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Halifax Metro Centre – Welcome to the 1980s

My wife and I looked forward to a great concert on the weekend. City & Colour (Dallas Green) was in town and we caught the show at the Halifax Metro Centre. Sitting about 3 rows up from the main floor, our row was roughly 25 rows from the top. As the concert got underway, many – including ourselves – pulled
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Get Back on the Horse – or on Track

It has been a very hectic period in my work life in the past four weeks, hence my lack of posts. I have been lately thinking about the need to provide more posts or updates, but this of course just gets me frustrated about not having the time to do so. Much of my free time has been taken up
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You can almost track when the ad was on TV with this report for #HowDoYouKFC.

#tv #advertsing #twitter

I think you should get the idea of this post based on the title. While watching some TV last evening I noticed a string of commercials. Four out of the six that ran finished off with hashtags. A couple of these that I recall more than 24 hours later without effort were: KFC: #Howdoyoukfc Tavelocity: #iwannogo Hoover: #hoover   This
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Facebook Mobile Platform Growth

The rise of smartphones and adoption by consumers is one, which has been extremely quick. Television took 30 years to reach main penetration of households. The web and desktop computer (which are hand- in hand in terms of household uptake) took around 10 years. Smartphones? Something like three years or so. Canadian smartphone ownership, according to a 2013 Google report,
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Ask, Measure, Learn: Book Review

Ask, Measure, Learn Using Social Media Analytics to Understand and Influence Customer Behavior By Lutz Finger, Soumitra Dutta Publisher: O’Reilly Media Released: January 2014 Pages: 338   I think the photo I have of the copy given to me speaks volumes of the value of this book. To be clear I consider myself a digital marketing professional. Part of what
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Pizza? No. Better Product. Make it Work.

  For years our family ordered pizza from a local place. I was a loyal customer. Over time however, we noticed the quality had changed. The service was still top notch, but the pizzas and donairs – well they just were not up to what we thought they used to be. We still ordered. We still believed that the next
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Expanding the textureweb Universe

  I have a lot of things that I would like to comment and blog about, but sometimes it is just not worthy of  an article. Hence I have launched a Facebook page where I will post those items rather then keep them as a link in my desktop where they inevitably get sent to the trash. I also want
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Google Doodle Nova Scotia Style

I want to share this story which is from CBC. Since not all of the readership might know about this, I thought it proper to showcase what is happening with our taleneted youth in Nova Scotia. What a great way to integrat art in the classroom with current use of technology – or rather the medium – which the students
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2013 and Digital Marketing

I have refrained lately from including infographics, but this one caught my fancy and thought I should share it with you. It is from Google Think Insights. I tried to embed the graphic, but it failed from thier code. Hmmm. Anyway here is the image.

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Dial Up. Still a Reality for Some.

My local CBC afternoon show was interviewing people who are still dealing with dial up in remote areas which is affecting home values and more importantly all forms of daily tasks we now take for granted. I posted this on the Facebook page for CBC Mainstreet from CBC Nova Scotia. Not sure if this is a solution, but thinking about
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