Today was a special day…I made a new friend! When I met Chris, I knew this guy was a rambunctious boy full of life and a love for sports. But what I did not realize, is how he can change your view of how a little boy with special ability can exceed all predispositions and expectations.
The future of content marketing is truly engaging the Generation Z audience. You think you heard enough about Millennials, well…try creating content for both Millennials and Generation Z simultaneously.
Colonel Ben graduated Clemson as the class of 1938, but more important served in World War II. Not only did he serve, but he was a prisoner of war where he did something that seemed so insignificant but has left a tremendous legacy.
As a prisoner of war, he took part in the Bataan Death March,
Water: The 534 Club
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean… (Ezekiel 36:25).
Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. (John 7:37)
I did it…I have joined the 534 club in Cange, Haiti. Actually…I walked these stairs twice. I was nervous traveling back to Cange to capture our water story. I was anxious; anxious that I would not be able to climb these steps given our last trip. These steps almost got the best of me.
I spent the day at The Duke Endowment and found this statue of Mr. Richard Furman, the name sake of Furman University. Sarah’s great-great grandfather was named in his honor, Richard Furman Landrum. We named our son George Landrum Rettew to honor the Landrum name, her grandmother’s maiden name. Sarah’s grandmother was a Landrum, attended Furman University in the 1930’s, and spent years documenting the history of the Landrum’s including the family relationship with the Furman family.
There is nothing better than a good ole fashion pounding, something I had never heard of before this past week.
“Pounding” is a tradition where a church family stocks the new pastor’s pantry and refrigerator with food. The custom dates back to the original Quakers
I met an amazing woman this morning, a strong lady with a powerful story of survival…overcoming all odds. Her expression in this image matches her inner desire to achieve her dreams and #DefyTheLie … she not only survived a abusive relationship, she has transformed her life! I totally enjoy our work with Safe Harbor!
Anderson friends, I hope you pick up an Anderson Magazine! I am a huge fan and thankful April Cameron lets me write a regular article. Here is our latest about Safe Harbor’s #DefyTheLie initiative.
I was amazed that when I received an email this morning from PRNews and read the article entitled “5 Ways to Make Your Facebook Videos More Engaging,” I was disappointed the authors (@ebethsorrell & @ianwright0101) did not even talk about true engagement, or real tactics to increase engagement.
PRSA has got to get away from taking the same ole topics then plugging and playing the same marketing/pr boiler plates into recommendations for the membership. So let’s talk about engagement and how to really increase engagement with video on Facebook.
There are many times that I am amazed after meeting a college student; thinking, they are so smart, motivated, and will do amazing things! I many times contrast this with my college experience, pondering if I had that much focus and determination in college, my path might have been so much different.