Denny McCorkle

It is no secret that I love social media. I use it. I teach it. I live it.

I began with LinkedIn for personal branding, became friends with Facebook, grew into Twitter and Google+ for social sharing, and now wave my geek flag at my blog: Digital Self Marketing Advantage.

Yes, I ♡ social media.

Honestly, I check my social media accounts more often than I check my email.

However, it is not what you think.

My love for social media is not for the number of followers, retweets, or blog comments. While those responses tickle a smile and energize my engagement, my true love for social media is simply an extension of my love for learning. My personal learning network is the secret to my secret social media success.

I absolutely and unequivocally love social media because it feeds my life-long passion for learning and provides me an opportunity to teach and share what I learn with others.

My academic career of teaching, research, speaking, consulting and course development has had an integrated progression from direct marketing in the 90s to e-Marketing in the 00s and now to Social Media Marketing in the 10s.

The remarkable benefits of learning and teaching Social Media Marketing are actualized when used for personal branding.

The real world, real-time environment of social media provides a professional laboratory for self-learning, learning from others, and the opportunity to develop strategic marketing skills: (1) for the job search and career development, and (2) are also transferable from personal branding to product/company branding.

Thank you Wordpress, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. You complete me.

I teach: e-Marketing | Social Media Marketing | Personal Branding | Direct Marketing | Global Marketing Strategies | International Business | Marketing Problems/Management.

I enjoy: creative writing | foreign travel | kung fu/martial arts movies | Chinese Pu-erh and Longjing teas | Indian Tandoori | Chinese pot stickers | Japanese tempura | Fat Tire beer | Dr. Pepper | lucid dreams | yin yang | double happiness | wabi-sabi | Dilbert | Monty Python | David Letterman | Jimmy Buffett | global/world music | Brit Rock | Beatles | Oasis | WordPress | Feedly | Flipboard | Zite