SMOJoe Launches Bird Photo Booth Business Challenge 2014

Smojoe is proud to present the Toronto Bird Photo Booth Business Challenge. This original bird selfie photo contest awards prizes to businesses with bird portraits. This unique marketing initiative makes new content each week as each competitor submits their photos and story.  Each post highlights one particular species of bird.  Each week, one business executive […]

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Meet the Founders of Hypejar, a Buzz Generator for Future Products

Grant Yim of Hypejar.com in front of Mike Kwon and Dylan Jude – a truly terrible picture of some seriously smart dudes. On Weds 20th of August 2013, Rob Campbell the SEO Smojoe had lunch and a long talk with Grant Yim, Mike Kwon, Won Jun Bae and Dylan Jude of Hypejar.com. They all went […]

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2013 Miss Teens Make Media for Personalized Bath Towels

Sixty six teen bloggers wrote about personalized bath towels from Signature Towels as part of the 2013 Search for Miss Teen Canada World . This is the only teen pageant search that goes across the nation and hosts provincial matches in every province to gather up eager teens, who as part of their duties, maintain […]

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Aveda Institute Canada Seeks User Generated Media From Youth That’s Born To Style.

Once again in 2013, Canada’s top professional hair school, AVEDA Institute challenges young people to step up and prove they were born to style on home video. They did this last year too, and it was very well received; I went to the showdown in Toronto.  Making a User Generated Media UGM challenge around hair […]

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Meme Weaving, Smojoe Content Marketing Plan for Onyx Containers’ Ecommerce Website, The Tickle Trunk

Famous all over the world for their high quality, air tight, glass and stainless steel food cans, Onyx Containers recently asked Rob Campbell of Smojoe to put together a rich media content marketing strategy to help them launch their new retail website e-store The Tickle Trunk . Now anybody, anywhere in the world can buy […]

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How to do Article Marketing in 2013

Article marketing has really changed since I first started writing on the web in 2006.  Back then we used to submit content to article replication websites which, although they still exist today, I wouldn’t bother using any of them now. They are yesterday’s news. Look here at my old author profiles! http://www.ignitepoint.com/library/profile.cfm?writerid=33502  (used to be […]

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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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Pikto Top Pick Photo Contest For Professional Photo Gallery Exhibition Expires 02 Nov 2012

The annual Pikto Top Pick photo contest is now officially open and taking submissions. Contest participants must register for membership on Pikto before submitting fifteen pictures to be judged by experts after Nov 2nd 2012 This is a great opportunity to get discovered – there is no entry fee and each participant’s work will be […]

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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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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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Canadian Harvest Illustrates Business Storytelling

It’s October already. September was a blur, but there was one day I did manage to get out to my parent’s farm in time to help harvest honey. We brought in one hundred and forty honey supers in one day. Here I am helping my brothers harvest their honey crop. The harvest is late this […]

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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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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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Pimp Your Blog with Smojoe at Freelance Camp TO

When Alex Blom first told me about Freelance Camp coming to Toronto he planted a seed which germinated in my brain a few days later… I guess it sprouted when I finally navigated my PC browser toward the ‘Suggest a Session’ page on the #flcto website. At that time, I volunteered to share my knowledge […]

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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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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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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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