD.com
    President, 1993 - 2015
  • Hootsuite
    Director, Education Strategy, 2014 - 2015
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Saratoga Springs, NY - Syracuse, NY - East Lansing, MI - Grand Haven, MI - Alfred, NY - Breckenridge, CO - Rome, Italy - Paris, France - Wuhan, China - Okemos, MI - Grand Rapids, MI
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Dr. William J. Ward aka DR4WARD - Social Media Professor @NewhouseSU @Hootsuite Advanced Social Media Strategy Certificate #ASMSCert @Hootsuite Advisory Board Member
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Dr. William J. Ward is a recognized authority on digital and social media, quoted in prestigious venues like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc., Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and The Huffington Post.  He is a pioneer in using online learning technologies for professional development and has helped organizations from a wide range of industries integrate new media and digital technologies into their business and communication strategies.  Dr. Ward teaches Social Media at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University for the Advanced Social Media Strategy Certificate #ASMSCert, an industry recognized credential he helped create.  In his role as Hootsuite's Director of Educational Strategy, Dr. Ward provided expert guidance during Hootsuite's rapid expansion into the educational space and he now serves on the Hootsuite Advisory Board. Better know by his handle, @DR4WARD, Ward is ranked by Social Media Marketing Magazine as one of the Top Marketing Professors on Twitter, and is regularly called upon to speak at Social Media Week, TEDX, and SXSW Interactive Conferences. 

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  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
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