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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Top 5 Things to Bring to the Texas Social Media Conference

Conference time is coming around, and like always there’s an air of energy and excitement buzzing about. Just like the moments before a flight around the world or a trip to the World Series (go Cubs) it’s easy to make the mistake of leaving a crucial piece of luggage behind. So before tomorrow hits, here’s a friendly reminder of five important things to bring so you don’t fall behind at the conference.

1. Phone Charger
With how much we use our phones, chargers are the powerlines of our social lives- and, as social media researchers and coordinators, our careers. Don’t be caught two hours in the event with your battery below 20% and lose the ability to keep your loyal followers in the loop! If you have a portable charger, make sure you bring it all charged up as well.

2. Business Cards
The rise of Pokemon in the 1990s has taught us that simple cards can hold a lot of power. Likewise, your business card can be the deciding point in getting you that job you’ve been working so hard for- so don’t miss out on a crucial networking opportunity! Business cards can start a conversation that brings a new beginning in a promising career field. Always bring your business cards.

3. Snacks
That’s right- bring snacks! Studies have shown that a hungry mind is a distracted mind, and being focused on food can hinder your ability to learn material being presented right in front of you. Of course, don’t be that guy struggling to open a 200 decibel bag of chips right in the room- a small bag of peanuts or trail mix will suffice. Meals are provided by TSMRI and its sponsors throughout the event so if you do forget this one, don’t worry. We won’t let you starve. (Our swag bags are also stuffed with goodies!)

4. Business Casual
We’ll cut you some slack here- different conferences request different types of clothes for their events. So we won’t turn you away at the door if you wear a Led Zepplin t-shirt. But the age-old adage “dress for success” has a lot of merit we advise you take in. This conference is a great opportunity to network, and while business cards can start a conversation, underdressing can quickly end it. So bust out that business casual and the social-professional swagger will come with it.

5. Attitude!
Alright, alright. Maybe this one goes without saying- but we’d be remiss not to remind you! We here at TSMRI are honored to have your attendance at the conference, and want to see everyone prepared to grab life by the reins and dash headlong into success. Like your business casual dress, a good attitude can take control of a conversation, and a bad attitude can not only end one, but can prevent others from happening in the future. Leave a positive lasting impression on both us and potential business connections by smiling, shaking hands, and being polite and courteous at every opportunity. You put on your best demeanor and bring everything else on this list, and this can be a conference for the books.


By Jack Cochran
TSMRI Social Media Coach

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Top Texas School Districts on Twitter in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 5, 2016


Contact: Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards at (254) 307-1375 or jtedwards@tarleton.edu.


Top Texas School Districts on Twitter


The top Texas School Districts on Twitter will be honored at the 5th Annual Texas Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, November 4.


Fort Worth, Texas - The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI) will present statewide social media awards (advertising/media, arts/culture/entertainment, finance/insurance, construction/equipment/contractors, family/community/civic organizations, government/education) at the 5th Annual Social Media Conference (#TXSocialMedia) in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, November 4, 2016. The following Fort Worth Area companies will be honored at the #TXSocialMedia Conference.

The Top 10 Region 4 Texas School Districts on Twitter:

Klein ISD@kleinisd1
Houston ISD@houstonisd2
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD@cyfairisd3
Alief ISD@aliefisd4
Fort Bend ISD@fortbendisd5
Spring Branch ISD@sbisd6
Spring ISD@springisd7
Aldine ISD@aldineisd8
Pasadena ISD@pasadeniaisd_tx9
Lamar CISD@lamarcisd10

The Top 10 Region 10 Texas School Districts on Twitter:

Carrolton/Farmers Branch ISD@cfbisd1
Dallas ISD@dallasschools2
Grand Prairie ISD@grandprairieisd3
Frisco ISD@friscoisd4
Midlothian ISD@midlothianisd5
Garland ISD@gisdnews6
Irving ISD@irvingisd7
Mesquite ISD@mesquiteisdtx8
Rockwall ISD@rockwallschools9
Duncanville ISD@duncanvilleisd10

The Top 10 Region 11 Texas School Districts on Twitter:

Northwest ISD@northwestisd1
Keller ISD@kellerisd2
Carroll ISD@carrollisd3
Arlington ISD@arlingtonisd4
Mansfield ISD@mansfieldisd5
Lewisville ISD@lewisvilleisd6
Denton ISD@dentonisd7
Fort Worth ISD@fortworth_isd8
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD@emsisd9
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD@gcisd10


