Introducing Wofford’s Redesigned Newsroom

Ok so this was really launched last week, but most likely you wouldn’t have known unless I told you.  So introducing the redesigned Wofford Newsroom!

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The Newsroom Page

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An Example News Release

Although we had links to video, blogs, and social bookmarking on the old template we are attempting to do a better job to attract individuals to these options.  For a social bookmarking option AddThis was chosen over ShareThis, or any number of other options, mainly because the color scheme meshes well with the rest of our site.  AddThis allows users to submit content to multiple Social Bookmarking sites and provides you with some tracking, although very basic.  I’ll be the first to admit that ShareThis probably has the market share and with their recent $15 million funding will probably be the long term winner of this quickly becoming essential feature. 

From additional testing I would also say ShareThis has better tracking and a better widget, but I’ll save all this for a post another day.

This post was written by:

Kyle James

Kyle James - who has written 227 posts on .eduGuru

Kyle is currently the Customer in Residence at HubSpot, a Co-Founder at nuCloud and  formerly the webmaster at Wofford College. Kyle is an active contributor in the social media spectrum. Although his background is technical, he claims to know a thing or two about marketing, but mostly that revolves around SEO, analytics, blogging, and social media. He has spoken at multiple national conferences and done countless webinars on topics ranging from e-mail marketing to social media and Web analytics. He's definitely a fairly nice guy.

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3 Responses to “Introducing Wofford’s Redesigned Newsroom”

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    Dennis Miller Says:

    Really nice, Kyle. Lot of thought behind it. Who is responsible for the student blogs, videos, photos for download, calendar, etc? I do think list of who all is responsible for keeping the site updated would make a good follow-up post.

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    Robert French Says:

    See, yet another reason I’m glad to have found your blog.

    This is a great newsroom.

    We have been discussing them at PROpenMic.org. Would you like to join that social network, Kyle? You’d be a great asset.

    Hope you’ll visit and check it out: https://www.propenmic.org/

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    Johnathon Says:

    Thank you very much Kyle for this demonstration. And you know I’m happy to find your blog. The newsroom pages are really colored. It’s a nice redesigned project.

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