Entries Categorized as 'Media'

‘Enchantment’ Could Help Causes in West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on December 12, 2013

Persuasive communications can significantly impact business ventures and public issues. As West Virginians continue to seek improved economic and civic conditions, perhaps we can learn something from the perspective of a notable author.
Enchantment, by Guy Kawasaki, highlights various methods to more effectively promote an enterprise or cause, with online technologies offering the means to achieve [...]

NBC Washington Not the First to Bash West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on December 23, 2009

Once again, the Mountain State has been smeared by commentary distributed via a major media conglomerate. NBC Washington columnist Chris Needham featured an account of the public records database developed by the state Division of Culture and History, a system that had previously received praise as “fantastic” in comparison to similar efforts across the country.
In [...]

Advancing Generation West Virginia with Social Media Technologies

Date Written by Jason Keeling on April 30, 2009

Today the Generation West Virginia Young Leadership Conference kicks off in Morgantown, an assembly designed to promote the cultivation of young talent throughout the state. Organizers invite readers to participate by spreading word and offering feedback via social media sites like Facebook, Twitter.com, LinkedIn, and the aBetterWestVirginia blog.
Generation West Virginia serves as the figurehead for [...]

Remembering West Virginia’s Sago Mine Tragedy

Date Written by Jason Keeling on January 2, 2009

Three years ago today, an underground explosion shook areas of Upshur County during the early morning. The blast, later determined as the result of lightning, occurred at International Coal Group’s newly acquired Sago Mine.
Thirteen miners were unaccounted for. By evening, family and community members had gathered at the Sago Baptist Church, while national and international [...]

The Redding Brothers: Rockin’ W.Va. and the World

Date Written by Jason Keeling on August 11, 2008

Cultures are heavily influenced by creative people, whose individual values often help shape collective perceptions. Three young men from West Virginia have found rock & roll to be one of the most powerful means of expression, and they are working diligently to inspire others through their music.
The Redding Brothers grew up in a [...]

Bloggers Beware: Award-Winning W.Va. Site Hijacked

Date Written by Jason Keeling on July 20, 2008

West Virginia-based marketing firm Maple Creative has been sharing professional insights and gaining national recognition via its “Marketing Genius” blog since 2004. In June, Advertising Age recognized the blog within its Power 150 listing of the most influential media and advertising blogs on the Internet. This week, however, Internet cyber-jackers overtook the “Marketing Genius” site [...]

United, We Blog for a Better West Virginia

Date Written by Jason Keeling on June 20, 2008

Today is important for several reasons. First off, it’s West Virginia Day. But even more important is the movement of state bloggers that have contributed in an effort to reflect a more accurate view of our beloved state. To celebrate our successes, people, places, and culture.
Residents, expatriates, and general observers should enjoy the below collection. [...]