Missouri State students and staff have an opportunity to learn about best practices for digital communications from one of the top minds in the industry.
Derrick Docket, the Missouri Valley Conference associate commissioner of new media and technology, will share his expertise with the MSU campus community in a workshop session titled “Simple Strategies for a Digital World” Feb. 26 from 2-3 p.m. at Plaster Student Union, Room 313. Missouri State employees can register for the event on My Learning Connection via My Missouri State.
Simple Strategies for a Digital World
- Open to Missouri State social media professionals and students
- Adapting to new platforms and incorporating platforms together
- Determining personal best practices
- Setting a communications calendar and maintaining engagement
- Handling comments and feedback from audiences
About Derrick Docket
Derrick Docket began his tenure with the Missouri Valley Conference in October 2010.
As associate commissioner of new media and technology, Docket serves as league’s point person for new media and technology. To that end, he manages the MVC website administration and maintenance and serves as the internet point person for the league’s varied websites.
Docket also oversees the promotion and development of the Missouri Valley Conference brand through the various forms of new and social media, including, but not limited to, video and photo content, video streaming, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs.
Additionally, he oversees the league video streaming program, including the negotiation of production contracts, procurement and distribution of necessary hardware and software, which includes working with institutions to secure proper staffing at each MVC championship.
Docket has a strong background as a graphic artist, having spent two stints at Epsilon in St. Louis as a production artist and analyst. Between stints at Epsilon he spent more than two years as a Computer Graphics Specialist at Osborn & Barr Communications (advertising agency).
A 2002 graduate of MVC member Missouri State with a bachelor’s degree in Art and Design, Advertising and Promotion, Docket is still active with his alma mater, organizing alumni relations actions for MSU in the St. Louis area. He is a member of CoSIDA and active in the planning committee of the Collegiate Athletics Internet/Digital Association (CAIDA). He and his wife Brittany reside in St. Peters, Mo.