The Empowered Ideas Team is proud to wrap up a 2-day Communications Campaign Training for the North Carolina Technical Training & Assistance Center (NC TTAC). The 40+ participants represented communities and coalitions from all over North Carolina. Nationally recognized trainers included James Wong & Virginia Johnson from NC (Empowered Ideas), and Stacey Stottler from Illinois.
Congrats to our Co-Founder, James Wong (Empowered Ideas & Fuquay Coworking), on a well received Keynote presentation this morning for the North Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (NCPRSA). Mr. Wong’s presentation, entitled “Community Management 2.NEXT: Building ‘Online’ Communities of Tomorrow,” used INGRESS and GORUCK as shining examples of how organizations can bridge the gap between offline and online communities, and how brands can effectively empower their advocates.
The Empowered Ideas Team is presenting two different marketing sessions at the Eastern AHEC State-of-the-Art Conference in Greenville, NC today. Co-Founders Virginia Johnson, CSAPC and James Wong were invited to once again present at this year’s Conference. Workshops included: Marketing Your Programs, and Using Social Media & Digital Analytics in Outcome Reporting.
The Empowered Ideas Team was invited to work with several Youth Prevention Clubs in Washington State this week, including the White Swan Dream Makers (White Swan, WA) and the A.C. Davis C.C.A.N. Navigators in Yakima, WA. Our team worked with these youth leaders on their club’s branding, marketing, and communications strategies around substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and several other mental health and wellness initiatives within their communities.
Empowered Ideas Provides “Sustainability Through Marketing & Branding” Training Through NCCI to North Carolina Coalitions. “We’re proud of the accomplishments each of these Coalitions have made throughout the program, and we look forward to staying in touch with them as they grow and strengthen the communities in which they serve.”
The Empowered Ideas team is honored to present a webinar today as part of the U.S. President’s “NITT” Plan, a signature initiative under #SAMHSA. Over 130 #MentalHealth professionals and communities were in attendance, including several communities we’ve recently visited!
The Empowered Ideas Team is honored to work with three Communities in Colorado on their PROJECT AWARE initiatives. We worked with Community Leaders and assisted them in re-branding and optimizing their collaboration into a much more cohesive organization. In fact, the Community of Thompson, CO took it a step further and after working with the Empowered Ideas Team for a few days, developed their new branding, “Thompson CARES.”
LinkedIn Live Raleigh and Empowered Ideas have been selected by LinkedIn Headquarters to host a LinkedIn LIVE: Members Conference, one of the very first in the United States. The conference is open to all LinkedIn users, new and established users alike, and will feature a keynote by LinkedIn Ambassador, Lori Ruff.
During the last week of July 2014, the Empowered Ideas Team assisted in managing the 2014 North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies (NCFADS) Summer School Conference in Wilmington, NC — with over 250 substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals from all across the region in attendance.
On March 25th, Virginia Johnson and James Wong of Empowered Ideas were invited to present a Media Advocacy Workshop at the North Carolina Coalition Initiative: Building Capacity for Substance Free Communities (NCCI), in Asheville, NC.