The Advantages Of Using Snapchat For Marketing

Snapchat is an enigma amongst the social networks. A mobile app known for its temporary content (called “snaps”), Snapchat lacks the functionality commonly found in other social media platforms, such as a discovery and sharing tool, and public forums. Yet it’s still considered social media. And despite being the subject of many articles over the […]

7 Marketing Rules That Will Help You Win “The Bachelor”

Believe it or not, dating has a lot in common with marketing. Though different on the surface, both operate in a competitive environment and seek to attract a target audience using a variety of tactics or “rules”. We see this marketing-dating connection firsthand in The Bachelor, a reality TV show where the contestants are all […]

3 Events That Changed The World of Business Communications

There was a time when business communications was primarily a one-way street. Organizations didn’t have to worry about responding to customers within two hours. Hacking didn’t exist. In today’s environment, however, the public not only demands that organizations be open, transparent and authentic – they expect it! So what happened? Technological and media disruption at a […]

Q and A with Social Media Expert Hollie Hoadley

Over the past couple of years, I’ve dedicated this site to informing people of the latest in social media communications. Much of this content is based on my own knowledge and real-world experience. But for this post I’d like to try something different. Introduce a perspective other than my own. Meet Hollie Hoadley Hollie Hoadley […]

How March of Dimes Canada Is Raising Awareness One Bubble at a Time

Nothing says fun like blowing bubbles in the summer! For March of Dimes Canada (MODC), this simple pleasure has taken on another meaning. It’s the foundation of their new social media campaign, #MyBiggestBubble. Who doesn’t love a bubblegum selfie? The #MyBiggestBubble campaign asks participants to take selfies while blowing bubblegum bubbles. Participants then submit their […]

How to Write a VIP Invitation Letter for Your Next Big Event

Want to have a lot of VIPs and industry leaders attend your event? Better start  thinking about your invitation letter! Your event invitation letter is often the first contact between you and a potential attendee. A poorly written letter could break your event before it begins. I know a lot about invitation letters. I have […]

5 Toronto Politicians Who Totally Get Social Media

Toronto expects its politicians to be open, engaging and authentic. And what better way to demonstrate these traits than social media. Politicians use social media to deliver announcements and key messages. That’s a given. A select few, however, truly understand the power of social media. These politicians go outside their comfort zone, using social media […]

4 Simple Tactics to Get More People to Visit Your Blog

Do you want more people to check out your blog, but are frustrated with low traffic? Generating traffic to your blog is both an art and a science. Yes, you need great content that consists of well-written text and enticing visuals. But you also need a strategy behind your content creation. Check out these 10 awesome […]

How to Respond to Anonymous Trolls, Ragers and Bullies on Twitter

If you’re a regular Twitter user, chances are you have received at least one negative tweet in your lifetime. Scores of people have faced harassment on the social network. And organizations, too, have had their Twitter marketing campaigns highjacked by torrents of negative tweets. Opportunities abound for individuals and organizations alike. But anonymous trolls and […]