Think carefully before tossing old communication tech to the curb
By April 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Think carefully before tossing old communication tech to the curb

How do you communicate when the Internet is down and your smartphone is out of power?

Posted in: Rambles, Technology
The future of political training in Canada at MNC2014
By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The future of political training in Canada at MNC2014

On paper, this MNC2014 session seemed a shoo-in for discussion on the role of digital in the future of politics and political campaigning.

From railways to the digital highway: Minister James Moore at MNC2014
By February 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

From railways to the digital highway: Minister James Moore at MNC2014

Industry Minister James Moore spoke passionately about the railway and Internet as nationbuilding devices at MNC2014.

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.

Reduce your online risk exposure: good password management
By February 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

Reduce your online risk exposure: good password management

Kickstarter was hacked earlier today, providing yet another opportunity to review good password management habits and tools.

Posted in: Technology
My technology toolkit 2014: twenty-one indispensible tools
By February 16, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

My technology toolkit 2014: twenty-one indispensible tools

The 21 tools in my technology toolkit, listed in alphabetic order. These are the tools I use at least once a week, and in many cases, everyday.

How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy
By February 4, 2014 2 Comments Read More →

How much should a tweet cost: Industry Canada’s 12-step Twitter policy

The upshot of Industry Canada’s tweeting-by-committee process is their tweets are unremarkable, asocial and can’t be responsive to current events.

Six important considerations about Facebook, children and bullying
By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Six important considerations about Facebook, children and bullying

Facebook did not invent bullying. It’s a behavioural problem. Here are six important considerations about Facebook, children and bullying.

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.

The miscalculated Fair for Canada campaign
By August 8, 2013 4 Comments Read More →

The miscalculated Fair for Canada campaign

Canada’s big three Telcos (Bell, Rogers and Telus) had the benefit of time to prepare their Fair for Canada Campaign. And, they squandered it.

Google Analytics Advanced Segments you can use
By May 1, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Google Analytics Advanced Segments you can use

Google Analytics Advanced Segments allow you to organize and view traffic by specific criteria. Here are a few I use that you can add to your own account.

Posted in: Metrics
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.