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Job hunting goes social

Job hunting goes social

Troy Media – By Doug Lacombe

If you’re looking for a job with a traditional resume and cover letter, I have bad news; you may be ruled out on the basis of your “old fashioned” application alone. Continue Reading

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Resistance to Google+ is futile

Resistance to Google+ is futile

Troy Media – By Doug Lacombe

The shiny new thing in social media this month is Google+ (aka Google Plus or G+). It launched in beta/invite only mode at the end of June, since attracting an estimated 18 million users. Will it kill Facebook? Twitter? It’s too early to tell and that may not even be Google’s end game, as Rick Liebling wrote on SocialMediaToday.com: Continue Reading

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Facebook apps

Facebook apps

By Kelly Martin

Facebook has new apps to connect you with other networks. But before you sign up for the ‘best new network’ because your friends are inviting you to, ask yourself if you really need another one. Continue Reading

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A Royal warning: Canadians do love their social media

A Royal warning: Canadians do love their social media

Troy Media – By Dr. Tom Keenan

I’m sure Their Royal Highnesses will be on their best behaviour during their visit to Canada. But if they’re not, we’ll all know about it in a heartbeat. Continue Reading

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Are you committed to your Social Media network?

Are you committed to your Social Media network?

By Kelly Martin

I may be dating myself a bit here but… remember when email first came on the scene?  Not everyone had their own email address.  Usually, there was a general account for the whole company and the receptionist printed the messages every morning and put it in your box beside your faxes.
Someone in the office was committed to making sure those messages got to the right person. Continue Reading

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For business, social media is all about knowing your customers

For business, social media is all about knowing your customers

Troy Media – By Doug Lacombe

“I want the corner butcher back. Bring it back a century.”

So says Scott Stratten when asked what business should look like in a social media world.

“I don’t want Wal-Mart, I want the butcher who knows my name and saves me a certain cut of meat because he knows I like it and my family might enjoy it for Sunday dinner. The thing is, big business can do that too.” Continue Reading

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BMO launches Air Miles summer giveaway promo

BMO launches Air Miles summer giveaway promo

BMO Bank of Montreal recently launched its Air Miles promo for BMO Gold Air Miles MasterCard holders.

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Social Networks will shape 21st century organizations

Social Networks will shape 21st century organizations

Troy Media – By Sean Wise

I was kicked out of my first economics class (almost 20 years ago) at Carleton University for arguing with the professor that “all assets are scarce”. His argument, and the argument of most classical economists, is that the rarer an item is, the more it should cost. Continue Reading

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What social media network is best?

What social media network is best?

By Kelly Martin

Social Media is any network that you can connect with people on a social level. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Blogging are essential networks for almost any business.  I say almost because if you’re not going to update and interact on the network it’s not going to work.  Continue Reading

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Facebook Questions

Facebook Questions

By Kelly Martin

Recently Facebook has added a questions tab where you post your status update.  Now, you can post a question and anyone can answer.  Anyone meaning you can limit it to your friends, or open it to anyone on Facebook.  This is how Facebook defines Questions….
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