Pictures and Discussions from 2010 Search for Miss Teen Canada World

Channing Smendziuk is Miss Teen Canada 2010 Miss Teen Canada World Winners press release gives insight into the action-packed week of activities, events and experiences that culminated in a dazzling night, the Grand Finale on July 17th. Congratulations to 17 year old Channing Smendziuk from Brandon, Manitoba. She’s the 2010 Miss Teen Canada-World. The girl […]

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Lenzr Evolves Democracy Under Admin Dictatorship

Lenzr is a social media marketing masterpiece that’s tragically flawed, and that’s what makes it so interesting. The serial photo contest website is basic and clunky, and the rules and voting mechanisms are easily bent by human avarice, but at the end of each session, it works.  With very few exceptions, every business that sponsors […]

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Smojoe Salutes Gio in To, and Faith Seekings

One of the brightest stars graduating from HumberPR this year is Zack Sandor Kerr. He’s tied with Kyle the Keener in awesomeness, which is a wholesome combination of attitude and aptitude. Because of his unique skill set, Zack got a cool new job blogging for Gio Bikes about how he’s spending his summer having nomadic […]

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Elite Canadians Collecting PEZ and Battery Powered Lawnmowers

Let’s start this journal update with good news… As an online storytelling service, Smojoe likes to hand craft happy endings, and we’re especially fond of documenting Lenzr photo contests, especially when prize winners send in proud photography of themselves with their winnings. Slimmswitch won the Neuton CE6 battery powered lawnmower courtesy of a Toronto area […]

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IABC 2010 World Conference and Jane Reeves, Judy Lewis, and Barb Sawyers

Thank you Jane Reeves wherever you are…  It’s an honour to know Jane.  Not only did she write a very flattering feature article about  Smojoe at IABC PIC presents on May 12th for the IABC website, but she also truncated the bytes and put more pictures and links on her own blog.  She fragmented her […]

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How Blogging Saved The Beauty Pageant: Why Miss Teen Canada- World Competition Is An Amazing Social Media Case Study

Once again, all participants in the 2010 Search for Miss Teen Canada – World beauty pageant must start and maintain a personal blog. That one single innovation has completely changed the landscape. Now the pageant pretty much advertises itself, teaches valuable skills, and lets the public share the excitement in real time. The model also […]

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What is a freelance social relevance producer?

Just as there are film producers, and theatre producers, please embrace the concept of an online social relevance producer. This position is the head of the social media marketing department. The social relevance producer sits above the community managers and below the VP of Marketing. She works directly with SEO specialists, and storytellers including the […]

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Smojoe Seminars, and 2010 Innovators Ball

The 2010 Innovators Ball at the Ontario Science Center was a very exciting evening. I went hogwarts in there. There were young beautiful people in costumes playing characters from all the different Harry Potter movies. I love this picture of me and some girl I’m not even sure who she is no kidding I lifted […]

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Smojoe Speaks Again, New Lenzr Contests, Stabathon is an iPhone Application

Dumpdiggers is something I used to write every week, but now I only update it once a season.  I’ve stopped digging up old dumps in Toronto, and I don’t buy glass bottles or Canadian pottery anymore. I do however still collect knowledge. As Smojoe, I make my passion pay dividends by writing rich media articles […]

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April 22nd AMA Networking Event asks about ROI of Social Media Marketing (and seeks answers in analytics software).

On Weds 22 April 2010 @roberrific and @geoffness sat in the back row of the downstairs gallery at The Spoke Club on King St W in Toronto, to attend the Toronto chapter of the American Marketing Association (or AMA) networking event.  Sponsored by Environics Analytics, three speakers were asked how to prove ROI in Social […]

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Teaching at HumberPR, learning at SproutUpTO

On Weds 14 April 2010, Rob Campbell gained thirty new twitter followers @roberrific after I journeyed to Humber College and put on two ninety minute presentations for two groups of eager Public Relations students. My speeches spelled out exactly how Smojoe uses social networks to rank higher for keywords in search engines. There is no […]

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Lunarsphere is a Moon Colony Board Game

ASTROPRENEURS NEEDED ON THE MOON! Earth’s space agencies are colonizing the moon. Robots have made circular platforms that support agricultural, commercial, industrial, and residential lunar modules. There are one hundred and fifty two empty lots ready to be ‘claimed’ in this Lunarsphere, and investors on Earth are waiting to build units. Lunar Real Estate Brokers […]

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April 2010 Smojoe Manual, Lauren O’Nizzle, Karmacake and TwestivalTO

Smojoe didn’t go to WordCamp because it was too far away. I was going to go, and I’d even purchased a $35 ticket earlier in the week, but on that Saturday as I sat reading everyone’s tweets I had critical second thoughts, and so I skipped it.  I stayed home all weekend and wrote content […]

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Blogstars, Casie Stewart, Raymi the Minx, Sean Ward with Fairlie Agency

On Thursday March 18th 2010,  I journeyed to 156 Augusta Ave and paid cash to see three Toronto bloggers talk about themselves and their blogs.  It was worth $20 cost of admission, and trust me I’d tell you if it wasn’t. Twenty bucks was a bargain actually; for me, listening to these people is pure […]

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Locaboire Wine Tour of Prince Edward County Vineyards with The Wine Ladies

On Saturday March 13th 2010, The Wine Ladies traveled alongside some very fortunate Lenzr photo contest winners on a whirlwind Locaboire wine tour of Prince Edward County wineries. Without going into too much detail about the Lenzr photo contest website, and how and why all this happened, let me just say I had an opportunity […]

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Toronto Tent Rentals, Geothermal, Grass Cutting, and Business Phone Companies Sponsor Photo Contests on Lenzr

Lenzr is packed full of photo contests for March and April 2010. They came out of the woodwork to be part of this series, and there’s more queuing for May.  It seems local businesses like the buzz that a properly promoted photo contest can deliver, and the price is right. If you’re interested in promoting […]

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Seattle Dredge on Lenzr, and Dr Yoni Freedhoff on Canada Blog Friends

Yesterday I wrote two blog entries, back to back, two hours each, from 7am til 11am in the morning. Then I spent the rest of the day leisurely bookmarking and promoting the posts in a ritual that has evolved over the years to include Digg, Delicious, StumbleUpon, and Reddit and I tweet the links on […]

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Gary Puppa puts Epixome on Dragons Den

I have a habit of taking pictures of the television, esp when my friends appear and share themselves with the rest of the world in some reality show or real estate program as the case may be. Gary Puppa has a very interesting company.  He is the President of ePixome, a pictures marketing company that […]

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Smojoe at Dermalogica, Personal Brand Camp 2, and Brain Possibilities

Sunday Feb 28th, minutes ago Canada won the gold medal in Men’s Ice Hockey and my Twitter feed erupted with mostly one word tweets. Truly amazing – no other event could so singularly dominate that space except perhaps an alien invasion. I follow two hundred souls @Roberrific and fifty more and mostly different folks @Lenzr […]

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Chris Binet does Health and Beauty PR

Chris Binet has mass experience doing public relations for health and beauty companies in Toronto.  He has helped improve media awareness for spas, skincare and soy products.  Chris writes really strong press releases which are distributed through an expanding array of news media publishers and TV producers.  Do you want to get your health /beauty […]

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