Digital public affairs roundup: May 13, 2016

Digital public affairs roundup: May 13, 2016

The following seven articles spanning the last week are must-reads for digital public affairs practitioners. Brands reach out to Fort McMurray Some brands exploit crises to sell their products. Others step up and selflessly give needed support. One is cheap and...
Who cares more about your communication?

Who cares more about your communication?

Never underestimate the importance of simple, clear language with emotional resonance. Many organizations run their communications by committee. This invariably involves lawyers and others who are concerned about projecting an image that avoids conflict. The result...
Journalists and media dominate federal leaders’ Twitter interests

Journalists and media dominate federal leaders’ Twitter interests

FullDuplex.ca and Abacus Data recently published Matters of Opinion 2014, a detailed report on how Canadian opinions are shaped by online information and interactions. In an effort to keep our report under 20 pages, we excluded a lot of research from the final report....
Justin Trudeau’s surprise senate announcement

Justin Trudeau’s surprise senate announcement

Justin Trudeau shocked pretty much everyone this morning when he announced that he was removing senators from the Liberal caucus in a bid to “end partisanship in the Senate.” The news appears to have been unexpected, even to the 32 Liberal senators themselves. Twitter...
Canadian Newsmakers of 2013

Canadian Newsmakers of 2013

There are many Canadians who made the news in 2013, some for better reasons than others. Here are just a few notable newsmakers. Mike Duffy Senator Mike Duffy first made the news in 2012 when it was revealed that he and three other Senators were involved in the Senate...