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Disclosure Statements for Bloggers

January 2nd, 2010 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Unless properly disclosed, motivation for reviews on blogs has sometimes been a mystery to the unfamiliar reader. Was the author paid? Did they simply feel moved to write based on their enjoyment a restaurant or product? Thanks to the CMP.ly service, bloggers and Tweeters now have an instant and easy-to-share way to add a disclosure […]

Favourite Places on Google Maps: Vancouver Edition

December 10th, 2009 @ 9:18am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Google has just launched their “Favourite Places on Google Maps” for the first time in Canada and they have profiled spots around Vancouver. The favourites are all marked on the maps with little maple leaf pins and have been hand-picked by local experts. View Rebecca Bollwitt’s Favorite Places in a larger map This includes venues […]

ABSOLUT Vodka Vancouver Bottle

November 10th, 2009 @ 2:58pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon I was at the official announcement that Vancouver has the first-ever Canadian City-inspired bottle of ABSOLUT vodka. The Vancouver bottle was designed by BC artist Douglas Fraser who currently resides in Victoria. His bottle art features a float plane soaring over the city and ocean as the mountains cast a blue backdrop — […]

3 Blog Nights 2009 at BCIT

October 26th, 2009 @ 6:21pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In the spring of 2009 BCIT hosted the inaugural 3 Blog Nights and they’ve brought it back again this year for 72 straight hours of content and contests. The goal is to get the word out about BCIT, raise some buzz through social media, share video interviews and do an ultimate giveaway two ultimate giveaways […]

Google Street View Vancouver

October 7th, 2009 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Google Map’s Street View service has officially launched in Canada and includes sidewalk-level images of Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Banff, Calgary, Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. Vancouver’s coverage also includes Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, and all Metro Vancouver cities as far East as Chilliwack. This morning at the launch we got the full rundown of […]

Canadian New Media Awards 2009

September 10th, 2009 @ 8:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs) are happening December 1st in Toronto and they have just opened up the nomination platform. Categories for nominations include: Best Cross-Platform Project Best Online Video Portal Best Kids Interactive Best In Canadian Culture, Interactive Best In Mobile Marketing Best Mobile Application Best Location Based Service Most Innovative Online Game […]

Foursquare Comes to Vancouver

September 9th, 2009 @ 4:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just a few minutes I’ll be heading over to V in Yaletown (at Earls) for the launch of Foursquare in Vancouver. I’ll be liveblogging from 5:00pm until 8:00pm so you’ll be sure to get the entire scoop about this latest craze. For an overview of Foursquare, check them out here. Update: To use Foursquare […]