Herb Gray and I geeked out on digital politics
By April 22, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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.

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PorterPlans vs NoJetsTO: A campaign case study of the air and ground war
By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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.

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Draft one of the book due this week
By January 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Draft one of the book due this week

The book Tod Maffin and I started in June is happening. We signed a contract with a publishing company. The first draft is due Thursday — four days from now.

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We can be royals: King George teaches authentic communication
By January 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

We can be royals: King George teaches authentic communication

Best Picture winner The King’s Speech holds lessons on authentic, human communication.

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Full Duplex is (extremely) pleased to announce
By April 25, 2013 5 Comments Read More →

Full Duplex is (extremely) pleased to announce

Full Duplex, the digital public affairs and research company I started two years ago, has hired its first employee and moved in to office space.

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Understand Music
By January 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Understand Music

Sometimes you need a little inspiration. This short video by “finally” overdelivers in that respect.

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Updated big data on the Israel-Hamas conflict
By November 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Updated big data on the Israel-Hamas conflict

In preparation for my appearance on CTV News Channel this morning, I’ve updated and expanded my analysis of big data coming from the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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Social media 2012 act three: war porn
By November 15, 2012 2 Comments Read More →

Social media 2012 act three: war porn

If television gave us a front row seat to the front lines of Desert Storm, social media has given us a front row seat to the war rooms in Israel and Gaza.

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Can I buy you a pony? #DamnYouAutocorrect
By November 15, 2012 1 Comments Read More →

Can I buy you a pony? #DamnYouAutocorrect

If you want the attention of a public figure, it’s probably worth the embarrassment of offering livestock.

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Move: a new KONY2012 documentary from Invisible Children
By October 8, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Move: a new KONY2012 documentary from Invisible Children

Invisible Children has released a new movie. Move explains how the wildly successful KONY2012 campaign came together and what it hopes to achieve before the end of the year.

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Ottawa phone scam attempting to siphon $300 from victims
By September 15, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Ottawa phone scam attempting to siphon $300 from victims

A crime involving a car we don’t own never took place. And a “kind” caller told me if I don’t pay $300 by midnight, I’ll have to pay $600.

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