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IKEA Canada’s Twitter-activated Vending Machine

IKEA Canada’s Twitter-activated Vending Machine

IKEA Canada is celebrating the launch of its 2016 catalogue with a fun social media campaign that involves a Twitter-activated mobile vending machine. Stefan Sjostrand, President of IKEA Canada, says, “We know that Canadians like to engage and connect through social media. Throughout August we hope to excite our customers about the new 2016 IKEA … Continue reading

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

A ‘Social Media Surgery’ at HootSuite

A ‘Social Media Surgery’ at HootSuite

#Net2Van #HootUp – Social Media Success with HootSuite  Being a social media enthusiast, my interest was piqued when I heard about this Social Media Surgery event! So, what exactly is a Social Media Surgery? A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign … Continue reading

My CES 2014 Favourites

My CES 2014 Favourites

CES 2014 (photo: CNET) CES 2014 is over, and although I didn’t have the opportunity to attend the show this year, I followed the event rather rapturously on my favourite tech blogs, as well as on social media! Some background on CES: The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Koko Monk

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Koko Monk

“The Brunette Bangle” & “The Proposition “The Brunette Bangle” is a spicy hot chocolate drink with a distinctive Indian curry taste. Curry and hot chocolate, you ask? I had doubts about how this one would taste, but I was pleasantly surprised! The curry contrasted with the chocolate flavour, and made each mouthful taste really warm … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Mink Chocolates

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Mink Chocolates

“Paula Dean White Trash Trainwreck” I had to try this one because of its crazy ingredients! Hot chocolate with potato chips? Each ingredient appealed to me individually, but would they taste good together in a drink? I was a little underwhelmed. The liquid drinking chocolate was very rich and flavourful. Kettle Chips are one of … Continue reading

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Bella Gelateria

♨ Hot Chocolate Festival: Bella Gelateria

This is Bella Gelateria’s Hot Chocolate Festival menu! Their Hot ChocolatO combos include a gBAR (gelato bar) to dip, a cup of hot chocolate, and a half-slice of Erin Ireland’s famous To Die For Banana Bread! “London Foggy” For those who love the earl grey & vanilla flavour, this is the hot chocolate drink for … Continue reading