Keep your smartphones on (MNC2014)
By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Keep your smartphones on (MNC2014)

Manning Centre Director of Communications Dave Quist asks the MNC2014 audience to use their smartphones during the conference.

Battleground planning with Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Battleground planning with Kathleen Wynne, Tim Hudak and Andrea Horwath

David Akin and I will be talking about social media use and misuse tonight on Battleground.

Canadian MPs and social media in 2013 #POGG2013
By February 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Canadian MPs and social media in 2013 #POGG2013

A new report from FullDuplex.ca looks at how MPs used social media to communicate and engage with the public in 2013. #POGG2013 is a free download.

Tweet count is a shot across the bow for traditional pollsters
By August 11, 2013 18 Comments Read More →

Tweet count is a shot across the bow for traditional pollsters

A new study identifies a correlation (not causation) of tweet count to election victories. Analysis of the recent BC election validates the findings.

Montreal’s SPVM: a case study of social media in public safety and law enforcement
By April 18, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Montreal’s SPVM: a case study of social media in public safety and law enforcement

Using Twitter, Melissa Carol of Montreal’s SPVM (police service) was instrumental in maintaining public safety and order during the Manifencours protests.

Digital Future in Focus for public affairs
By April 2, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Digital Future in Focus for public affairs

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.

Putting data on a scale
By March 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Putting data on a scale

There’s nothing like a buzzword to propel an idea to the public conscious and for communication professionals to reinvent themselves with data services.

Fake Fake Twitter Followers?
By March 11, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

Fake Fake Twitter Followers?

Several attempts to get a comment from Status People have proven unsuccessful. So, my opinion of their Faker Scores tool hasn’t changed: it’s a fun idea.

Have a clear message and deliver it (MNC2013)
By March 9, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

Have a clear message and deliver it (MNC2013)

If the opening of MNC2013 was about finding common ground, the first afternoon was about understanding audience and being true to core political values.

The Internet’s Crown Jewels
By February 22, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

The Internet’s Crown Jewels

Despite what academics say about the accuracy and credibility of the articles, and the writing skills of those who contribute, Google thinks Wikipedia is the Crown Jewels of the Internet.

Digital political insights from Bob Rae and Preston Manning
By February 8, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Digital political insights from Bob Rae and Preston Manning

The Globe and Mail’s Chris Hannay has hosted live chats with Bob Rae and Preston Manning as part of this week’s Reinventing Parliament series.

Ottawa event calendar
By February 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Ottawa event calendar

Three professional development and networking events in the Ottawa area over the next month.