OK, some will say this is self-serving … but it was a fun reminder for me how people have said … we were ahead of our time. They’re right. We were.
A kind note from a former student, Amanda (Younce) Davis, reminded me of our early HTML and digital PR at Auburn.
It is a reminder of how long we’ve been exploring HTML and coding in classes at Auburn. I remember the first HTML class I taught in the early 1990s. HTML for PR students began in about 2000.
These images represent some of the earliest examples. We started doing content marketing publishing online with stories about Auburn campus life at AuburnMedia.com.
One image is from 2003 (we began before that, but the Wayback Machine doesn’t have earlier images).
Then we began MarcomBlog, a mentoring blog featuring names you’ll still recognize today in the PR social media world.
And the last image is of Amanda’s digital resume from 2010/11. It is kinda fun to see people today writing about this kind of in class learning as “the new thing to do” and how “you better get started” right away! Well, our students “got started” a long time ago.
Let’s not forget all the student digital resumes and portfolios, too. PRProspects.me represents a lot of our HTML and digital PR experiences.