Posts by Jodi Murphy

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Jodi is one of our marketing guru’s here at MDR.  She has more than 20 years of digital marketing experience having held senior marketing and management positions with major publishers, including Scholastic and Reader’s Digest. She also played a key role launching a wildly successful tech startup, helping it make the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies three years running. Jodi has a passion for technology that automates and streamlines marketing processes for the educational industry. In her spare time she loves cooking for her large Greek-Norwegian family and is her daughter’s biggest fan when she’s competing around the country in all-star competitive cheer competitions.

Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 12/10/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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5 Ideas to Keep Your Marketing Going Strong Through The Holidays

By Jodi Murphy | 12/03/2018 | 0 Comments
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Ah, the holiday season is upon us. Time for the magic and the mania. The decorations, the shopping frenzy, those social climber elves with their ever-changing shelves, and so much food on sticks.  It’s also winter break for schools. A little downtime to spend with family and friends may be the best gift of the […]

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The EdScoops for November 30

By Jodi Murphy | 11/30/2018 | 0 Comments
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Holiday Chaos is full-force and I’m hoping you all are not stressed to the max…especially with year-end fast approaching.  Oh yeah, that hectic rush to the finish line for those businesses whose fiscal year ends December 31.  While some are crazed, our education audience is checked out, offline and relaxing.  NOT!  Completely false!  This is […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 11/16/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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The EdScoops for November 9

By Jodi Murphy | 11/09/2018 | 0 Comments
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This time around I’d like to give a shout out to the EDspaces conference this past week in Tampa, FL.  If you aren’t familiar with Edspaces, it’s a conference around the conversation of the future of learning environments. It’s a yearly conference where education leaders (architects, distributors, Pre-K – 12, colleges, universities, independent manufacturer representatives, exhibitors, […]

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Are You Ghosting Your Customers?

By Jodi Murphy | 11/05/2018 | 0 Comments
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That’s scary – and here are four reasons why! With Halloween just passing us…made me think about a haunting dirty trick. I’m talking about being ghosted. It’s the worst. You think you’ve made a connection with someone, and then they stop responding to your calls, emails, texts, whatever. Whoosh—they’ve vanished. It’s the ultimate insult. You […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 11/02/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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The EdScoops for October 26

By Jodi Murphy | 10/26/2018 | 0 Comments
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You know the devastation that Hurricane Michael had on the Florida panhandle this month.  Here at MDR, we speak to schools every day, all day, and this impacted region of the U.S. has been top on our list. In this week’s scoops, I’ve included some comments we’ve been hearing from schools in the impacted areas.  We […]

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4 Teacher Vacation Habits That Can Help You Reach Them Where They Are

By Jodi Murphy | 10/22/2018 | 0 Comments
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Teachers bring the world into their classrooms, so it’s no surprise that they like to get out and see the world in their free time. Each year, about half of all teachers travel internationally, and 83 percent travel domestically. And, they tend to spend more on their vacations than other travelers. (Given the nature of […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 10/19/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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The EdScoops for October 12

By Jodi Murphy | 10/12/2018 | 0 Comments
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I’m so excited to say this time around that MDR is deserving of being included in the Kudos!  Our WeAreTeachers team has been selected as a winner in two categories in the The 2018 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards! Custom Content/Marketing category: Social Media/Online Community – Honoring any online community or social media network that […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 10/05/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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The EdScoops for September 28

By Jodi Murphy | 09/28/2018 | 0 Comments
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Holy cow…EdNET is a wrap! Those who attended are giving us rave reviews, so thank you.  Having developed a new format for this year, there’s always a little trepidation heading in, but we are thrilled with the responses we’ve received thus far. We are taking in all your feedback and will be incorporating all the […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 09/21/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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Oh, Direct Mail, How Do I Love Thee?

