Category Archives: Government

Political satire though music: The Justin Trudeau Song

Well, now, this is funny! Take a listen to The Justin Trudeau song, written and performed by The Canadian Beaver Band, “Canada’s most popular political satire band,” according to its YouTube channel description. Apparently, he’s just too good looking not to become Prime Minister of Canada at some point! Very clever. Good for a chuckle,… Continue Reading

Social Media Matters: Samsung pulls its controversial ad

Social Media Matters By Brian Cormier Moncton Times & Transcript Friday, Nov. 23, 2012 Metro section Samsung pulls its controversial ad Samsung’s recent very popular viral video ad made fun of seemingly delusional Apple iPhone owners. We all laughed. Even Apple owners sheepishly laughed, likely after recognizing themselves in the parodied Apple owners shown in… Continue Reading

Social Media Matters: Follow contest rules or risk losing Facebook page

Social Media Matters By Brian Cormier Moncton Times & Transcript Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 Metro section Follow rules or risk losing Facebook page My good friend Dave Gallant of BrightCube recently posted a very important warning to local companies and organizations who continue to break Facebook’s rules for running contests. It is just a matter… Continue Reading

Social Media Matters: Remembrance Day resources are online

Social Media Matters By Brian Cormier Moncton Times & Transcript Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 Metro section Remembrance Day resources are online Looking for Remembrance Day-related resources online? In Canada, the two primary websites in the lead up to Nov. 11 are the Royal Canadian Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada. Also, be sure to check out… Continue Reading

Social Media Matters: Twitter prank gets TV star in trouble

Social Media Matters By Brian Cormier Moncton Times & Transcript Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 Metro section Twitter prank gets TV star in trouble MTV’s Jackass star Bam Margera found himself in a bit of doggie doo-doo on Oct. 4 when he posted the following to his Twitter account (@Bam_Margera): “Penny pooped in my bed. Not… Continue Reading