Don’t “Message” Me

Don’t “Message” Me

Remember the time when the standard response to any media question was to repeat essentially the same line over and...

When Can We Start To Say “Expert?”

When Can We Start To Say “Expert?”

Since getting involved social media a few years ago, I've consistently shied away from describing myself with one word: Expert. I've also avoided using the word to describe others. Not only have I shied away from using the word, I've been pretty harsh on the people who have used it.

Social Media Reading For Traditional Communicators

Social Media Reading For Traditional Communicators

Social media is increasingly changing the landscape for professional communicators. Whether you work in internal communications, crisis management, strategic PR,...

Do You Get Social Tool Fatigue?

Do You Get Social Tool Fatigue?

A few weeks ago, Forrester Research analyst Jeremiah Owyang announced that he was taking a 20 day hiatus from Twitter....

"We Should Do Something In Social Media"

"We Should Do Something In Social Media"

Every so often a client (or potential client) will come to us and say something like, "We think we should...

Avoiding The Dark Side Of Social Media

Avoiding The Dark Side Of Social Media

...constructive and valuable conversations persist throughout the Internet using "social" tools. It's these that offer the potential for businesses. The question for us as marketers and communications professionals is, how do we encourage and foster these discussions while keeping out the trolls?

My Top Twelve Posts Of 2008

My Top Twelve Posts Of 2008

Looking back over all 220+ posts I've written this year, you really can see my life reflected my posts. So, here's a quick look back at my 2008 via my favourite posts from each month in the year.

Social Media Isn’t Anti-Social

Social Media Isn’t Anti-Social

Someone suggested to me recently that social media people are, well, anti-social. That they seem to spend all their time...

What Does The Agency Of The Future Look Like To You?

What Does The Agency Of The Future Look Like To You?

Sapient, a business consulting and interactive services firm, recently released the results of a US-wide survey that asked corporate Chief...

Social Media Breakfasts Coming To Toronto

Social Media Breakfasts Coming To Toronto

Joseph Thornley and the Third Tuesday Toronto organizers are bringing Social Media Breakfasts to Toronto. Bryan Person founded the concept...

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