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digital and social media | Nov 9th, 2015

Mentoring Kids Online: Alexandra Samuel on Digital Parenting in The Atlantic

In “Parents: Reject Technology Shaming” in The Atlantic, digital tech expert Alexandra Samuel highlights a new, very modern divide between parents, and provides some research-driven advice for moms and dads raising kids in the Internet age—and for the marketers and educators serving them. We’re... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Oct 18th, 2015

#AskASpeaker #2: Twitter Q&A with Amber MacArthur

This past Thursday, October 15th, we held another successful Twitter Q&A: the second in our new series of half-hour chats with some of our tech-savvy keynote speakers. And last week’s conversation was with relentless adaptation and digital economy expert Amber MacArthur. Called “Canada’s top... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Sep 13th, 2015

Alexandra Samuel on Data-Driven Storytelling in Harvard Business Review

In “Data Is the Next Big Thing in Content Marketing,” Harvard Business Review’s Social Media Blogger Alexandra Samuel outlines how some of the world’s smartest companies are investing in “data journalism”: a new way to tell compelling narratives, make discoveries, and attract major social media... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Aug 13th, 2015

Extending Human Imagination: Dr. Helen Papagiannis’ Augmented Expo Talk

This June, Augmented Reality (AR) expert Dr. Helen Papagiannis was a guest speaker at “Superpowers to the People: Augmented World Expo 2015,” which took place in Santa Clara, California. In her talk, titled “Advancing AR for Humanity,” Dr. Papagiannis took the opportunity to highlight her... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Jan 4th, 2015

Connecting Everything: Amber MacArthur on the Rise of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has become the trend to watch in 2015. Relentless adaptation speaker Amber MacArthur is on the mark, as always, offering a new keynote on the topic: how to prepare for and embrace this new technological movement. Here's a preview of the talk: Connecting Everything: 10 Ways... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Dec 15th, 2014

Like or Lurk: Alexandra Samuel Uncovers What's Missing from Social Media Analytics

In her latest study, Alexandra Samuel—VP Social at research and tech company Vision Critical—has uncovered fascinating new information about the gap between social media analytics and what companies really know about their customers. "Social media analytics can’t tell you how to become a more... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Dec 9th, 2014

Why Women Leave Tech, and Why it's Bad for Business: Sue Gardner

As the War for Talent in the tech sector toughens, companies cannot afford to let talented—even overqualified—women leave the industry; it's just bad business. Yet this is precisely what's happening. In a frank and clear-eyed LA Times op-ed, Sue Gardner looks at why there is an “eerie absence” of... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Mar 13th, 2014

Alexandra Samuel at SXSW: What Social Media Analytics Can't Tell You

Social media speaker Alexandra Samuel appeared at South by Southwest Interactive last week. The audience for her panel, What Social Media Analytics Can't Tell You, was packed—and the takeaways were significant. In a pre-interview with Marketing Magazine, Samuel, who is the Vice President of Social... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Sep 25th, 2013

3 Types Of Social Shoppers: Speaker Alexandra Samuel Talks Online Buying

Thanks to the findings from a whitepaper from Alexandra Samuel and Vision Critical, it's been proven that investing in social does indeed translate into sales. Samuel, VP of Social Media at Vision Critical and a highly-requested keynote speaker on digital media, also has the answer to the inevitable... Continue Reading →
digital and social media | Sep 19th, 2013

Catching Up With Digital Media Speaker Amber Mac

Digital media speaker Amber Mac was given a piece of advice that she's followed throughout her career: Always have multiple jobs in case you get fired from one. That tidbit was passed on to her by CTV's Marilyn Denis. " I am a big fan of that mantra," she says in a Women & Tech interview—and it... Continue Reading →
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