A few nice role of social media in advertising images I found:
Dave Stevens, General Manager of MySpace Canada
Dave Stevens, General Manager of MySpace Canada at the eConcordia Summit 2009 in Montreal on September 10th, 2009.
Topic: “Cybercommunity, how it has effected socialization?”
More photos of World Renowned Speakers from the Summit :
eConcordia Summit 2009
Biography from eConcordia Summit 2009 website:
Dave Stevens is one of Canada’s most experienced digital executives in Social Media specializing in creating successful strategies, operational efficiencies and business development resulting in revenue growth and user engagement.
Until the recent centralization of North American operations, Stevens served as the General Manager at MySpace Canada where he oversaw the operations and strategy for Canada’s premiere social media lifestyle portal serving advertisers with unique advertising solutions to reach consumers. Prior to MySpace, Stevens served in a dual role as General Manager of dose.ca and VP, Product Management and Strategy for canada.com. At dose.ca Stevens was responsible for all facets of marketing, content, operations and strategy that led to increased revenues and engagement. As VP, Product Management and Strategy for canada.com he was responsible for business development and product management for emerging media platforms including mobile, IPTV and digital signage.
Before joining CanWest, Stevens spent nearly four years at AOL Canada as Senior Manager of Content and Sales Strategy. There, he helped build the entertainment and music channels by bringing world exclusives to Canada. Stevens has an impressive background in television – at Rogers Television he was responsible for programming throughout Ontario, and built out flagship programming for OHL Hockey.
Prior to joining Rogers, Stevens was involved in the start up of Country Music Television (CMT) in Canada where he produced more than 30 concerts and live programs, including CMT’s first live nationwide event. Stevens received a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University. He is an avid hockey fan and a self proclaimed pop culture aficionado.
Cool Toys pics of the day: Be a Martian
Be a Martian:
Today I saw an announcement of Microsoft’s new Townhall application,
which is part of Microsoft’s Campaign Ready collection of campaign
social media management tools. Townhall is partly social network for
politicians and partly crowdsourcing app for constituents. I had
intended to blog that, and then I saw a sidenote that said NASA was
already using parts of this. I bop over to visit NASA, and well,
everything else left my mind. "I want to be a Martian citizen" was the
first thing I saw. I just finished reading the famous Mars Trilogy (Red
Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars). I spent most of the last six months
placing what little precious time I had for reading into these
volumes, which I feel I need in hard bound library editions on my
shelf next to Shakespeare. After roughly six months immersed in the
evolution of Martian culture, you bet I want to be a Martian citizen!
Sign me up! and off I go. Or not. This is, true to advertising, a site
built in collaboration with Microsoft. That means to get much of
anywhere I am going to have to install Silverlight, which I loathe.
Slows my computer down so much I might as well give up trying to do
anything. So I don’t. However, despite that, it sure looks like a lot
of fun — deeply educational, promoting science, technology,
engineering, and more. Characters have a variety of biologically based
avatars to choose from, so I am guessing that means the life sciences
are also included. Likewise you can choose primary roles to play of
explorer, volunteer, knowledge creator, innovator, witness, learner. I
couldn’t make up my mind. I hope you can change roles once you get
Personally, I’m not sure just what the relationship is between a
political campaign and crowdsourcing tool and what seems to be an
astronomical and outer space roleplay game, but I hope to find out, if
you know what I mean. 🙂 Me, I’m off to the map room, to start