Tag Archives: Innovation

  While engaging your audience is usually not a bad thing, giving up total control for one of your most prestigious annual events can be. Which is why the NBA is rethinking the process for how All-Star votes are cast.

As one of the largest engineering companies in the world, the German-headquartered Siemens Corporation boasts nearly 350,000 employees in over 200 countries. 1 As a company they possess the belief that “an engaged workforce drives innovation, growth and profitability”2 but how do you engage a workforce of that magnitude?

  Faster than pulling a corto shot of premium espresso, illy is driving employee engagement, and training their North American sales force by leveraging a simple yet effective social approach – online games.

Social Media, the New Normal.

Lisa Taylor   November 21, 2015

Industry: Social Media Web References: CNET, Fastcompany.com, niagarafallsreview.ca, coldwellbanker.ca, apple.com/ca, fwthinking.com, cavesocial.com There is little doubt that Social Media is the next level in the technology revolution. It has crossed over the point at which it is no longer a fad and has become common place; the new normal. It’s integration into daily life has fundamentally changed society and as it morphs into the next wave,… Read more »

Unraveling the Future of Social Media

Dianne McBride   November 10, 2015
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Unraveling the Future of Social Media Organization:  Beccomm Industry:  Public Relations and Communications Contact(s): Rebecca Grieb Web references: Wikipedia, BBC.com, Skype, Facetime, Countrycode, Popular Mechanics, RollingStone, apartmenttherapy, BT.com, cta.tech, Vivere Ltd, Amazon.com, Bazaarvoice.com, Facebook.com, Pinterest.com, Woot.com, Smallbiztrends.com, Twitter.com, Conversedigita.com, Soundcloud, HuffingtonPost.ca Peering into the crystal ball, one can see that it’s pretty cloudy when it comes to social media. However, someone had… Read more »

Dell Takes Ideation and Product Innovation by “Storm” with Online Community

jvaishnav   October 19, 2015
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Organization name: Dell Inc. Industry: Computer hardware Name of contact: Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman & CEO Web references: Wikipedia, About IdeaStorm, Merriam-Webster Dictionary – crowdsourcing,  eWeek article – EMC Will Be Latest and Greatest of Dell’s Many Acquisitions, Business Computing World article – How to Make the Most Out of Crowdsourcing, FIR IndeaStorm Interview with Project Manager Cy Jervis, Video: Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Explained About… Read more »

Pharma’s Opportunity for Innovative Product Design: Social Media

lwarburt   October 19, 2015
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Title: Pharma’s Opportunity for Innovative Product Design: Social Media Industry: Pharmaceuticals Name of Contacts: Peter Carr; PhD, Dept of Management Sciences, University of Waterloo, Ray Chepesiuk; Commissioner of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board Web References: Wikepedia,  Eye for Pharma, UCB, YouTube, MyHealthTeams, CMS Wire, Bloomberg Business , mPedrigree Network, Social Media for Business Performance, Facebook, The pharmaceutical industry has an opportunity for innovative product design during this exciting digital… Read more »

What are the “building blocks” for successful crowd sourcing?

Ken Lupton   October 19, 2015
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Organization Name: Lego Industry:  Toy Manufacturing CEO:  Jorgen Vig Knudstorp Web references:  LEGO IDEAS, YouTube, Lego , FaceBook, Twitter, About Lego The Lego Group based in Billund, Denmark is owned by the Kirk Kristionsen family and was founded in 1932.  Focused on the developing the creativity of children through learning and playing, it is one of the worlds largest manufacturer… Read more »

NASA’s Crowdsourcing Is Out Of This World.

