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4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Now in its fourth year, the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) is an annual community event that showcases creativity at its finest. Last weekend, I had to opportunity to attend this 2-day event and participate in some of the fun & educational workshops there! One thing I really enjoyed about this year’s VMMF was the … Continue reading

Social Media and Professional Sports

Social Media and Professional Sports

In Vancouver’s vibrant & rapidly growing Social Media industry, there are many experts. To facilitate networking and knowledge sharing within this community, HootSuite hosts #CMHootUp – a series of quarterly meet-ups for all who are part of the local social media scene. #CMHootUp – Building Community Around Sports The most recent installment of #CMHootUp at the HootSuite … Continue reading

An Evening of ATC Crafting Fun

An Evening of ATC Crafting Fun

One of the things I love about Social Media is how easy it makes connecting with people who share common interests! Kym (@herrohachi), Sami & Marissa (@momomintsshop) and I (@whythisbox) have been following each other on Instagram for several months now, enjoying each other’s crafty, interesting, and fun photos. Since we are all local Vancouver crafters, I thought … Continue reading

#VanCM: “Let’s Party!”

#VanCM: “Let’s Party!”

How to Create a Buzz-Worthy Event At this month’s Net2Van Community Managers’ meetup, Kei Baritugo (@BoldLove) of boutique public relations agency BoldLove Communications shared event planning insights with a crowd of more than 100 people. This meetup was, in itself, a buzz-worthy event! Kei’s presentation was filled with entertaining tidbits from her event planning adventures. … Continue reading

“Zero to Hero” Day 4: Hello, Neighbours!

“Zero to Hero” Day 4: Hello, Neighbours!

Active engagement is very important in every thriving community, and the blogging community is no exception. In today’s “Zero to Hero” challenge, we were asked to explore the community, follow 5 new topics in our Reader (blog feed), and begin finding blogs (& bloggers) to follow. 5 New Topics Based on my interests, these were the … Continue reading

#VanCM: “Measuring What Matters”

#VanCM: “Measuring What Matters”

Data Measurement for Community Managers Monday after work, I attended this interesting & informative meetup – where HootSuite speakers Alyssa (@AlyssaMK) & Connor (@ConnorMeaks) spoke about measuring data in a community.  Although I’m not a Community Manager by profession, I’ve always found metrics analysis, data management, and community-related topics fascinating! It was interesting to learn … Continue reading