I was going through my email today and I came across an email from a friend of mine in Columbus, Ohio. She routinely sends emails people in her contact list about government postings in the State of Ohio.
Today, she passed along an email detailing education a health opportunities for African-American youth (see below).
As much as I love social media, email is still a viable option.
Though it is great that more companies are involved with social media, the fact remains that most people still use email to send correspondence.
Although I have a bulk a friends on Facebook, there are many who are not
I can count on my hands how many of them use Twitter and Google Plus,which pales in comparison how many still check their email on a daily basis by either using a computer or a phone.
Although people are not sending letters like they use to be via the U.S. Post Office, (but Apple is trying to fix that scenario), I would argue that most people still call, text and use email more than use Facebook to contact one another on a daily basis.
This is not to say that you should give up Facebook, on the contrary.
Social networks are still the quickest way to reaches masses of people effectively, however like a professional person in media or marketing, try to figure out which channel (phone, email, social media) your contacts uses the most and then send out the information.
Question: When you want to send information to your friends and family, which channels do you use?
Email information from my friend.
African American Resources
1. Wake Forest University has an opportunity for minority students to attend its MBA program for FREE, and so far, the response has been very poor. Please pass along this opportunity to your friends, families. This is a great school and a tremendous opportunity to attend a top graduate school. See the details below, the contact person is: Derrick S. Boone, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Marketing, Rm. 3139 Worrell Professional Center, Babcock Graduate School of Management – Wake Forest University_ WINSTON_SALEM N.C 27109-8738 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.wfu.edu, phone# toll free (866) 925-3622
2. Black Male Teachers needed. Do you know any Black Males who are seniors in high school who want to go to college out of state for FREE? The CALL ME MISTER program offered by 4 historical black colleges in South Carolina, Benedict College, Chaflin University, Morris College and South Carolina State University – visit the www.callmemister.clemson.edu/index.htl details online application or call 1.800.640.2657
3. Harvard University is offering free tuition to families of HONOR STUDENTS and their income is less than $125,000 per year. Visit www.fao.fas.harvard.edc, or call 617.495.1581.
4. Syracuse University School of Architecture is desperately seeking young women and men of color interested in pursuing a 5 yr. professional degree in Architecture. Contact: Mark Robbins, Dean School of Architecture, 201 Slocum Hall, Syracuse, NY 13244-1250 (315) 443-256 www.soa.syr.edu/indes.php
5. A free pair of eyeglasses from Target for any child ages 12 and under brings a valid prescription for glasses from their doctor. You can find stores with optical departments at www.target.com
6. APPLY NOW – If you have/know young adults between the ages of 18-31 with a High School Diploma. Can earn up to $100,000 and earn benefits. The Federal Aviation Association is taking application for Air Traffic Controller School visit the website www.faa.gov/jobs_opportunities/airtrafficcontroller/