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The Minimalist Guide to Monitoring Government

The Minimalist Guide to Monitoring Government

The Minimalist Guide to Monitoring Government A couple of weeks back, I wrote a post on using strategy and media-monitoring software to reduce information overload. The responses I received solidified my view that overload is one of the biggest problems in the...

4 Reasons Monitoring Municipal Government Matters

Two weeks ago, while most Canadians with an interest in politics were following the Paul Calandra debacle, I was thinking about municipal government. I'd been doing some research for a Gnowit project on government relations, digging through recent surveys and notes,...

Using Media Monitoring to Escape Data Overload

Using Media Monitoring to Escape Data Overload

Using Media Monitoring to Escape Data Overload In workplaces across the globe, information overload is weakening office morale. It’s diminishing productivity, quashing inventiveness, and launching industry leaders into spates of poor decision making. The constant...

How Open Data Can Help Fix Youth Unemployment

How Open Data Can Help Fix Youth Unemployment

How Open Data Can Help Fix Youth Unemployment In April of this year, CBC’s chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge hosted a segment on The National entitled, Class of 2014: Generation Screwed? Over the course of the fifteen-minute feature, Mansbridge interviewed...

Rob Ford is a Great Teacher. Here’s Why.

Rob Ford is a Great Teacher. Here’s Why.

Rob Ford is a Great Teacher. Here’s Why. Let’s begin with a question: would Rob Ford have a better public image if he had accepted the substance abuse allegations in 2013? One could easily argue that the public perception of Ford would be negative either way. During...

Should the Government Outsource its Media Monitoring?

Should the Government Outsource its Media Monitoring?

Should the Government Outsource its Media Monitoring? Media monitoring costs are always an issue, especially when taxpayer dollars are involved. Back in 2012, the Harper government came under harsh criticism for spending close to a million dollars to monitor a wide...

What do PR Disasters and Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Have in Common?

What do PR Disasters and Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Have in Common?

What do PR Disasters and Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Have in Common? WARNING: This short story contains spoilers if you haven’t seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier or Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. past episode 16 (and, to some extent, Iron Man 3). That being said, even if...

3 Branding Lessons Learned from the World Cup

3 Branding Lessons Learned from the World Cup

3 Branding Lessons Learned from the World Cup Have you wondered why World Cup fever manages to inflict millions of people all around the world every four years? Soccer, or perhaps the politically correct term ‘football’, is one of the sports I view the least when...

How to Protect Your Online Reputation – Part 2

How to Protect Your Online Reputation – Part 2

How to Protect Your Online Reputation – Part 2 Now that you’ve learned to address some of the underlying issues that may hurt your online reputation from part 1, your next step is to create an online defensive shield, one that will protect you from future negative...