Le café Petit Flore: HQ away from home

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In Montreal, every neighbourhood has at least one little bistro open comfortably early for a leisurely breakfast, reasonably late for a nightcap and nosh. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday is a lengthy reservations-recommended affair; such eateries are packed from 10 in the morning to nearly 3 in the afternoon. For freelancers working from home, such places … [Read more…]

Mark Schaefer: Content Marketing and All That Jazz

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Mark Schaefer Waaaaaay back in October 2012, I chronicled a client-induced Twitter epiphany. What followed was a burning desire to know more about the pithy social media platform plus all the other possibilities for connecting via the web. That desire led me to read the {grow} blog then the books written by Mark Schaefer. As … [Read more…]

McGill Writing Centre: Navigating the Media Shift

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Almost two years ago, McGill Universitycreated a writing centre to address the specific needs of both professional writers and students seeking to improve the writing skills necessary to successfully meet the requirements of academic programs. Since its founding, the McGill Writing Centre (MWC) has offered non-credit and for-credit classes in relatively traditional forms including communications … [Read more…]

Earth Day: Been There, Done That, Forget the T-shirt

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On Sunday, Mother Nature blessed Montreal with a brilliant sun and mild temperatures. Early afternoon, crowds gathered on the Quartier des Spectacles plaza for the Earth Day march. Despite the perfect weather, the drums, the picket signs that ran from droll to dire to laughably irrelevant, folks seemed subdued. The number of participants was down, … [Read more…]

On/Off | Virtuel/réel

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News, Issues, Events  | Virtuel/réel : actualités, enjeux, événements update     17 • avril/april • 2013     mise à jour The Boston Marathon The Boston Marathon, Social Media and the News | Matt Stempeck at MIT Centre for Civic Media Boston Marathon: Has social media coverage finally matured? | Published by PandoDaily and written by David … [Read more…]