Question Of The Week: Russia

June 16, 2009

Every week the members of the class will answer a new question on this blog. Starting today, we’ll focus on a different region of the world for each week throughout the rest of the class.  Here is this week’s question:

Russia is cited in most reports as one of the fastest growing Internet markets in the world. Mobile penetration is high and generally there are many signs of progress and promise in the Russian market.

From your reading and research on Russia, highlight one key insight or finding you found unique and interesting and discuss what implications it has for brands wanting to use social media to reach an audience in the Russian market to promote their products or services.


@globalcc GroupTweet Key

June 9, 2009

As part of our class, all the students will be contributing tweets to our class Twitter account (@globalcc) using a service called GroupTweet.  So you know who is the author of any particular tweet, we’ll be signing each of our tweets with our initials.  Here’s the full list of initials of members of the class along with our initials:

^AA – Adrienne Allmond
^SB – Shannon Barrett
^RB – Rohit Bhargava
^PB – Paul Bove
^MB – Michole Brown
^JC – Julia Cartwright
^SG – Shayla Gibson
^AG – Alexandra Greenbaum
^SH – Shakirah Hill
^EH – Elizabeth Homan
^QH – Quentin Hunstad
^CH – Charlotte Hutchison
^MK – Moritz Krause
^HL – Heather Lovett
^ZM – Zenneia McLendon
^JM – Jenna Mills
^SO – Stephanie O’Neill
^BP – Beatriz Perez
^GR – Gregg Rapaport
^JS – Jacqueline Sibanda
^KS – Kaira Stelly
^SS – Starla Stiles
^ET – Evan Taylor
^JT – Jacqueline Titus

Welcome To Typhoon Season!

June 7, 2009

Welcome to the class blog for the Masters level Global Communications class that will be starting at Georgetown University on June 8th.  The best way of describing how this blog will look over the next 9 weeks is to compare it to Typhoon season in many parts of Asia … lots of activity in a big burst, held together with a consistent hum in between.

Our class meets Monday evenings, and every student will be posting a blog post by Wednesday evening. For 8 weeks, this means we’ll have more than 20 posts within a 48 hour time period – then relatively calm activity for the rest of the week.  Followed by this period, the entire class will be travelling to London for 1 week in early August – and posting from there.  Then the class ends.

So for the next two months – until about August 15th, 2009, follow our thoughts and adventures by checking out this blog. After that, we hope this will serve as a good archive of our discussions, but we won’t be posting on this blog anymore.

This is a short term relationship we’re starting, and we want to be sure we’re all on the same page.  Now let’s have some fun and start learning from each other!