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David Hall
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Attended St. Francis Xavier University School of Education
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Facebook content isn’t as sharable as you may think....Google+ isn't even on the radar.... 
Thanks to a recent study of over 1,000 marketing executives, digital agency Leadtail has published their insights into how current heads-of-marketing are changing their use of social media. Among o...
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When a student in my Social Media Management classed asked how I got so many Twitter followers, I wasn't impressed with my responses. So I wrote this post.
This past week in my Social Media Management class at Algonquin College, one of my PR students, @MunnaAden, asked a question I had not really thought about before. She queried, "How did you get so ...
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3 Blogging Lessons I've Learned over the years: 

1. Consistency is key 
2. Build shareability into your content 
3. Always think about your audience, but you won’t always satisfy them
With this being the publication of my 100th blog post on davidhallsocialmedia.com, I think it's time to reflect upon a few lessons I've learned since my first post in 2011. When I started this site...
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This weekend, Americans will observe a holiday Monday to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the importance of the Civil Rights movement. Let's hope these brands and public figures learn from their their questionable #MLKday social media posts from 2014.
Marketers, PR folks, and advertisers are always looking for ways to get their message in front of as many eyeballs as possible. Often, this means trying to piggyback on an existing major event, cel...
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What does your crystal ball say about the future of social media and tech? Here are 5, well 4.5 to be exact, things I see happening in the New Year.
It has been a few years since I've done a prediction post, but there's so much going on in the social media and tech world right now, and I couldn't resist making a few guesses for the year ahead. ...
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3 lessons learned for creating brand content:

1. Engagement is the expectation
2. More is not the answer
3. Content is skill King
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Anybody looking for InstaSTATS?
Stats are good, right? I'm always searching for ways to look at how my content is performing, whether it be on my blog, twitter account, Instagram profile, etc. Stats provide an understanding of wh...
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3 tips to write a great content creator mission statement 
1. Define audience
2. Identify the deliverable
3. Share the major audience take-away.

After nearly 5 years, my blog finally has a mission statement. If you asked me about it six months ago, I would have had to admit that I had never really thought about it before. Since then, I’ve been reading Joe Pulizzi‘s latest book, Epic Content Marketing, and it has me itching to put some of his suggestions into action. It seems that the first step to becoming an “epic content marketer” is to take some time and write a mission statement for your blog, website, or wherever you publish your content. Joe details his idea in Chapter 13 of his book (and yes you should buy the book), so I thought I’d take it to heart and write the davidhallsocialmedia.com mission statement.
After nearly 5 years, my blog finally has a mission statement. If you asked me about it six months ago, I would have had to admit that I had never really thought about it before. Since then, I've b...
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I'm looking for some help from my smartphone to help me achieve this year's New Year's Resolution.
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In this week's blog post I chronicle how I felt when I learned that other bloggers had "stolen" an image I created for my blog. I quickly realized that I had basically stolen every element of that image from other people in the first place. So...is it stealing, or is it just part of the creative process?http://ow.ly/D9Fw9
Recently, I was browsing Google Images to find some multimedia that would help visualize some talking points for the Social Media Management course I teach at Algonquin College. This is a completel...
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Communicator, Relationship Builder, Professor, Social Media Enthusiast, Blogger
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  • Algonquin College
    Part-time Professor, 2008 - present
  • Algonquin College
    Communications Officer, 2006 - present
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Introduction

As a consultant in Algonquin College's Cooperative Education office, David focuses the majority of his time on business development and relationship building with internal and external stakeholders. Working closely with a number of industries (high tech, construction, hospitality, business, design, etc.) he consults with employers on a regular basis to assess staffing needs and develop new opportunities for co-op students, applied research, and college partnerships.

Prior to working in the Cooperative Education office, David was the Communications Officer for Algonquin College. His responsibilities as primary communicator for the college included the planning, management, and execution of internal and external communications, media relations, stakeholder relations, community engagement, government relations, event management, various college websites, and the college’s social media presence. In this role, David drafted and implemented Algonquin’s first college-wide social media strategy (updated annually). As a result, Algonquin College was ranked as the most influential Canadian College by Klout.com two years running (2010 – 2011).

Since 2008, David has been a part-time professor in Algonquin College’s School of Media and Design while teaching in the Public Relations program, his focus was primarily on Media Relations. The Radio Broadcasting program hired David in 2010 to teach a course to their final-year students focused exclusively on social media. These course included discussions on personal social media use, reputation management, personal branding, social media use in a business environment, and social media in the Ottawa and national news industry.

