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Best Practices for Social Networks

1. Prioritize storytelling over marketing.
2. Visuals inspire higher interaction and engagement rates.
3. Don't automate content between social networks. 
4. Don't just generate, curate. 
5. Tap into breaking news and current affairs, but do it intelligently.

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TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 184, January 29, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
Proposed changes to the TSPRA Bylaws and Standing Rules

Other Stories
 Meal choices at conference
 Voting information
 Star Awards notification

Upcoming Events
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Kari Hutchison, director of communications for Comal ISD, served as the 2006-2007 president of the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA). Kari HutchisonKari is a graduate of Trinity University where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism. After graduation in 1982, she took a position as an editor and writer for the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio. Later, she became public relations director for Incarnate Word College, now known as the University of the Incarnate Word.

Kari and her family then moved to Anthony, Texas, the town where she grew up. She then took a position as a communications specialist for El Paso Electric. In 1989, she made the move into public school communications when El Paso ISD hired Kari as a communications specialist. A promotion soon made her executive director of communications and business partnerships, a position she held for the next ten years. During this time, Kari earned her master's degree in communication studies at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

In 1999, Kari and her family moved to the New Braunfels area where she was hired by Comal ISD as director of communications. According to Marc Walker, superintendent of Comal, "Kari is really the consumate professional in everything she does. She's passionate, sincere, honest, modest and sought out by others. And she is a leader of the people."

At her installation as president during TSPRA's 2006 Annual Conference, Kari presented "TSPRA, a Voice of Trust" as her presidential theme. One of the goals she set for her year was to increase membership.


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  • Dec. 15 - Professional Awards nominations due
    Jan. 25 - Deadline to register for conference before the late fee is added.

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