Strong versus weak connections

I missed the Malcolm Gladwell conversation at F5 Expo in Vancouver last week, however, there has been a lot of buzz about the ideas presented. Christopher Holt summarizes Gladwell’s talk: Fidel and Che didn’t use Facebook to change their world. They didn’t even have fax machines. They built strong trust ties, not loose networks like […]

Don’t believe the hype

It sucks to have a reputation problem. But when you take over an organization that has mismanaged $1B of public money. Ontario Auditor General Jim McCarter released a scathing report in the fall that found the agency had mismanaged $1 billion of taxpayers’ money, with little oversight. CBC News It probably helps explain why I”m […]

meshmarketing– Oct 22, 2009

My good friends Mark Evans, Michael McDerment, Stuart MacDonald, Mathew Ingram and Rob Hyndman, also known as The Mesh Boys, are hosting a new event in Toronto called meshmarketing. Mesh Conference has evolved into the leading conference for impact that the Web and participatory technologies have on marketing, media, culture and politics in Canada. It […]

Social Media Group – Manager, Influencer Outreach

Toronto, ON We’re looking for a passionate social media practitioner to join our growing team. Based in our Toronto branch office, you’ll be responsible for providing top-notch service to some of North America’s leading brands. As a Manager in our Influencer Outreach team, you’ll get to do leading-edge work surrounded by some of the best […]

Chango/ – Social Media Intern

Toronto, ON Originally from Chango Inc. is “hiring” 2 social media interns for the summer to coordinate our social engagement strategy for and!  Checkout our recent TechCrunch article and some of the online Buzz. Salary is zip, zero, zilch.  However here’s what you do get: The opportunity to build your personal brand […]

Platforms and health

All Images copyright Gizmodo Live Blog. LifeScan’s app is for people with diabetes in order to “simply diabetes management.”   In their example, they’re putting themselves into the shoes of Maddie, a 15-year-old girl with diabetes. She tests herself six times a day and injects insulin multiple times a day. First she needs to prick […]

Tucows – Director of Marketing

Toronto, ON We’re looking for someone to head up the Marketing Team at Tucows. Reporting to Ken Schafer (VP Marketing and Product Management), you’ll play an active role in developing the marketing and communication strategies for the company.  Your goal is to energize and enable a marketing team of seven campaign, community, content and communications […]

RBC Asset Management – Digital Marketing Associate

Toronto, ON Position Purpose Please note this is a contract opportunity for between 6 and 12 months with the possibility of renewal. The primary purpose of this position is to design and maintain the front-end of RBC AM public and private web properties (Internet, intranet, advisor and GFS sites) for marketing and communications initiatives within […]

Brightspark – Senior Marketing Manager

Toronto, ON Brightspark 3.0 Inc is focused on building, launching and operating revenue generating Internet businesses. We’re in search of a Senior Marketing Manager with solid, proven software and Internet marketing experience. Experience Minimum of 10 years experience working within the software development and Internet/Web 2.0 sector, with a clear understanding of the Marketing related […]

Where are the RIM alumni?

GigaOM has a great story about "The Growing Ex-Amazon Club and Why It’s a Good Thing”. This is essentially an extension of the Fairchildren model for seeding companies and talent. Jevon has placed MaRS in the deadpool. Austin, Joey and I have wondered about the role of early employees from successful companies at leaving to […]