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Russell Medley
Extension Educator, Community and Economic Development
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
rmedley@illinois.edu

Community and Economic Development

Community and Economic Development

University of Illinois Extension provides practical, research-based information and programs to help individuals, families, organizations, businesses, farms, and rural and urban communities throughout Illinois.

Social Media Webinars for Business 

Learn how to use Social Media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to help you reach the right people for your business and affirm your brand with these cost-effective, user-friendly forms of direct communication!

Monday, September 14, 8 - 9 a.m. Facebook for Business: The Next Steps 

Learn about best practices on utilizing your Facebook page. You will be introduced on how to interact and engage with potential customers, as well as some content-­marketing ideas to get you thinking out of the box. 

Monday, September 21, 8 - 9 a.m. Instagram & Pinterest for Business

Two visually driven social media sites are attracting younger generations away from Facebook. Instagram is the latest social-media go-to site with live stream photos. Pinterest revolves around many things DIY, culinary, home decor and more. Learn the advantages of being on one or both of these sites and how you can grow an audience by posting valuable content for your prospective clients and fans. 

Monday, September 28, 8 - 9 a.m.  YouTube for Business

With the ease of shooting video with phones these days, YouTube is a social network worth knowing more about. Grow your company, brand, products and services using the power of video. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of shooting a video, this class focuses on creative content creation and recommended ways to plan for a quality marketing piece you can use over and over again.

Monday, October 5, 8 - 9 a.m.  Twitter for Business

Connect with industry colleagues from around the country and the world. Twitter allows you to gain perspective with professionals in your field as well as connect with clients. Learn about the power of a tweet as well as common ways to use Twitter for professional use.

See Social Media for Business flyer below for more details and to register!

Local Resources and Information

  • Social Media For Business PDF
    Enroll in these workshops to learn how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to help you reach the right people for your business and affirm your brand!

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