Author Archives: Samuel

Happy Community Manager Appreciation Day!

If you’ve seen the #CMAD hashtag trending on Twitter all day and wasn’t sure what it means, then here’s the answer: today is Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD). That’s a thing? Why, yes it is.  Celebrated every fourth Monday of … Continue reading

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Bringing visibility to disability with filmpossible 2013

This week marks the first week of submissions for filmpossible 2013, a unique online video and photo contest launched by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto to bring visibility to disability. Launched in 2010, the contest challenges people from … Continue reading

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How to re-energize your community with #cmgrchat

As a social media aficionado and one of the team members behind Stutter Social, the international online community for people who stutter, I participate every Wednesday afternoon in #cmgrchat, a live Twitter chat for community managers, launched by community managers … Continue reading

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The rise of Google+ and its new communities launch

There has been big news recently about one of the latest digital media tools and, so far, one of my favourites: Google+. In a blog post last week, Google announced that the number of people that currently use its social … Continue reading

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Movember 2012: Wrap-up

The last few hours of Movember 2012 are upon us. Given the fact that it was my first time growing a mo, it was great to be part of a great cause. I was pleasantly surprised by a few things, … Continue reading

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Movember 2012: Part Four

It’s officially the last week of Movember! Looking back at the last few weeks, I am pleasantly surprised by how my mo came out. I’m proud of myself. It isn’t every day that I venture out of my comfort zone … Continue reading

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Movember 2012: Part Three

It’s hard to believe Movember is already more than half over. Anyways, the mo has really started to grow in more. And I’ve gotten some interesting comments from friends and family, who aren’t used to seeing me with a mo. … Continue reading

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Accessibility Camp Toronto

Yesterday, I attended the second annual Accessibility Camp Toronto, a one-day “unconference” about digital accessibility when it comes to users with disabilities, at OCAD University. This wasn’t the first time I’ve attended an “unconference.” (a specific kind of conference where … Continue reading

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Using Google+ in corporate communications

My latest blog post for IABC/Toronto is up! I share my thoughts on the benefits of using Google+, one of the latest social media trends, in corporate communications. IABC/Toronto is the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators … Continue reading

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Movember 2012: Part Two

Well, week two of Movember has come and gone.  And my mo is slowly started to come in. I also spoke to my friend Adam Weitner, a fellow first-time Mo-Bro, about his motivations for participating as well. According to Weitner, … Continue reading

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