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Tell Better PR Stories with Data Visualization

Tell Better PR Stories with Data Visualization

Tell Better PR Stories with Data Visualization There’s no denying it. “Storytelling” has become a public relations buzzword. The concept is, of course, nothing new. Most of what PR pros do – from crafting campaign messaging to maintaining relationships with members of...

Big Data: The Future of Government Insight

Big Data: The Future of Government Insight

Big Data: The Future of Government Insight For months, the federal election campaign has been a central part of the Canadian consciousness. There was the meteoric rise and fall of support for the NDP. There were the party attacks and last-minute promises, which took...

The economy: still the most important election issue?

The economy: still the most important election issue?

The economy: still the most important election issue? It’s been over a week since the Globe and Mail debate. The outpouring of commentary – on who won, who caused the greatest number of interruptions, and who was offended by the term “old stock Canadians” – has...

Towards a Government Relations-Tech Partnership

Towards a Government Relations-Tech Partnership

Towards a Government Relations-Tech Partnership Government relations doesn’t exactly have a forward-thinking reputation. According to many critics, the profession is little more than an old boy network clinging to outdated business practices. The diverse body of...

The ROI of Government Relations

The ROI of Government Relations

The ROI of Government Relations You know the story. In almost every industry, clients are more empowered than they’ve ever been. With the use of digital tools, they’ve grown accustomed to getting what they want at the click of a button. Not only that, but because they...

Web Intelligence – what it is, and why it’s so useful

Web Intelligence – what it is, and why it’s so useful

Web Intelligence – what it is, and why it’s so useful What is web intelligence? To the uninitiated, it probably sounds like something used exclusively by groups like INTERPOL and CSIS. For researchers in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and information...

Machine learning is the future – don’t be scared!

Machine learning is the future – don’t be scared!

Machine learning is the future – don’t be scared! From Metropolis to the Terminator to this year’s Ex Machina, technology capable of thought has been an enduring concept in dystopian science fiction. The technophobia that drives these story lines has seen a resurgence...

Artificial Intelligence for Business

Artificial Intelligence for Business

Artificial Intelligence for Business To say artificial intelligence has gotten a lot of buzz recently would be an understatement. Google and Facebook have embarked on major AI research and development undertakings. Investment has come from the likes of Goldman Sachs...

Our Top 5 Government Relations Posts

Our Top 5 Government Relations Posts

Our Top 5 Government Relations Posts On Friday, June 18, Canadian parliamentarians wrapped up their business in Ottawa for the summer recess. Based on some of the discussions we’ve been having, it sounds like many government relations (GR) professionals will also be...

3 Videos for People Who Don’t Understand Government Relations

3 Videos for People Who Don’t Understand Government Relations

3 Videos for People Who Don’t Understand Government Relations Every government relations (GR) professional has experienced it. You mention your job title and are met with a blank stare. As you begin to describe what you do for a living, the person on the receiving end...

3 Insights: The Senate, the Media, and the Court of Public Opinion

For some Canadians, the auditor general's recent report confirmed a view of the Senate as a corrupt and secretive institution. Amid a flood of spending scandals (to say nothing of Don Meredith), the audit – which concluded that 30 senators had inappropriately spent a...