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Ohio ranks No. 9 in number of jobs posted online

It pays to check your social media sites when looking for work.

This is true, especially if you live in Ohio.

The Buckeye state ranks No. 9 in the country when it comes to posting jobs on social media, according to Bullhorn Inc.’s 2012 Bullhorn Reach Rankings Report: An Inside Look at Social Recruiting in the USA.

The study indicated that LinkedIn is the top place for posting jobs (77 percent of openings). In addition, 54 percent of open jobs are posted on Twitter, while 25 percent of openings are posted on Facebook.

While Ohio ranks high in social recruiting, the Midwest is the least active region in the country.

Maine is the most active state for posting jobs on social media, followed by New Hampshire, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

SOCIAL MEDIA MEETING SET - The Stark/Summit Social Media Roundtable will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Creative Ohio Gallery in downtown Canton.

LUNCHEON HONORS CORPORATE LEGAL HELP – Columbus Business First will host its Top Corporate Counsel Awards Luncheon 11 a.m. June 21 at the Westin Great Southern Hotel.

You can register for the event here.

PLEASE GIVE BACK – My friend, Mark Hershberger, is riding in the Bike MS for his wife, Joanna, who has been diagnosed with this disease.

You can donate here.

Big O and Dukes co-host Chad Dukes is putting the word out to help Ashley Greene, who is raising funds to help pay for expenses related to her battle with eye cancer.

You can read Ashley’s story and donate to help her out at http://www.giveforward.com/hopeforashleygreene.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

Why news writers should rewrite wire copy

When running stories from The Associated Press, it’s good to rewrite copy. Here’s a reason why.

STORIES TO NOTE - Here are several recent communication stories from the communications industry you should check out.
- Whatever Happened To Traditional PR?
- Is Social Media Killing the News Industry?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

Kids can learn sports from the Pioneers

The Malone University Department of Athletics will offer summer sports camps for young athletes that are designed for all skill levels and aim to provide a challenging yet enjoyable experience.

Camps are offered in the areas of:

Boys and Girls cross country: July 8-11
Football: June 12-14
Boys and girls soccer: June 14-16 or June 18-21
Softball: July 11-12
Volleyball: June 18-20 or June 25-27

Register or learn more at www.malonepioneers.com

FIRST LOOK - ESPN has a great look at the new NCAA 13 video game. You can read the review here.

DAY FOR DADS - Dads, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is offering a great way to connect with your kids.

Day Out With Dad offers tickets to the museum and a day of events at Fawcett Stadium on June 9.

You can find more information about the event here.

LOOKING FORWARD TO THE REMATCH – The Ohio State men’s basketball team will face Duke again in November in the ACC-Big 10 challenge.

CHECK OUT THE CHARGE - The Canton Charge has an open house to advertise season tickets for the upcoming season 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Canton Memorial Civic Center.

You can reserve tickets here.

NOT GOING ANYWHERE - Don’t worry Cavaliers fans, Kyrie Irving says he’s not leaving the team any time soon.

HAPPY 100 – Ace Parker recently became the first NFL Hall of Famer and only fourth player in history to turn 100.
His career is detailed here.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND AMERICA’S PASTIME – Want to know how your favorite baseball team is doing in social media? This graphic does a great job of showing fans consumption of social media.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Monday’s View From The Pugh column features sports news and commentary. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

Columbus Business First hosting Social Madness contest

Tuesday is the deadline for Columbus Business First’s Social Madness national social media contest.

The Central Ohio contest is part of a national tournament where companies compete against others of similar size.

Central Ohio winners will advance in the bracket-style challenge to a national competition that will honor three champions for their social media programs.

Winners will receive a $10,000 donation to their charity of their choice. Voting starts June 1.

Rules and sign-ups for the contest can be found here.

BOOM – The technology on Madden football keeps getting better and better.

Here’s a video from the production of the new game.

STORIES TO NOTE - Here are five recent communication stories from the communications industry you should check out.

- Six Questions to Ask Before Launching a Blog

- Social Media Helps Remedy Organ Donation Crisis

- 6 Tips for Optimizing News Releases for Social Media

- 11 Tactics to Optimize Your Blog

- The 4 Economic Reasons to Rebrand Your Business

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

What to do when your Facebook font size is too small

I had some strange issues a few weeks back with Facebook.

After hitting a couple of buttons, I soon discovered that the front sizes were way too small.

If you run into that problem, there is an easy solution.

All you need to do is hold the Control or Command key and press the plus (+) key to increase the size.

To decrease the size, hold the Control or Command key the press the minus (-) key.

STORIES TO NOTE - Here are five recent communication stories from the communications industry you should check out.

- Seven Great, Simple Rules for Engaging in Social Media via Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

- Faith and Technology: The Good and the Bad of Ministry Tech.

- 4 job interview tactics to help you go from good to great.

- 7 ways to get your blog noticed in a crowded niche.

- New Google maps include real-time traffic info.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

Intro video to Facebook timeline

In case you’re behind on Facebook, here’s an intro video on the social media’s Timeline feature.

Has anyone not activated it yet?

When it comes to social media connections, quality is SO MUCH MORE important to quantity

When it comes to social media, it’s not able the number of “likes” or “follows,” it’s about how you use them.

Successful community managers need to interact with those who follow the page.

It’s not about selling, it’s about building relationships.

Relationships lead to brand awareness, the potential of new sales and your audience sharing your information with others.

I remember working in restaurants through the 90s in college where “if a customer has a bad experience, they share it with seven others” was drilled into my mind.

From a positive side in the social media world we live in today, how about the power of your customers sharing positive experiences online. There’s a lot of untapped resources here.

It’s important to understand that you have to give someone a reason to like your page.

Content is vital. The information you share must be interesting and fun.

In addition to content, what else can you offer your audience?

The answer may vary depending on your company or organization, but you need to give your audience a reason to listen.

EXTRA, EXTRA - Facebook unveiled a new feature which allows you to read your news feed as a personalized newspaper. Mashable has the details.

NOT VIRAL - A recent report from All Facebook indicates only 2 percent of Facebook posts are shared.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

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Ashland professor publishes book on political theology

Dr. Craig Hovey, assistant professor of religion at Ashland University, has published another book and this one is a collection of readings in political theology.

The book, titled “An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology,” is printed by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., which praises the book as gathering some of the most significant and influential writings in political theology from the 20th and 21st centuries. “Given that Christianity’s center of gravity is undeniably shifting to the global South, this volume uniquely integrates key voices from Africa, Asia and Latin America with central texts from Europe and North America on such major subjects as church and state, gender and race, and Christendom and post colonialism,” notes the company in its description of the book.

“I am really excited about this book,” Hovey said. “These readings show an astounding breadth of ideas coming from Christians around the world, many of whom simply don’t share our American anxiety about church and state, which has tended to restrict Christianity’s importance to the private sphere of individual spirituality. I think readers will be amazed by the alternatives that are out there.”

BRANDING SOCIAL MEDIA - Mashable has an interesting infographic about social media in the digital age. You can see it here.

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