I don’t always cover unsolicited blog pitches…
Words to live by
In fact, I rarely do. However today it was explained to me that: You may think that just like with many other areas of life men are also paving the way for the development of modern social media, but you’d be wrong. and later on in the pitch: I’m sure your readers will be intrigued […]
How to be awesome: be replaceable
Last weekend I attended a memorial to celebrate the life of Dave Turcke. It was a wonderful bittersweet experience and glad to take away these parting words. RIP Dave, you will be missed by so many.
Three chances to win workshop passes to the IABC Business Communicator Summit next week…
Many people have this silly notion that they need to be irreplaceable. Like their workplace couldn’t function without them. Like they should keep everything secret so if they are not around no one can figure out what they do. Perhaps it’s some form of job security… After you’re gone you’ll be some sort legend because […]
With marriage out of the way, some other big changes for me…
If you haven’t heard yet , the IABC 2012 Canadian Business Communicators Summit is happening in Ottawa next week from November 1-3, 2012. There’s still time to buy a full pass if you’re the last-minute conference going type, but you can also have an opportunity to win a pass to one of the six pre-conference […]
Most readers don’t care what you tweet, researchers say. Should you care what “most readers” think?
What a whirlwind few months it’s been… As perhaps is obvious from my lack of blogging! So far, 2012 has been a really crazy (good) year! In addition to a busy start of the year at work I’ve been prepping to take the reigns over as President of IABC Ottawa in July, helping with the […]
Next Third Tuesday Ottawa: Ann Fuller on “Social Media: The big ‘what if’ of health care reform”
New research making the rounds in media says that most readers don’t care what you tweet. The research and commentary suggests that because a certain per cent of Twitter users (which, as you’ll see below is admittedly bias) don’t like what you might be tweeting about so you should probably tweet about other stuff. Media […]
How do you measure retweets? Are you sure you’re getting them all?
Just a quick note to let you know about the next Third Tuesday Ottawa: Ann Fuller from CHEO is discussing the role social media is playing in health care reform. I met Ann at the Social Media for Government Conference, and while her talk was not specific to government, it most definitely stole the show! In […]
#NewTwitter is here (again!) Do you remember what #OldTwitter looked like?
I noticed something a while back regarding “new” retweets… While it looks like Tweetdeck measures “new” retweets, I started suspecting it wasn’t catching all of them. First, let’s get on the same page about what an old retweet vs. new retweet is. (Sorry this will be very basic for most users but just want to […]
Giveaway: Private tour and prize pack from CBC!
Remember when old Twitter was #NewTwitter? Time must be flying by because it really didn’t seem like that long ago! For some reason people don’t get nearly as upset about big Twitter updates as they do about Facebook, but it’s always kind of a big deal. Can you even remember what Twitter used to look […]
One of my fondest memories of PR school is when I volunteered with CBC Ottawa for a number of events throughout the summer. For the orientation, the communications team took us around the newsroom which was my first ‘behind-the-scenes’ experience of a television operation, and man, it was cool! The energy and excitement in a […]