Community Managers need passion, insight before tech skills

May 23, 2011

I had the pleasure of attending a recent presentation by Sarah Blue, brand evangelist and community outreach at Cardinal Media Technologies. Blue presented From Zero to Engaged: Ten Secrets to Get Your Community Rolling to the Social Media Breakfast club of Calgary, an excellent monthly event powered by McQ Design and a team of volunteers. Blue’s […]

Social Media Shift, big ideas for growing business

May 23, 2011

Mount Royal University is holding “Social Media Shift“, a one-day forum and trade show on social media marketing. A variety of dynamic speakers from the forefront of this growing phenomenon will be featured, including: Doug Lacombe – Master of Ceremonies (disclosure, that’s me!) Scott Stratten – Social Currency Ernest Barbaric – The Ripple Effect Richard […]

Whisper-Gate smears PR, social media

May 14, 2011

Companies are highly motivated these days to manage their reputations and advocate their positions using social media. Sometimes that goes too far. This week Facebook and public relations giant Burson-Marsteller (B-M) appear to have crossed the line in what is becoming known as “Whisper-Gate.” For the record, if anyone at your company asks you to […]

First Nations build community on social media

May 12, 2011

This week I had the privilege of helping put on a social media seminar for First Nations communicators. Representatives from the Siksika Nation and the Piikani Nation, both in Alberta, were in attendance at our Social Media Strategy for First Nations “Quickinar.” Jeff Nelson, my partner in producing Quickinars, and I received much help in […]


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