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How do you make an online publication and offline community work?

01 Jun
How do you make an online publication and offline community work?

The next installment of Digital 411 promises to be a great one. We’re answering the question: What is the secret sauce to managing an online publication and an active offline community? As you can imagine, this can be a bit tricky because the offline and online doesn’t always come together as well as you hope.

As an added bonus, what do you do when you throw a hard copy publication in the mix. The workload, content, events and much more can get pretty complicated. But, in central Ohio, we’ve found at least 2 entrepreneurs that are making it work — and well. 

On the next episode of Digital 411, Saturday June 4, 2011 at 10am EST, my guest co-hosts reveal their secerts, successes and challenges. Here’s a little bit about TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney Sheppard and Walker Evans.

TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney

TaKeysha Sheppard Cheney is the Founder, CEO & Publisher of The Women’s Book, a multi-media publication that showcases local women leaders and resources including woman-owned businesses, nonprofits, news and events. The Women’s Book’s goal is to make it easier to find what’s happening in a community that benefits women and girls.

 

Walker Evans

Walker Evans is the founder of ColumbusUnderground.com and co-founder of TheMetropreneur.com along with his wife and business partner Anne Evans. Walker has turned local media from a hobby into a full time career over the past decade and continues to consult with local businesses and organizations on topics related to new media and social media.

He lives in the historic King Lincoln District adjacent to Downtown with his wife and two children. He loves the urban energy and culture that Downtown Columbus has to offer and currently serves on multiple boards and committees including The North Market Development Authority, The Columbus Metropolitan Club Advisory Board and the Create Committee of the Columbus 2020 regional economic development initiative.

Digital 411 broadcasts live Saturdays 10am EST on TalktainmentRadio.com. Listen in, and join the conversation by calling 1 (877) 932-9766 or send your questions and comments by Twitter to @Digital411.

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2 Comments

Posted by on June 1, 2011 in business, Digital 411

 

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2 responses to “How do you make an online publication and offline community work?

  1. Cheri

    June 1, 2011 at 4:45 am

    This sounds like an interesting broadcast! And by the way, your blog’s new look is awesome and is easy to navigate.

     
    • Erika Pryor

      June 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

      Cheri,
      This is going to be a great show! I’ve got some exciting interview questions lined up already! Would love to include any questions that you might have about how to make an online publication and offline community work, so feel free to send along. What I’m finding with the explosion of social media is now a desire by companies to have an online community as well — so there’s lots to talk about on this episode of Digital 411, for sure!

       

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