Social Media Day

  • "Telling Your Organization's Story: Brand Journalism and Social Media"

    Friday, April 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Glasrud Auditorium | Weld Hall

    Mark Ragan, CEO of Lawrence Ragan Communications and co-founder of Ragan Consulting Group in Chicago, Ill., is the event's keynote speaker. His talk is titled "Brand Journalism's Role in Telling Your Brand Story."

    You are invited to: 

    • Learn about brand journalism and the role it plays in building your brand.
    • Discover how to tell your own story better—across all media formats.
    • Explore how to craft stories that win hearts and minds.
    • Network with local professionals during breakout sessions.

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


    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.