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19th March 2013

Blogging Conference On The Search For Canadian Bloggers

bloggers conferenceThe first Canadian Connecting Bloggers and Brands Conference will be held in Vancouver on April 30th from 10am – 4pm, bringing bloggers and national brands together face-to-face so they can learn about how they can work together. It is the first of a six-city, cross-Canada 2013 tour. This year, the free conferences will focus on introducing the business of blogging to those new to the digital media world. Active bloggers will get to meet with some of the largest Canadian brands they might write about, while those brands will get to hear about what interests bloggers active in their industries. Attendees will get valuable time to build relationships with representatives from the conference’s title sponsor, TELUS, as well as other sponsors including Canada Beef Inc, and Chicken Farmers of Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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19th March 2013

New HootSuite Assignments Tool Simplifies Distributed Social Media

HootSuiteSocial media management system developer HootSuite has released HootSuite Assignments, a Google Chrome extension that empowers HootSuite Pro and Enterprise clients who are part of HootSuite Teams to quickly assign social media posts to their Team members as they browse Twitter.com and Facebook.com. – expanding the team’s monitoring capabilities. Not every social media crisis or marketing opportunity happens during core office hours. HootSuite Assignments is built to help social media managers who may not be using the HootSuite dashboard, defuse crisis situations or take advantage of marketing opportunities in real-time – keeping social media management at the forefront of the user experience.  Posts can quickly be assigned to the most appropriate team member in sales, customer support, public relations, marketing departments and more – then dealt with instantly. Read the rest of this entry »

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11th March 2013

HootSuite Launches Developer Program With Recurring App Revenue Share and More

HootSuiteHootSuite, makers of the market-leading social media management system, formally announces the HootSuite Developer Program, providing app developers with prime opportunities to create high-quality apps for HootSuite’s over 6 million users. With the inclusion of Premium Apps in HootSuite’s popular App Directory, developers can now easily test concepts and create brand new subscription-based revenue streams through this specialized program. Developers can get started now by learning more about the program, monetization opportunities, and benefits of developing on top of a leading freemium SaaS platform. Read the rest of this entry »

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9th March 2013

HootSuite Boosts Social Media Management System with Premium Salesforce, Statigram and YouTube Apps

HootSuiteHootSuite, makers of the market-leading social media management system, has expanded their App Directory with the introduction of three premium, best-in-class #SocialApps: CRM tool Salesforce.com, Instagram social marketing tool Statigram, and an enhanced version of YouTube. With over 50 customer-driven app integrations available, HootSuite continues to lead the new generation of business software – enabling tight integrations with best-of-breed applications. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th March 2013

Keek Launches Social Video App for BlackBerry

keekMobile social video network Keek has announced the release of its app for BlackBerry. The new Keek app is available for download in BlackBerry World and supports smartphones using BlackBerry 10. Keek is experiencing explosive growth around the world, adding over 200,000 new users per day and is consistently ranking as one of the top social networking apps on iPhone and Android. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th March 2013

HootSuite Adds More Features for Managing LinkedIn Company Pages

HootSuiteLinkedIn is the world’s largest and most influential professional social network, and in order to help organizations effectively build their presence on this epicenter of networking, HootSuite is excited to release powerful new LinkedIn features in the HootSuite dashboard. Marketers, HR professionals and community managers using LinkedIn Company Pages can now fine-tune messaging with advanced targeting options (for Enterprise clients), and improve the performance of page and status updates with the introduction of new analytic modules (available to Pro and Enterprise clients). Read the rest of this entry »

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7th March 2013

Ackroo Helps Boost Local Merchant Economies

ackrooLoyalty and rewards technology and services provider Ackroo Inc. has announced that it has been selected by the Downtown Penticton Association (DPA), to launch their Downtown Rewards Program – a loyalty program designed to promote local businesses in downtown Penticton, British Columbia. Under the terms of the commercial agreement Ackroo and its channel partner, Balanced Life Enterprises, will work with the DPA and its business members to deploy the community-based rewards program. The Penticton Downtown Rewards Program is scheduled to launch April 2, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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6th March 2013

Online Registration For SES Toronto Is Now Open

SES Toronto 2012SES Toronto 2013 online marketing event returns on June 12-14 at the Downtown Marriott Eaton Centre and the organizers are pleased to announce that registration is now officially open. Pre-Agenda rate ends on April 4 – register now and save up to $600.00. SES Conference & Expo provides marketing professionals, brand advertisers, agencies, and business leaders with the knowledge and tools needed to traverse the dynamic digital landscape. Designed for you by industry thought leaders and innovators, our instructional program will meet your needs whatever your experience level. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st March 2013

#FPM2013 Recognizing And Reporting Scams Helps Everyone

Government of CanadaOn March 12, FCAC will be participating in “2 Good 2 Be True” Day, during which Canadians will be encouraged to talk about fraud on Twitter using the #2good2Btrue hashtag and share tips for recognizing, reporting and stopping it. They can also share experiences they’ve had and scams they’re aware of. To educate the public about financial crimes and fraud, a one-hour forum on Twitter called “#Fraudchat” takes place every Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST. This live online chat, moderated by the Financial Crimes Unit of the Toronto Police Service and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud through the use of social media. Read the rest of this entry »

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27th February 2013

Astral Out-of-Home Launches New Online Platform for Marketing and Advertising Professionals

astral mediaAs part of its commitment and passion for innovation, Astral Out-of-Home has launched a new platform called FACE/AD/BLOG. The new online resource and corresponding Twitter and Facebook assets showcase bold and cutting-edge projects for the professionals that give our cities their unique character through advertising. From Toronto to Montreal to Vancouver, Astral Out-of-Home is in the forefront of shaping Canada’s urban landscape. With this new online platform, FACE/AD/BLOG not only brings together artists, photographers, designers, architects and some of the most ingenious minds in advertising and marketing, but also offers infinite possibilities to create inspiration. The platform will highlight great examples of creativity from across the country, and shares the industry knowledge and insights from key influencers and specialists in the field. Read the rest of this entry »

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