A primer to introduce you to some of the MANY ways social media have been used and misused by politicians over the last few years.
The screenshot below shows a comment left by “Geordie Young” on the CBC.ca article Olympic coverage tweet puts Twitter at centre of scandal (full disclosure: I’m quoted in the article). Like most articles, the journalist is forced to be very selective on the use of quotes from outside sources. If Amber had run everything I said, the […]
I guess I like smart television. Which is too bad, really. Every damn time (Arrested Development reference, see below) I learn about a great television show worth watching, it’s either just been cancelled or labeled by network executives as ‘too smart for television’ which an intimate cult following can’t save with a flash mob (for the […]
Andrea pointed out that on the day I appeared in two articles on page A4 (March 28, 2011), the Globe and Mail “honoured” me by secretly embedding my first initial and last name above the paper’s masthead (highlighted in the attached photograph). In case you’ve missed it, over the last four days I’ve been on […]
Those who think radio is lifeless and uninteresting, probably haven’t heard the voice of Terry O’Reilly. He’s an advertising guy in Toronto, Canada and we won’t hold either of those facts against him. He’s also the co-creator and host of an insightful and entertaining radio show that explores the history and evolution of marketing and […]
…continued from Hot and Cold Media (part 1): Media in the digital age… Issue #1: Celebrity and personality are two very different things Media is about relationships. Relationships depend on individual personalities. Just because a celebrity is admired by an audience, doesn’t mean the audience will relate to the celebrity. The audience needs to feel as […]
It’s easy to see that specializing and streamlining is not the beacon of fortunes the media conglomerates have been counting on. Radio and television in particular have been gambling on homogenized content and centralized programming in an attempt to make their content work on the widest scale possible; all of this at the expense of […]