Three Reasons Why You Should Join Hootsuite University during #HSUchat

If you reside in and around the greater Vancouver area, you most likely have heard of one the leading social media management tools called Hootsuite. The brief company history is that it was founded by CEO, Ryan Holmes, in 2008 in Vancouver, BC. Their tool essentially allows community managers, social media individuals, any companies of any size, manage their social media presence more easily with their easy-to-use dashboard and to leverage their system in more depth, they even have a “University” where anyone can get certified via online courses. At Hootsuite, they definitely have fun with de...
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Afternoon Recap: Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp (Part 2 of 2)

Last week, I enjoyed curating the Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp (part 1 of 2) organized by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) and since then, they've compiled a few more posts including the panel and keynotes along with six reasons why a doctor should consider social media. Below are some of the sessions' recaps extracted with the use of the speakers' slides: Social Media & Twitter 101 It was nice to see some familiar speakers and to be able to support them by being in attendance: Janet Madsen from the Positive Women's Network and Kemp Edmonds from Hootsuite,...
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Morning Recap: Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp (Part 1 of 2)

Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure to attend the Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp organized by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) which Canadian Web Hosting proudly supported. What is Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp all about? This all day event held at the Four Seasons Vancouver hotel, trended online throughout the social media landscape in Canada, and brought together healthcare communicators, Quality Forum participants and social media experts with a health focus. The discussions surrounded the current state of healthcare, where it was going and the importance and r...
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What To Expect and Do at the Bunker Project Podcasting Event

Do you follow any podcasts? Have you ever heard of the Bunker Project Podcast? In short, here is what it's all about: The Bunker Project is a Social Media Meetup in Vancouver, BC. Every second Wednesday, Andrew McGivern and Bob Garlick host the Meetup and record two podcast episodes at the Bunker Bar under the historic Barclay Hotel on Robson Street. We thought it was an original ideal, doing a Meetup in a bar and recording a podcast so people who couldn’t make the Meetup or those who don’t live in Vancouver can listen take part in the show. If you're not familiar with podcasting, the Wik...
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How Volunteering at Lunapads Turned Into a Canucks Win

This post isn't exactly about our Canucks winning but please read on, this is about success and community. Last fall during one of the Social Media Week panels, I had the opportunity to indirectly meet the two co-founders of Lunapads but it wasn’t actually until a few weeks later that we had the chance to bring our initial meetup offline. As previously blogged, meeting offline is important to further relationships with people in our local community. During EastVanLove, one of the two co-founders, Suzanne (on Twitter at @Luna_gal) was able to promote her own fundraiser for their trip to Ugan...
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