Social media all about knowing your customers

June 28, 2011

CALGARY, AB, June 24, 2011/ Troy Media/ – “I want the corner butcher back. Bring it back a century.” So says Scott Stratten when asked what business should look like in a social media world. “I don’t want Wal-Mart, I want the butcher who knows my name and saves me a certain cut of meat because […]

Lacombe goes blah blah on social media for oil and gas, Nenshi, and so on

June 14, 2011

I recently put a Twitter panel together for the meshwest conference that took place in Calgary last week. After the conference mesh co-founder and leading digital strategist Mark Evans asked me a few questions on the flip cam. Here’s my blah blah on social media in Calgary, oil and gas, Mayor Nenshi, and so on.  

Twitter like 21st Century Rotary Club

June 13, 2011

Twitter is like a 21st century Rotary Club. That’s a line I heard recently that really made sense to me. The foundation of Twitter is networking, meeting with people, building community, often doing good deeds, sometimes leading to business. So when the organizers of the venerable mesh conference asked me to assemble a panel on […]

Gilligan’s Island allegory for social media

June 7, 2011

A few weeks ago I had the tremendous pleasure of attending a gathering of chief marketing executives put on in Banff by the Conference Board of Canada. The topic was New Age Marketing and we enjoyed excellent presentations by top-notch digital marketing folks from, TorStar Publishing and Deloitte. A special highlight for the small […]

Video: Digerati speaking at Mount Royal U “Shift” Conference

June 2, 2011

Mount Royal University is holding a one-day forum and trade show on June 23, 2011 called “Social Media Shift” – a social media marketing conference featuring Scott Stratten of @unmarketing fame, Eric Weaver (@weave) and numerous others. Here’s a peek at who’s on deck: The forum is specifically designed for small to mid-sized business owners and […]

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