April 2018 @ #UWMSocial

By Taylor Strickland, Digital Communications Intern

April showers bring May flowers, and they also brought us great social content! Amidst the beginning of spring and the final weeks of the semester, we were able to have a lot of fun on social. Let’s look!

Facebook:

With good weather comes the best time of year on campus: turning on the fountain! We had a great time spoofing your favorite Spongebob Squarepants episode this year, and you repaid us with a reach of 16,380 people, 5,760 video views, 58 shares, 218 reactions and 11 comments.

UWM fountain

It's back and the weather isn't allowed to change its mind now!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Monday, April 30, 2018

UWM researchers found that standing desks have positive effects on two fronts: an increase in physical activity during waking hours and better concentration in the classroom for younger students! This groundbreaking find earned us a reach of 9,101 people, 3,714 video views, 22 shares, 61 reactions and 2 comments.

UWM research explores whether standing desks can help children learn

These UWM researchers have discovered that standing desks have positive effects on two fronts: an increase in physical activity during waking hours and better concentration in the classroom for younger students ✏️

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 14 is a major holiday in Milwaukee! 414 Day is spent celebrating the beautifully diverse city we live in, and we wanted to make sure our followers spent it wisely. This list of 14 ways to spend 414 Day reached 6,855 people and garnered 8 shares and 61 reactions.

Just 4️⃣ days until 414 Day! Plan your celebration of Milwaukee ahead of time with this list of fun events and activities!

Posted by University of Wisconsin Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

 

Instagram:

April wasn’t sure whether it wanted to be winter or spring, and we couldn’t help but have a little fun with the snowfall. A snowman on Engelmann Field turned into a snow giant behind Sandburg, and it received 1,131 likes!

The UWM fountain is the site of outdoor studying, meeting up with friends and many an Instagram picture! Seeing it on again was a wonderful sign of warmer weather, and for that it received 1,299 likes.

It’s back and officially spring at #UWM! 🙌☀️⛲️🙂

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Brewers Opening Day is always one of our favorite days of the year, and this year was no exception! This stunning shot of the city behind Miller Park earned 956 likes!

 

Twitter:

We were so excited for Leslie Jones to join us at the CAB Comedy Bash on April 26, and clearly she was looking forward to it as well! After her retweet, this post received 104,279 impressions, 157 likes and 16 retweets.

Every season, we welcome our incoming honors students to the Panther family with the opportunity to walk on Miller Park field! These promising panthers earned 13,374 impressions, 47 likes and 4 retweets.

This lucky snowman was not only the newest soccer goalkeeper, but also the snow giant in our Instagram post! On top of that, it earned 9,769 impressions, 133 likes and 8 retweets.

No matter what the weather, UWM Social is always ready to tackle some fun-filled content! But we wouldn’t mind some warmer weather…