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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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Did digital get municipal candidates elected?

Did digital get municipal candidates elected?

Some key takeaways from an interview I did on CBC Ottawa Morning on how municipal election candidates used (and should use) digital.

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Matters of Opinion 2014 and the digital public affairs ecosystem

Matters of Opinion 2014 and the digital public affairs ecosystem

The 2014 of Matters of Opinion reveals that engaged Canadians are shaping digital public affairs, how advocacy and lobbying are done, and how news is reported to a wider Canadian audience.

By October 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A powerful tribute to Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo

A powerful tribute to Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo

The opening ceremonies at the Ottawa RedBlacks game included a powerful tribute to fallen soldiers Patrice Vincent and Nathan Cirillo and a communal singing of O Canada.

By October 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Cutting corners on your podcast reflects poorly on you

Cutting corners on your podcast reflects poorly on you

Compelling content isn’t enough to attract, retain and engage an audience. Your content only works if supported by an engaging delivery.

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Our daughers are preparing Thanksgiving Dinner; a perfect time to consider the many reasons to be thankful.

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Digital public affairs podcast: Minister Michelle Rempel

Digital public affairs podcast: Minister Michelle Rempel

Minister Michelle Rempel on the thornier side of online, being real, and social media as a source of important information and breaking news.

By October 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Troll

Troll

In Troll, poet Shayne Koyczan says it perfectly. Again.

By October 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
TOUCH and the critic: a healthcare and community case study

TOUCH and the critic: a healthcare and community case study

A great example of how applying TOUCH can shine a positive light on a difficult matter, and can help set a better way forward.

By October 1, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Digital public affairs podcast: MP Sean Casey

Digital public affairs podcast: MP Sean Casey

Excerpts from a conversation with Liberal MP Sean Casey, a guarded lawyer turned digitally-engaged MP.

By September 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
TOUCH, taking the time and ‘digital eye contact’

TOUCH, taking the time and ‘digital eye contact’

The Toronto Blue Jays guest experience staff know how to make digital eye contact.

By September 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Digital public affairs podcast: MP Ted Hsu

Digital public affairs podcast: MP Ted Hsu

Excerpts from a conversation with Liberal MP Ted Hsu on considerations for digital in an MP’s communications ecosystem.

By September 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Conference Saturdays: break the patterns of hate and dogma

Conference Saturdays: break the patterns of hate and dogma

If you do nothing else for yourself or the world today, at least watch this 10 minute TEDTalk given by Zak Ebrahim. Break the patterns of hate and dogma.

By September 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →