Archive for the ‘Conference’ Category

My Picks for Crossmedia Toronto – Feb 21, 2013

Crossmedia Toronto will take place on February 21st, 2013 at the Toronto Reference Library. It’s a 1-day conference with a twist: twenty-six leaders in technology, mobile, gaming, and music present 7-minute demos throughout the day. The day is jam-packed. It will be hard to walk away empty handed with the proposed line-up of international demo-ers. […]

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Catch Cory Doctorow & the Digit Awards at nextMEDIA Toronto Next Week

nextMEDIA Toronto is happening week, Monday and Tuesday, December 3rd and 4th at the Carlu (Younge & College). This annual mini-conference is a great one-stop shop to connect with executives working in the Canadian digital market. Attendees are a mostly decision makers of the content creator, media buyer and publisher elk. Day 1, Monday, December […]

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Social Commerce Panel at nextMedia Toronto, Dec 6th, 2011

I’m excited to be moderating the Social Commerce panel at nextMEDIA conference in Toronto, December 6th, 2011. Post your questions to @marinamann We have a superb panel line up and what promises to be a heated discussion on social commerce including a few case studies, insights and strong opinions. Social Commerce, The New Normal Influence Economy  […]

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SXSW Interactive 2011 Highlights

We and our baggage are back from SXSW Interactive 2011 (#sxswi) albeit returning home from Austin on different flights. This year, SXSWi  was estimated to be 30% bigger than last year! And more consumer focused than ever. [We at] We Are Q, Inc. still managed to have a great time, although I think this year […]

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Should Financial Services Bother With Social Media?

On November 17th, 2010 I was honoured and delighted to join Tony Chapman, CEO of Capital C as part of the Social Media And Financial Services panel organized by the Israel Economic Mission to Canada. Topics I covered… Should financial institutions bother with Social Media? Is Social Media a revolution? Do communities dominate brands? And […]

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We’re definitely at a moment of transition. Where an old media system is dying and a new media system is being born.

This year, The Banff World Television festival and nextMedia Banff 2010 was a combined event. Digital media, new media and TV sessions and parties filled 3 world wind days! Luckily I still had time to squeeze in a visit to the Banff Hot Springs (so nice). Now that I’m back from Banff, I can reflect […]

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Apple iTunes Changes Song Pricing And Removes DRM

Two big things happened at iTunes on April 9th, 2009. First iTunes unveiled three-tier pricing and ended their practice of selling individual songs for $0.99 each. Now customers will pay $0.69, $0.99 and $1.29 for songs. The price change is due to pressure from the record labels to increase their profit share and Apple’s firm […]

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New Threats To New Media And Canada’s Copyright Reform

This evening, exhausted and talked out from SXSW in Austin, I attended a charged discussion on Canadian Copyright reform in Toronto. The panel included NDP Digital Affairs Critic and MP Charlie Angus, Victoria Owen (representing the Canadian Library Association), Stephen Waddell (ACTRA), and Don Quarles (Songwriters Ass.) Michael Geist, who remains leader in the cause, […]

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