Why I’m meshing with the meshies at mesh ’14

meshing with the meshies at mesh ’14

Back in 2006 when I was social media curious, a friend suggested I attend a new conference called mesh. It was the first of a couple things that had a major impact on my job at the time and my career going forward. The other was becoming a blogger. It’s one of my favourite conferences and […]

Social Media Goes to College at Social Capital Conference

Social Capital Conference 2013

Social Capital Conference is taking place in Ottawa May 31 and June 1. It’s an event I’ve always ogled over but never been able to attend due to a recurring scheduling conflict. Three times lucky they say because this year they moved it up a month. I’ll be there, not only as an attendee but […]

Social media goes to college at PodCamp Toronto 2013

Social media goes to college at PodCamp Toronto 2013

After five wonderful years and having the pleasure of working with a stellar and dedicated group of volunteers and supportive sponsor partners, I’ve stepped down from the organizing team. I’ve remained a contributing member of the PodCamp Toronto community. For those of you who don’t know, PodCamp Toronto is a free unconference for content creators and […]

Hanukkah miracles do happen

ipod menorah

Although I’m not religious, holiday traditions are important to our family. Last night as we were sitting at the dinner table with the candles burning brightly, we somehow got back on the topic of the missing iPod Touch. Last February when I bought an iPhone, my younger son “adopted” my iPod Touch. It ended up […]

Marketing to women – it’s not about free stuff

Shes connected

If you build it they will come may apply in baseball but not when marketing to women as confirmed by my recent experience attending two conferences* aimed at influential women online, primarily mommy bloggers.** She’sConnected Conference built a foundation supported by the strength of relationships with brands and an online community platform. It promised to […]

You want us to pay? We want you to pay attention.

people with megaphones

Today you’re a part of something special thanks to Keith McArthur who created the cluetrainplus10 project, celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Cluetrain Manifesto. I’m one of 95 bloggers around the world who has volunteered to write about one of the 95 theses in the manifesto. The 95 theses examine the impact of the Internet […]

So long “Honest Ed” Mirvish

So long “Honest Ed” Mirvish

Today was a sad day for bargain shoppers and arts patrons in Toronto: “Honest Ed” Mirvish died at the age of 92. His contribution to this city is unparalleled. He will be missed. Honest Ed’s has been a landmark at the corner of Bathurst and Bloor since 1948. The department store defined bargain shopping since its […]

Listen up!

Listen up!

Did you know you don’t need an iPod to listen to podcasts? Podcasts are just a fancy way of packaging audio recordings. You can listen to them on iPods, computers, mp3 and CD players; and, subscribe for updates. What’s really cool is podcasts are free! You can find a podcast about almost any subject imaginable. […]