Ghost in the Machine: speaking at CPRS Conversations 2013
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Ghost in the Machine: speaking at CPRS Conversations 2013

I’ll be speaking about the delicate balance of emotion, relatability and information to activate the public through online communication.

2012 in digital public affairs and communication: a rear-view
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2012 in digital public affairs and communication: a rear-view

A summary list of 2012 highlights in digital public affairs and communication.

Hélène Campbell: Individuals make a difference
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Hélène Campbell: Individuals make a difference

In this documentary trailer, double-lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell explains the role of individuals in making change.

Social Media 2012 in three acts: share it forward, dark arts and war porn
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Social Media 2012 in three acts: share it forward, dark arts and war porn

I wrote earlier this week Social Media entering their third act of the year. So, perhaps this is a good time to outline the three acts.

The Sweet Sixteen: Canada can’t ignore digital (any longer)
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The Sweet Sixteen: Canada can’t ignore digital (any longer)

Two years ago, the retired (now 81) Right Hon. Herb Gray told me over lunch that if he were doing it again he’d be all over digital.

Become a registered organ donor through Facebook
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Become a registered organ donor through Facebook

Canada joined more than a dozen other countries with access to Facebook’s organ donor initiative. 275,000 people have become registered organ donors through Facebook since it launched this initiative in May.

How to set Facebook Fan Page permissions to share photos from other pages
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How to set Facebook Fan Page permissions to share photos from other pages

I’ve been helping Taber Bucknell with various and sundry digital activities for the A Lung Story campaign. Taber is the capable and committed web-and-all-things-social-media master for Hélène Campbell’s online presence. Last night we ran into a problem with Facebook sharing which proved to be more difficult to solve than we had anticipated. Specifically, we were […]

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Welcome home, Hélène!
By July 17, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Welcome home, Hélène!

I had the privilege of being invited to attend today’s media event to welcome home double-lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell. The event was hosted by Jeff Mauler of Ottawa’s Hot 89.9 at the Government of Canada Conference Centre. Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq presented Hélène with a traditional Inuit ulu which represents strength. Ms. Aglukkaq also […]

Hélène Campbell will be welcomed back to Ottawa
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Hélène Campbell will be welcomed back to Ottawa

Hélène Campbell will be welcomed back home to Ottawa tomorrow. The event will be hosted at 11:30am at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in the Sussex Lounge of the Government Conference Centre, 2 Rideau Street [update: location changed due to the risk if thundershowers] by Federal Minister of Health Leona Aglukkaq, Nepean-Carleton MP Pierre Poilievre and […]

Torch of Life Relay event in Ottawa for BeADonor.ca
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Torch of Life Relay event in Ottawa for BeADonor.ca

Friday was Hélène Campbell day in Ottawa. Following a ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, Conservative MP Harold Albrecht led a Torch of Life procession to Parliament Hill. Master of Ceremony Jeff Mauler from Hot 89.9 introduced Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan, NDP MP Peter Stoffer, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod, Torch of […]

Hélène Campbell’s #BeAnOrganDonor campaign proves every voice counts
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Hélène Campbell’s #BeAnOrganDonor campaign proves every voice counts

Perhaps you’ve heard of Hélène Campbell. She’s a 20 year-young woman in need of a double-lung transplant. If you have heard of her, it’s because of social media. Rather than silently hope people are signing organ donor cards to help her and others like her, Hélène and her friends have put organ donation into the public […]

What do library and donor cards have in common?
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What do library and donor cards have in common?

Hélène Campbell is 20 years old. You may have heard of her. She’s become something of a celebrity in the last month. She’s used social media to help her raise awareness of blood and organ donation. Hélène has a degenerative lung disease and needs a double lung transplant. With the help of friends, she’s taken […]

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