Higher Education

Published twice a month, FIR on Higher Education provides communications tips for individuals within higher education (academics, PR professionals, marketers and administrators). Each episode features a main interview with an academic, journalist or thought leader and then concludes with short reports related to higher education communications and technology.

Friday, March 14, 2014

FIR on Higher Education #6 – Dan Schawbel on Millenials, Workforce Needs and Higher Education

What are hiring managers expecting out of university graduates? How should higher education innovate to meet these expectations?

Dan Schawbel, an expert on workplace trends and Gen Y careers, addresses these questions on episode six of For Immediate Release on Higher Education. He also delves into a recent research study he led on the future of education. According to this study, 50% of students surveyed noted that they don’t need a physical classroom, 53% believe that online colleges are reputable and
 39% view the future of education as being more virtual.

I also provide a report on the recent Gallup study on what business leaders look for in university graduates, and technology correspondent Harry Hawk’s report focuses on Iversity, a platform for MOOC courses.

About Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press), which is a #1 Barnes & Noble business bestseller and was named the “career book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. His first book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, was a #1 international bestseller and was named the #1 career book of 2009 by The New York Post. Combined, his books have been translated into 15 different languages and are used as textbooks at many schools including Stanford University, Boston University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The University of Texas at Austin. Both bestsellers were published before Dan’s 30th birthday.

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Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

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FIR on Higher Education is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

Posted by Kevin Anselmo on 03/14 at 09:00 AM
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Friday, February 28, 2014

FIR on Higher Education – Episode 5: An Interview with Forbes CMO Editor Jenny Rooney

What does it take to become a contributor on Forbes’ CMO Network? What does a busy editor look for in a pitch?

Jenny Rooney, the CMO Editor at Forbes, shares insights to these questions on episode 5 of FIR on Higher Education. She talks about how she is working with universities to co-sponsor events and explains her editorial priorities in the months ahead.

About Jenny Rooney
Jenny covered interactive advertising for Advertising Age during the dot-com boom and then marketing for Business 2.0, served as contributing editor at Chief Executive magazine, and was editor-in-chief of Sales & Marketing Management magazine before joining Ad Age again, where she most recently served as editor of CMO Strategy. Now at Forbes as CMO Network editor, she’s thrilled to be overseeing content for that most dynamic, creative and arguably challenged executive in the C-suite, the CMO.

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Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

FIR on Higher Education is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

FIR on Higher Education – Episode 4: A Discussion with Jonah Berger about Why Things Catch On

Blenders – they are one of least remarkable items out there. However, a series of catchy blender videos produced by Blendtec has generated millions of views. How does this happen? How can you get your content to go viral? Is it by chance or is there a science to it?

Professor Jonah Berger, author of Contagious, has researched this topic and introduced a framework about why things catch on. He shares this framework on episode 4 of FIR on Higher Education and discusses how he applied his own ideas in marketing and selling his book. His tips apply to communicators and thought leaders on how they can most effectively promote their ideas.

In our news and tips section, Harry Hawk looks at College of America and I discuss university online pressrooms.

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About Your Host

Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

FIR on Higher Education is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

FIR on Higher Education – Episode 3: LinkedIn best practice in a higher education context

FIR Presents Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo

Many of us have benefited from the newly expanded FIR Podcast Network. These perks include enhanced learning and networking amongst the community. This is on display in episode 3 of FIR on Higher Education as Linked Conversations host Chuck Hester is interviewed on how individuals within academia can best leverage LinkedIn.

Chuck, a LinkedIn expert, will outline the rationale behind LinkedIn’s new university pages; how academics can best optimize their profiles to highlight their research and thought leadership; and how public relations professionals can use the social site to communicate news and information about their respective schools.

In our news and tips section, we look at how the Edelman trust barometer impacts higher education stakeholders, and Harry Hawk weighs the pros and cons of the HootSuite.com academic program, which allows college classrooms to use the HootSuite Pro for 90 days and offers a student certification.

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About Your Host

Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

FIR on Higher Education is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

FIR on Higher Education Episode 2 - Media relations tips

FIR Presents Higher Education with Kevin AnselmoIt is a competitive world out there in media relations land. As we all know, the media industry has been significantly disrupted.

So what are they keys to generating consistent positive media coverage for an institution? How can academics and thought leaders best prepare for interviews? What is the role of the media relations professional in the process? What about generating coverage internationally?

My guest Caleb Hulme-Moir, founder of Mana Communications and the former public relations director at Cass Business School in London, addresses these questions in episode 2 of FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo. Over a six-year period, Cass went from having no share of the British media voice to generating significant positive media coverage in print and broadcast, both in the UK and internationally. As part of our main interview feature, Caleb discusses how Cass was able to do this.

