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May 26, 2016
UNDKathy Shares Her Experience as a Social Employee

@UNDKathy Shares Her Experience as a Social Employee

At Onsharp, we love when people use social media to grow professionally, build relationships, and achieve professional goals – and that’s why we offer social employee programs. We followed up with Kathy Lund, one of our recent social employee grads, and asked her some questions about how her new role as a social employee has impacted her job at the UND Pancratz Career Center. Read on to hear what she had to say about her experience. 
May 23, 2016
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5 Things to Add to Your June Content Calendar

June is right around the corner. Whether it’s spending time outside or enjoying the many events of summer, it’s an exciting time of year. With all that’s happening, there’s a lot to talk about with your audience. But with so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages. That starts with strategically-timed content marketing.
May 19, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday: 7 Ways @NDSUAthletics Accounts Crush Social Media

At Onsharp, we love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization, individual, topic is all about. So each week we choose a feature a person, group or organization that is using social media to make an impact. This week’s #HighFiveFriday goes to @NDSUAthletics and the other university athletic accounts for their great use of Twitter to pump up, update, and engage fans. While North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, has delivered quality education to students for years, more recently the university has become a powerhouse in Division 1 athletic programs […]
May 18, 2016
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The Benefits of Having Social Employees Share a Behind-the-Scenes Look of Your Company

At Onsharp, seeing people use social media to grow professionally, build relationships, and achieve goals is what gets us excited. And because we want to see more of it, we offer social employee training to help individuals become better equipped to use social media to fulfill their professional goals. Today we’re featuring posts from social employees who use their voice to share a behind-the-scenes look into their day-to-day jobs. Keep reading to see how your social employee team can do the same, and why it matters.
May 12, 2016
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@CCRIAnna Shares Her Experience as a Social Employee

At Onsharp, we love when people use social media to grow professionally, build relationships and achieve professional goals – and that’s why we offer social employee training. We followed up with Anna Larson, one of our recent social employee training grads, and asked her some questions about how her role as a social employee has impacted her job at Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI). Keep reading to see what she had to say about her experience. 
May 5, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @FargoAvalon for Inspiring Audiences

At Onsharp, we love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization, individual, or topic is all about. So each week we choose a feature a person, group or organization that is using social media to make an impact.
May 5, 2016
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Build Up Your Team by Recognizing Your Coworkers on Social Media

We’ve talked about the importance of saying thank you on social media when it comes to partners, donors, media and volunteers. But it’s just as important to thank and recognize your team.
May 5, 2016
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How to Say Thank You in 140 Characters or Less

Saying thank you can help you build and nurture relationships. One of the benefits of using social media in your professional role is that you have an easy way to quickly show recognition to those that you have (or want to have) a relationship with including donors, sponsors, mentors, community members, partners, and more.
April 28, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @CrystalCoLisaB

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the digital marketing landscape. Today, businesses and organizations can share their message with thousands of individuals in one click or tap of a button. And social employees are leading a charge in bringing this powerful movement to the business world. At Onsharp, we love celebrating the individuals who excel in this. Lisa Borgen is a social employee doing a great job, which is why she’s in this week’s #socialemployee spotlight.
April 27, 2016
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4 Things to Add to Your May Content Calendar

May is right around the corner, which means we’re super close to summer. Whether it’s starting to enjoy the warm weather or enjoying different events of the season, May is an exciting time. Making the most of this time for your business starts with strategically-timed content marketing. And with so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages.
April 21, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @CCRIMoorhead

At Onsharp, we get excited when businesses use social media to contribute to conversations happening in our local community.  We love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization or business is all about – whether that moment is focused on culture, mission, expertise, or more.
April 21, 2016
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Tips for Building Your Network on LinkedIn

I’m just old enough to remember a time in my career when my list of professional connections was a Rolodex of business cards. I remember periodically flipping through the cards. “Not sure where they went,” I would think as I tossed out cards of folks who had moved on to other opportunities. One of the things I love about social media, especially LinkedIn, is the ability to stay continuously connected through career transitions. It makes our networks more robust and creates new possibilities as paths intersect in new and interesting ways.
April 20, 2016
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@RDOICAdam Shares His Experience as a Social Employee

At Onsharp, we love when people use social media to grow professionally, build relationships, and achieve goals – and that’s why we offer social employee training. We followed up with Adam Gilbertson, who recently completed our social employee training, and asked him some questions about how his new role as a social employee has impacted his job at RDO Integrated Controls. Read on to hear what he had to say about his experience. 
April 14, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @UnitedWayHunter

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the nonprofit landscape. Today, organizations can share their message with thousands of passionate volunteers and supporters in one post. And social employees are leading the charge in bringing this powerful movement to the business world.
April 13, 2016
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Website Terminology: The Most Common Terms Defined

If you’re developing a website for the first time, there’s a good chance most of the terminology you come across will be pretty foreign to you as you get started. This can be confusing; especially if you’re working with a development team who knows what every term means.
April 7, 2016
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#HighFiveFriday to @MarchOfDimesND

At Onsharp, we love seeing little moments being shared that give people a clear and meaningful understanding of what an organization, individual, topic is all about. Each week, we feature a person or group using social media to make an impact. This week’s #HighFiveFriday goes to @MarchofDimesND for their great use of Twitter to help fulfill their mission.
April 7, 2016
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Prepare to Engage on Social Media at Your Next Event

Attending an event is social in nature. Not only will you have opportunities catch up with old connections, but you’ll also get to meet new people and engage in meaningful discussions with those around you. And with event social media, you can add a whole new level of engagement – especially at conferences, training sessions and other industry events. This type of engagement can improve the value of time spent at these types of events.
April 5, 2016
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4 Things to Add to Your April Content Calendar

April is here, which means Spring is upon us (or it should be)! Whether it comes to starting to get ready for summer plans or finally cracking down on that spring cleaning, April is an exciting time. But with so many different companies competing for the attention of your audience, it’s essential you hit people with smart, targeted messages. That starts with strategically-timed content marketing.
April 4, 2016
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The Importance of Testing Your Website

So you built a brand new website. Great job! But what if as soon as you launch it, you get a text from a close friend saying you have a huge spelling error on the homepage? Or even worse – what if your images look grainy and no one can see them, or your website doesn’t look right on a mobile device?
March 31, 2016
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#SocialEmployee Spotlight: @UNDNathanR

Social media is a powerful tool that has completely changed the way we keep in touch with friends, share our passions, and showcase our jobs. And the social employee team at the University of North Dakota are leading the charge in bringing this powerful movement to the world of higher education. At Onsharp, we love celebrating the individuals who excel in this. One individual doing an exceptional job is Nathan Rees, who’s in this week’s #socialemployee spotlight.