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September 19, 2012
  At many recent networking and professional development events, I’ve encountered women working as Personal Stylists, offering shopping services, outfit styling, closet revamping and grooming guidance. It strikes me as something akin to finishing...
September 10, 2012
The 2012 US Open made its mark in the world of social media. Like other sporting events such as the Super Bowl, the NBA Playoffs and the Olympics, the US Open has embraced social media. IBM even launched an iPad application that provided fans with...
September 4, 2012
This is part two of my series on enterprise social media, featuring a recent conversation with Shel Holtz. In part one, I wrote about how the use of free platforms like Facebook’s closed groups expand the definition of enterprise social media. This...
September 2, 2012
In the Fall of 2011, I was taking a class in Social Media Strategy at NYU’s Public Relations school toward my M.A. The instructor scheduled a cadre of impressive guest speakers, including digital communications consultant Shel Holtz. Shel’s talk...
August 27, 2012
 “Women are all things at all times.” Speaking at last month’s launch event for McCann Erickson’s global Truth About Moms study, Linda Fears, Family Circle magazine’s Editor in Chief, went on to explain that her readers “are not sometimes moms and...
August 21, 2012
Did you know that online interactive conversations such as instant messaging can be archived and stored just like emails? With millions of users on social networks, the Internet is a great place to make new friends. However, sharing too much...
August 11, 2012
A few weeks ago, fellow NYWICI member Michelle Lodge recommended the Taryn Simon photography exhibit at MoMA. I hadn’t heard of Taryn and was curious about the exhibit and her work. Taryn is a New York based photographer who is known for...
August 4, 2012
Twinterviewing, in broad terms, is any use of Twitter to initiate, facilitate or conduct an interview.   And since the principles of responsible journalism are readily transferable to all things digital and social, social media platforms like...
July 29, 2012
Social media has afforded us the opportunity to instantly connect with friends, colleagues and strangers alike. In as little as 140 characters, you can positively impact those in your social circle. In a matter of seconds, users of social networks...
July 22, 2012
A couple of months ago I downloaded The New Yorker’s app "Goings On." Naturally, the “Above and Beyond” listing caught my eye, which includes an exhibit at The New York Society Library (NYSL) titled “Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance...
July 17, 2012
Deanna Utroske serves on New York Women in Communications' Integrated Marketing & Communications Committee. She also regularly posts to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest on behalf of NYWICI as part of her contribution to the Social Media Community...
July 13, 2012
New York Women in Communications member Dianne Devitt writes about her reaction to Matrix honoree Ann Curry’s dismissal from Today.  On June 29, 2012, NBC’s Today showed us an example of the science of re-generativity in the form of how low we can...
July 1, 2012
Rise of the Female Entrepreneur Rodeena Stephens is communications director for The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York and a marketing and social media consultant. She organizes and facilitates NYWICI's Twitter Chats at #nywicichat (every other...
June 23, 2012
Christiane Amanpour has always stood out in my mind as a very visible and successful emblem of women war correspondents. Her coverage of Iran on CNN has colored my perception of what women reporters are able to do. But it wasn’t so long ago that...
June 18, 2012
Deanna Utroske serves on New York Women in Communications Inc.’s Integrated Marketing & Communications Committee. She also regularly posts to Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest on behalf of NYWICI as part of her contribution to the Social Media...

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