My name is Eric D. Wheeler. I am a social media professional living (again) in the Twin Cities. Before moving back to Minnesota, I spent four years in Massachusetts where I served as the content engagement manager at the New England Journal of Medicine. Before moving to Massachusetts, I was the digital communications specialist at Metro Transit in Minneapolis where I managed all agency social media accounts and served as the lead photographer and videographer. Before working at Metro Transit, I was an assistant account executive/social media specialist at Kohnstamm Communications in St. Paul, Minn., where I executed a variety of PR functions including drafting news releases, research & planning, reporting & measurement, social media management, media relations and a whole lot more.
As a graduate student at St. Cloud State University, I was the Director of PR & Social Media at KVSC 88.1FM where I served in a variety of areas including public relations, social media, graphic design, online services, promotions and marketing. I was an active student at St. Cloud State and was a member of PRSSA and a college senator of the College of Fine Arts and Humanities.
I was a communications intern for Yum! Brands, Inc.–the world’s largest restaurant company, worked as a sales manager and TV station manager for a few weeks in Woodward, Okla., graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, spent a year and a half as a leadership and educational consultant for Acacia Fraternity in Indianapolis and earned my Master of Science degree in Mass Communications with emphasis in PR & Advertising from St. Cloud State University.
This blog is intended to open discussion on trends in social media and public relations. However, I also have interests in advertising, photography, marketing, and traveling, among other things. So I may sneak in a few articles not necessarily related to PR and social media.
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