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Rob Cottingham
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Big news: Noise to Signal is going to be one of the exhibitors at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend, May 23-24 at Yaletown’s Roundhouse. I’ll have prints, stickers and other goodies for sale, so swing on by!
Big news: Noise to Signal is going to be one of the exhibitors at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival next weekend, May 23-24 at Yaletown's Roundhouse. I'll have
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So that's why so many people are out of f*cks to give.
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A cartoon in celebration/promotion (celebrotion! promebration!) of +Alexandra Samuel's new book , +Work Smarter with Social Media! #socialmedia
My wife and all-around genius Alexandra Samuel has just published her latest book from Harvard Business Review Press, Work Smarter With Social Media. You’ll find all the tips, insight and advice from her previous four books (on Evernote, Twitter and Hootsuite, LinkedIn and email) along with some brand new ideas on putting the social web… Continue reading On working smarter
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If you've been wondering why Meerkat and Periscope don't offer portrait-mode video, I have a theory for you. (And a shoutout to +Steve Garfield, who is my favourite authority on online video.)
A cartoon about social media, business and how we live & work in a digital world
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Strap on your step counter and start moving... it's time for another cartoon! #fitnesstracker #wearables
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Pricey? Cheesy? Dodgy quality? Yeah, maybe... but I have some fond childhood memories of +RadioShack.

Of course, the fact that those are my main memories of RadioShack may explain a lot about their bankruptcy.
Electronics retailer RadioShack filed for bankruptcy after 94 years in business, ultimately unable to keep up with consumers’ shift to the wireless and digital technologies of the internet age.
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I have very fond memories of hours spent dreaming over all the goodies in the Radio Shack catalogue. I dare say a larger portion of my allowance went to RS than to junk food. (The largest portion went to arcade games though ;-)
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This is one of the niftier visualizations I've seen in a while!
 
Very cool map of Seattle showing where tourists take photos (red dots) and where locals take photos (blue).
Blue pictures are by locals. Red pictures are by tourists. Yellow pictures might be by either. Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA
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I'll be danged—Noise to Signal is going to exhibit (or "table", as the kids call it) at the +Vancouver Comic Arts Association's festival on May 23-24! It's a great family-friendly event, and it's absolutely free to attend. It's not even one of these sure-it's-free-to-get-in-but-all-the-good-stuff-costs-money events: the panels are free, the exhibitors' floor is free... I think you're out of excuses, my friend. See you there. http://www.vancaf.com #events   #yvr   #comics  
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#Mobilegeddon maybe be what finally pushes me to update the +Noise to Signal website.
 
It's #Mobilegeddon day! As of today, Google's new search algorithm gives pride of place in mobile search results to mobile-friendly websites. My server is celebrating because it's about to have a lot less work to do. #mobile #seo #google #cartoon  
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Tim Cook celebrates being able to buy Coke with Apple Pay. So I guess they want to sell sugar water after all. #applewatch  
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Oh, I like this. Watch as +Corrina Keeling sketchnotes our presentations last November at Interesting Vancouver.
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Social media strategist, speechwriter, humorist and speaker. I draw cartoons you might enjoy.
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Rob Cottingham is the co-founder and a principal of Social Signal. He is a digital veteran, with more than 20 years experience helping organizations with communication, engagement and strategy in both the online and offline worlds.

Rob is Canada's leading progressive speechwriter. And he's also a pioneer in online campaigning and communication, creating one of the first youth-centered anti-tobacco web sites, Canada's first national party leadership campaign site and the first-ever online political game. His projects have ranged from Vancity's Webby-nominated ChangeEverything.ca to BC Hydro's Power the Games application on Facebook.

Rob is a frequent speaker and workshop leader on social media, for audiences ranging from the Canadian Marketing Association to the Conference Board of Canada to NetSquared. A standup comic, Rob also draws the popular Noise to Signal webcomic, which has appeared on such sites as ReadWriteWeb and the Huffington Post.
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  • University of Ottawa
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