To my fellow Americans….Happy 4th of July! #2018

To my fellow Americans….Happy 4th of July!!!

Cleveland, Ohio - 4th of July!

Cleveland, Ohio – 4th of July!

Here’s a few easy preparedness tips from the team at FEMA.

  • Leave the fireworks to the pros.
  • Keep children & pets at least 3 ft from grills & campfires.
  • Drink plenty of water – even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Check in on friends, family, & neighbors who don’t air conditioning.

And for those who are stuck inside/have to work, here’s a few fun option for you.

Maybe NYC is better?

No? How about Chicago?

Well, whatever you do, just keep it real safe everyone.

Happiest birthday to the greatest country in the world. #USA

America the beautiful.

@rusnivek

 

#PlanAhead to properly use social media during a disaster #NatlPrep 

Since almost everyone uses social media…

Teach your family how to properly use social media BEFORE a disaster. It’s another way to keep in communications w/ your family before, during, and after a disaster. #NatlPrep


Even in a disaster, we should all learn a bit of social responsibility.

And yes, we should all use our social media powers for good.
#PlanAhead to teach your family how to use social media.

@rusnivek

2016 World Series Game-7 in Cleveland! #RallyTogether #GoTribe

2016 World Series Game-7: Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians.

Look, let’s keep it simple for the final game.


Let’s hope for a solid game from both teams – It’s been quite a series so may the best team win.

Indeed both teams are worthy of being crowned the 2016 World Series Champions.

Most importantly, I hope for all celebrations to remain calm and peaceful.

For the sake of all the public safety professionals working, celebrate responsibly.

And don’t forget to scream #GoTribe #Windians and #RallyTogether

For more info, follow @CLEPolice

Reporting in from Cleveland…

@rusnivek

November includes the 2016 World Series too #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians

October was great but a busy November is here!

First week, I’ll be supporting the Cleveland PIOs during the 2016 World Series. Later in the week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching ICS-400 in Belmont County (Ohio).

Second week will be a few social media classes in SE Georgia who are still in recovery operations from Hurricane Matthew.

Third week will be all Arizona.

And then the Fourth week will some Thanksgiving fun.

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Who’s excited for Turkey in November? Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And for tonight’s World Series Game-6 Cubs vs Indians: #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians

@rusnivek

 

National disaster or major significant event? Turn off your scheduled posts and tweets!

Quick social media note: During a national crisis/event, turn off your scheduled posts/tweets.

Last night, I watched as numerous agencies continue (or forget) to stop their auto scheduling programs last night. C’mon, I talk about that in class! If you don’t turn off your auto posts/tweets, your constituents and consumers will perceive you as being insensitive to the current events.

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After the horrific shooting at the Aurora, Colorado Theatres on 07-19-14, NRA social media team autoposted this tweet via HootSuite on 07-20-14. Tweet was viewed as inappropriate as shootings/gun violence/tragedy was the major discussion of the day. Tweet was perceived as inappropriate and insensitive.

After all, social media is about being social and talking about #trending topics right? (Think of it as a digital water cooler)

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After the Boston Bombing incident, many brands and organizations expressed thoughts and prayers for those involved in this egregious tragedy. Public perception? Simple and thoughtful.

Now I know what you are saying – “But national events don’t play any part in our daily operations.” WRONG!, your image is based on perception and being mindful or relevant to a national event will help your readers embrace your greater good.

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Now what is considered a national event? Well, that is for your organization to decide. My opinion? I would err on the side of conservative judgment.

@rusnivek

Stopped by CNN HQ today…

Stopped by CNN HQ today…

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Oh you know, just checking out CNN’s world headquarters. #YouSoFancy

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Also got a chance to see behind the scenes at HLN (formerly Headline News). Despite going through a newer format in the last 3-5 years, I’ve been a fan since the days of 30 minute repeat news as well a Linda Stouffer, Chuck Roberts, Lynn Russell, Wolfie, Jeanne Moos, etc….All from the 80s.

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Also found out Mike Gallanos is pretty funny IRL too.

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Oh the fun news antics behind the scenes….

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Mahalos to the crews at CNN…including CNN News Editor @RyanSloanCNN.

@rusnivek