Five years ago podcasting made its debut as a tool for advocacy
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Five years ago podcasting made its debut as a tool for advocacy

It’s been five years since CBC employees were locked out by management. …five years since CBC Unplugged christened podcasting as an important channel for media talent to stay connected with legions of fans (and vice versa)… five years since Shelagh’s Caravan made its way from Vancouver to Signal Hill, podcasting their unregulated adventures and interactions […]

New Media group meetup May 2010
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New Media group meetup May 2010

The Ottawa Podcast and New Media group will be gathering to reconnect at Irene’s Pub, May 5 at 8pm. It’s the first organized gathering since October 30… wait for it… 2008! This is meant to be an informal gathering to re-energize the group, find out what everyone is up to and what challenges they face […]

CRTC extends New Media exemption
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CRTC extends New Media exemption

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) released its decision on New Media, today.  The commission has decided to extend its exemption of New Media from regulations. Relevant links: CRTC announcement Michael Geist’s analysis

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CRTC new media hearings and the Globe and Mail
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CRTC new media hearings and the Globe and Mail

In the opening sentence of their article CRTC aims to carve out national identity online, the Globe and Mail’s Grant Robertson and Matt Hartley suggest that the CRTC is working out the details for an arts fund to support the production of Canadian content for the Internet using money levied from Canadian ISPs. Amid fears […]

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CRTC hearings on new media are underway
By February 17, 2009 9 Comments Read More →

CRTC hearings on new media are underway

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) parked the discussion of Candian broadcasting in new media as part of an exemption order issued ten years ago.  This morning, they began public hearings on the subject.  The discussions revolve around six main issues: Defining broadcasting in new media The significance of broadcasting in new media and […]

Why should we care about social media
By December 2, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Why should we care about social media

I was asked to speak to about why we should care about social media to my Public Relations class at Algonquin College last evening.  As part of the session, I highlighted a number of resources that will help understand the significance of social media. I’ve summarized some of them here. Cluetrain Manifesto Many books have […]

Ottawa Podcast and New Media meetup, October 30
By October 27, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Ottawa Podcast and New Media meetup, October 30

The Ottawa Podcast and New Media Meetup Group will kick off its 2008-2009 season at 7:00pm this Thursday, October 30, at the Clock Tower Brew Pub (575 Bank Street at Isabella).  The reservation is under Mark/Podcasters. During this meeting, I’d like to create a list of podcast/new media challenges people are struggling with and things […]

Advancing social and new media from the outside
By October 21, 2008 4 Comments Read More →

Advancing social and new media from the outside

For the last few years, many of the most prominent social and new media conferences have focused heavily on sharing skills within the fish bowl to help novices and veterans advance their styles.  We’ve also tried to increase our audience and awareness of out content by trying to turn a long explanation into a tight […]

Posted in: Podcasting, Social Media
Challenge number 4: Use stories
By February 18, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Challenge number 4: Use stories

When you think about it, storytelling is a constant in any form of media including audio and video. Even when the content is meant to educate or convey a procedure, there’s some method to the delivery that can be identified as storytelling. The fact is, information is easier to remember when the consumer can relate […]

Off to Germany
By February 2, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

Off to Germany

I fly to Germany on Tuesday to deliver a presentation titled Return on Influence: Using Social Media for Business to a client.  The talk illustrates how conversation and community are at the centre of  the trust economy.  I use case studies to show that the use of social media and new media technologies are important […]

Posted in: Connecting, Social Media
Ottawa Podcast and New Media Group – January meetup
By January 15, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Ottawa Podcast and New Media Group – January meetup

When: Thursday, January 24, 7:00 PM Where: The Arrow and Loon (indoor patio) 99 Fifth Avenue Ottawa, ON K1S 5K4 613.237.0448 Guest speaker: Alan Neal, host of CBC’s Bandwidth Presentation: Hosting your show After years of hosting CBC’s Ontario lunchtime magazine show, Ontario Today, Alan moved to the pop culture section of the CBC dial, […]

On the business of new media and social media
By December 3, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

On the business of new media and social media

If I charged a nickel to everyone that asked me how to make money from podcasting and blogging, I’d have model for recurring revenue in new media and social media. I may even be rich by now. My answer to the question has been consistent: develop your skills as a content creator, audio producer and […]

Posted in: Community, Social Media