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Creating a social media presence in 2010

October 12, 2010

By now, virtually any organization that is committed to the web has asked: how can social media and online community strengthen our relationship to our members or customers, and help us fulfill our mission? That is fundamentally the same question that a handful of organizations were starting to ask five years ago, when Rob and [...]

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Press

January 16, 2010

I frequently comment on social media, the personal, social and political implications of technology adoption, entrepreneurship, and other topics. Editors or reporters on a deadline can reach me via cel (604.726.5445) or Twitter (@awsamuel) or contact my assistant, Morgan Brayton (778.858.8787). You can reach me via e-mail as alex[at]alexandrasamuel[dot]com or by using the contact form [...]

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Contact

January 16, 2010

I consult, write and speak on social media, digital business and on tech-enabled personal transformation and social change. If you are interested in booking a keynote, please contact my friends at The Lavin Agency, my speakers bureau. You can see my speaker’s bio and topics here.  You can also visit Social Signal to find out more about my [...]

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Contact Alex

January 16, 2010

I write and speak on social media and on the use of technology for personal transformation and social change. If you’re organizing an event or conference please get in touch to book me for keynotes or workshops. You can also visit Social Signal to find out more about my workshops and presentations. Contact information: E-mail: [...]

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The next chapter: Emily Carr University

December 7, 2009

I’m thrilled and honoured that I have been invited to join Emily Carr as the Director of the Centre for Moving Interaction. For the next two years, I’ll work with the students and faculty of Emily Carr to develop research programs that engage BC tech companies in exploring new opportunities for — and applications of — digital creativity. And as part of that work, I’ll do research that digs deeper into the strategic and social implications of social media.

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Ask social media experts to share their secrets at SXSW

October 20, 2009

Our decision to open source Social Signal’s intellectual property has made me rethink my proposed panel for SXSW. This week, I’ve heard from folks who (like us) are eager to share their social media “secrets”. So why not use that to see whether social media experts to live up to their own hype?<

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Canadian Press article points to Social Signal for social media tips and open-source resources

October 15, 2009

Today’s Canadian Press article by Tamsyn Burgmann, Companies seek social media experts to keep online conversation rolling, shared our tips on starting a career in social media.

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Agenda and script for the Concept Jam social media strategy workshop

October 15, 2009

The Concept Jam workshop agenda (doc) is the document we share with all the participants in a workshop. We create a custom agenda for each workshop, depending on client, participants and the time available (while we prefer a full day, we’ve done half-day versions by developing the list of audiences, goals and strengths ahead of time, in consultation with our client).

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How to deliver a social media strategy workshop that builds capacity and finds opportunities

October 15, 2009

The Concept Jam is a workshop-based methodology for identifying an organization’s most promising social media opportunities.  It’s the part of our work that we love the most, and that we think gives the greatest value to our clients. It’s also the one part of our current service line-up that we hope to do even more of in the months and years to come. So we figured we’d put our money where our mouth is by giving that away first.

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How to enable sleep on your HP Mini hackintosh netbook

October 12, 2009

Because your hackintosh won’t bring you much joy if closing the lid makes your computer freeze.

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12 things you don’t know about Rob Cottingham

October 12, 2009

In a few hours I’ll be thankful for a plate of turkey, stuffing and gravy. Meanwhile, there’s nothing like jamming chunks of bread into the cavity of a formerly living creature to make you appreciate what really matters in life. As I stood elbow-deep in turkey, I found myself reflecting on the person who is at the heart of most of what I have to be thankful for this year

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