In his spare time, David is an active social media blogger (www.davidhallsocialmedia.com) and is a weekly contributor (and occasional guest co-host) on Talknowledgy, an Ottawa-based radio show and podcast aired on 580 CFRA that focuses on the latest trends in social media and technology.

David’s volunteer work includes working on various political campaigns. He was an Algonquin College United Way Team leader for the 2009 campaign (which raised over $100,000 at the college) and he served on the City of Ottawa: Roads and Cycling Advisory Committee from 2008-2010.

David has a passion for education, social media, and sustainability. He enjoys cycling, golf, creating in the kitchen, comedy, and rooting for the Toronto Blue Jays and those dreaded Maple Leafs.


Education
  • St. Francis Xavier University School of Education
    Masters of Education: Administration and Policy, 2014 - 2016
  • Algonquin College
    Public Relations, 2005 - 2007
  • Carleton University
    Political Science (Honours), 2001 - 2005
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End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Dad takes stand against Rogers over texting charges - British Columbia -...
www.cbc.ca

A B.C. father is refusing to pay a $1,400 bill from Rogers after his 16-year-old son was charged for sending hundreds of texts to his girlfr

How Students Use Technology [INFOGRAPHIC]
mashable.com

This infographic sums up the research thus far on how students are using technology.

David Hall's Mo Space
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David's Motivation: is to change the face of men's health

Is it Time to De-Occupy Rogers Mobile? (With a hammer…)
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I’m absolutely sick & tired of Rogers mobile phone service. Not only are they overpriced, but Rogers has incredibly bad service. Let me

Women share less information about themselves online [Infographic]
davidhallsocialmedia.wordpress.com

In a recent survey by uSamp, it was found that women are more guarded about the information they share online when compared to the habits of

ROI Is More Important Than A #1 Ranking
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One trap SEO professionals and their clients can fall into is focusing too much on getting that number one spot.  It's easy to see how it ha

MOvember social media strategy from CKDJ 107.9 [Video + Interview]
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The idea for this post first struck me when I saw this YouTube video: Pretty great, right? As you can see, CKDJ 107.9 Ottawa's New Mu

The Best (Free) DIY Smartphone Volume Boosts
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A quick search on Google will bring up countless ways to make DIY speakers (or volume boosting amps) for a smartphone. From a paper cup to a

Stop Wasting Paper Towels with the Shake and Fold Technique
lifehacker.com

If you use more than one paper towel to dry your hands or the default size of the paper towel that comes out of automatic dispensers, you're

New Directory Makes It Easy To Find Public Google+ Hangouts
mashable.com

A website called gphangouts.com aggregates all the public hangouts on the social network.

I’m Captain of the High School Starcraft Team
talknowledgy.ca

Video games as sports. This topic came up on last week's show, discussing the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 earlier this week.

Debating Social Media ROI on the @SMWTO train [Video]
davidhallsocialmedia.com

This week, I was invited to participate in a unique event put on by VIA Rail and the Fairmont Royal York on the opening day of Social Media

A look at the new Klout score and features [Screenshots]
davidhallsocialmedia.com

New Klout scores and features have rolled out through the month of August, and I think its a step in the right direction. From the beginning

SOPA Is a Symbol of the Movie Industry's Failure to Innovate
www.theatlantic.com

This controversial anti-piracy legislation is all about studios making excuses for their technological backwardness and looking out for thei

YouTube Users: Klout Is Here
mashable.com

Klout now factors in YouTube activity as part of its scoring system for social influence.

YouTube Users Watch 4 Billion Videos a Day, But Don't Stick Around Long
mashable.com

YouTube now serves up 4 billion videos a day to viewers, but the average time on the site is still low compared to TV.

Journalists Aren’t Allowed To Have Opinions Over Social Media
talknowledgy.ca

According to the Quebec Press Council, if you work in the media and you show any type of favour toward anyone who is running for any office

Technology In The Classroom
talknowledgy.ca

This week is the back to school week for many students across North America, and it's always around this time educators once again look at w

How to Copy Music from Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to Your Computer...
lifehacker.com

Apple, true to form, makes it simple to put media and files on your iDevice but the road really only goes one way. It can be pretty difficu

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