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The True Power of Social Media: eComm's Challenge


Sunday, January 4th, 2009 — 9:20am PDT
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The other day I was contacted by Lee, who is behind the eComm Conference in San Francisco., because he’s decided to start an initiative that will hopefully have a ripple effect, creating some truly positive change. Let’s have a public test of the effectiveness of social media. Let’s do it with the aim of measuring […]

CanadaHelps Contest Winners Announced


Friday, January 2nd, 2009 — 12:25pm PDT
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Earlier this week I launched my last contest of 2008/my first contest of 2009 where I encouraged all to share the name and cause of a charity they truly believe in. In exchange I am drawing two winners e-gift cards so they can each put $25 towards those charities through the CanadaHelps service. I usually […]

CanadaHelps Gift Card Giveaway


Monday, December 29th, 2008 — 10:01pm PDT
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Help me, help you, help others! I’m giving away not one, but two e-gift cards ($25 a piece) and what’s so very special about these particular e-gift cards is that with your $25 you will be able to help one of over 83,000 registered Canadian charities through CanadaHelps. For donors, CanadaHelps.org simplifies the donating process, […]

Stories of Giving


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 — 12:25pm PDT
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I received a Christmas card in the mail from OptimumPR along with a little booklet that contained a special gift. I’ve made a video to explain: Head to Stories of Giving to share a personal message about what you could do/have done to show that a little gesture can go a long way. They’ve even […]

Phones for Fearless 2008


Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 — 11:12am PDT
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I had heard of Fearless City for over a year (from good folks like Lorraine and those at Raincity) but it wasn’t until I saw Irwin speak at Interesting Vancouver that I finally ‘got’ what they were doing. The purpose of the larger Fearless Media Project is to facilitate community participation in the creation of […]

Vancouver Tweetup Heatup


Sunday, December 21st, 2008 — 4:09pm PDT
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Update: There is now an official TweetupHeatup site. With the homeless population in Vancouver at a despicable level, watching the city get covered in inches of snow and ice has made everyone even more concerned about how they’ll cope with life on the streets. The mayor of Vancouver and police are trying to find options […]