Marketing, Nonprofits, Professional Development

Five things I’ve learned as a social media volunteer

As many of you know, in addition to running my business, I'm a mother of three kids. I've always found there to be overlaps between running a household and running a business, which is great, because the things you learn in one area of your life can be applied in the other. With three kids… Continue reading Five things I’ve learned as a social media volunteer

Marketing, Planning Guides, Professional Articles

Writing a book for release in 2020

I'm so excited to share this news: I am writing a book for ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association. The topic will be library marketing and communications. The book will be available next year, and I am already hard at work writing and gathering content. I can't say much more at this… Continue reading Writing a book for release in 2020

Customer Experience, Libraries, Marketing, Nonprofits

Podcast Transcript: “Library Figures” interview on Social Media in Libraries

Thanks to my awesome intern Sydney, I now have transcripts of several of the podcasts I've been interviewed for. The transcript below is from the podcast Library Figures, and we talk about how to empower library staff and grow your social media impact. Tyler Byrd: Cordelia, it’s going to be so great to have you on… Continue reading Podcast Transcript: “Library Figures” interview on Social Media in Libraries

Awards, Conferences, Innovative Services, Libraries, Marketing

Reflections from the John Cotton Dana Awards Jury 2019

I spent two days last week in Chicago, reviewing award entries as a member of the John Cotton Dana jury. This is my third and last year of serving on this jury, after winning the award myself in 2016. The John Cotton Dana Award honors outstanding library public relations. Each year, we review dozens of… Continue reading Reflections from the John Cotton Dana Awards Jury 2019

Marketing

5 tips for using good photography in your marketing

For this week's blog post, I solicited the advice of two star professionals: my sister, model/actress and professional photographer Kim Anderson; and my brother-in-law,  director/cinematographer (and retired Canon exec) Brent Ramsey. 1. Decide what story you're telling Fundamental to your marketing and communications planning is understanding what story you are telling. Whether you are marketing… Continue reading 5 tips for using good photography in your marketing