Tobacco Industry's Newest Target: Hipsters

In a recent Media Network Web-cast with the Office of Smoking Health, Stacey Anderson and her colleagues presented on their research: Acceptable Rebellion’: Marketing Hipster Aesthetics to Sell Camel Cigarettes in the U.S. As an urban resident myself, hipsters are a trademark of my area. Ever impressed with their sense of style, I’ll see hipstersContinue reading “Tobacco Industry's Newest Target: Hipsters”

Tobacco Industry’s Newest Target: Hipsters

In a recent Media Network Web-cast with the Office of Smoking Health, Stacey Anderson and her colleagues presented on their research: Acceptable Rebellion’: Marketing Hipster Aesthetics to Sell Camel Cigarettes in the U.S. As an urban resident myself, hipsters are a trademark of my area. Ever impressed with their sense of style, I’ll see hipstersContinue reading “Tobacco Industry’s Newest Target: Hipsters”

Best Practices for Internet Outreach

On July 28, the National Youth Advocacy Coalition held a Webinar called ‘Best Practices for Internet Outreach.’ The webinar was presented by guest Ra’Shawn Flournoy, Internet Outreach Coordinator of AID Upstate-Greenville South Carolina The Objective of the call was to understand how to engage youth in internet outreach and understanding the best practices for conductingContinue reading “Best Practices for Internet Outreach”

New Fed Regulations Media Tools to Educate on "Mild" Tobacco

(From our Friends at the CDC) CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are working to educate consumers, public health partners, and the general public about new tobacco regulations that took effect July 22, 2010. These regulations prohibit the tobacco industry from distributing or introducing into the U.S. marketContinue reading “New Fed Regulations Media Tools to Educate on "Mild" Tobacco”

Sneak Peek: Roundtable Webinar on Social Media

As I prepare for my departure from the Network, I wanted to pass along my knowledge from launching and maintaining our campaigns on social media. Before I dive in I wanted to point out that LGBT individuals are more likely to use social media than the general population. With that being said, here is theContinue reading “Sneak Peek: Roundtable Webinar on Social Media”

It's a superhero sized social media throwdown, can you help?

[UPDATE: It’s Wed morning 10 am EST and w00t!!! we just passed the 500 RT mark. Better start drawing that superhero calling  1-800-QUITNOW and slapping on his patch @supercoolagency!] The topic: countering positive tobacco images in the media The real superhero: Mild mannered actor/instructional technologist named Gary Ploski. aka @garyploski. The bad guys: Nasty adContinue reading “It's a superhero sized social media throwdown, can you help?”

It's a superhero sized social media throwdown, can you help?

[UPDATE: It’s Wed morning 10 am EST and w00t!!! we just passed the 500 RT mark. Better start drawing that superhero calling  1-800-QUITNOW and slapping on his patch @supercoolagency!] The topic: countering positive tobacco images in the media The real superhero: Mild mannered actor/instructional technologist named Gary Ploski. aka @garyploski. The bad guys: Nasty adContinue reading “It's a superhero sized social media throwdown, can you help?”

Communications Example – Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio (CLUES)

by Dr. Scout Director, National LGBT Tobacco Control Network (Faithful readers, I’ll wrap up the Communications talk later, but for now, the day is moving on, let me keep up). CLUES is one of the four statewide wellness (tobacco, diet, exercise) networks in Minnesota. This aft each network is presenting examples of communications pieces they’veContinue reading “Communications Example – Chicanos Latinos Unidos En Servicio (CLUES)”

Communications Training with Kinsale Communications (pt. 2)

New Media Hey, so that was fun. Steve brought up Facebook to demonstrate how important it was for Communications and by the time he did, I had this blog post up and on our FB wall. He went to the wall and then the post and the whole room went ‘cool!’ (and they thought IContinue reading “Communications Training with Kinsale Communications (pt. 2)”

Communications Training with Kinsale Communications

By Scout, Director, Network for LGBT Tobacco Control Morning all! Hey, I’m in a convening of the Minnesota statewide tobacco disparity networks and this morning we’ve got Steve Kinsella here, a former PR guy for Daschle and others, giving us a training on Communications Strategies. So… instead of taking notes, I thought, why not justContinue reading “Communications Training with Kinsale Communications”