eMarketing recommended blogs, web style & more

October 27, 2009

For those of you in my CMA eMarketing course at Mount Royal University, here are a few of the promised items to aid you in your studies and the assignment. For non-students, these are just good marketing links and probably worth a gander anyway. First, a brilliant classic on web design, the Web Style Guide, […]

Polanski, prostitutes, and potty blogging

October 26, 2009

This week on the social web we learn that award-winning director and convicted child sex criminal Roman Polanski is living on borrowed Swiss time; the scandal-ridden International Automobile Federation (FIA) elects a new president and Windows 7 is launched. @RtrsIN_TopNews (a.k.a. the Reuters news service) reported that the “U.S. asks Swiss to extradite fugitive Polanski.” […]

Special events folks consider social media

October 26, 2009

Short “Social Media 101″ presentation delivered to the Calgary chapter of the International Special Events Society. ISES Social Media 101 View more presentations from Doug Lacombe.

CMA eMarketing recommended readings

October 21, 2009

For those of you taking my Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) eMarketing class at Mount Royal University, below are the required and suggested readings. Others may find this a handy reading list, no tuition required! Also, many thanks to our first guest speaker, John Hutchings of Rare Method, who was not only kind enough to come […]

Balloon boy, bonuses, and “war criminal” Bush

October 18, 2009

Greetings, Tweeps. Welcome to this week’s roundup of the weird and wonderful from the Twitterverse. First up — what do #balloonboy and @PremierStelmach have in common? Turns out they’re both full of hot air. One is a publicity hungry scoundrel stretching the truth, and the other is a six-year-old boy who pretended to be adrift […]

Barack, Jim and Pam create Twitter buzz (last week)

October 18, 2009

The Twitterverse exploded Friday morning on the news that U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for not being George W. Bush. Some tweets linked to comments by previous recipient Lech Walesa who, in an act of not-so-Solidarnosc, sniffed “Who? What? So fast?” Equally important on the world stage of Twitter was […]

Canadian journalists on Twitter – the (soon-to-be) definitive list

October 10, 2009

A colleague was asking me whom to follow on Twitter in their field. Providing an answer took more Googling than it should have. It occurred to me, why is there no comprehensive list of Canadian journalists on Twitter? At least, none that I could find. Oh sure there was this one http://mediaontwitter.pbworks.com/Canada+-+Media+On+Twitter, and this one […]

First RTNDA Canada webinar on social media a solid success

October 9, 2009

RTNDA Canada and my company, communicatto, hosted a webinar earlier this week for members only, a first for the association. “Social media, will it replace us or reform us?” attracted roughly 50 members from across the country who tuned in via the DimDim webinar platform. While the technology exhibited a few hiccups (the sound sound went […]

Digital Disclosure seminar covers Investor Relations and social media

October 4, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a group of about 30 Investor Relations types at an event, “Digital Disclosure – Pubcos in the age of the social web” co-sponsored by Valiant Trust and Kingsdale Shareholder Services. Below are my slides from that event, but essentially my point was, stocks and management teams are […]


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