Monday, September 3, 2012
Nan Fox, Patch's Advertising Manager in Milwaukee, grew up in Greendale and lives in Muskego, where you find her cheering on her boys in sports.
She’s lived in Atlanta, she’s lived in Chicago, but Milwaukee is home to Nan Fox, the newest Patch team member in southeast Wisconsin. Fox is the Advertising Manager for Patch’s 15 hyperlocal websites around Milwaukee. She’ll work with local business owners and managers to examine their online presence and put their message in front of the people they want to reach. “I love the concept of Patch,” Fox said. “I think the sites are really helpful for the communities. People get so dialed in to what’s going on so far away, thanks to the Internet, we lose touch with what’s around us. Patch helps you put your hands easily on what’s going on in your neighborhood.” A graduate of Greendale High School and UW-Whitewater, she lives in Muskego with …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
A new study shows that most teenagers hide their online activities from their parents. Not monitoring kids' computer use can have serious, long-term criminal consequences.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Your favorite local Patch editor has an idea! Let's work together to help spread the word about your local business and Patch and help our community become even more connected.
Small businesses are important. Some say they are the backbone of our economy. And they don't particularly need to be that small on Facebook: Fox Point-Bayside Patch has 349 Facebook fans. Community Bark has 1,510. The Green House has 35. Some local businesses have fewer, though. So, I'm proposing a special Facebook exchange. I'll post about you, if you post about me. Then, other local businesses can "share" that post from the Fox Point-Bayside Patch Facebook page on their own pages to help support other local businesses. If you are a Fox Point or Bayside area business with an independent Facebook page and you'd like to participate, this is what I need from you: Keep in mind that you'll want your business name somewhere in the post so I …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Milwaukee mayor uses Facebook, Twitter to inform while his foe in Democratic recall primary believes in more interaction with follower and fans. Meanwhile, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker expected to use some of his campaign cash to beef up his efforts.
If you want to know where Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate Kathleen Falk is, "liking" her FalkforWI campaign page would be a good place to start. On Monday, one post on the page read, "On Air with The Ed Schultz Show right now." Shortly before that, a photo of Falk talking into a microphone accompanied this caption, "Calling for Scott Walker to replace DNR head Cathy Stepp." Democrat Tom Barrett, on the other hand, isn't so much about location as he is about issues: ads about job losses under Republican Gov. Scott Walker, links to news articles about politically hot topics in Wisconsin and comments such as, "Thanks to your dedication and support, grassroots individuals across Wisconsin helped us raise $750,000 in just 25 days to …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Join Patch editors at the Whitefish Bay Public Library as they discuss the basics of using the free tools on Facebook, Twitter and Patch to help promote your business or organization.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald, Alberta Darling, Leah Vukmir and more line up to support governor at Jan. 21 event at Hart Park.
- Jim Price
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A who's who of top Wisconsin Republican politicians are expected to appear at a Jan. 21 rally in support of Gov. Scott Walker at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. While anti-Walker rallies have taken place throughout Wisconsin over the last year, this event is believed to be the first major rally in support of the governor since the effort to recall him began on Nov. 15. Organizers are hoping for hundreds of Walker backers to take part in the rally, which will be headlined by some of the biggest Republican names in the state, including: Nationally known political activist Kim Simac, Libertarian speaker Tim Nerenz and teenage political activist Jerrid Madden also will take part in the rally, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The office of state Sen…
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A look back at the top headlines from Fox Point-Bayside Patch in 2011.
At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, August brought a feisty recall elections, a tough arrest of a very angry drunk driver, a perfect bone marrow match for a Fox Point native and so much more. Take a look at the controversy, passion and memories that were made in August at Fox Point-Bayside Patch. Art Trooper: Faith and a Little Luck Save Studio As local business struggle through the recession, Patch took a look at a handful of places in Fox Point and Bayside in our Surviving America series. In this piece, we took a look at Art Trooper in Audubon Court. When Ann Deuser opened Art Trooper in 2008, she had no idea that the recession would victimize many …
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Social media, photo galleries, live chat and more.
Bayside is utilizing new technologies and several innovative forms of communication to keep residents, employees and neighboring communities informed of everything happening in Bayside. Similar to how it takes several departments to make sure the village runs effectively, there are several communication mediums the village has used to keep our residents informed. The village understands no one form of communication reaches everyone and that different people stay in touch with what is happening in their community through different means. Communication in the 21st Century Back in 2000, the village primarily relied upon posting boards, cable channels, limited internet, quarterly/monthly newsletters, and hand deliveries to communicate …
Monday, August 8, 2011
For the most part, challengers are more savvy than incumbents when it comes to Twitter and Facebook.
When state Sen. Alberta Darling sent out this tweet to her nearly 360 Twitter followers, she didn’t use a penny of the more than $1 million in campaign cash she has raised so far. “Check out this editorial from the Journal Sentinel about the complaint filed regarding Citizen Action and my opponent http://ow.ly/5U8jF,” the River Hills Republican incumbent tweeted. Darling’s Democartic opponent in Tuesday’s 8th District recall race, state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay), fired her own missile with this tweet, “UPDATE: WHAT IS SHE HIDING?: New Details Emerge in Alberta Darling Coverup http://dld.bz/ajWCV.” Candidates tossing out accusations against their opponents is nothing new in politics. But in an era where social media is playing a …