Monday, February 23, 2009

And The Winner Is ... (No, Not The Oscars)

It's always fun to take a break from work, especially with caption contests, and I got a nice surprise today here:

(All in jest, Facebook!)

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hanging At PodCamp Toronto With Some Cool People, Simple As That

Today I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time some people at PodCamp Toronto who I have been following for quite a while in the social media space: Chris Brogan, Mark Evans and Danny Brown. In particular, Brogan's presentation was very entertaining ... the jokes, chair kicking and free books he gave out to the audience just some of the highlights.

Each presentation was 30 minutes, tops. I actually prefer that format to the longer time slots as it keeps things snappy, the presenters have to get to the point and -- to me -- it seems to fit better with the "here and now" of social media.

People wandered in and out, sat on the floor, good-naturedly heckled and I found it to be a great networking opportunity, more so than mesh actually, although that was that a cool event too.

And the best part, it was all free. It's on tomorrow too.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Is There An Echo In Here?

So, as much as I enjoyed working at UCC, and will always help those guys out, the latest two-month gig ended last Friday, and now I am in a new role as social media / PR consultant for Echo Communications. Just launched our new blog here.

I had a coffee with proprietor Jodi Echakowitz a few weeks ago, liked her plans and ideas, we're on the same page regarding social media -- and this all stemmed from a LinkedIn connection.

There you go, the work IS out there, you just have to go out and find it. Don't let the media's doom and gloom scenarios get you down.