I’ll admit it, I’ve neglected this website since August. But, there is a good reason! I’ve started a new position as a social media specialist and have been busy learning the ropes of the company. I work with an amazing team of really talented people, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity. I’ve also been traveling a good bit on the weekends for friends’ weddings and UGA Football games. Here is a little recap through photos of the last few months:
Here are a few neat things I have run across online (when I’m not watching Olympics highlights…)
Earth Illuminated: ISS Time-lapse Photography from NASA
From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the space station, we can see them for ourselves. For more time-lapse imagery, visit the NASA website: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
40% of Top Brands Are on Instagram [REPORT]
By Todd Wasserman – If you’re on the fence about putting your brand on Instagram, consider this: 40% of the top 100 brands are already there, according to new research.
Simply Measured looked at the Interbrand Top 100 Global Brands list to determine how many were on the platform already. The rate pales in comparison to Facebook’s 98% and Twitter’s 94%, but Adam Schoenfeld, CEO of Simply Measured, points out that Instagram is still an up-and-coming platform.
Read the Entire Article at: http://mashable.com/2012/08/08/40-of-top-brands-instagram/
Should Your Small Business Be on Google+?
By Alex Fitzpatrick – Google+, which recently celebrated its first anniversary, has gained a reputation as a desolate wasteland of a social network. Google has fought back, claiming an ever-growing userbase (75 million daily active users today) but the calculation methods are sketchy at best.
Given the platform’s lack of popularity, should you bother maintaining a Google+ presence for your small business? Absolutely.
Read the Entire Article at: http://www.openforum.com/articles/should-your-small-business-be-on-google
Put Zombies Back
I might have a slight obsession with zombies… I mean who doesn’t have a zombie apocalypse survival plan?
This video from AMC is part of their “Put Zombies Back” campaign in response to Dish Network’s cancellation of the channel, and its pretty awesome…
Google announced today that launch of their re-designed iPhone application that is more user friendly, faster, and combines all of Google’s services in one convenient place. They also optimized the image search with a grid-layout, faster loading, and user friendly features like ability to swipe from image to image and taping to save images to your camera roll, wallpaper, or to share with a friend. The app also pushes their Google+ product, which I haven’t fully embraced. Maybe this app will get me on the Google+ bandwagon.
You can download the application at http://itunes.apple.com/app/google-search/id284815942?mt=8.
Or read more at Google’s Official Blog.
What are your thoughts on Google’s Search App For iPhone??
See the full story on AdWeek.
I am the Director of Production at DealerActive, and VP at Interactive Media Group in Charlotte, NC. I always find it difficult to write about myself, so here is an excerpt from a press release about my hiring.
Charlotte, North Carolina (May 2009) – Interactive Media Group has hired Liz Coudriet to serve as its Director of Production for both Interactive Media Group and its DealerActive division. Liz Coudriet brings web design, project management, and new business development expertise to the company, coming from a background in journalism, advertising and new media. Coudriet graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia. Her expertise in new media and web development tools (including Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, CSS and HTML) will undoubtedly help bring Interactive Media Group to new professional heights. Interactive Media Group has already observed Liz Coudriet to be a strong team builder and adept in strategic planning, project management, and technical web design. As of May 2009 Liz Coudriet is working in a directing capacity for Interactive Media Group. Interactive Media Group offers web solutions including custom website design, application development, and content management systems. Their web marketing packages include Pay Per Click campaigns, SEO and SEM strategies, and brand reputation management. For more information on Charlotte web design, web development, application development, e-mail hosting, web hosting, online marketing, branding, and mobile websites please visit http://imediagroup.com. About Interactive Media Group: Based in Charlotte North Carolina, Interactive Media Group is a professional interactive firm specializing in complex and custom web site design and browser based application development. Interactive Media Group is a modern, interactive digital agency that works with client partners toward common goals, with common understandings, and an uncommonly accurate ability for delivering effective results that make businesses successful online.
Welcome to my new website featuring my work and blog. Why is that it is always hardest and takes the longest to finish something for yourself? This new site came about as from a New Year’s Resolution to keep my website updated with posts and my recent work. Then I realized I wanted to re-design the site. So, here we are 5 months later with a brand new LizCoudriet.com. Thanks for visiting and check back as I continue to add items to my portfolio and add more content!