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Free office furniture in Strathcona

September 4, 2013

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This came in an email from the Strathcona BIA. Note that it is ONLY tomorrow, Thursday, and that you have to pick up your picked-out items within a week. Contact them via this link for info on where the event is being held. Desks, chairs, reception furniture, sideboards, filing cabinets, and more! Are you in […]

Job: Social Media Manager, Blink Media Works, Gastown

October 1, 2012

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This job came via LinkedIn, appropriately enough almost like a flashback. Jeez, remember 2006? Didn’t it seem like actually DOING social media would be the way to that income you turned your back on when you refused to go to law school? It’s been many years since Gastown’s tech scene featured the Friday Night beer […]

Job: Communications Assistant, Vancity Community Foundation

May 11, 2012

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This one is Vangroover based and came to me via a FB link from Irwin Oostindie at W2, but it’s on their website too: We’re looking for a Communications Assistant (deadline May 24) Job Posting: Communications Assistant, Demonstrating Value (Vancity Community Foundation) Position Description The Demonstrating Value program at Vancity Community Foundation seeks a Communications Assistant […]

Social Media Lessons from the Homeless: Ideawave 2011

March 28, 2012

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I love the Ideawave conferences. No matter what the topic, the timeline is ten minutes, so it’s ideal for Short Attention Span Theatre chicks like mineself, whether we’re presenting or just watching. In the last two instances, I have been presenting, so here is me from 2011 presenting on Social Media Lessons from the Homeless. […]

1984 2.0

April 30, 2011

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Just a little inSecurity reminder. Once upon a time, if Google wanted to know what you were looking at online, it had to coax you to install the Google toolbar. Now they just have to talk you into using Chrome instead of Firefox (which, given the quality of recent Firefox upgrades, isn’t all that much […]

Lorraine Murphy of raincoaster media interviewed on the Bunker Project

February 18, 2011

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Long, long ago in the mists of time, by which I mean a couple of months ago, I was interviewed by the charming and decorative Bob Garlick and Andrew McGivern of the Bunker Project Podcast, a little podcast that’s gone bigtime, becoming #1 on iTunes in Canada in its category. Somehow they got it into […]

Kris Krug on the couch

February 3, 2011

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or is that “chesterfield,” given that it’s on the very Canadian Urban Rush program? In either case, here is our homeboy kk chatting about: killer iPhone photography teaching at Emily Carr highbrow art and lowbrow reactions the challenges of coaching a team in a game where the goalposts are in constant motion Northern Voice and […]

Social Media 101 at Social Media Camp Victoria

October 17, 2010

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This is video of my talk on Social Media 101 at, yes, Social Media Camp Victoria, which was brilliantly organized by ideazone and BWestInteractive and I’m not just saying that because they were smart enough to invite me! Although it counts, right? So here is the video, taken by BChannelNews, and constitutes, as well as […]

A Social Media Success Story. (via Wsmithdesign’s Blog)

October 12, 2010

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Another example of how Social Media is helping the marginalized; in this case, the homeless. [incidentally, this is also a test of WordPress's Reblog feature] Many view social media as just chat; For some it is. It is also a method to communicate to the right people and let others know about what you provide […]

Getting my Judgmental On at Vancouver Startup Weekend!

October 10, 2010

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Sometimes I feel like I’m in some unnamed industry other than social media training, because ALL my best professional opportunities seem to happen in pubs. Last night, for instance, I was hanging out at the Alibi Room and got invited to come talk to Vancouver Startup Weekend about social media for startups. By the time […]

Meet the Geek this Tuesday

September 18, 2010

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Busy Tuesday night? Oh come on, who are you kidding? IT’S A TUESDAY NIGHT! Well, don’t worry; you won’t be stuck at home watching reruns and feeling like a minor character in a Cathy Comic: we’ve got a fabulous Meet the Geek dinner for you! You’ll help raise money for a worthy cause: With Glowing […]