Snowbirds fly-by and memories of Canada Day
By July 2, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Snowbirds fly-by and memories of Canada Day

I’ll walk to work in a few minutes. And like many “July the seconds” of the past, I’ll marvel at the absence of any trace of Canada Day celebrations from the day before.

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Happy Friday from Full Duplex
By June 28, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Happy Friday from Full Duplex

I have the significant privilege of leading a talented, creative and capable team of researchers/analysts at Full Duplex.

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The credibility challenge for online petitions
By June 27, 2013 8 Comments Read More →

The credibility challenge for online petitions

Is slacktivism and the drive for large numbers of visible supporters diminishing the credibility of online petitions?

Social-nuclear dynamics: a top ten list for community leaders
By June 23, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Social-nuclear dynamics: a top ten list for community leaders

A keynote I delivered with Bob Goyetche at Northern Voice forced us to understand how our collaboration created community and opportunity.

New report looks at Idle No More’s first six months
By June 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

New report looks at Idle No More’s first six months

A new report provides an expanded analysis of online activities associated with the Idle No More movement including levels of engagement, sentiment, themes and the cycle of public opinion.

Putting the ghost in the machine
By June 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Putting the ghost in the machine

All of your communication should deepen your relationships. To be effective, practitioners need to put the ghost in the machine.

The SWARM Methodology by @TodMaffin
By June 4, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

The SWARM Methodology by @TodMaffin

Tod Maffin’s SWARM methodology is incredibly hard for many organizations, companies and institutions to embrace. It requires ambandoning conventional thought.

How are Canadian opinions shaped online
By June 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

How are Canadian opinions shaped online

Full Duplex has launched a survey to gain insight into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online information and interactions. We’re hoping you will complete the survey and help encourage others to do the same.

Crisis communications 101: Tear off the band aid
By May 30, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Crisis communications 101: Tear off the band aid

The Senate expense and Rob Ford cocaine scandals have reinforced that tearing off the band aid in one swipe is preferable to peeling it off slowly and carefully.

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for May 19 – 25
By May 26, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for May 19 – 25

IdleNoMore celebrated its six month last week. As more people have taken to using the hashtag for all forms of criticism, have the voices who started the movement been marginalized?

Nearly 44,000 tweeters comment on the Senate scandal and its players
By May 22, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Nearly 44,000 tweeters comment on the Senate scandal and its players

Nearly 44,000 tweeters have joined the online chatter about the cascading Senate scandal, expressing near-unanimous anger with the Government & PM.

Nigel Wright’s resignation and PMHarperMustResign ignite CDNpoli
By May 20, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Nigel Wright’s resignation and PMHarperMustResign ignite CDNpoli

CDNpoli online chatter gets energized by the resignation of PMO Chief of Staff Nigel Wright and an online effort to pressure PM Harper to resign.