Posts Tagged: social media

The impact social media is having on news media

“A social media misfire resulted in the Stampede inadvertently tweeting that (two time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie) Humphries would be this year’s (parade) marshal, about 20 minutes before the official announcement. Stampede officials quickly deleted that tweet, before republishing it at 10:30am.” Calgary Herald, 10:59am June 3, 2015 Harmless, innocuous, benign – newsworthy. A simple…

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Face-to-face today, interface-to-interface tomorrow

by Doug Downs, managing partner I learned this exercise early in my public consultation career some 15 years ago. Two participants sit back to back, with one describing verbally a scene on a piece of paper to the second person who must draw what the first person is describing without seeing it. Inevitably what the second…

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The Superman of southern Alberta

When the floods hit southern Alberta, the man who looks more like Clark Kent, Calgary’s Mayor Nenshi, stepped forward to take on a communications role that has clearly created his legacy. As everyone knows, this June the Bow and Elbow rivers that run through Calgary surged over their banks and swamped the downtown and low-lying…

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