Alberta’s Promise rallies Calgary community with #PinkShirtPromise

Along with a multitude of Canadian businesses and non-profit organizations, WeEmploy Inc. participated in the Pink Shirt Day on February 22. The Anti-Bullying Day was also celebrated in schools across Canada.

Mass decision-making software touted as tomorrow’s community barometer

Ethelo Decisions Inc. CEO and founder John Richardson (right) and Michelle Martin, the social enterprise’s Chief Marketing Officer. (Photo from Metronews.ca)

In an article on Metro Vancouver, Big Data stays firmly at the forefront of innovation. Ethelo Decisions Inc. is working on harnessing Big Data through an algorithm that produces a ‘Collective Intelligence’. In turn, this can purportedly be used to improve policy creation and corporate strategy.

 

Is Big Data really the future of government and R&D?

 

Read the full article here.

Thinking like a Millennial and Jack Ma.

Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group (pictured) shares his framework for success. He calls it the 30/30/30 strategy.

  • Take a 30-year perspective (or longer)
  • Keep an eye on innovative companies with 30 employees or less
  • look at the world through the lens of a 30-year-old because they are the future of business

An article on Fortune.com and the World Economic Forum Agenda proffers the lessons for anyone who wants to reach the top. Read the full details here.

United Way and Calgarians show commitment to the city

In 2016, United Way of Calgary and Area worked with Calgarians to create a video that showed residents’ commitment and love for the city of Calgary.

View the video below:

Which industries are attracting the most venture capital? – WEF

Venture capital promotes “innovation and long-term investment”. But when it comes to venture capital investment, not all industries are viewed equally. At the turn of 2017, the World Economic Forum shares the top ten US industries that receive the most venture capital.

Census show Calgary remains Canada’s “fastest growing metropolitan” despite downturn

A CBC report shows results from a census indicates “Calgary had the highest growth rate of any metropolitan area in Canada over the past five years.

The news comes as Calgary is experiencing a downturn.

According to the 2016 census, Calgary surpassed Ottawa-Gatineau to become the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Canada. The former has 1.4 million people, while the latter records 1.3 million.

The article also states that Ontario remains the country’s most populous province, with a population of 13,448,494.

The population of other provinces and territories:

  • Quebec: 8,164,361.
  • British Columbia: 4,648,055.
  • Alberta: 4,067,175.
  • Manitoba: 1,278,365.
  • Saskatchewan: 1,098,352.
  • Nova Scotia: 923,598.
  • New Brunswick:  747,101.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: 519,716.
  • Prince Edward Island: 142,907.
  • Northwest Territories: 41,786.
  • Nunavut, 35,944 and Yukon: 35,874.

Read the full report here.

ENGAGED: Calgary Bridge Foundation receives 100 Donated Laptops

Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and Hitachi Solutions Canada, Ltd have partnered to provide donated 100 refurbished laptops to The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth (CBFY).

Most of the laptops will be distributed to families accessing CBFY’s services, while some of them will remain at their facility in a new onsite computer lab that will be regularly accessible to all of their clients.

See the press release here.

WeEmploy Inc’s Steve Mix speaks at Kerby Centre’s Options 45

 

On February 7, WeEmploy Inc. CEO and Co-Founder Steve Mix was at Options 45, a weekly event held by the Kerby Centre for the 55+

shared insights and tips for job transitioning and strategic networking for individuals aged 45+. He joins speakers and volunteers providing one-on-one and group consulting, coaching and workshops.

8 Experts Predict 2017 Digital Marketing Trends

Entrepreneur India contributor Priyanka Desai speaks with digital marketing leaders on what to expect this year (2017). These are their predictions.

  1. Snapchat’s custom geofilter capabilities will be better harnessed by brands.
  2. Video will see “phenomenal growth” as a marketing channel in 2017
  3. Behavior-based email marketing will take centre stage.
  4. Viral marketing continues to go strong.
  5. Use of visual content to drive traffic and leads continue.
  6. Content marketing is still king.

Read the full article here.

5 digital marketing trends that will disrupt your business

Thenextweb.com shares 5 digital trends that can help your brand stand head and shoulders above the competition.

“Marketing strategies such as social media outreach, search engine marketing, and web site pop-ups are yesterday’s trends. Every business does those now.”

Business consultant and freelance writer Peter Scott lists the following trends:

  1. Advanced marketing automation (ie Agile CRM)
  2. Data-driven marketing campaigns
  3. Crowd-sourced brand content
  4. Serious influencer marketing
  5. Global marketing for all (digital widens the scope and value of global campaigns further, weighed against the impact of localized campaigns).

Read the full article here.