Bloggers

Welcome to Social Commerce

Jordan Whelan | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Business
Jordan Whelan

We will all make thousands of recommendations over our lifetime. Statistics and experience show word-of-mouth is the number one purchase influencer with 70 per cent of our brand mentions coming with a recommendation. After all, how did you meet your hairdresser, your dentist or find the perfect restaurant on your last jaunt?

Bloggers And PR: How To Plan The Perfect Date

Rachel Thexton | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Rachel Thexton

Today, blogger relations is a part of many PR campaigns; even though the concept and relationships are not new, the love affair can turn sour in a hurry. At a recent Vancouver "speed dating" event, bloggers and PR pros identified key relationship tips to ensure a happy marriage.

Ten Awesome Things To Do With Your Published Blog

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada
Nikki Fotheringham

Regularly visit sites similar to your own and engage with their readers who ask questions or share posts. These active readers are exactly the kinds of people you want on your site too and you already share an interest. You should also engage people who share your posts on their social media platforms by asking questions or liking their content too.

Making Strides On World Cancer Day

Andrea Paine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Andrea Paine

February 4 was world cancer day. For the average cancer patient or survivor, it brings up mixed emotions. It's not really something we want to think about, but we can't really help it, with all the newspaper and television headlines there to remind us.

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

SavvyMom Roundup: Some Things I've Had Enough of

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This week I'll tell you five things I've had enough of lately, like school shootings, Miley Cyrus, Martha Stewart, hockey fights and bad skin.

The Internet Loves Stupid But You Should Be Smart

Toula Drimonis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

Because, I don't know about you, but I'm starting to really get tired of living in a world that facilitates and celebrates the culture of crass and the glorification of stupid. And make no mistake about it. While stupid is everywhere, nowhere is it more pronounced than on the web these days. Mainly because it's easy, it's free, it's everywhere, and it's the fastest route to notoriety and fame. There's good stuff out there. Stuff that both manages to communicate something good and entertain at the same time. One doesn't cancel out the other. It's not an either/or proposition. We just need to sift through the flotsam rising all too often on the top of the information cesspool to get to it.

SavvyMom Roundup: Candida, Muffin Tops and Hashtags

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.02.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

There are mom blog conferences to attend, frozen dairy-free treats to eat, muffin tops to buy, funny mom blogs to read and videos to share. I'll start with BlissDom, Canada's national blog conference that SavvyMom is participating in this weekend.

SavvyMom Roundup: the Jolie Gene, the Busy Trap and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It was another busy week. We announced our top 75 Most Influential Canadian Mom Blogs, parents were fighting on the sidelines and everyone's talking a...

SavvyMom Roundup: Mom Strike, Inside Google and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.28.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

It's been planes, trains, hotels and automobiles for me this week and here's what caught my attention along the way. How many times a day do you Google something? It's such a part of our everyday life that it's as important as oxygen at SavvyMom HQ. But have you ever wondered what the "Google machine" actually looks like?

Best Travel Photos Of The Week

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Travel

Oh, wanderlust. It's something the travel editors at The Huffington Post Canada feel most days of the week but by Friday, the urge to break free an...

Recipes for Success This Thanksgiving

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Sometimes we all need a little reminder of what we're grateful for -- like a long weekend, good food and our families. We hope you enjoy some of these simple Thanksgiving recipes and craft ideas. Be warned -- there are a lot of delicious dessert recipes ahead (but we didn't leave out the brussels sprouts).

Watching the Watchdog: Is Huffpost Killing Democracy?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

A former CBC colleague-turned-journalism professor very politely questions the ethics of my writing this column for HuffPost. Surely, he suggests delicately, the internet in general -- and aggregators like HuffPost in particular -- are killing traditional mainstream, general-interest journalism. And, in the process, seriously damaging democracy. My reply...?

From East To West: Canada's Citizen Street Style For February

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.01.2012 | Canada Style

Canada may be known for many things -- igloos, snow, maple syrup, Loonies, Tim Hortons, hockey and, of course, our brutally cold winters -- but it's t...

From East To West: Canada's Citizen Street Style

The Huffington Post Canada | | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada Style

Here in Canada, cold weather can really mess with our style. We go from wearing flirty, floaty dresses -- or slacks and TOMS for the menfolk -- to bec...