Publication Date

2014

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Gunkel, David J.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

Internet marketing||Social media--Marketing||Branding (Marketing)||Career development||Communication||Web studies

Abstract

This production thesis explores the process of creating a website designed to provide public speaking and personal development articles for online readers. I discuss the 21st century expectation of managing one's online presence and then leverage that presence online through the creation of a personal website designed to display one's knowledge, expertise and career highlights. After describing these 21st century expectations, I then apply the uses and gratifications theory and discuss how web users employ personal websites to enhance knowledge and social interactions. Finally, I describe the process of creating my own personal brand online and use measurable statistics through Weebly Analytics and Twitter to measure content distribution and engagement.

Comments

Advisors: David J. Gunkel.||Committee members: Richard Holt; Joseph Scudder.

Extent

22 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Text

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