August 30th, 2011 by KrystleSivorot
Sometimes a visual is all it takes for a PR campaign to go viral.
A U.S. PR agency has gotten into trouble while trying to manage the reputations of some of its high-profile clients. Wiki-PR of Texas received a cease-and-desist letter from Wikipedia last week for its questionable editing of Wikipedia pages on behalf of clients. The firm bills itself as a company able to provide expert counsel on Wikipedia and online reputation management. Wikipedia’s legal counsel is pursuing Wiki-PR for their use of hundreds of “sock-puppet” accounts to make edits to relevant pages, in the interest of their clients. According to Wikipedia, Wiki-PR’s actions directly violate both the terms of service and the community standards of the website, which prohibit pay-for-edit activities.
December 12, 2013 by Diamond Isinger
Dubbed “Silicon Valley North,” Vancouver’s tech talent pool has begun to rival that of Silicon Valley. Dozens of successful tech companies have seen multi-million dollar profits in the past year and that number is only predicted to head in one direction: straight up. Tech companies are some of Vancouver’s fastest growing companies, claiming 25 of the top 60 spots in Profit Guide’s 2013 Regional Rankings and a fifth of the spots in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 released this past week. Why do some tech start-up companies break into the market successfully, others crash and burn or, worse, silently slip away into the smouldering tech graveyard?
November 25, 2013 by Amanda Munro