In our short opening news and tips section, I discuss how an online course led a professor to an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press and why a creative holiday greeting video from an institution generated over 54,000 YouTube views.

We are delighted to welcome Harry Hawk as a contributor to the show, reporting on technology within higher education. An adjunct professor at Cuny’s New York City School of Technology, Harry’s first report provides an informative overview of MOOCs.

Hope you enjoy the show!

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About Your Host

Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

FIR on Higher Education is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

Posted by Kevin Anselmo on 01/18 at 07:06 PM
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Thursday, December 26, 2013

FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo, Episode 1: December 26, 2013

Most every professional wants to generate ideas that make a difference.

Bill Fischer, a professor at IMD business school in Switzerland, discusses how to successfully use social media to spur idea generation in this first episode of FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo. Bill also describes how he teaches executives to use social media to generate ideas.

Bill shares some tips on how academics can use social media and the keys to writing for practitioner and mainstream outlets vs. academic publications. In addition, Bill and Kevin converse about the best ways academics / thought leaders and public relations professionals can work together.

FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo is the communications podcast for academics, marketers, PR professionals and administrators working in an educational environment.

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About Your Host

Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

Find Kevin on Twitter: @kevinanselmo.

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype: fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

FIR on Higher Education is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Introducing “FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo”

The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on higher education that will begin on December 26, 2013. Presenter Kevin Anselmo explains…

FIR on Higher education

How can academics effectively promote their ideas to general audiences? What are the best ways to teach social media and public relations in the classroom? What is best practice for communicators and marketers within the world of higher education? How will MOOCs and new technology impact the industry?

These are among the questions that we will delve into in my new podcast: FIR on Higher Education, which is part of the For Immediate Release podcast network. Each FIR on Higher Education episode will consist of an interview with a professor, communicator, researcher, administrator or a journalist, among others. I will also look to receive reports from guest contributors (if you are interested, please let me know).

Podcasts have been a tremendous source of learning for me. There are several shows I listen to regularly that are my means to free and on-demand continuing education. At the top of my weekly listening is For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report, a show hosted by two extremely knowledgeable communication professionals: Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson. Their weekly podcast is filled with all the latest news and insights regarding communications. I carefully listen to each episode and follow (and sometimes participate) in discussions that ensue in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

Shel and Neville decided to introduce new shows under the FIR name (which is already a very strong brand). In my opinion, this is a brilliant move. By bringing on shows focused on particular niches (such as strategy, internal communications and LinkedIn), the For Immediate Release podcast is extending its reach in a significant way. My goal with FIR on Higher Education is to complement this line-up of communication podcasts by offering a show particularly geared to individuals working within higher education. The industry has its own unique set of communications challenges and opportunities, and I intend to explore these different areas in the podcast.

As host, I will be looking to facilitate interesting discussions. It will be a great learning experience for me to interact and hear the insights of various stakeholders within higher education. If you are a dean, communicator, marketer, academic or administrator within higher education, my aspiration is that this will be a must-listen to show for you.

Shel’s and Neville’s show is brilliant not only for the insights they bring to the table, but because of how they leverage contributors and the overall FIR community. I would like to take a humble attempt to follow in their footsteps and foster a community with FIR on Higher Education. Therefore, if you work within higher education and would like to provide a regular update, please do let me know. In addition, feel free to pitch me stories and initiatives within higher education that you think should be covered.

The first episode of FIR on Higher Education with Kevin Anselmo will be posted on December 26th. Beginning in 2014, I will be publishing two shows per month. I am very excited about hosting this show, and am confident you will enjoy listening.

Look out for episode 1 on the 26th!

Kevin.

About Your Host

Kevin AnselmoKevin Anselmo is the Founder and Principal of Experiential Communications, a consultancy focused on education. He helps brands within academia - whether individual or corporate - communicate with stakeholders. He also teaches communications and public relations workshops to different individuals and groups.

Previously, Kevin was Director of Public Relations for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and prior to that managed the media relations for IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, he was an adjunct communications professor at Nyack College in New York.

Currently based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Kevin lived and worked in Switzerland for eight years and in Germany for two years. He has led public relations initiatives in various countries around the world.

About The FIR Podcast Network

The FIR Podcast Network is a series of business podcasts founded by Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz. The anchor podcast in the network is The Hobson and Holtz Report, a weekly show presented since January 2005.

For information about FIR, to see show notes for the podcasts and to subscribe, visit www.forimmediaterelease.biz. You can also subscribe via iTunes and other podcast directories.

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