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Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of FullDuplex.ca, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.

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Conversation with Minister Bal Gosal (podcast)

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.

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Digital Makeover: Joyce Murray

Digital Makeover: Joyce Murray

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

By April 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Put a title here (something about website maintenance)

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.

By April 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Digital public affairs roundup: 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.

By April 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A toast to Jim Flaherty and his colleagues on both sides of the aisle

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.

By April 10, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Think carefully before tossing old communication tech to the curb

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?

By April 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)

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.

By April 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Online influence and the future of cabinet assignments

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.

By April 8, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Digital Makeover: Niki Ashton

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.

By April 7, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Industry Minister James Moore and Canada’s digital economy (podcast)

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.

By April 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Practice disruption for success

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.

By April 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)

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.

By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →