Art of Transition

The Tourism Manager of The Regional Municipality of Durham was in a bind. It was 2018 and an economic downturn announcement had stopped commerce dead. Kerri King pitched Roger Anderson on allowing her to launch a pilot social media campaign to sell out an Economic Development Summit featuring Dr. Richard Florida in six weeks. So, … Continue reading “Art of Transition”

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#Kony2012: 4 Reasons for its Trend-Setting Social Media Success

Unless you’ve been living as a social media hermit, you’ve heard of the Kony 2012 movement. The 30-minute documentary that started it all focuses on exposing the inhumane crimes of Joseph Kony, the leader of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), who kidnaps children to build an army of child soldiers and sex slaves. Its makers … Continue reading “#Kony2012: 4 Reasons for its Trend-Setting Social Media Success”

You ought to to be in pictures: video for business

Think YouTube is only about goofy stunts and music videos?  Think again.  Video marketing is on the rise.  According to an April 2011 social media marketing industry report, three-quarters of those who surveyed intend to increase their use of YouTube and video marketing, making it the top area in which marketers will invest in 2011. … Continue reading “You ought to to be in pictures: video for business”

The Art of Transition: Tourism Summit & Creative Awards Day (Nov.25, 2011) Durham Region, ON

Join Us for the Art of Transition Summit and Creative Awards, a complimentary day-long celebration of Durham Region’s creative economy, showcasing our rich culture and history, dynamic attractions, and innovative business community: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131159030320222

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Watch This and Win! Brilliant Business Brand Uses for YouTube

Who’s using YouTube?   Businesses—lots of them. Is yours? In my October social media column in the Durham Business Times, I suggest plenty of ways to make this fast-growing marketing tool work for your business. But seeing is believing. Consider these viral video successes. The Old Spice Guy’s rich “Hello, Ladies.” Home Depot’s easy how-to’s. T-Mobile’s … Continue reading “Watch This and Win! Brilliant Business Brand Uses for YouTube”

Durham Region Social Events ($)

Just posted on this facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/DurhamRegionSocialEvents/) had 514 members when I posted a non-profit event recently, then I received notification that my post was considered advertising and as such $20 was payable? I wrote back with apology — had no idea as member that rules had changed and left the group *eeks*. If money’s … Continue reading “Durham Region Social Events ($)”

We just launched a yummy website!

Durham Savour The Season A 10-day culinary experience you don’t want to miss! Featured restaurants throughout Durham Region will be creating exclusive prix fixe menus and serving up mouth-watering dishes. Many of the restaurants will be partnering with local producers to use fresh-from-the-garden ingredients. #WEBSITEKUDOS to @Sarah @LuckyCatDesign.ca for design

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Welcome to my facebook page

Ever visit Red Bull on Facebook? A multi-coloured torrent of arrows points to their “Like Me” button. Did this welcome page work? Yup – a good 15 million times. It pays to create a good first impression with Facebook’s 500 million users. A clear and engaging welcome (or landing) page gives visitors an immediate sense … Continue reading “Welcome to my facebook page”

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Leveraging your company’s LinkedIn profile

They say the early bird gets the worm; that early adopters get the business.  Here’s a way to give your business a marketing edge on LinkedIn. What’s News? The world’s biggest business network recently rolled out exciting features and tools that can strengthen the impact of your LinkedIn presence and better integrate it with your … Continue reading “Leveraging your company’s LinkedIn profile”

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Boosting business with Facebook

Do you market your organization with a Facebook page? Then answer me this. What have you done to customize your page’s look and content? To differentiate and promote your product or service, you need to create a distinct Facebook page to engage your visitors. Here are a few tips to maximize your presence. Read the … Continue reading “Boosting business with Facebook”

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Have you linkedup on LinkedIn?

If you haven’t joined LinkedIn yet, it’s about time you did. This social media platform hosts the biggest business network in the world — an astounding 85 million members in 200 countries. It shows phenomenal growth, adding one new member every second. Read my column in: Durham Business Times –

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To friend or not to friend. That is the question.

Building business relationships today involves more than a handshake and a business card. It often continues or even begins, with social media. Instead of a one-off encounter, like-minded folks connect — and stay connected — using  Facebook and other social media platforms. Building business relationships today involves more than a handshake and a business card. … Continue reading “To friend or not to friend. That is the question.”

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Is Social Media The Superhero Of The Internet?

“Social media allows your organization to communicate with a large number of people very effectively.” Faster than a speeding e-mail. More powerful than a single website. Able to reach tens of millions in a single post.  Look! Up in the sky! It’s a blog. It’s a tweet. It’s social media! Read the entire article via: Durham … Continue reading “Is Social Media The Superhero Of The Internet?”

Will you take the $20 challenge?

Local entrepreneur donates to charity with every order DURHAM REGION, ON – SEPT. 14, 2010: What can you do with $20? Sue Sutcliffe wants to find out. The Internet strategist and professional speaker was inspired by the $20 challenge made at last year’s Day of Hope and Leadership event: to take $20 and help someone … Continue reading “Will you take the $20 challenge?”

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Social Media Bootcamps

When you want to get up and running quick on a popular social media space quickly and easily, there’s no better option than live hands-on learning.You will learn: Tips, tricks and best practices How to optimize the space for ultimate results Security & Privacy Do’s and dont’s Sue Sutcliffe is a Canadian Digital Marketing Trainer … Continue reading “Social Media Bootcamps”

Be Part Of The Solution Durham Region!

Visit www.ArtOfTransition.ca (our newest web/social media project) where creative minds are connecting and preparing for a one-day symposium on November 12, 2009 in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. Stay up to date on this project! Click and connect! Please help me help get the word out.  Hit the “BOOKMARK” button and “SHARE” this with all the people you know!

Durham Region is networking online!

Here is a partial list of ning networks in Durham Region. If you know of one that should be added, please click on comment and add it. Durham LIVE – for Durham Region, by Durham Region The Power Business Network – Empowering YOU to achieve success Benefits for Women – Helping like minded women connect