8 Cloud Security Policy Issues With Easy Fixes

8 Cloud Security Policy Issues With Easy Fixes

By Ryan Tyson Security is incredibly important for any business that uses cloud services. Unfortunately, with the cloud being so easy to work with for any size company, small-business owners sometimes don’t consider security risks when they start using the internet for their operations. Watch for these cloud security vulnerabilities that are easy to address, but […]

Review: LinkedU Advanced LinkedIn Marketing Training ©

Review: LinkedU Advanced LinkedIn Marketing Training ©

Following is a review of Linked(In) University (LinkedU), which I took myself. The course was purchased and the owners did not solicit this review. One of the things I do is social media management, be that marketing or prospecting. I pride myself on keeping up with the latest strategies because Internet marketing is in a […]

Canadian Digital Advertising Trends for 2016 (Statistics)

Canadian Digital Advertising Trends for 2016 (Statistics)

The majority of Canada’s top advertisers will increase their digital marketing activities and budget in 2016, according to new statistics from AdGear by Ad Hoc research. While amazing progress has been made in recent years and growth has accelerated, this data indicates that digital advertising has yet to fully mature in Canada.

2015 Top Digital Marketing Opportunities in North America

2015 Top Digital Marketing Opportunities in North America

Adobe has released the 2015 Digital Trends report, published in cooperation with eConsultancy. Out of 6333 marketers who participated in the 2015 survey, 847 were North American respondents (including Canadians). Marketers have their digital priorities straight, according to this data, which indicates Customer Experience and Content Marketing are where they’ll find the biggest opportunities this […]

Report: Canadian Sales Pro’s Still Don’t Get Online Lead Generation ©

I read with great interest the 2014 Canadian State of Sales Effectiveness Market Report, published by the Canadian Professional Sales Association. I was particularly interested in the Lead Generation and Conversion section of the report. The success reported by sales professionals for each lead generation/conversion method seems to indicate old school methods bring the best […]

Mobile Payment Processors Have Big Plans for Canada in 2014 ©

Online and offline commerce are coming together in a big way in Canada in 2014 through mobile payment processing. Several companies are racing to corner the Canadian mobile payment market this year, including Shopify Canada and Moneris Solutions Payd Pro. Mobile payments can be a wonderful asset to your business, especially if you do business […]

Canadians Have a Huge Influence on Fellow Consumers (Statistics) ©

Canadians Have a Huge Influence on Fellow Consumers (Statistics) ©

A new study conducted by American Express indicates Canadian consumer purchasing is heavily influenced by friends and family, both online and offline.   In fact, three quarters of Canadians participating in the survey consider themselves to be influential in a wide range of persuasion situations. Survey respondents defined the top three characteristics that make someone influential […]

Digital Platforms Support the Canadian Economy (Infographic) ©

Digital Platforms Support the Canadian Economy (Infographic) ©

We focus primarily on the economic advantages of online business in Canada, but the Internet technology industry as a whole has a significant impact on the Canadian economy.  Part of that industry is the digital platform sub-sector.  The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has published the 2013 Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour […]