Thursday, April 19

Should I bedazzle my graduation cap?

So I just received my cap and gown from GVSU, so I can walk across the stage at Van Andel Arena on April 28 at the graduation ceremony. Which brings up the important question. Do I bedazzle my cap? Everyone is doing it, apparently (according to the girls in my COM 495 class). And if so, what should it say? Here are a few mock ups I threw together. Let me know what you think.

The #1 version. Emphasizes the fact that I am, indeed, #1. 

The classic GV logo, for Grand Valley.

Just a little throwback shout-out to my high school. After all, I was vice president of NHS...

The unabashed Twitter plug. Seriously, follow me @AaronBrandt

I am also willing to sell the space on my cap. Pepsi, are you reading this?

By Aaron Brandt, who will never set foot in a lecture again. 

Thursday, April 12

Michigan Football field's new hashtag

Michigan just painted a hashtag onto their football field. Obviously the old blue fans are going to hate it, just like they hated the forward pass and mobile quarterback, but I think it's a terrific idea. It really shows how far Twitter has come since its inception in 2006. I remember it was just over a year ago that Twitter was the butt of a lot of jokes and ridicule. Now it is a social network and advertising powerhouse. Businesses who ignore it might as well use carbon copy paper for receipts. Good for Michigan, and their innovation. #goblue
photo via @umichfootball

By Aaron Brandt, who was on Twitter before you were.