2010 Newsmaker of the Year nominess - Dave Teixeira - Dave.ca Communications; Sharon Stead - for husband Doug Stead; and Ernie "Punch" McLean.
We have been nominated for the “Newsmaker of the Year” award through the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce!
Our work over the last year with SHARE, Wrestling With Hunger, Pink Shirt Day and (fingers crossed) convincing law makers to sanction Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Vancouver were noted as the reasons for our nomination.
We are very proud of our nomination as it shows we get results for our clients. In turn, our clients are so happy they want to let others know of our efforts and nominate Dave.ca for awards such as “Newsmaker of the Year”. For that we thank them.
Last year we earned “Outstanding Small Business of the Year” which was a terrific honour. We look forward to sharing the stage on January 15, 2010 with all finalists when the winner is announced.
For a complete list of awards and nominees CLICK HERE.
By Jenny Dillon – The Daily Telegraph
MANY business people have already recognised the power of social media and are poised to exploit it commercially at every opportunity.
One may have a new summer line of swimwear, another a fresh menu from the restaurant kitchen, another has a sudden shipment of Asian artefacts, another is offering Mother’s Day discounts on facials and manicures.
With just a quick Twitter, these businesses can let all their followers know about the deals and get business pumping again.
From today’s Vancouver Sun Newspaper – very interesting and will more companies follow suit?
A funny thing happened when Nathalie Balfour posted an article about her job description on the company blog. Within a few days, the public relations supervisor for Lululemon Athletica in Vancouver received dozens of responses from all sorts of interested parties. “It was so interesting to see how quickly doing that blog turned into a conversation with people within the company and externally,” she says.
Lululemon is embracing social networking in a big way to keep lines of communications open with potential and current employees. With 116 stores throughout North America and Australia, online community manager Carolyn Coles says having the ability to use Twitter, Facebook, blogging and Flickr, among other tools, “helps to keep everyone connected at every level and empowered, and really elevates internal conversation.”
Today I was a guest on CKNW’s Christy Clark Show with guest host Michael Smyth talking about mixed martial arts (MMA) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) getting closer to be sanctioned in British Columbia.
I have been working for almost a year with politicians and MMA organizations to make this a reality. I believe that before the end of the year the City of Vancouver will allow MMA and that within the next two year the Province of British Columbia – upon seeing the tax revenue which can be gained – will take over this sanctioning.
FYI – I take a nice shot at Coldplay around the 10 minute mark – just because that is funny to me.
Here is the edited 30 minute segment with phone calls.
Yesterday (July 8th) I was a guest on CKNW’s Christy Clark Show with guest host Jill Bennett talking about the business of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
I will have a Dave TV episode up in the coming days on the issue of MMA in Vancouver so stay tuned.
Note – I said UFC 100 will do “800,000 to 900,000 pay-per-view buys” – not sure what I was thinking. I am guessing the show will do 1.2 million.
Until then, here is the edited 30 minute segment with phone calls.