Data can help make a more targeted communicator; they won’t create a better communicator.
To reach stakeholders and observers, you need to build a social media toolkit. This table helps identify strengths and weaknesses of some popular tools.
Dan Albas’ name crossed my screen recently as I prepared a list of the top 10 most-actively tweeting MPs of 2012. Time to do dust off my Digital Makeover series.
IdleNoMore continues to stay in the media headlines driven by Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, ongoing rallies, flash mobs and social media activity.
It’s been nearly a year and a half since I published Peace, Order and Googleable Government, my February 2011 report on the use of digital channels by Canadian MPs. I’m currently researching and preparing for a new version of POGG to be released before the next session of Parliament. Please let me know if there’s […]
14,363… the number of tweets mentioning Quebec politics/election issued between 12am-12:30pmET, today (August 27). 21,419… the number of tweets mentioning the Republican Convention. 54,835… the number of tweets mentioning Mitt Romney. 82,318… the number of tweets mentioning Barack Obama. When you consider those numbers, it’s hard to imagine how a meaningful mass conversation can happen. […]
The United States Embassy Ottawa hosted Georgetown Associate Professor Diana Owen, yesterday. Ms. Owen researches the role of media, particularly digital media, in US politics. The focus of yesterday’s session was on digital media and US elections. She shared an incredible wealth of information. This post focuses on three specific points. By the way, my […]
Despite the volume of tweets about yesterday’s Major League Baseball All Star Game (338,267) and the home run derby the day before (360,715), online buzz about the Canadian science community’s #DeathOfEvidence rally did okay. In fact, with hot topics like MPs who publish self-promoting petitions, changes to refugee health care benefits and cuts to science […]
The following is an excerpt from today’s edition of the Digital Public Affairs newsletter, issued this morning. Subscribe for free to receive additional insight into digital public affairs, and a look at the role digital is playing in the Canadian political and public affairs landscape. In theory, #cdnpoli Twitter traffic should have dropped this week. After all, […]
CPRS Ottawa is hosting the 2012 Take the Leap… From Good to Great! Forum on February 29. I’ll be blogging during the event with a particular interest in the presentations by Brad Lavigne and Dmitri Soudas. Brad has been instrumental in the transformation of the NDP party. I spoke with him earlier today about the role digital […]
I’m going to be a guest of CJME Morning News on News Talk Radio, Regina, SK this morning. I’ve been invited to talk about my analysis of the digital side of the current Saskatchewan provincial election (see my earlier posts here and here). This post is to make sure I’m talking about the most current […]