Kelly and Shelby

Bye Bye :(

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 8:48 pm

This is sadly our final post of the summer.  Shelby and Kelly will be splitting up for us to go back to our respective colleges.  In our last message to you all, we figured we would revisit our intentions for this summer.  Originally we planned to:

  1. Find 750 new leads for Blue Corona and send them all contact cards—We did it! and many, many, many more!!!!
  2. Make 16 Competitive Analysis Reports of industries that could benefit from online marketing, analytics, and optimization (leave us a comment or email us if you want to be one of the industries or companies studied!)—As with all plans, sometimes things change.  We worked on other projects after Ben and we decided our work would be best utilized elsewhere.
  3. Update this blog at least 3 times a week—If you regularly followed us, you’d know we did this one!
  4. Tweet once a day (Follow us at BlueCoronaKandS)–let us know if you have a cool twitter that you think we could benefit from following–Tweet tweet! We may not have tweeted once every day but we definitely did almost every single day—and we expanded our followers greatly.
  5. Add a video produced by us biweekly emphasizing the importance of internet and online marketing knowledge–whoops…this goal we really failed on…but Seth Godin taught us that some failure in life is a good thing (see our prior posts for explanation).

Overall, we loved sharing our thoughts and work with you all summer long.  We had an amazing internship experience at Blue Corona and learned a ton of new skills!  It’s sad for us to see the summer gone but we are looking forward to heading back to the classroom in the fall.  Thanks for sharing our summer experience with us!!

Think Tank Fascination

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Today at lunch, we decided that we want to be a part of a think tank.  After doing a little research, we discovered that there are approximately 5500 think tanks worldwide with about 1800 in the United States.  350 of them are located in DC alone!  Think tanks shape US foreign and domestic policy as well as figure out how to solve a variety of other issues.  The only problem is that the funding for think tanks can cause the decisions they make to be biased.

How does one join a think tank? What qualifies you to be a member?

Blogging: A Learning Experience

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

In our final week of blogging together (sad we know), the two of us have come to reflect on what we have learned from blogging.  As pretty harsh critics of the blogging world originally, we have come to LOVE blogs and blogging and the ability to reach people all over the world.  We’ve even customized our Google homepages with multiple blogs that we enjoy most and checking these particular blogs has become a favorite part of our day.   Blogging has also improved our writing skills and challenging us to think more critically about issues that we want to present to our readers.

At the end of the summer, we will each move on separately from this blog but will continue to blog on two separate ones! Our summer of blogging inspired us to continue to reach out through blogs and hopefully we will be able to continue to blog all year long.  Once we have built up some posts, we will post the links to our new blogs on here so you can continue to follow us if you so please.