Quite a bit of my consulting work lately has focused on helping clients counter false information spreading online. This sort of engagement can very quickly lead to rough and murky waters, especially if an organization does not arm itself with proper ongoing situational awareness tools in order to differentiate between the bad actors who are steering the narrative and the people unknowingly posting false information.
A few weeks ago I was invited to Astana, Kazakhstan by the United Nations Development Program to deliver a workshop on the latest strategic digital / social media marketing and communications best practices being used by the public sector here in Canada and around the globe. The audience was composed of about 40 Press Secretaries and Heads of Communications for the various Ministries in Kazakhstan. Continue reading “Disruptive digital forces in Kazakhstan”
One thing I really like about the first quarter of the calendar year is that plenty of new statistics and trend reports are made available concerning the field I work in. I typically like to read through as many of them as I can, pull out key themes and then compare and contrast them to what I see happening myself through the consulting work I do.
Here are some of the better ones that I have come across: Continue reading “A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017”