The Top 10 Region 13 Texas School Districts on Twitter:

Round Rock ISD@roundrockisd1
Austin ISD@austinisd2
Leander ISD@leanderisd3
Georgetown ISD@georgetownisd4
Hays CISD@hayscisd5
Pflugerville ISD@pfisd6
Lake Travis ISD@ltisdschools7
Comal ISD@cisdnews8
Dripping Springs ISD@dsisd9
Manor ISD@manorisd10

The Top 10 Region 20 Texas School Districts on Twitter:

Northside ISD@nisd1
North East ISD@neisd2
San Antonio ISD@saisd3
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD@scucisd4
Alamo Heights ISD@ahisd5
Southwest ISD@swisd6
South San Antonio ISD@ssaisd7
Boerne ISD@boerneisd8
Harlandale ISD@harlandaleisd9
Southside ISD@southsideisd10

The top Texas School District Twitter accounts in each category will be honored at the 6th Annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at Tarleton State University Fort Worth on Friday, November 4, 2016.  To register for the conference, please visit http://www.txsocialmedia.org/. Representatives from the “Top Texas School Districts on Twitter” are encouraged to contact texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com for a special registration code.


The following criteria were utilized to determine the top Texas School District: included on a Texas Education Service Center district list, Klout (influencer) score of at least 40, and number of followers. For more information about Klout scores, please visit http://www.klout.com/
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The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Top Fort Worth Area Organizations & Businesses on Twitter in 2016


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


October 4, 2016


Contact: Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards at (254) 307-1375 or jtedwards@tarleton.edu.


Top Fort Worth Area Organizations & Businesses on Twitter


The top Fort Worth area organizations and businesses on Twitter will be honored at the 5th Annual Texas Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, November 4.


Fort Worth, Texas - The Texas Social Media Research Institute (@TSMRI) will present statewide social media awards (advertising/media, arts/culture/entertainment, finance/insurance, construction/equipment/contractors, family/community/civic organizations, government/education) at the 5th Annual Social Media Conference (#TXSocialMedia) in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, November 4, 2016. The following Fort Worth Area companies will be honored at the #TXSocialMedia Conference.






1American Airlines@AmericanAir
2Dallas Cowboys Football Club@dallascowboys
3Texas Rangers Baseball Club@Rangers
4AT&T@ATT
5Texas Christian University@TCU
6Texas Monthly Custom Publishing@TEXASMONTHLY
7WFAA-TV Channel 8@wfaachannel8
8RadioShack Corporation@RadioShack
9Pier 1 Imports@Pier1
10Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.@tandyleather


The Top 10 Fort Worth Area Advertising and Media Companies on Twitter:
1
Texas Monthly
2
WFAA Channel 8
3
CBS DFW
4
NBC 5
5
Star Telegram
6
95.9 The Ranch - 92.1 KTFW
7
Fort Worth Texas Magazine
8
Fletcher Consulting Public Relations
9
Fort Worth Business Press
10
The Green Sheet

The Top 10 Fort Worth Area Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Companies on Twitter:

1
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
2
American Airlines Center
3
Billy Bob's Texas
4
Kimbell Art Museum
5
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
6
Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc.
7
Fort Worth Zoo
8
Sid Richardson Museum
9
Stockyards Championship Rodeo
10
Championship Bull Riding Inc.


The Top 4 Fort Worth Area Automotive and Marine Companies on Twitter:
1
Rush Truck Center Fort Worth
2
GM Financial
3
Sewell Lexus of Fort Worth
4
Autobahn Fort Worth

The Top 10 Fort Worth Area Business and Professional Services Companies on Twitter:


1
Karl K. Morgan, representing USAA
2
HKS Architects
3
Fluor Corporation
4
Weaver
5
Influence Leadership, Inc.
6
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
7
Culture Index
8
Buxton
9
Burnett’s Staffing
10
J.O.

