Tech Talk: Harmony Ultimate: the BEST remote on the market

July 6, 2013

My favourite universal remote, and one I’ve used for a few years now, is the Logitech Harmony 900. I like the 900 because it uses RF (Radio Frequency) in concert with Infrared to control all the devices I have connected. Logitech’s brand new Harmony Ultimate with Harmony Ultimate Hub takes that great remote with RF […]

Screencast Saturdays: How to set up and use Slideshare

June 10, 2012

Welcome once again to Screencast Saturdays! This week communicatto team member Mary shows you the basics of setting up Slideshare, a system for sharing slide shows, PDFs and videos! Note for RSS subscribers: if you can’t see the video in your reader, it is located on the web here.

Screencast Saturdays: How to use social media dashboard HootSuite

May 19, 2012

Welcome once again to Screencast Saturdays! This week communicatto team member Mary shows you the basics of using a social media management system called HootSuite! Note for RSS subscribers: if you can’t see the video in your reader, it is located on the web here.

Screencast Saturdays: Beginner’s series – creating a Facebook business page

April 21, 2012

Welcome once again to Screencast Saturdays! communicatto team member Mary shows you how easy it is to start a Facebook business page in under 3 minutes. By the way, if you do decide to build a Facebook business page, Facebook itself has a pretty detailed help section on this topic. Next week we’ll show you how […]

Brand & content key to digital publishing success

March 29, 2012

In continuing our series on digital literacy and the impact it’s having on Canada’s economy, this week we focus on the “State of the Digital Publishing Industry”. This was the topic of a panel discussion hosted by Digital Alberta (@DigitalAlberta) on Monday. On the panel were Guy Huntingford (@guyhuntingford), publisher of the Calgary Herald, and […]

Who owns social media in corporate landscape?

September 26, 2011

CALGARY, AB, Sept. 20, 2011/Troy Media – In 2009 the Canadian Public Relations Society held its annual conference “On the Edge” in Vancouver. Like the good communicators they are, John Kageorge and his organizing team encouraged members and attendees to blog, tweet, debate and discuss the communications issues of the day. It was a lively […]

Marketing Week anti-social media column full of holes

August 30, 2011

  CALGARY, AB, Aug. 28, 2011/Troy Media – I’ve been reading a few articles from social media naysayers of late. Funny thing is, I often start such a read agreeing with many of their points, but invariably they seem to succumb to the temptations of weak, emotional argument. In other words, they go from smart […]

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 […]

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 LinkedIn.com, TorStar Publishing and Deloitte. A special highlight for the small […]


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