By Jodi Murphy | 09/20/2018 | 0 Comments
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Let me count the (6) ways! I confess, I love getting mail. Obviously, everyone but the coldest Grinch-hearts among us like getting personal letters, cards, and party invitations. But, I am an old-school mail junkie. Growing up, I ran to the mailbox every afternoon, excited about what might be waiting. Each year, I counted the […]

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The EdScoops for September 14

By Jodi Murphy | 09/13/2018 | 0 Comments
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It’s a super exciting week, here at MDR…EdNET kicks off in San Francisco today!  The EdNET team has been crazy busy preparing for the first of three EdNET events taking place nationwide.  Although I’m hanging back this year, I know for a fact it will be an amazing time with all the great programming and sessions […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 09/07/2018 | 0 Comments

What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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Why CMOs Should Care About Psychology

By Jodi Murphy | 09/05/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to Marketing Insider Group for referencing us in this great article. HUMAN BRAINS ARE HARD-WIRED TO SEEK CONNECTION WITH OTHER HUMANS. HERE ARE A FEW WAYS TO UTILIZE THIS PRINCIPLE AND BRING CONSUMERS TO YOUR BRAND. Have you ever wondered why, for decades upon decades of marketing, we still see images of families or […]

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The EdScoops for August 31

By Jodi Murphy | 08/31/2018 | 0 Comments
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I think it’s just about official that all schools are back into session now, or within the next week.  As we head into the long Labor Day weekend ahead, please take this time to enjoy the last of the summer (pains me to say that) and prepare for all the school year excitement ahead.  The […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 08/24/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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The EdScoops for August 17

By Jodi Murphy | 08/17/2018 | 0 Comments
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This time of year, I get a little sappy and take a great deal of pride in what I do for a living.  Most of August and the beginning of September many schools will be opening their doors to welcome back students for another another year. While most of us didn’t get the summer off to […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 08/10/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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How Entrepreneurs Can Improve Their Influencer Marketing

By Jodi Murphy | 08/06/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to Forbes for referencing us in this great article. Millennials and other demographic segments, like Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, demand transparency and authenticity from businesses. If you don’t deliver both — or they discover you’ve been lying to them — you aren’t going to gain or retain their business, according to the “2016 Transparency […]

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The EdScoops for August 3

By Jodi Murphy | 08/03/2018 | 0 Comments
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There are lots of great things going on in our industry and each week I look forward to sharing them with you.  This week, I have to take a step back from that and share sad news while reflecting on a well-known person our industry most recently lost.  We are mourning the untimely death of […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 07/27/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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How You Can Cultivate the One Thing Customers Truly Want

By Jodi Murphy | 07/23/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to Entrepreneur for referencing us in this great article. Every company wants to drive customer loyalty, but many neglect the fact that what customers want is community. Loyalty is a tricky thing — not to mention expensive when you’re trying to create it from scratch. Everyone’s heard the oft-cited statistic that it costs five […]

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The EdScoops for July 20

By Jodi Murphy | 07/20/2018 | 0 Comments
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Are you all familiar with the ILA (International Literacy Association) conference?  It’s held every year during the summer for educators.  This year it’s July 20-23 in Austin, Texas.  Thousands of literacy educators, professionals, and advocates from around the world will gather to connect with and learn from leaders in the field.  Our WeAreTeachers team will […]

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How to put your travel brand on teachers’ maps this summer

By Jodi Murphy | 07/16/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to Travel Daily News for referencing us in this great article. That said, teachers aren’t always easy to win over. They’re smart, and they do their research. With more than 7 million educators living and working in the U.S., you might think about creating targeted campaigns for educators. If you speak directly to […]

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Educator Hot Topics!

By Jodi Murphy | 07/13/2018 | 0 Comments
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What are the hot topics for educators?  Check out what school officials, teachers, principals, and all types of educators are most interested in from our educator communities.  This is where we share with you the topics that get the most buzz with educators! Are you interested in sponsoring an article like one of these, to […]

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How AR and VR Will Revolutionize the Classroom

By Jodi Murphy | 07/02/2018 | 0 Comments
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Thank you to ReadWrite for referencing us in this great article. With our business and personal lives moving to the digital environment, it makes sense that education — from elementary school through to college, trade schools, and professional development courses — will also migrate to a more technologically focused model. And that includes the influence […]

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