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.

Alison Loat talks about Tragedy in the Commons (podcast)
By April 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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.

PorterPlans vs NoJetsTO: A campaign case study of the air and ground war
By April 1, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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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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.

Whitney Hoffman kicks off her election campaign (podcast)
By March 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Whitney Hoffman kicks off her election campaign (podcast)

The first in a podcast series documenting (podcaster turned author turned political candidate) Whitney Hoffman’s run for Pennsylvania State Legislature.

Three tweets of advice for an election campaign team
By March 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Three tweets of advice for an election campaign team

I received a direct message from a Twitter connection asking me for some advice for an election campaign team she’s involved in.

Ignore the Ford Nation YouTube channel at your own peril
By February 18, 2014 6 Comments Read More →

Ignore the Ford Nation YouTube channel at your own peril

If you’re not communicating and building community online to augment your in-person efforts, you’re probably working against people who are.

Alberta: Nenshi and Iveson lead with two days to go
By October 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Alberta: Nenshi and Iveson lead with two days to go

Twitter prediction theory in the Alberta elections: Nenshi by a country mile in Calgary and Iveson breaks away to increase his lead in Edmonton.

Alberta: Nenshi lapping the competition, Diotte chasing Iveson
By October 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Alberta: Nenshi lapping the competition, Diotte chasing Iveson

A Twitter prediction theory suggests Nenshi will run away with Calgary and Diotte is closing the gap on leader Iveson.

Nenshi and Iveson still lead even as they shed some share of mentions
By October 5, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Nenshi and Iveson still lead even as they shed some share of mentions

Two weeks in to the Calgary and Edmonton mayoral races, my Twitter experiment suggests Naheed Nenshi and Don Iveson are holding their leads despite losing some share of mentions.

Twitter prediction theory suggests Nenshi in Calgary, Iveson in Edmonton
By September 28, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

Twitter prediction theory suggests Nenshi in Calgary, Iveson in Edmonton

I’m now expanding the test of Twitter as a predictor of election outcomes to include the mayoral races in Edmonton and Calgary.