This Week in Social: August 22 – August 26

Happy Friday everyone! In this week’s social media recap, we take a look at Facebook video, Lifestage, and YouTube. As always, don’t forget to share, and let us know what you think in the comments. Have a great weekend! Facebook is Testing Video That Autoplay with the Sound Turned On Earlier this week, Facebook began testing… Read More »

The Austin Take: Following Trends to Make Content Effective

This past week, I had the opportunity to sit in on one of my former professor’s presentations at The University of Texas Club at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium titled, “Making Sure Content is Seen & Shared: Trends in PR and Content Marketing.” The event was geared towards communications professionals and was hosted by The Association… Read More »

Grammar Grab Bag: A Semicolon, By Any Other Name

Semicolons are perhaps one of the most misunderstood – and misused – punctuation marks. I attribute this to the fact that in nearly every context, you could use a different punctuation mark without being grammatically incorrect or damaging meaning and readability. Semicolons are primarily stylistic marks. We’ll get into the details, but in most contexts,… Read More »

The Austin Take: Can You Take the Heat?

No matter the season, Austin is never lacking in activities to do and things to see, but with summer winding down, and the temperature never failing to reach new heights, my fellow Austinite LPPers have pulled together our end of summer must-dos and some ways to beat the heat. Favorite things to do Indoors Our… Read More »

Show is More Important than Tell in HIT

How many times have you heard a company (or yourself) say, “If only someone who understood the industry could hear my pitch, we would definitely get the funding/resources/notoriety/infamy we need.” Last week, during the 6th Annual Healthcare Executives Summer Social, 20 companies ranging from larval-stage concepts to fully-formed companies, had the opportunity to present to… Read More »

This Week in Social: August 8 – August 12

Happy Friday everyone! In this week’s social media recap, we take a look at Instagram’s test of a new feature, Facebook’s redesigned business pages and Twitter Moments. As always, don’t forget to share, and let us know what you think in the comments. Have a great weekend! Instagram Testing ‘Save Draft’ Feature The Facebook-owned app,… Read More »

The Austin Take: The “State of Rideshares” in Austin

Since my last blog post, the landscape of transportation has changed significantly in Austin. Proposition 1, the public vote on whether or not Lyft and Uber drivers should undergo fingerprint background checks, failed. As a result, Uber and Lyft fulfilled their threat to leave town, stranding thousands of riders and drivers throughout the city— just… Read More »