I’m heading back to the University of Southern Mississippi tomorrow to present my Social Media Boot Camp to students there. Here’s the media release for the event.
I lived in Mobile for seven years and worked at WPMI, the NBC affiliate there. My wife and I moved there shortly after we got married in 2000 and had our first child at Mobile Infirmary. Jack is now 13 and at the beginning of crafting his digital footprint. Whether today’s young people know it or not, they’re a diving into the digital world head first and leaving a mark that will follow them into adulthood.
I know a 5th grader just hopping into the social media fray isn’t thinking about the possible future consequences of what he or she is posting today, but the danger is very real. My Social Media Boot Camp aims to set children on the right path at a young age so they don’t screw up when they’re older. I liken their early exposure to various social media platforms to being tossed into the deep end of the pool when they don’t know how to swim.
If there is a Republican heavy-hitter running for president in 2020, he or she will likely attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference coming to the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner in January 2019.
Scott Walker Consulting organized the news conference and generated significant earned media coverage from numerous outlets in the New Orleans area.
> WVUE-TV: Southern Republican Leadership Conference heading to Kenner
> WDSU-TV: 2019 Southern Republican Leadership Conference coming to Louisiana
> New Orleans Advocate: Kenner picked as site for Republican “kickoff to 2020” election event
> New Orleans Advocate: Louisiana to host major GOP event seen as kickoff to 2020 election
> Gambit Weekly: Southern Republican Leadership Conference headed to Metro New Orleans in 2019