2016 Ohio #PIO Symposium #OhioPIO

This year’s Ohio PIO Symposium will be held on SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 at The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Auditorium
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223

8:00 a.m. – Registration and Networking Opportunity
9:00 a.m. – Opening Remarks


2014 Ohio PIO Symposium (From L to R): Sur, Gonzalez, and Hysing.

(From L to R): Howson Staub, Sur, Bosso, and Pollack.

2015 Ohio PIO Symposium (From L to R): Howson Staub, Sur, Bosso, and Pollack.

Register here

See you there #OhioPIO



Lists – 2014’s most-tweeted moments

I can’t wait to talk about this in class soon. Ugh.


Lists – 2014’s most-tweeted moments

By Twitter 12-10-14


The top 5 most-tweeted-about entertainment moments:



  • “If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars,” read Ellen DeGeneres’ tweet. It was accompanied by a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper and including a who’s who of A-listers at the Academy Awards: Meryl Streep, DeGeneres, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey,Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Lupita N’yongo. The selfie had 3.3 million retweets and 2 million favorites, and it was retweeted in 151 different countries. DeGeneres’ selfie also was the most-tweeted-about entertainment moment in the U.S. this year, with 254,644 tweets per




  • The end of the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 229,533 tweets a minute.


  • Imagine Dragons/Kendrick Lamar Grammy performance, 171,593 tweets a minute.


  • DeGeneres delivers pizza to Oscar audience, 158,159 tweets a minute.


  • Lorde wins best pop solo performance at the Grammys, 152,688 tweets per minute


Top 5 most-mentioned celebrity?

  • Justin Bieber.
  • One Direction’s Niall Horan
  • Harry Styles
  • Liam Payne
  • Ariana Grande


Most tweeted-about entertainment moments in the U.S.:

  • 254,644 Tweets per minute: Ellen’s famous selfie during the Oscars
  • 229,533 Tweets per minute: End of halftime show featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Super Bowl
  • 171,593 Tweets per minute: Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar performance during the Grammys
  • 158,159 Tweets per minute: Ellen delivers pizza to the audience during Oscars
  • 152, 688 Tweets per minute: Lorde wins best pop solo performance at the Grammys
  • 146,083 Tweets per minute: Lorde performs at Grammys
  • 138,792 Tweets per minute: MIley Cyrus’ win for “Video of the Year” during the VMAS
  • 135,330 Tweets per minute Gravity wins its 6th Oscar- for film editing
  • 97,153 Tweets per minute: Beyonce performs and receives Vanguard Awardalongside Jay Z at VMAs
  • 89,029 Tweets per minute: Lorde wins Best Rock Video at VMAs



Top 10 entertainment-related trends:

  1. #vote5sos










Mentions of pop culture terms:

  • “Selfie”: 92 million Tweets
  • “TBT”: 23.7 million Tweets
  • “Yolo”: 7.8 million Tweets

Most mentioned celebrities:

1.Justin Bieber

2.Niall Horan

3.Harry Styles

4.Liam Payne

5.Ariana Grande

6.Demi Lovato

7.Lady Gaga


9.Louis Tomlinson

10.Taylor Swift

Safety-PIO-SM-14-010-Appropriate-for-Social-Media ?

14-010: Appropriate for Social Media?
Agency: The back of the ambulance Topic(s):         Posting on SM
Date: Fall 2014 Platform:        Instagram

At times, social media is very emotional and many users like to share intimate moments with all their followers. The reality of social media is great…except when it is done inappropriately. That’s just what Instagram user rnashleeyyy_xx did in the back of an ambulance.



“Love is in the air…” are great lyrics, however, I don’t believe this type of behavior is appropriate for an ambulance. This isn’t a hotel…real patient care occurs in the back of the ambulance! This is a professional environment. Keep it that way.


Also, I am fairly sure Zeus didn’t write that in his SOGs. No matter the justification, people will immediately judge and in the court of public opinion, these actions are not considered professional. And no, the caption/description will not deter or change focus as the visual image hits the news.


So basically, stop making out in the back of the ambulance.


The amount of stuff that happens back here is enough to scare an entire country. Infection control alone should be enough of a deterrent. Think about it.


Any agency on social media should have a social media strategy and a plan that includes guidelines on how employees should use social media and who they interact with. The plan can outline how members should conduct activities on social media as well as identify dangers on how, if used inappropriately, will reflect poorly upon the agency. No matter your threshold of acceptance or approval, monitor your employees use of social media. They are a direct reflection on your agency, your brand, and you.


General social media tips to keep in mind:

  1. Know what your employees are posting on social media platforms.
  2. Your employees are a direct representation of your brand/image on social media.
  3. The disclaimer “My views expressed here do not reflect my employer’s views” will NOT hold up in court.
  4. Regularly search for your agency’s name to monitor the online discussion(s).
  5. You work hard to build your brand on social media…Keep it that way.


Time is valuable, so tweet good stuff.


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November will be redic

After a fairly calm and planning-esque last month, it looks like November’s schedule will be ridiculous.

In the first week, I’ll be doing some new Ebola….I mean Infectious Diseases special training with my Federal and military peeps in Region-4 in Atlanta/Alabama.

And starting the second week, I’ll be headed to Region-6 in Texas for an EOC class.

Third week, I’ll be back in Region-5 in SE Ohio to teach ICS and Columbus to teach social media/PIO.

And during the fourth week of November, I’ll try not to burn my house down as I deep fry a turkey.

Throughout this R4/R6/R5 month, I also have three immediate and special projects that I need to complete. No goofing off this month!


I honestly think this is going to be the busiest month ever.


October assignments to R5 and R4

After delivering classes in Region-5 and Region-3 last month, I’ll finally make it back to Region-4…in Kentucky!


The September intel training didn’t happen. Maybe I’ll have to reschedule that for December.

As usual, the bulk of the month will be spent in Region-5.

I’ll be heading down to the State of Ohio PIO Symposium this Friday. Will I see you there?