Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on YouTube
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Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau on YouTube

No one leader has the monopoly on effective use of YouTube.

Ignore the Ford Nation YouTube channel at your own peril
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Ignore the Ford Nation YouTube channel at your own peril

If you’re not communicating and building community online to augment your in-person efforts, you’re probably working against people who are.

Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit
By April 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit

To reach stakeholders and observers, you need to build a social media toolkit. This table helps identify strengths and weaknesses of some popular tools.

Digital Makeover: Dan Albas
By February 4, 2013 3 Comments Read More →

Digital Makeover: Dan Albas

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.

What makes #kony2012 an online sensation
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What makes #kony2012 an online sensation

The #kony2012 campaign, an effort to bring Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to justice, is succeeding in its efforts to achieve a mass of public awareness. The online buzz has attracted a lot of mainstream media attention. I was a guest of CTV Newchannel’s Afternoon Express today to speak about the elements that have made #kony2012 […]

Digital makeover: Thomas Mulcair
By November 1, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Thomas Mulcair

Prior to announcing his candidacy for the NDP leadership, he didn’t have a Twitter account. That was something of lore among political observers. In fact, Evan Solomon pursued the issue during his appearance on CBC’s Power and Politics. That’s all changed now. I’m talking about Thomas Mulcair. And today, after performing a digital makeover of […]

Digital makeover: Jim Karygiannis
By October 25, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Jim Karygiannis

Jim Karygiannis was in the news a few weeks ago, promoting the need for speed limiters following a horrific car crash in Toronto believed to be street-racing related. Part of the online attention included a powerful video produced by The Toronto Star which he posted to his YouTube channel. And so, Mr. Karygiannis becomes the subject of […]

Digital makeover: Lisa Raitt
By October 19, 2011 2 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Lisa Raitt

I wasn’t planning on doing a second digital makeover in the same week. However, this MP has been in the media lately and I figured there was relevance in doing a makeover of this MP now. I’m talking about Labour Minister Lisa Raitt. Ms. Raitt is the MP who had to publicly apologize for referring […]

Digital makeover: Paul Dewar
By October 17, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Digital makeover: Paul Dewar

This is the first in a new series of posts I’m going to publish. In each, I’ll do an assessment of one politician’s web presence. To be clear, each of these posts will examine and make recommendations for the MP to have a greater impact online. I am not going to redesign their websites. In […]

Ontario NDP does something remarkable with digital content
By September 26, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Ontario NDP does something remarkable with digital content

I’ve been fairly critical of the Ontario NDP’s use of digital in their election campaign. Well, to be fair, they’ve done very little well as a party. So, I was just YouTube surfing, following a chain of videos leading from a recent episode of NPR’s amazing storytelling radio program This American Life. I was going down […]

Ontario election YouTube channel progress report card
By September 22, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Ontario election YouTube channel progress report card

When CBC Ottawa film critic Robert Fontaine launched his book Movies Ate My Brain a few years ago, he told the All In A Day radio audience that he suffers through the crap at the theatre so his listeners don’t have to. His work is a “public service.” Let this post be my public service to […]

Vote Social, Canada!
By April 29, 2011 1 Comments Read More →

Vote Social, Canada!

VoteSocial.ca is an initiative to get people voting on Monday. No matter which issue you’re voting on, be sure to vote.

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