Social Media Day

  • "Using Social Media for Good"

    Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8:30 am - 2 pm
    MSUM Paseka School of Business

    Kirsten Jensen, founder and digital strategist at Next Action Digital, will keynote the morning session. Jensen was the digital strategist for Dakota Medical Foundation’s "Giving Hearts Day, #GoMatchyMatchy," campaign earning more than 10.6 million dollars for the community.

    "I work with leaders and organizations to tell their brand stories and empower employees to connect, build relationships and share their experience in social media," Jensen said.
    Read Kirsten's full bio

    Other sessions feature using social media for good engagement, creating podcasts, engaging volunteers, and planning for strategy and content. There will be a noon lunch and an afternoon panel of social media strategists from local businesses and organizations.

    The event is free of charge and is sponsored by the Marcil Center for Innovative Journalism, the School of Communication and Journalism and the Paseka School of Business.

    For more information contact the School of Communication & Journalism or the Marcil Center Director:

  • Holtan, Merrie
    Faculty, Communication Studies
    School of Communication and Journalism

    Office: BR 260E
    Phone: 218.477.4311

    Merrie Sue Holtan teaches communication studies courses in interviewing, composition, intercultural communication, journalism, sports communication, event planning, media writing, public speaking, public relations and business and professional communication. She has an undergraduate commnication degree from the University of Minnesota, a masters in communication from NDSU and an MFA in Creative writing from MSUM. She is the author of three books, including "Power and Stride, The Nancy Burggraf Story," which she also produced as a documentary. Also a contract writer with more than 400 published articles, Merrie Sue has won state and national writing awards. She has written several community and non profit grants totaling nearly one million dollars and has also trained five national champion baton twirlers.