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Rob Ford Takes Break From Re-Election Campaign To Enter Rehab

Rob Ford Takes Break From Re-Election Campaign To Enter Rehab

By Val Powell May 1, 2014

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that he is taking a break from his campaign in order to enter rehab and seek help for his alcohol and drug abuse. Ford has been the center of attention since May when reports of …

Ron James to Headline Gilda's Club Fundraiser Ron James to Headline Gilda's Club Fundraiser

“It’s always something,” as Gilda Radner’s Saturday Night Live character Roseanne Roseannadanna used to say. The latest “something” is the production coming to Toronto’s Sony Centre for The Performing Arts on Saturday, November 16th. “It’s Always Something,” presented by The …

Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto Woman Wins $40M, Not $40K From Canadian Lotto
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A Canadian woman this week was overwhelmed this week after learning she had won money in the Ontario lottery. According to a report from Chicago’s ABC 7, 51-year-old Maria Carreiro of Toronto had originally thought she had won only $40,000. …

Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian …

Radiohead Accident: Twitter Users Reveal Victim Radiohead Accident: Twitter Users Reveal Victim
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Coming less than a year after a deadly stage collapse in Indiana at a Sugarland concert, another concert-related accident has claimed the life of one man and left several others injured. Just one hour before a Radiohead show in Toronto’s …

Canadian Constable Uses Social Media Canadian Constable Uses Social Media

A Toronto police constable is using a popular social network to keep in touch with members in his community. Scott Mills is using the popular site Foursquare.com and he encourages other public servants to do the same. Scott feels social …

Google Frowns On Rogers Injection
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Rogers Internet in Canada provides its subscribers with an advisory when they are approaching their account’s bandwidth limits, by injecting that notice into a web page they are viewing.

Tim Armstrong Sees Toronto Agency Growth

Google’s North American president of advertising, Tim Armstrong, is quoted in a Globe and Mail article today as seeing a proliferation of ad agency jobs as a result of Google’s dominance of the online ad market. Armstrong is in town to "meet with his Canadian team," according to the article.

SES: Built By People, for People & Robots

Finally catching my breath from Search Engine Strategies Toronto 2007. As close to an unqualified success as I could have hoped. Many attendees including Pauline from HighRankings (who interviewed me for Jill’s newsletter) noticed that the freshness of the program spurred speakers into coming up with new, fresh, cutting-edge material.

Jarboe at SES Toronto

Speaking of Search Engine Strategies Toronto, did you know that Incisive Media now hosts half-day and full-day training sessions – intensive workshops on special topics to bring you fully up to speed – the day prior to the SES conferences?

SES Toronto – Seth Godin!

We have a great keynote speaker now confirmed for SES Toronto, June 12-13 (the premier event for search engine marketing professionals) – Seth Godin.

The first 600 through the door will even get a complimentary copy of Seth’s new book, The Dip.

Don’t miss it! This will be the fourth and undoubtedly the best yet Search Engine Strategies conference in Canada.

SES Toronto is Coming!

It’s nearly the end of April, and *finally*, true spring has taken hold around these parts. Out my way, just west of High Park, the forecast is for sunny & gorgeous all weekend, which means it won’t be just the diehard runners frolicking in the park. Warning to swans: a horde of Torontonians will be stopping by to see you! In a perfect world, I’d be strapping on the rollerblades, but we’ll see if that perfect world gets sidelined by the workload.

Mix and Mesh

If you can’t wait until the mesh conference (May 30 and 31 in Toronto) to talk about all the interesting things that are happening on the Web and how they are changing media, marketing, business and society, then come on out to the next mesh social event.

The first one at the Irish Embassy was so much fun that we decided to have another one.

Ning – The Social Networking Engine

For something that was created by legendary Netscape founder Marc Andreessen — the Blake Ross of his day, for you Firefox fans — the social-media “engine” called Ning has kind of been flying under the radar for awhile.

SES Toronto 2006

Attending a Search Engine Strategies Conference has been likened to having an encyclopedia downloaded into your mind in two or three intense days of concentrated information sessions.

Google Base Seen in General Search Results

Results drawn from Google Base have started to appear in search results drawn for certain keywords.

Sports Marketing Vice-President Shares Ideas

Laurel Lindsay is the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team Vice-President of Consumer Marketing.