David_Pearson   October 18, 2015
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Company: NASA Industry: Government Web References: NASA, NASA Solve, Twitter, Facebook   NASA in the 21st Century 2015 is a very big year for NASA.  Between missions to Mars, images from Pluto, landing probes on comets and seemingly daily breakthroughs in the search for extraterrestrial life – it is an exciting time to be a science and space exploration fan…. Read more »

A New Frontier: Customer Engagement in the Pharmaceutical Industry

lwarburt   October 11, 2015
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Title of Post: A New Frontier: Customer Engagement in the Pharmaceutical Industry Industry: Pharmaceuticals Web References: Wikepedia, Health Canada, Pharmaceutical Advertising  Advisory Board,Youtube,Twitter, Boehringer Ingelheim ,Olgilvy Healthworld, Sound Cloud Galderma, Instagram It may seem like an oxymoron to include customer engagement and strategic business management  in the same sentence to achieve a united goal, and in no other sector may this seem more apparent… Read more »

Business transformation through enterprise social networking – the story of Deloitte Australia

jvaishnav   October 5, 2015

Organization Name: Deloitte Australia, a member of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Industry: Professional services (accounting, auditing, taxes) Name of contact: Cindy Hook, CEO Web references: Deloitte Australia website: About Deloitte Australia, Careers, Culture and Behaviours Deloitte Australia Facebook page Forrester – Ted Schadler’s Blog: Winners of the 2011 Forrester Groundswell Awards (Management Division) ReadWrite.com – Deloitte’s Yammer Time Social Media at… Read more »

Employee blog spurs innovative spirit at Christie

Dorina   October 5, 2015

Organization name: Christie Digital Systems Website: www.christiedigital.com Program name: Innovation Café internal blog Industry: Professional Audio Visual Solutions and Services Name of contact: Audrey Heutzenroeder, global manager employee communications About Christie® Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925). Consistently setting the standards by being… Read more »

Ready or Not – The Future is Here for Social Media and B2B Marketing

tlittle   July 15, 2015
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Organizations: Business in Bare Feet, Nano-Nouvelle, Owner Media Group, Publet, TalentVine Industry: B2B Marketing Name of Contacts: Mark Phillips – Business in Bare Feet; Stephanie Moroz – Nano-Nouvelle; Chris Brogan – Owner Media Group; Christie Nicholson – Publet; Justin Falk – TalentVine, Web References: Publet Website, Christie Nicholson Nano-Nouvelle Website, Stephanie Moroz LinkedIn, TalentVine Website, Justin Falk LinkedIn, Business in Bare Feet Website,… Read more »

Altering the human experience through wearable technology

MGardiner   July 14, 2015

Organisation Name: Kovert Industry: Wearable Technology Name of contact if available: Kate Unsworth- Founder and CEO Web References: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Site Kovert and Wearable Technology: Wearable technology has become more and more popular in recent years. With the immersion of the Apple Watch and Google Glasses, it is apparent that this trend in technology is only on its way up…. Read more »

Measuring Social Media Success: THEMUSEUM

MGardiner   July 1, 2015

Organisation Name: THEMUSEUM Industry: Arts Name of contact if available: David Marskell- CEO Web References: twitter.com/themuseum, www.themuseum.ca, facebook.com/themuseum, linkedin.com/themuseum  Company Overview: THEMUSEUM (formerly named the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum) opened to the public in 2003 following eight years of planning and fundraising. It was renamed THEMUSEUM in 2010. Now focused strategically on four pillars; Family Experience, Community Stage, Exhibitions, and Museum After… Read more »

Supply Chain Perfection: The Motorola Story

MGardiner   June 24, 2015

Organisation Name: Motorola Solutions Industry: Technology Name of contact if available: Greg Brown- Chairman and CEO Web References: twitter.com/motosolutions, motorolasolutions.com, facebook.com/motosolutions, linkedin.com/motosolutions, youtube.com/motosolutions, instagram.com/motosolutions Company Overview: Motorola was started in 1928 by two brothers, Paul and Joseph Galvin. Their first product was a battery eliminator which was a converter that allowed battery powered radios to be charged on household electricity…. Read more »

