Know the channel, know the audience and engage
By September 9, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Know the channel, know the audience and engage

The web is not like mainstream media. The former is participatory and interactive; the latter is appointment-based and geared towards passive consumption. That’s probably why I shake my head that politicians think campaign digital content creation is simply uploading expensive television ads and media clips to YouTube. Job done. I was worried this would be […]

Time Travellers (You learn to adapt)
By July 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Time Travellers (You learn to adapt)

The last few months have kept me busy with family, work, digital political research, PAB (a content creation and audience engagement conference) and my hernia. That both explains and doesn’t explain my inconsistent blogging. I haven’t yet blogged with any depth about PAB. That’s coming. Know that the conference and conversations I had there, and my […]

Posted in: Rambles
Go for the channels you can reach (or that reach for you)
By July 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Go for the channels you can reach (or that reach for you)

I requested an interview with an international performing arts organization a couple of weeks ago. My hope was to talk to someone, or a team of people, involved in the creative side to discuss how they put their performances together as well as the skills and effort involved in realizing the creative vision. I received […]

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)
By December 26, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

It’s all good (a review of Content Rules)

I wasn’t planning on rushing to read the book Content Rules. The truth is, I wasn’t even planning on buying it right away. My copy came as part of my registration fees for the Social Media Breakfast Ottawa Event featuring one of the book’s co-authors and my friend, C.C. Chapman. I only had it in […]

Posted in: Books, Review
Do more with other people’s content
By December 18, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Do more with other people’s content

It’s become amazingly easy to audio and video record events. Recognizing this, many events have embraced Creative Commons or a similar principle which allows participants to freely record, excerpt and even publish full recordings of presentations — presenters, of course, must buy in to the model. For the purpose of this post, lets call these […]

Posted in: Books, Content, Production
Creativity, inspiration and confidence in the kitchen
By December 13, 2010 3 Comments Read More →

Creativity, inspiration and confidence in the kitchen

Last week was a bit of turning point for my views and approach to creativity and content creation. Combined with my increased confidence in the kitchen, I found myself inspired me to record a podcast of preparing my family-famous “Stoup” while Andrea accompanied our daughters at their swim lessons. I’d never recorded a show of […]

Posted in: CreatorCamp, Podcast, Rambles
Why TED verbatim conference video works and others don’t
By November 27, 2010 2 Comments Read More →

Why TED verbatim conference video works and others don’t

It’s become increasingly popular (and easy) to share audio and video conference content online. This brings about many opportunities to promote the next iteration of the conference to potential registrants and to allow anyone from the public (registrants and others) to time shift the conference and benefit from the content. Perhaps the most popular content […]

Interview with C.C. Chapman
By November 15, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Interview with C.C. Chapman

Podcasting pioneer C.C. Chapman will be in Ottawa on December 8 to kick off the tour for his first book, Content Rules which he co-wrote with Marketing Prof Ann Handley. Specifically, CC will be the featured speaker of Social Media Breakfast Ottawa #20 (register here). I had the privilege of speaking with CC about the […]

Posted in: Podcast
Beyond Words: What makes great media resonate
By August 25, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

Beyond Words: What makes great media resonate

For the first time in the five year history (so far) of the conference, the 2010 edition of PAB featured a balanced mix of speakers from both in and outside the fishbowl. That’s to say, this year’s program featured about 50 per cent external ideas, observations and energy. One such speaker was Mike Tennant, co-creator and […]

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)
By July 28, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Evolution of media intimacy (Tod Maffin at PAB2010)

Clip videos of the PAB2010 conference speaking sessions are starting to appear online. The first of the series is a nine-minute section of Tod Maffin‘s workshop on “IT”. Specifically, the video focuses on the evolution of media intimacy, from “original” stage performance, through radio, television and now digital media including podcasting.

You are what you hear
By July 6, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

You are what you hear

Each successive PAB conference has built on the success and impact of its predecessors. This makes us co-organizers nervous and excited. Best of all, it provides content creators and consumers lots to consider and talk about. This year we video taped the entire speaking program and will be releasing something from each session. The PAB2010 […]

Reboot: The purge part of the content binge cycle
By June 23, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

Reboot: The purge part of the content binge cycle

Sylvain Grand’maison took his position on stage at PAB2010 around 10:40am on Saturday and launched into his JOLT! You Are What You Hear. During his five minute talk he challenged the audience members to “reboot” — to unsubscribe from all of our RSS feeds –text, audio and video– and start fresh. It seemed like a […]