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OTTambassador
Ottawa, Canada
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Display the international interest in your conference - interactive & visual impact counter tool for your event website http://flagcounter.com/index.html Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Watch 'What do Meeting Planners Really Need to Know About Online Conference Technology' webinar - now available at no charge on-demand Link: http://now.eloqua.com/es.asp?s=511&e=38620&elq=b0138db5a390402083afe254eaa03cba Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Ottawa Convention Centre release their new interactive menu for meetings and conventions Website: http://ow.ly/2bv0R Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Expect the Extraordinary in Canada's Capital Vancouver Sun article: http://ow.ly/21Fjo Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
New Ottawa Tourism videos showcasing some of Canada's National Capital's culture, nature and nitelife. http://www.youtube.com/user/OttawaTourism#p/a/u/0/ktrMn3fIf9c Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
MOSAIKA - new sound & light show on Parliament to launch July 8th - absolutely beautiful! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Create a conference soundtrack...great article by Event Marketer Magazine. Create moods, move the crowds from session to session and other events...and maybe, if it's good, it could be used for conference marketing looking forward! Event Marketer article: http://sn.im/wkuma Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Turn your conference hashtag into a daily newspaper (or do what I do and turn my city hashtag #Ottawa into a daily) - this is fantastic! Thank you @engage365 for sharing! http://engage365.org/2010/05/the-engage365-newspaper/ Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Create a 'meeting room' for your conference/meeting's hashtag. http://todaysmeet.com/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
A couple of sites to help with moving/uploading large size pics and files - via @jeffhurt File Mail - http://www.filemail.com Shrink Pictures - http://www.shrinkpictures.com Full Cool Tools School presentation: http://ht.ly/1DSBR Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Finding local flavour is easier than ever. Example of how Courtyard Restaurant in Ottawa used Social Media to bring in a visiting out of town customer and service (and receive an abundance of recognition) through the power of Twitter! http://davefleet.com/2010/04/courtyard-restaurant-ottawa/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
The date for this Happy Hour event is Thursday, April 29th from 5:30 to 8:00pm!
As Ottawa's soul food landmark Nate's gets ready to close their doors on Rideau Street for good after 50 years, we are inviting Ottawa fans to say goodbye and to thank Dave Smith for many good years of the International Big Bowl and the best Reuben in town (not withstanding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Free iClickr app for iPhone by Senstic - great tool for conference speaker Powerpoint presentations - much more than just a slide advancer remote! Youtube demo: Senstic Website: http://www.senstic.com/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Delta Hotels and Resorts launches $1 million fundraising challenge for community charities plus chances to win free nights at properties across Canada by entering into their 'What makes a great neighbour' contest. CNW release: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2010/20/c3919.html Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Ignite Magazine has launched a new beta online community for Meeting Industry Professionals to connect through LinkedIn or Facebook. See you there! http://ignitemeetingsconnect.com/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
The landscape of social media during events perpetually changes. Here is a really good update on how to use SoMe during events/conferences. Charlene Li’s key tips for social media during an event - via Eventbrite Blog http://blog.eventbrite.com/charlene-lis-key-tips-for-social-media-during-an-event?ref=tw Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
MySpace gets serious about events! http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/14/myspace-gets-serious-about-events/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Everything you've ever wanted to know about collaborating with your conference host city CVB. May I add that Ottawa Tourism also can assist with your social media campaign with ideas and tutorials when bringing your conference to Ottawa. Meetings Media Webinar archive: http://www.talkpoint.com/viewer/presentation.asp Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Ever considered Geo-caching or Geo-gaming for your conference & trade show? Great way to set up social interaction or movement throughout the exhibit floors. You can arrange your own by learning about Geo-caching or use a service like SCVNGR - both require smart phones/IPhones. The organized service provides the opportunity... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Online invitation/RSVP sites as recommended by event professionals through LinkedIn Group: Event Planning & Management - the 1st Group for Event Professionals PINGG - www.pingg.com (we use this at Ottawa Tourism...it is free) Event Elephant - www.eventelephant.com/ Paperless Post - www.paperlesspost.com/session/new Eventbrite - www.eventbrite.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
I attended TEDx Carleton U last night at the Gladstone Theatre. Was a really facinating evening focusing on Innovation. Congratulation to Luc Lalonde & team for putting on such a successful TEDx event! My favourite talk was about Imagination by ProfessorJim Davies, Institute of Cognitive Science - http://www.jimdavies.org . I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Springwise's Ideas by Industry. If you run a conference, this is a great place to gather info/ideas for topics and speakers. http://www.springwise.com/ideas/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog
Jeff Hurt's latest blog posting nails it on the head again. 'We are selling conference snake oil'. 'We think adding more content is like adding butter to our Betty Crocker Conference mix. As Julia Childs said, “With enough butter anything is good.”' Read On: Jeff Hurt's Blog: http://jeffhurtblog.com/2010/03/30/we-are-the-problem-we-are-selling-conference-snake-oil/ Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2010 at OTTambassador's blog