Category Archives: Social Media

Mobile tech, Southfield City Centre, women in tech on today’s M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — The Monday, Aug. 14 edition of the M2 TechCast podcast will feature a jam-packed lineup of technology and economic development newsmakers.

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Social Media, LTU Outreach, High Tech Manufacturing, Cybersecurity on March 20 M2 TechCast

ROYAL OAK — Hope for more STEM students in the future and worries about the nation’s power grid are among the highlights to be broadcast live over the internet on the Monday, March 20 M2 TechCast.

The show begins at 3 p.m. Eastern time with Melih Oztalay of Inbound Marketing. He’ll discuss how web site marketability, content marketing, and social media marketing intersect.

At 3:15, Sibrina Collins, director of the Lawrence Technological University Marburger STEM Center will discuss LTU’s recent K-12 outreach events and an upcoming Science and Technology Showcase for science and biomedical engineering (BME) majors.

At 3:30, Jeff Hall from Siemens will talk about the Manufacturing in America conference, March 22-23 at the Renaissance Center.

The show wraps up at 3:45 with cybersecurity expert Dan Lohrmann, discussing hacker threats to the nation’s power grid.

The M2 TechCast airs live on the internet from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time each Monday at And you can listen to past episodes by clicking on

The M2 TechCast is hosted by Mike Brennan, founder and publisher of Michigan Technology News,, and Matt Roush, director of the university news bureau at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. Both have covered high-tech in Michigan as journalists for more than 20 years.

The M2 TechCast is part of Podcast Detroit, a network of more than 50 locally produced podcasts on a wide variety of topics, anchored by IT in the D. the nation’s No. 1 tech podcast, which regularly draws more than 500,000 listeners a week. IT in the D airs live Monday nights from 9 to 11 p.m. Eastern time.

Detroit Firm’s Survey — More College Admissions Staff Check Social Media

DETROIT — In a recent survey conducted by The Social U, a startup business assisting young people maintain their social media profiles, 79 percent of college admissions officers reported “quality of character” as an important component in the admissions process.

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WWJ-LTU Leaders & Innovators Back With Collaboration Event

SOUTHFIELD — WWJ Newsradio 950’s Leaders & Innovators program series, held in partnership with Lawrence Technological University, is back for another program year.

The first Leaders & Innovators session will be held Thursday, Sept. 15. The topic is “Unique Collaborations.”

The event will be held at LTU’s University Technology and Learning Center Gallery, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road in Southfield. It begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with the program and question and answer session running from 8 to 9 a.m.

Unique collaborations are often born out of creativity or necessity. They create value that has not existed before. In September’s Leaders & Innovators, we’ll discuss and explore many of the unique collaborations that shed new light and opportunity. The results are a fresh new prospective on collaboration in 2016 and beyond.

The event will be hosted by WWJ Business Editor Murray Feldman. Panelists are to include Mike McInerney, founder and president of Deliver My Ride, and Zak Pashak, president of Detroit Bikes.

The WWJ Leaders & Innovators Series is in partnership with LTU and is sponsored in part by AAA.

Advance registration is requested. Admission is free. To register, visit this link.

Other scheduled events for the WWJ/LTU Leaders & Innovators program year are:

Oct. 20: Women in Leadership
Nov. 17: Building and Maintaining Relationships – Networking
Feb. 16: Starting a Business – Entrepreneurism
March 16: Social Media and Small Business
April 13: Work-Life Balance

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact WWJ Newsradio 950 General Sales Manager Lisa Rudy at (248) 327-2936 or lisa.rudy@cbsradio.