‘Kik’ this Proverbial Tire

tlittle   June 17, 2015
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Organization Name: Kik Interactive Inc. Industry: Mobile Messaging App Name of Contacts: Heather Galt, Head of Marketing and Privacy and Paul Gray, Director, Platform Services Web References: Kik Website, Kik LinkedIn, PromotedChats LinkedIn, Kik Twitter, Kik Facebook, Kik blog, NBC article, bot article, CTV clip, 570 News, Wikipedia, Sound Cloud, Funny Or Die, Description: “Kik Me” – This may have been… Read more »

Sephora Merges In-Store & Online Shopping Through Digital Innovation

Cristina Avila   March 11, 2015
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Organization Name: Sephora Industry: Health and Beauty Name of Contact: N/A Web References: Forbes, Venture Beat, Fast Company, Mobile Commerce Daily, Digiday Description of How Social Media is Used for Business Performance: With over 1,900 locations worldwide, global beauty chain Sephora is a leader in digital innovation, providing shoppers with a custom brand experience which transitions seamlessly between online and in-store environments. Sephora is a… Read more »

The Future of Social Media for the next 15 minutes

Dolores Montavez Ruz   March 10, 2015

Posted on March, 2015 by: Dolores Montavez & Christian Ismodes Organization Name: The Future of Social Media Industry: Social Media Name of contact: varied (below) Web References: varied (below) The future of social media -for the next 15 minutes! There is no data on the future, only predictions, estimates and best guesses. We will benefit from remembering how the Danish philosopher… Read more »

soleRebels “pairs” a great product with a strong ethical business model to create locally and sell globally

CRS   March 8, 2015

Organisation Name: soleRebels Industry: Footwear manufacturing and distribution Name of contact if available: Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Founder, CEO and Managing Director About soleRebels: In 2004, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu began a footwear company based upon the creativity and skills of local Ethiopian artisans using sustainable production materials and methods. SoleRebels artisans create hand-crafted footwear while earning three to five times more… Read more »

“Foodies & Social Media: The Great Divide”

Dolores Montavez Ruz   March 5, 2015
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Posted on March, 2015 by: Dolores Montavez & Christian Ismodes Organization Name: Several Toronto Restaurants Industry: Food and Beverage Name of contact: varied (below) Web References: varied (below) Social Media Marketing is not for everyone in the restaurant business Of all the social media applications to business processes and personal networking there is no doubt that marketing, advertising and sales are the sectors where… Read more »

Sharing knowledge with humour and passion to reduce healthcare facility waste—employees get involved with the UNH Talkin’ Trash blogging team

CRS   February 28, 2015

Organisation name: Talkin’ Trash with UHN Industry: Healthcare Name of contact if available: Lisa Vanlint, Energy Steward, University Health Network (UHN) and Talkin’ Trash blog moderator About the University Health Network Talkin’ Trash initiative: The University Health Network is a collaborative of The Toronto General Hospital, The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, The Toronto Western Hospital and The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre…. Read more »

Stonyfield Organic “Moo”ves through the social media ecosystem to share leading-edge sustainable supply chain management practices

CRS   February 22, 2015

Organisation name: Stonyfield Farm Industry: Food and beverage Name of contact if available: Wood Turner, VP Sustainability Innovation, Stonyfield Farm   Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and Former CEO of Stonyfield Farm   Web references: Stonyfield.com ; Social Media- A Natural Fit for Stonyfield Farm ; WikiPearl™ About Stonyfield Organic Since its inception in 1983, Stonyfield Farm has followed the ecological and… Read more »

What’s the hype? Social Media and the Supply Chain

tmatulis   February 22, 2015
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Organization Names: Huffington Post Industry: Media Web References: Gartner, Samsung, Apple, P&G – Different takes on Co-Creation and Open Innovation, Where are we today? The question of social media and how it can and does influence Supply Chain Management presents interesting possibilities and challenges.  I will go out on a limb here.  Unless you are associated with IBM, Oracle, or a powerhouse corporation like Ford,… Read more »