Clarene Mitchell

Media & Public Relations (PR)/Corporate & Crisis Communications/SOCIAL Media/Internal & External Communications/Journalism


Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Initiative moved the needle forward

Posted:December 20, 2017 | Tags: Greater Milwaukee Foundation, GMF, Ellen Gilligan, On The Table, America SCORES Milwaukee, Milwaukee Bucks, Boys and Girls Club, Messmer High School, Catholic Central High School

October 17, 2017 has come and gone. The happenings of the day may be long forgotten by many with no lingering connections between now and then. In contrast, through an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (GMF), a philanthropic organization, more than 5400 people had table conversations. According to GMF's promotional materials, the goal of the On the Table events:

"Provide a unique opportunity for civil conversation among people
interested in building new relationships,...

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Northwoods’ workshops put corporate citizenship into practice

Posted:December 1, 2017 | Tags: writing, advertising, social media, content development, workshops, journalism, analytics, Northwoods, Patrick Bieser, websites, SEO, CMS, content writing, Tag Manager, digital marketing, Google

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It behooves all professionals to always be in the mindset of continually learning. It doesn’t matter what kind of work you do, one should prioritize learning. Your education doesn’t have to be obtained exclusively from formal academic institutions. There are a plethora of online courses (including the LinkedIn Learning platform), workshops offered at libraries and through various business forums, etc. As a communications professional, I’m glad my community...

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Get off the social media bench, get in the game!

Posted:November 21, 2017 | Tags: Twitter, Social Media, digital, Tweets, Impressions, Retweets

With just about everyone having a smartphone, IPad or some other device, it can be assumed that most people are on social media. In fact, Statisat.com reports that 81% of the U.S. population are social media users.

Some people may prefer certain platforms over others, but they are a part of the digital community at some level. With this said, I am continually amazed at how people passively engage on social media. Especially on Twitter.

Social media, as it’s automatically implied within the...

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In the social media leadership space...I don't see me

Posted:November 18, 2017 | Tags: Twitter, Social media, diversity, inclusion, Top 50, Nielsen

(I originally published this article November 14, 2017 on LinkedIn.) 

Top 50 leaders lists does not include a Black person

I was scanning my LinkedIn news feed, as I normally do throughout the day, and I saw an article that caught my attention, "The Top 50 Social Media Influencers You Should Follow In Twitter - 2017." The article was from last February, but as often is the case on social media, content gets recycled. I had missed the original publishing so I was glad one of my connections...

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I got bit by the entrepreneurial bug...I'm loving it!

Posted:November 18, 2017 | Tags: business, entrepreneur, #wistartupweek, Wisconsin Start Up Week

(I originally published this article on November 9, 2017.)

The timing of Wisconsin Startup Week is perfect for me.

This time last year, the notion of a week devoted to fostering and supporting startup businesses in Wisconsin would not have had any significance to me. I had just experienced an unexpected employment separation. The months following was somewhat of a roller coaster, including a lot of soul searching; dedicated time reflecting on my professional life, my coming to terms with...

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