Archive for the ‘Mike’s Blog’ Category

Communicating change and tech disruption to citizens

A few months ago, I delivered a talk at the 2018 FWD50 Conference on the topic of “Communicating Change and Tech Disruption to Citizens”. The official description was as follows: “Your role as communications and policy professionals in the public sector is growing with the need to improve transparency and accessibility, promote new and expanded digital services, safeguard […]

30 Tools and Tips to Speed Up Your Digital Workflow as a Government Communicator in 2018

Last week I delivered a presentation at the Conference Board of Canada’s Public Sector Social Media event in Ottawa where I deviated from my usual focus on overarching digital trends and strategy. I decided to provide an update to a practical deck I had developed a while back and add some new tools. I called it 30 Tools […]

How smart speakers and voice assistants are changing the game

It’s been six months now since I equipped my home with three Google Home Mini devices (one on each floor). As an audiophile, my reason for getting them was definitely not for use as speakers to play music (I have proper speakers for that), but rather as a test to see how far artificial intelligence (AI) […]

Time to stop pointing fingers at Facebook and take some responsibility ourselves.

As a consultant involved in the digital space for quite some time now, I have carefully observed the evolution of Facebook since its first year of operation. Since that time Mark Zuckerberg has taken the heat on numerous occasions for a variety of privacy-related issues. Remember Facebook Beacon and Facebook Lexicon? What usually follows is a hopeless attempt by some people to […]

Global Internet Statistics for 2018

As originally posted February 20, 2018 by Mike Kujawski on mikekujawski.ca It’s that time of year again when digital stats aggregators update their numbers and various annual summary reports come out based on research conducted in the previous calendar year. Here are a few general highlights I put together recently after going through various reports.  […]

One week, two excellent events: #CBoCSocial and #FWD50

This post features my key takeaways and notes from two events I attended in November, here in Ottawa. 1. Public Sector Social Media (#CB0CSocial) –“Where Canada’s social media leaders gather to discuss the most effective strategies for the most powerful media.” 2. Forward 50 (#FWD50) – “A three-day conversation on digital transformation held in Canada’s capital city, bringing […]

Why the Canadian Digital Service is a Major Milestone for Canada

Over the course of the past two decades, there have been numerous initiatives/movements relating to the Government of Canada and the digital space. I can see why it’s hard for people to get excited about yet another one. However, having worked as a management consultant (specializing in the digital channel) with nearly every federal department, I’m […]

The bots are coming! Are you ready?

On May 30-31 we held our MARCOM Annual Conference (more on that in a future post) where I moderated a roundtable discussion on bots. I thought I’d share a few notes from my handout. Working Definitions (sometimes used interchangeably) Bot: A piece of software that is designed and created to automate the kinds of tasks we would usually do […]

New Facebook Features and Why They Matter

Last week, Facebook held its annual F8 conference where Mark Zuckerberg and team announce Facebook’s latest features and overall strategic focus. What Facebook invests time and resources in tends to set the course for the entire digital ecosystem. The gargantuan social network is about to hit 2 billion monthly users with hundreds of thousands of […]

A List of Digital, Tech, and Media Trend Reports for 2017

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 my field of digital marketing, communications and the global impact of disruptive technology. I typically like to read through as many of them as I can, pull out key themes […]