Ready for the weekend? So are we. Here’s some stuff you might have missed this week:
1. Sanford-Brown and First-Ever “Give Back Day”
Sanford-Brown College, a TVG client, participated in a nationwide “Give Back Day” this week. Coinciding with National Medical Assistant Recognition Day, students from all of Sanford-Brown’s campuses helped with various activities, including health screenings, blood drives, massage therapy and volunteering at local health facilities. Visit Sanford-Brown’s website to learn more about them.
2. Soy Symposium
The 9th International Symposium on the Role of Soy was this past week. The program consisted of presentations in areas such as new research fields, women’s health, soy farming and cardiovascular topics. You can read about some highlights of the symposium here. For more information on soy in general, visit the United Soybean Board’s website.
3. Washington Post and Twitter
After a controversial article from the Washington post came under fire this week from activist group GLAAD, one staffer used the Post’s Twitter account to defend publishing the piece. As a result of increased negative feedback to this tweet, the Post has asked its journalists not to engage with critics on Twitter. Is this the right move for a news outlet?
4. Donna Vandiver Speaks at VCC Conference
TVG’s fearless leader Donna Vandiver traveled to Louisiana this week to speak at the 2010 Fall Various Chemical Companies Conference. Speakers at the conference were asked to address a wide array of issues affecting chemical companies. Donna talked to the group about maintaining employee engagement during tough economic times. Check out all of TVG’s employee communication services on our website.
5. Starbucks Digital Network
Starbucks rolled out its Starbucks Digital Network (SDN) this week to users of their in-store Wi-Fi services. Café dwellers can take advantage of exclusive content, ranging from full access to the Wall Street Journal to free online movies. How can marketers and advertisers use this network and others like it to their best advantage?