Think carefully before tossing old communication tech to the curb
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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
Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)
By April 9, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Conversation with MP Françoise Boivin (podcast)

NDP MP Françoise Boivin on social dynamics and why she prefers the deep relationship she shares with her Facebook “friends” rather than what she views as the impersonal experience of a Facebook Fan Page.

Online influence and the future of cabinet assignments
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Online influence and the future of cabinet assignments

Online credibility and influence is built on followings in niche interests. Changing a cabinet or shadow cabinet position could become counter-productive in the maturing digital age.

Digital Makeover: Niki Ashton
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Digital Makeover: Niki Ashton

Today’s digital makeover reveals MPs are generally quite good at what they do online. It’s just that they apparently don’t put a stake in the long game.

Industry Minister James Moore and Canada’s digital economy (podcast)
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Industry Minister James Moore and Canada’s digital economy (podcast)

Industry Minister James Moore speaks at the Manning Centre conference about Canada’s digital economy, the digital policy his office is developing, and the digital preservation of Canadian history.

Practice disruption for success
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Practice disruption for success

Disruption (or necessity if you prefer) is the mother of invention. We can make things better — or at least different and workable — if our adaptability muscles are well exercised.

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Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)
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Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)

Alison Loat, co-founder and Executive Director of Samara, speaks about her upcoming book “Tragedy in the Commons,” and the insider view it shares from the people inside Canada’s federal political system.

Digital public affairs view of Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report
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Digital public affairs view of Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report

Comscore’s 2014 Digital Future in Focus report contains a wealth of information for digital public affairs practitioners.

PorterPlans vs NoJetsTO: A campaign case study of the air and ground war
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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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Digital Makeover: Bal Gosal
By March 31, 2014 1 Comments Read More →

Digital Makeover: Bal Gosal

In this digital makeover, we’re reminded of the importance of unscripted engaging content, being the master of your properties, and being engaged.

Let emotions get the better of your campaign (#prgrs14)
By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Let emotions get the better of your campaign (#prgrs14)

A winning campaign gets people excited about the opportunity the vision presents. It recognizes that people act more on emotion than logical arguments.

Digital must be part of the campaign machinery (#prgrs14)
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Digital must be part of the campaign machinery (#prgrs14)

A Progress Summit panel featured four digitally-engaged campaign organizers, each of whom have a collection of hits and misses to share.