Comscore’s Digital Future in Focus is another wake-up call on the use of mobile in search, web browsing, online services and mobile payments.
Some of my online connections from around the world are more likely to roll up their sleeves and help me achieve a goal than people I see several times a week.
A summary list of 2012 highlights in digital public affairs and communication.
Adam Sharp (Twitter), Daniel Sieberg (Google) and Adam Conner (Facebook) discuss measuring online conversation and how it both influences and is influenced by campaigns.
Yochai Benkler, professor of law and co-director of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, uses the case of the proposed SOPA legislation to examine how networks came together to increase awareness and put pressure on US Congress. In his talk, Blueprint for Democratic Participation, Mr. Benkler explains how a series of events derailed the passing […]
The following is an excerpt from today’s edition of the Digital Public Affairs newsletter, issued this morning. Subscribe for free to receive additional insight into digital public affairs, and a look at the role digital is playing in the Canadian political and public affairs landscape. A little over a year ago, a group of digitally engaged folks […]
This post was written as part of my coverage of the NDP Leadership Convention for iPolitics.ca. Hands down, the most active and engaged of the Facebook campaigns by any of the NDP leadership candidates was run by Nathan Cullen and his team. Well, “run” is the probably the wrong word for it. Run has a […]
Media that “resonates” attracts and engages audiences. This is particularly important in public affairs. There are countless examples. Recently, the #Kody2012 campaign serves as a macro scale example, and #BeAnOrganDonor on the comparatively micro scale. In today’s Conference Saturday, Age of Persuasion co-creator and then-writer Mike Tennant examines the role of creative in the modern age […]
The #kony2012 campaign, an effort to bring Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to justice, is succeeding in its efforts to achieve a mass of public awareness. The online buzz has attracted a lot of mainstream media attention. I was a guest of CTV Newchannel’s Afternoon Express today to speak about the elements that have made #kony2012 […]
Prior to announcing his candidacy for the NDP leadership, he didn’t have a Twitter account. That was something of lore among political observers. In fact, Evan Solomon pursued the issue during his appearance on CBC’s Power and Politics. That’s all changed now. I’m talking about Thomas Mulcair. And today, after performing a digital makeover of […]
Jim Karygiannis was in the news a few weeks ago, promoting the need for speed limiters following a horrific car crash in Toronto believed to be street-racing related. Part of the online attention included a powerful video produced by The Toronto Star which he posted to his YouTube channel. And so, Mr. Karygiannis becomes the subject of […]
I wasn’t planning on doing a second digital makeover in the same week. However, this MP has been in the media lately and I figured there was relevance in doing a makeover of this MP now. I’m talking about Labour Minister Lisa Raitt. Ms. Raitt is the MP who had to publicly apologize for referring […]