Cloud Warriors Celebrates the Rapid Retrieval of Data Stored Online

In addition to revolutionizing the office workplace, and the economy, Cloud Computing has also impacted the art of social debate. When friends disagree and use their phones to find facts, they are Cloud Warriors. Cloud Warriors is a live event game, played in a restaurant or bar, by competitors using their smart phones, to win […]

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Guerrilla Game Show Promotion on Busy Toronto Street Corner is Success Story for Surround Integrated Marketing

Thursday 11 July 2013 Geoff Whitlock of Surround Integrated Marketing executed a promotion on the southwest corner of Canada’s busiest intersection, Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto.  Geoff hoped to record some digital media, and make some human memories, and raise awareness for Rubbermaid All Access Organizers. Like a true guerrilla marketer, Geoff had only […]

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Canadian Club #WhiskyWhisdom Tasting Event by Praxis PR Lacked All Common Sense

I feel sorry for Tish Harkus, Manager at Canadian Club Whisky for it’s obvious she has a real passion for this beverage, and a powerful gift for communicating the essence of the Canadian Club experience, but sadly, even her professionalism and compelling stage presence couldn’t cut through the lunacy of the Apr 18 tasting event. On […]

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Finding Nearby Dentists Is Acid Test For Local Search Engines

Earlier this week I published an inspired piece of content entitled Find me a dentist on Dr. Archer’s website blog. The long copy article was reasonably well researched and expertly fashioned to be really findable as it explores the various different dentist index websites that have evolved to help consumers secure appointments with nearby dentists. […]

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2012 Toronto Christmas Market Photo Contest on Lenzr

Lenzr is back. Its up and working well to provide the 2012 Toronto Christmas Market with everything it needs to run a custom photo contest and make a page full of pictures for the purpose of marketing their holiday event and website. This is a digital marketing attraction, and Lenzr is working as a catalyst […]

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2012 Crashed Ice Party in Niagara Falls on Saturday Dec 1st

Ice Cross Downhill is a new sport that has been live-branded by the Red Bull energy drink beverage company as Red Bull Crashed Ice.  The sport is simple; its a speedy race downhill on skates between four heavily padded participants, the best time wins. So Crashed Ice is a combination speed skating meets alpine skiing […]

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Story Funnels, A Journey Between Platforms

A hundred years ago, the first filmmakers built their own movie cameras and recorded the world’s first motion picture images. These pioneers correctly predicted that their business would change the world. Making the ‘dancing shadows of light’ on the silver screen would soon be regarded as the highest art form, a powerful new communication tool […]

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The Second Ever Search and Social Rank Symposium

On Jan 23rd 2012 myself and David Shephard from Jib.ca along with Deb Lewis of Toronto City Events and some other principals organized another better Search and Social Rank Symposium at Archeo in the Distillery District of Toronto. $25 ticket bought hot food, cold beer and fresh ideas (and not just sales pitches, although there […]

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January 23, Search and Social Rank Symposium 2012

On January 23rd at Archeo restaurant in The Distillery District, 55 Mill St, Toronto, there is to be held another Search and Social Rank Symposium. Visit here to GET TICKETS! On this evening Rob Campbell of Lenzr Corp, and David Shephard of Jib.ca will have gathered together some of the brightest thinkers and builders in […]

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Toronto Christmas Market Integrates Lenzr Photo Contest

One of the best parts of my job as Managing Director of Lenzr Corp is walking to work in the morning through the Distillery Historic District in Toronto. Located at 55 Mill Street, south east of Front and Parliament, this is one of the oldest parts of the city and was originally the busy lakefront […]

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How To Get Votes on Lenzr, October Contest Updates

There is a new page on the Lenzr Blog entitled, How To Get Votes? that explains the art and science of soliciting votes and earning a Top Ten ranking (to be considered by Judges as winner for prizes and permanent honour with blog links to user profile page). Not content with simply posting my thoughts […]

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Why Listen to Rob Campbell Explain Story Funnels to Buckstops at Word11, August 27 Toronto

Saturday August 27 will see a great many blog friends and social media marketers gather behind CSI in the parking lot south of Honest Eds at Bloor St and Bathurst in Toronto. Word11 has been conceived as a 24hr blog media event, and hopes to be the first in a long series of annual 24hr […]

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Registration Day, 2011 Search for Miss Teen Canada

Inside the 2011 Search for Miss Teen Canada World Saturday July 9th was a very special Registration Day for at least seventy five participants in the 2011 Search for Miss Teen Canada – World, as one by one teen girls age 14-18 from all across Canada checked their luggage into the sponsor hotel in downtown […]

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How To Tell Business Stories With Photo Contests

As an interactive story engineer, I’m always interested in learning new ways to communicate business messages in digital media;  I like to see companies doing exceptional things that ‘hook me’ and make me want to know more, and thereby bring attention to their products and services through story. There are many examples of how the […]

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A Look Behind Lenzr in March 2011

Lenzr is a serial photo contest website that lets business sponsor art.  We started the website in August 2009, and have hosted over forty contests in two years.  The average price of a photo contest is about five thousand dollars, with prizes and tax included.  The companies that sponsor the photo contests get some buzz […]

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Insights into the Future of Retail Sales at #JWTslam

JWT stands for J. Walter Thompson and they bill themselves as the world’s most famous communications agency.  It’s probably true, but I had never heard of them before Laurie Dillon Shaulk accepted a position there last fall.  She invited me to attend #JWTslam last night, Feb 9th 2011. The swank event was held in the […]

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Why Smojoe Loves MyBlogLog

To say I’m disappointed would be an understatement. I love MyBlogLog, and I use it everyday. I will miss it dearly. Kudos to Kole McCrae the Toronto writer who was the first one to rather cheerfully inform me that MyBloglog was ‘slated for Sunset’ as per Yahoo slide leaked from the Yahoo insider’s meeting on […]

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CityEvents Presents Best SEO in TO, Oct 12th

Are you looking for an SEO expert to bring search traffic to your website? So is Deb Lewis of TorontoCityEvents.ca, and on Oct 12th she needs your help deciding who to hire. As more and more people shop online, and more and more businesses compete for their dollars, Search Engine Optimization experts are now an […]

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My Best Article Ever, Is Honey Good For You?

Back when I was living in Kenora, Ontario in the spring of 2007, I was looking for new ways to make money online, and I explored writing articles on spec. When I changed hats and became a ‘web writer’ that spring, I dumped a lot of old TV proposals and strange pieces of original content […]

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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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