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Digital Makeover: Diane AblonczyAlison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)Practice disruption for successHerb Gray and I geeked out on digital politicsPut a title here (something about website maintenance)Digital Makeover: Niki AshtonDigital public affairs roundup: April 18, 2014PorterPlans vs NoJetsTO: A campaign case study of the air and ground war
April 22, 2014

Herb Gray and I geeked out on digital politics

I had the opportunity to spend uninterrupted time geeking out about politics and digital with Herb Gray, one of Canada’s most respected politicians.

April 21, 2014

Digital Makeover: Diane Ablonczy

Another in my digital makeover which highlights the need for current information, consistent branding and content/engagement focused on the MP.

April 18, 2014

Digital public affairs roundup: April 18, 2014

Some links from the last week that will be of interest to digital public affairs folks.

April 15, 2014

Conversation with Minister Bal Gosal (podcast)

Minister of State for Sport, Bal Gosal, on his auspicious beginnings on Twitter, opportunities and opportunities lost on engaging content, and the power of Facebook.

April 14, 2014

Digital Makeover: Joyce Murray

Today’s digital makeover shows digital strategy, online property maintenance and the human connecting elements are often overlooked by MPs.

April 13, 2014

Put a title here (something about website maintenance)

If you make changes to your website’s structure, be sure to redirect obsolete pages to relevant current pages. And, avoid publicly visible placeholder text.

April 11, 2014

Digital public affairs roundup: April 11, 2014

Some links from the last week that will be of interest to digital public affairs folks.

April 10, 2014

A toast to Jim Flaherty and his colleagues on both sides of the aisle

Maybe Jim Flaherty and Jack Layton can teach us something about ourselves, our elected representatives and the opportunities to find common ground while we’re still alive.

Think carefully before tossing old communication tech to the curb

How do you communicate when the Internet is down and your smartphone is out of power?

April 9, 2014

Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)

NDP MP Françoise Boivin on social dynamics and why she prefers the deep relationship she shares with her Facebook “friends” rather than what she views as the impersonal experience of a Facebook Fan Page.

April 8, 2014

Online influence and the future of cabinet assignments

Online credibility and influence is built on followings in niche interests. Changing a cabinet or shadow cabinet position could become counter-productive in the maturing digital age.

April 7, 2014

Digital Makeover: Niki Ashton

Today’s digital makeover reveals MPs are generally quite good at what they do online. It’s just that they apparently don’t put a stake in the long game.

April 5, 2014

Industry Minister James Moore and Canada’s digital economy (podcast)

Industry Minister James Moore speaks at the Manning Centre conference about Canada’s digital economy, the digital policy his office is developing, and the digital preservation of Canadian history.

April 4, 2014

Practice disruption for success

Disruption (or necessity if you prefer) is the mother of invention. We can make things better — or at least different and workable — if our adaptability muscles are well exercised.

April 3, 2014

Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)

Alison Loat, co-founder and Executive Director of Samara, speaks about her upcoming book “Tragedy in the Commons,” and the insider view it shares from the people inside Canada’s federal political system.

April 2, 2014

Digital public affairs view of Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report

Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report contains a wealth of information for digital public affairs practitioners.

April 1, 2014

PorterPlans vs NoJetsTO: A campaign case study of the air and ground war

I remember the exact moment I decided Porter Airlines was going to lose their campaign for a runway extension at Billy Bishop airport. It’s a textbook lesson for integration, particularly in digital public affairs.