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Goodbye, Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

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Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Say hello to George Harrison for me. The collective outpouring of grief about Steve Jobs says it all: a man who found the link between our tech and our hearts. — AlexandraSamuel.com (@awsamuel) October 5, 2011 He gave us more than just personal computers. He gave us wings. Apple’s statement: If you […]

Social Media Life Lessons: Ghost of a Chance at Authenticity

September 22, 2011

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You know, if you know anything about raincoaster media, that we’re all about the authenticity. In fact, that’s the Royal We I used right there, just for accuracy’s sake. We do social media strategy and social media training, but when it comes to putting out the tweets, making the posts, sharing the thoughts, and dealing […]

Social Media Success Story: From the Streets to the Stacks

May 28, 2011

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It may have escaped your notice, but probably not (especially if you’re in the field of social media, yourself) that the field of social media services has an oversupply of snake oil marketers and plain old incompetents, as well as just a plain old oversupply. In Vancouver over the past nine years I’ve been teaching […]

Courting Controversy in comic form!

May 14, 2011

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Noise to Signal Cartoon Intrepid social media cartooniste extraordinaire Rob Cottingham (seriously, that toothpaste guy isn’t in it) attended the Courting Controversy: Dancing with the Devil panel at the Northern Voice blogging conference, and what you see above is the result. Pretty spiffy note-taking if you axe me. The panel was moderated by Rebecca Coleman […]

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 […]

I got engaged at Social Media Camp Victoria!

October 17, 2010

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Well, if my mother was alive, this would knock her on her butt, only my mother was too refined to ever admit she had a butt, so it would knock her on her posterior instead. After a dazzling and glamorous opening party in a romantic penthouse, I got a little carried away by the moment. […]

Let’s be clear about something

August 3, 2010

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When you’re pitching a complete stranger asking for a referral to someone else, DO IT IN ENGLISH not in whatever this language is: When I asked what that meant, whether she was talking about advertising or something else, I got this back: Okaaaaay. First of all: it took me a minute or two to figure […]