Results of Obsidian PR’s 2013 Digital Engagement Survey

The results of Obsidian Public Relations’ 2013 Mid-South Digital Engagement Survey are in.

Full details are here. We’ve got a full story coming, but for now, this year highlights from the 28-question survey include:

  • 76 percent of respondents participate in digital engagement more than a few times a day.
  • 60 percent visit social media sites more than a few times a day
  • 90 percent use Facebook regularly, 62 percent use YouTube and 60 percent use Twitter
  • Almost half use a smartphone most often to participate in digital engagement
  • Almost 60 percent sometimes ask a company to “push” information or deals to them

 

 

Cohen Coda

 

Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen’s media blitz Monday, July 22, included a return to the place where the reason for the tour of cable news programs began – CNN’s “New Day” program.

It was “New Day” that broke the story last week that Cohen was not the father of Victoria Brink according to DNA testing done on Cohen, Brink and Brink’s natural father, John Brink.

And Cohen didn’t care for how the story was done initially.

But that seemed to be water under the bridge when Cohen sat down Monday morning with co-host Andrew Cuomo and offered more details about how he came to believe he was Brink’s father.

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Cohen On ‘Morning Joe’

Our story on this is coming. But here is the link to this morning’s appearance by Congressman Steve Cohen of Memphis on the MSNBC show “Morning Joe.” It is the first in a round of media appearances Cohen is doing today in D.C. on the ongoing fallout from the paternity tests revealed last week that show he is not the father of Victoria Brink.

It covers a lot of ground on and off the central subject.

Amurica photo space being prepared in Crosstown district

The Amurica photo booth will soon have its own space.

Its soon-to-be headquarters space is being prepared now at 410 N. Cleveland in the Crosstown district.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, the hope is to be moved in by the end of August, with portraits and photo classes happening by mid-September.

 

Start Co. announces $20,000 match challenge

Start Co. is kicking off a $20,000 match challenge.

The organization formerly known as LaunchYourCity will see every dollar raised through the challenge matched by an anonymous donor.  All proceeds will go towards Start Co.’s “Start Empowering” platform to help continue building “a diverse community of leaders,” according to the organization.

Also as part of the match challenge, Start Co. is hosting a Rooftop FUNdraiser Sept. 19. The event will include music, drinks and networking opportunities.

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