Category Archives: Social media

business planning and social media campaigns

Dusting Out the Old Year

I plan on doing a lot of writing this year in hopes of not repeating the emotional turmoil of 2015.  My writing is really my therapy.  I enjoy writing, semantics, playing with words, had a painter friend tell me recently that I painted with words so thank you Milton.  It is a way for me […]
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Where it Began

I fell asleep again last night in my recliner watching the late news.  I woke up at some point long enough to flip off the TV and slipped right back into a good deep sleep.  Woke up alert at 7AM, feeling refreshed like you should after a good nights sleep, feet not looking like the […]
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Canadian Election 2015 – Day 1

DISCLAIMER, THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT.  NO MONIES OR PARTY SUPPORT IS COMING FOR THIS ARTICLE OR THE ONES TO COME.  THEY ARE SIMPLY A CONCERNED CITIZEN ACCESSING THEIR CHARTER RIGHTS OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a short walk this morning to the Governor Generals home and dropped the writ […]
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Held Prisoner in the Past?

There is an old axiom “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.  That particular saying has been reworded many times and used in various forms but the message continues to be the same.  I have never doubted the importance of knowing and understanding our past but I recognize the difference between […]
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And Yet We Judge!

As a user of Facebook, Twitter and many of the social media venues available today I see a wide variety of expressions.  To me nothing is more important than the ability to express ones self.  That does not translate into the right to denigrate others or make outrageous statements because you disagree with the ideology. […]
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You Plan It, We Scan It

Technology is quickly transforming the world as we know it.  These days you have to search hard to find anything that isn’t being done online from banking to taxes.  In fact when you look at the toolkit of available technology there is not an industry I can think of that couldn’t have some electronic component. […]
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Procrastination Should Not Be Your Marketing Strategy

Christmas is that time of year where you separate the wheat from the chaff for the hard core procrastinator.  Christmas is a holiday we all know a year in advance will be here on that exact date, yet so many people wait until that last moment before tackling the holiday shopping.  Many marketers would argue […]
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The Wisdom of Social Media

I first heard Dave Snowden speak at Royal Roads University in Victoria back in the late 90’s.  What he spoke of has stuck with me to this day.  The topic is even more relevant in this time of social media.  It is usually referred to as knowledge management which is the backbone of any social media […]
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Twitter, An Unpolished Gem

I have heard many people tell me that Twitter is just a passing fad.  Interestingly these same people are the generation who, in the 50’s and 60’s, became rock and roll junkies despite their parents generation asserting that it was only a fad.  Now they have become their parents.  I hate to bust their bubble but […]
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Our Climate, Our Earth

The United Nations Climate Summit was billed as a way to galvanize and catalyze climate action prior to the 2015 Paris meeting.  Of the over 150 world leaders that attended Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper would not.  Apparently he felt it would be more important to attend events focused on maternal and child health.  A […]
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