Upbeat PR brings tech and innovation to media relations

I recently came across a company that's bringing innovation to media relations. Imagine! Upbeat PR from San Francisco make and manage PR pitches - anything to help this process go better is worth a look in my opinion! Here's how Upbeat's approach works: Clients and potential clients send … [Read more...]

Monthly print paper defies trends, poised to launch in Toronto

Slow print, small run, mighty and true - that's the opening text on the website for the soon-to-be published West End Phoenix, a not for profit real-live print newspaper being launched in Toronto next month. It's been cooked up by Dave Bidini, a name some will remember as main man in Canadian … [Read more...]

Who’s a nerd now: ever wonder how definitions evolve?

Is being a nerd a good thing? Once upon a time you wouldn't want that label, but I think that has changed. It's interesting to watch how definitions evolve. A nerd used to be the kid at school who was socially awkward, shy, overly studious. There was even a period when it was spelled knurd - … [Read more...]

Bidding to have Le Tour in town; complicated yet worthwhile

Local bakers would start baguette production at 1 am. The bar owner opened nine hours earlier than usual and thought she'd make almost half her monthly revenue in one day. The people and business-owners of the French town of Nuits-Saint-Georges had successfully lobbied to have the Tour de France … [Read more...]

Digital always is guiding principle at new innovation lab

A start-up at CBC’s French service, Radio-Canada, is demonstrating diverse ways of innovating from within. RC Lab was created when Xavier Kronström Richard, then working in television news, got inspired by a visit to interactive conference South By Southwest. On his return he went straight to his … [Read more...]