Delvinia’s DIY Markham campaign, created to raise awareness of the 2010 municipal election in the Town of Markham and to increase citizen engagement in the municipality, has been recognized with an award for Best Government Online Video in the Web Marketing Association’s 2011 Internet Advertising … [Read more...] about Delvinia’s DIY Markham Campaign Wins Internet Advertising Award
On Friday, my colleague Lesley Copeland and I presented our paper, entitled "Candidates do it, why can’t election agencies? The Town of Markham's use of Facebook in the 2010 Municipal Election" on Parliament Hill. This presentation was part of a two-day conference organized by Carleton … [Read more...] about Presentation on Parliament Hill Sparks Interest in DIY Markham
When it comes to using digital technology to promote elections and engage citizens with government, there are few organizations that understand the process as well as Delvinia. Since 2003, Devlinia has been involved in a partnership with the Town of Markham to help the municipality better … [Read more...] about DIY Markham Campaign Hailed as Model for Municipal Engagement
According to numbers published by Royal Pingdom in 2009, the estimated number of emails sent per day was around 247 billion. Unfortunately 80% of those are thought to be spam and viruses. With junk and spam filters working overtime it's no wonder people are finding alternatives to email when … [Read more...] about Facebook Tops List of Email Alternatives, Especially with Women
Facebook Places is now live in Canada. In early September we asked 1002 members of Delvinia's AskingCanadians research panel whether they would be using Facebook's Places feature when it launched. At that time only 12% of respondents said Yes, while 21% said No. The majority of respondents were … [Read more...] about Will you be using Facebook's new Places feature?