Tag Archives: osumc

COM’s Leadership Insights Engaging the Conversation

Phyllis Baker talked about the Leadership Insights with the College of Medicine and also mentioned a blog in the works with Dr. Lucey and Dr. Sedmak. The goal of this blog is to position the COM in an innovative light among academic medical centers and to engage followers in conversation about sometimes controversial topics.

Wet Feet: The Cancer Team’s Use of Social Media

pelotoniaEric Geier talked about his work with The James’ Facebook page and how easy it is to use video to disseminate information. He said he typically uses these elements to display consumer information and events, like Pelotonia and Cancer Survivors Day. He also mentioned that Ryan created a hash tag for the event on Twitter, which helped us to track what attendees were saying and it also provided a nice opportunity for our team and attendees to share information. Eric said he would like to start using Twitter more regularly to target certain physicians and bloggers and build relationships with those key contacts. Tara Kuisick touched on The James Cancer Warriors Group on Facebook and how it has grown to bring together survivors of all different type of cancer–not just breat cancer. This goes back to what Beth NeCamp was talking about earlier when she discussed creating these patient communities and information sharing hubs.

Why Social Media at OSU Medical Center?

OSUMC’s Chief Communication Officer, Beth NeCamp, reflected on her experience at the recent AAMC conference, emphasizing the importance of social media on both a local and national landscape. She charged OSUMC’s communications and marketing department to use social media tools to acheieve department goals and ultimately strive to align these projects with our organization’s strategic goals. The elements of social media can truly evolve everything from internal staff communications to pieces of our national reputation. Beth continued on, emphasizing the need for our engagement in these opportunities, charging the Medical Center’s communications and marketing department with adding an element of social media to our P3s for this next year.  Get tweeting, folks!

Planning and Tweeting: A Toolbox for Marketing Professionals

Sometimes in a world of deadlines and crises, we become doers rather than planners–in some cases, there isn’t a choice. However, this work style is habit-forming and definitely not the most efficient way of project management. Mary Jones Smith, director of creative services at OSU Medical Center, took some time to highlight all the opportunities to reach audiences at OSU Medical Center and the surrounding community. She also emphasized the importance of a creative brief, something that is often overlooked in our fast-paced, needed-it-five-minutes-ago field of work. The foundation of our projects truly does save time in the long run

social-media-waste-of-timeTweeting? Facebooking? Pressing words? Linking in? YouTubing? Social Media and its programs are still a foreign language to many, even in the field of communications. Although early adopters have been experimenting with its different capabilities for a couple of years now, the programs and options are growing at an astronomical rate–really, it’s hard to keep up. Ryan Squire, program director of Social Media at the Medical Center, presented the different options available, highlighting Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN and more. He emphasized the planning stage for this communication style–eventhough it may be tempting to post things quickly in real time, a solid plan with tactics should be developed prior to tweeting and faceooking. The bottom line: the conversation has been happening for a long time and if we don’t join it, we’ll certainly get left behind.