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Mark Blevis
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Attended Algonquin College
Lives in Ottawa, ON
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Is it too late for Keurig to correct misinformation?
When a large contingent of people sees only part of your story, and publicly judge you by it, you have a communication problem.
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The PMO's video channel continues to struggle to find a regular audience.
The problem with 24 Seven is not the premise; it's the execution.
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Getting a head start on Google+ in case Twitter also goes down. It's like setting up for the party and waiting for the guests to arrive. Oh yeah, and I have insomnia... again.
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The Ottawa Fire Department's Marc Messier is the first speaker in a series of talks on how humanizing digital interactions is critical to achieving meaningful results online. Register (free) to attend Wednesday evening's session, 7pm at Pressed Ottawa, to hear about Marc's approach to relationship-building online communication.
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Our second TOUCHtalk is this Wednesday. Trevor Kerr of "UKinCanada" will explain how he and the British High Commission are humanizing online communication. Register to attend -- it's free!
Register for free to attend a TOUCHtalk featuring Trevor Kerr, Digital Communications Officer with the British High Commission in Ottawa.
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What can your organization learn from how the British High Commission in Canada is making human connections online? Register to join us February 4 from 7-8pm at Pressed Ottawa. Trevor Kerr will tell you how.
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Digital Public Affairs and Communications
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  • Full Duplex
    Digital Public Affairs, 2011 - present
  • Fleishman-Hillard
    Digital Public Affairs, 2009 - 2011
  • Third Storey Inc.
    Director, Digital Engagement and Relationships, 2006 - 2009
  • Canadian Coast Guard, Department of Fisheries and Oceans
    Information Security Architect, 2005 - 2009
  • Bell Security Solutions, BCE Emergis
    Information Security Architect, 2001 - 2005
  • Calian
    Information Security Specialist, 1999 - 2001
  • TimeStep
    Network Security Architect, 1997 - 1999
  • iSTAR
    Technical Prime, iNTRANETS, 1995 - 1997
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Ottawa, ON
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Ottawa, ON - Thornhill, ON
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I'm a digital public affairs strategist and communications consultant.

Follow my analysis of the role of digital in public affairs, politics and advocacy campaigns, and subscribe to my digital public affairs newsletter at MarkBlevis.com.
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Andrea, Lucy and Bayla, and the amazing PAB conference
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  • Algonquin College
  • Ryerson University
  • Nepean High School
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Did TweetTheResults really make a difference? - Mark Blevis
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Two years ago, online Canadians were abuzz about TweetTheResults, a movement to discredit section 329 of the Canada Elections Act.

Google Analytics Advanced Segments you can use - Mark Blevis
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Google Analytics Advanced Segments allow you to organize and view traffic by specific criteria. Here are a few I use that you can add to you

Conversation with MP Marc Garneau (podcast) - Mark Blevis
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Liberal MP Marc Garneau on social media in election and leadership campaigns, Twitter as a tool of intelligence and Chris Hadfield's tweets

Lesson from Dove: the Real Beauty of share-able debate - Mark Blevis
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Dove's Real Beauty campaign isn't about selling soap. It's about being at the centre of a debate and parody ads. They're not offended. They

Understand the strengths and challenges of your social media toolkit
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To reach stakeholders and observers, you need to build a social media toolkit. This table helps identify strengths and weaknesses of some po

Digital Makeover: Rathika Sitsabaiesan
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This week's digital makeover features an MP who is among the most digitally savvy yet still has an "achilles heel."

Canadian Budget issues being discussed online (part 2)
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The following list identifies the budget issues most discussed online and identified with either #eap13 or #bdgt13 as of 5:15pmET today.

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Feb 17-23
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The shrinking IdleNoMore conversation has helped bring the movement's issues into greater view when public interest has reached an all-time

Help me pick the next Conservative MP to get a digital makeover
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So... which Conservative MP should be the next subject of a digital makeover?

Commander Hadfield is cool, smart and Canadian!
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Commander Hadfield's breathtaking photos, videos, reflections, live chats and music have energized and inspired a far reaching conversation.

‘We will dance together,’ Ellen promises Hélène Campbell
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Hélène Campbell’s one-woman crusade to raise organ-donor awareness hit another high note Thursday when she made an unexpected appearance on

CBC News - Interactive: CBC Logos
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CBC's logo has been an ever evolving and sometimes controversial corporate stamp. Stylized maps framed by lightning bolts, a colourful butt

Old services meet new media: a tweeting cabbie's growing business
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Sure, there are mobile apps for services like Taxi Magic and Uber that can send a ride to you without you having to pick up the phone. But w

Official 2012 Honda CR-V Game Day Commercial - "Matthew's Day Off" Exten...
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To celebrate the launch of the all-new 2012 CR-V, Honda brought Ferris Bueller's Day Off back in a big game commercial. We cast Matthew Brod

Southern Ontario gets first bout of winter - Toronto - CBC News
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Environment Canada is calling for freezing rain for much of southern Ontario as the region gets its first real encounter with winter weather

Politics is not without its theatre
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Two very high-profile Twitter exits by MPs this past year validate each other.

Driver's ed needs chapter on cyclists - Ottawa - CBC News
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Ottawa cycling safety advocates say they would like to see more education for both cyclists and drivers on how to share the road.

Why Margaret Thatcher swiped Ronald Reagan's doodles at an Ottawa summit
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These doodles were made by then U.S. president Ronald Reagan at the Group of Seven summit in Ottawa in 1981. Then British prime minister Mar

Raitt’s Three Principles for labour relations only run one way
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This government intervenes to end work stoppages at private companies, citing disruption to the economy – but only when labour has leverage

PAB2012. Exactly. - PAB Conference
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Canada’s first large-scale conference of new media and social media creators happens again in Ottawa, Canada