We all know social media has been all the rage the past few years. Heaven knows we’ve all seen our fair share of “social media cheerleading” at conferences and such. You know, where an extroverted speaker gets up on stage, frenetically waves their hands, and proclaims how “social media is changing everything!” My Quickinars colleague [...]
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 [...]
The weather in Calgary has been positively frigid this week (like you need me to tell you that) and the coldest day was probably Tuesday – the day of Third Tuesday Calgary’s (#TTyyc) World Kiva Day Meetup. As a result, the turnout was lower than anticipated (what with the fact that most people’s cars were [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Shaw TV came out to see us at a recent Quickinar on social media strategy – take a peek at what they found out!
Ed. Note: This article originally appeared in my Postmedia News social media column. This week people have been asking me how to build a Twitter following. No doubt they’ve heard my rant about how, unlike traditional media, social media publishing starts with no audience and no content. Your first tweet is often a lonely missive [...]
Ed.Note: This post originally appeared in my Postmedia News social media column. As a writer, I’m a bit of a language nut. A clever turn of phrase, a well-executed verbal thrust, makes my heart soar. My French is passable (I am a Lacombe, after all) and many decades ago I was fluent in Brazilian Portuguese. [...]
This seminar is part of the Quickinars series of social media training – the full class list for Q1 2011 can be seen on Eventbrite. Are you baffled by all the babble surrounding digital marketing and social media? Do you wish you could tie it all together and have it all make sense? Do you [...]