Election analysis, interactive report cards and media appearances
By June 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Election analysis, interactive report cards and media appearances

I’ll be talking about the digital side of the Ontario election with the media today. Don’t forget to vote, and check out our interactive report card.

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Promoted tweets and Veterans Affairs
By May 14, 2014 3 Comments Read More →

Promoted tweets and Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs is facing criticism for a promoted tweets campaign. Is online paid media a smart choice for government departments?

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Herb Gray and I geeked out on digital politics
By April 22, 2014 2 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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