The Top 4 Fort Worth Area Computer and Telecommunications Companies on Twitter:
1
AT&T
2
Radio Shack
3
Allied Electronics
4
Ayoka Systems

The Top 5 Fort Worth Area Construction, Equipment, and Contractors on Twitter:
1
The Beck Group
2
D.R. Horton, Inc.
3
DPR Construction
4
Spaw Glass Contractors
5
Dalworth Restoration


The Top 10 Fort Worth Area Family, Community, and Civic Organizations on Twitter:
1
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
2
Catholic Charities Fort Worth
3
Day Resource Center for the Homeless
4
Fort Worth Bike Sharing
5
Fort Worth Firefighters
6
Christian Community Storehouse
7
Salvation Army DFW
8
PeopleFund
9
World Affairs Council DFW
10
SafeHaven of Tarrant County


The Top 8 Fort Worth Area Finance and Insurance Companies on Twitter:
1
Karl K. Morgan, representing USAA
2
First Command Bank
3
Frost Bank
4
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
5
Comerica Bank
6
GM Financial
7
EECU
8
Bank of Texas


The Top 10 Fort Worth Area Government, Education, and Individuals on Twitter:
1
Texas Christian University
2
Tarleton State University
3
City of Fort Worth
4
The University of Texas at Arlington
5
The University of North Texas
6
United Way of Tarrant County
7
Austin College
8
Education Service Center Region 11
9
Tarrant County College District
10
University of North Texas Health Science Center


The Top 9 Fort Worth Area Health Care Organizations on Twitter:
1
Baylor Scott & White
2
Cook Children’s Health Care System
3
Texas Health Resources
4
MedStar Mobile Healthcare
5
Plastic Surgery Texas
6
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth
7
CareNow
8
JPS Health Network
9
Higginbotham


The Top 5 Fort Worth Area Lodging and Travel Organizations on Twitter:
1
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
2
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
3
La Quinta Inn and Suites Fort Worth West I-30
4
The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel
5
Hilton Fort Worth

The Top 6 Fort Worth Area Manufacturing, Production, and Wholesale Companies on Twitter:
1
Williamson - Dickie Manufacturing Company
2
Renfro Foods, Inc.
3
Justin Brands
4
Range Resources
5
Ben E. Keith Beverages
6
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc.

The Top 5 Fort Worth Area Public Utilities and Environmental Companies on Twitter:
1
Waste Management of Texas
2
Oncor Electric Delivery
3
Reliant
4
TXU Energy
5
Atmos Energy

The Top 9 Fort Worth Area Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Companies on Twitter:
1
Texas de Brazil
2
On the Border
3
Bennigan’s
4
Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
5
Cantina Laredo
6
Button’s Restaurant
7
Brewed
8
Fred’s Texas Cafe
9
Joe T. Garcia’s Restaurant


The Top 4 Fort Worth Area Shopping and Specialty Retail Companies on Twitter:

1
Pier 1 Imports
2
Tandy Leather Factory
3
At Home Stores
4
Defense Solutions Group


The Top 6 Fort Worth Area Sports and Recreation Companies on Twitter:

1
Dallas Cowboys Football Club
2
Texas Rangers Baseball Club
3
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
4
Cabela’s
5
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
6
Hawaiian Falls

The Top 4 Fort Worth Area Transportation Companies on Twitter:
1
American Airlines
2
BNSF Railway Company
3
Texas Central High-Speed Railway
4
The T


The top Fort Worth area Twitter accounts in each category will be honored at the 6th Annual Social Media Conference in Fort Worth, Texas at Tarleton State University Fort Worth on Friday, November 4, 2016.  To register for the conference, please visit http://www.txsocialmedia.org/. Representatives from the “Top Fort Worth Area Organizations and Businesses on Twitter” are encouraged to contact texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com for a special registration code.


The following criteria were utilized to determine the top higher education institutions: included on the “Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce” member page, based in Texas, Klout (influencer) score of at least 40, and number of followers. For more information about Klout scores, please visit http://www.klout.com/

The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is located at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. The institute includes faculty, staff, and student social media researchers.
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The Texas Social Media Research Institute (TSMRI) is a group of faculty, staff, and students at Tarleton State University with a mission of conducting social media research; sharing social media best practices; and providing social media education for students, non-profit organizations, state agencies, school districts, and higher education institutions.


Contact us:
Texas Social Media Research Institute
Follow Us on Twitter - @TSMRI
Call Us - 254-307-8211
Join Us for Our #TXSocialMedia Weekly Twitter Chats on Thursday Nights at 8pm CDT
texassocialmediaresearch@gmail.com
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