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Mediabistro Classes

Social Media Marketing Boot Camp Starts This Thursday

This Thursday, February 16, mediabistro brings you Social Media Marketing Boot Camp, an online conference and hands-on workshop. Through keynote speeches with the biggest names in social media, practical how-to sessions, and strategic assignments, you’ll create a comprehensive social media marketing strategy and launch your campaign across various sites and platforms. By the end of the online conference and workshop, you’ll be monitoring, analyzing, and improving traffic, engagement, and conversion to sales.

The program includes:

Stephanie Agresta EVP, Managing Director of Social Media, Weber Shandwick Megan Berry Founder, LiftFive
What Makes a Social Strategy Successful? 


The Power of Influence: Identifying Online Brand Ambassadors 


Leslie Bradshaw 

President, COO, and Co-founder, JESS3

Danielle Brigida 

Manager of Social Media, National Wildlife Federation

Storytelling Through Social Media 


How to Monitor and Measure Your Social Media Efforts 


Michael Brito 

SVP, Social Business Planning,
Edelman Digital

Anthony DeRosa 

Social Media Editor,

The Rise of the Social Customer and Their Impact on Business 


Social Curation: How to Use Twitter and Tumblr to Build Authority and Spread News 


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Publish your Personal Story

You poured your heart out in a personal essay. Now what?

Find a home for your first-person material with help from our latest guide. We’ve updated our list of the top markets for personal essays in Personal Essay Markets, Part I [sub req'd].

Scroll through details on word count, submission etiquette and insider tips from editors themselves from 15 different pubs like AARP and Elle.

We’ve got more outlets coming in Part II and III, along with an updated guide to digital outlets in Part IV. In the meantime, hone those drafts with these personal essay workshops with published essayists, authors and the articles director at Self.

Meet The mediabistro Teachers!

Our “Meet The Teachers” soiree at Stone Creek Bar & Lounge last night brought a rare opportunity for our students (past, present and future) to mingle with the fantastic professors.

New and returning students had 24 courses to choose from, like the Stiletto Boot Camp — an online workshop on writing for women’s magazines. Instructor and freelancer Cara Birmbaum shares what she’s learned from writing for Vogue, Elle, Glamour and more. “It’s fast-paced, which is the appeal of this course. It’s a very efficient.”

And don’t feel like after the course ends that your teachers won’t want to keep in touch. ”A lot of the students followed up with us,” says Jessica Kleiman, this year’s keynote speaker at our Job Search Boot Camp. “Which was great! They really connected during the Boot Camp.”

For students like Luz Barbosa, it was enough just having the opportunity to improve with the help of an attentive teacher. ”My instructor was very knowledgeable and helped us understand. He was patient and answered questions thoroughly, said the communications consultant. “For me, it was worth taking the course.”

Missed the chance to get some face-time with the instructors? Then check out tonight’s online Meet the Teachers event! It takes place from 5-6 pm ET. Don’t forget to sign up here, and check out our full course list.

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Why Should I Take a Course From

There’s pizza at the end of every class. The teachers are hot. Classes begin and end in bars. Well, not exactly, but our classes are pretty awesome.

We caught up with some of our equally awesome teachers at our recent Meet the Teachers party at the Empire Room to find out why they signed up for an mb course.

“You can always refresh your skills,” says Derek Scheips, instructor of Copywriting for the Web (pictured left with Julia Dahl, the instructor of Boot Camp for Journalists). James Fuerst of Novel Writing adds, “We take writers of all experience levels and help them finish their manuscripts.”

Check out our full course list here, and remember to sign up now while seats are still open.

Howard Stern’s High Pitch Eric Enrolling in Mediabistro Class

We’re not big Howard Stern listeners, but when we heard that High Pitch Eric was going to enroll in one of our classes, we thought it was worth noting. If you’re not familiar with Eric, he (obviously) has a really high-pitched voice, and now he wants to become a reporter. He heard about our class run by Jon Leiberman, he wanted in, so he signed up.

Here is a link to the class, which starts in November. If you’re want to learn about investigative reporting, you should check it out. Leiberman has won an Emmy for his work, so the guy knows what he’s doing. And if nothing else, you can say you were in a class with High Pitch Eric.

HTML and CSS Class This Weekend

If you’re building a website, you know that it can be a difficult and frustrating process. So why not do something to make it a little easier? This weekend mediabistro is holding a HTML and CSS class that will definitely alleviate some of that stress.

A few things that you’ll gain from the class:

  • How to turn a PSD (Photoshop) layout into HTML
  • New HTML5 tags including semantic markup and html5 video
  • CSS3 styling of color and “transitions”
  • CSS3 web font

If you’re interested, here’s the link to sign-up. And because we love you, if you use the code FBNY when you checkout you’ll get a $50 discount.

Learn About Google Analytics

Since we know you have a blog (or a website if you think you’re fancy), we know that you care about its traffic, so why not take some time to understand the science behind those numbers? If you take mediabistro’s upcoming Understand Google Analytics class, you’ll master that task in no time.

The class is four weeks long and starts Wednesday, June 22nd. During the sessions you’ll learn how to decipher the stats that Google Analytics generates, and then use that knowledge to maximize the amount of traffic to your site.

If that’s not enticing enough, check this out: If you use the code GA50 when signing up you’ll get $50 off the price. Click here to find out more and sign yourself up.