I love blogging but one thing I’m horrible at is titles for my posts. Which is why when I do a really good one it’s particularly satisfying. And it’s even more satisfying when I get to revisit a post with a title I was particularly psyched about.
Like “The Power of…Huh”, for instance.
Like any controversy, The Power of A thing died down quickly and the campaign shifted from being dynamic–a twitterfeed of comments about the campaign and a blog–to off the radar. Shocker.
Now there’s a new controversy in town: the power of V. “V” as in Velma Hart, a prominent, kick-ass member of ASAE who recently delivered basically an Oscar-winning speech to President Obama.
Is this a failed PR opportunity on ASAE’s part? A failure on the part of their social media engagement strategy? Or not a failure and simply one of those things that falls under steering clear of politically-charged issues?
I can see both sides of it, personally, but I’m falling to the side of missed opportunity. I manage my association’s social media presence and if Velma were one of my members, I would have definitely featured her on our Facebook Page and tweeted about her. In my view, this is less a political issue and more of an association community thing e.g. a chance for ASAE to showcase a member doing something cool and noteworthy. But that’s just me, and I know our members like seeing one of their peers featured in the media.
What do you think?