The media itself has been the news lately. The Trump campaign has made the press headline news. This conversation is not new. Since ancient Rome when important announcements were carved out on stone tablets and placed in busy squares, the public has measured the quality, delivery and merit of information/content. We are a society obsessed with being “in the loop” and up to date with news that is important to us. This is evidenced by the ubiquitous and near-constant use of electronic devices. I chose The Hamilton Spectator, one of Canada’s oldest newspapers and media outlets, for this week’s case study. I wanted to know how TheSpec.com measures their performance using web and social media metrics.
At the height of the Charlie Sheen insanity, Comedy Central decided to roast the celebrity and join in on the #winning phenomenon. With Charlie Sheen himself being a huge social media fan, this was the perfect event for Comedy Central to ramp up their social media efforts and test out the waters. Comedy Central publicized the roast with ads online… Read more »