The Proven Value of a Social Media Policy

For a few years I’ve been recommending that sport organizations develop their own social media policy. In the most comprehensive blogpost - ‘Does your … [Read more...]

CASL Part II – What it Means for RCAAAs

Building on the March 25 posting by LeeAnn Cupidio, we wanted to delve a little further into the somewhat confusing situation faced by Registered … [Read more...]

Instagram and Vine: New Social Media Has Same Risks for Sport Organizations

The speed at which young people use and discard social mediums (plural: media) often outpaces the speed at which adults understand those same social … [Read more...]

Does Your Organization Need a Social Media Policy?

The recent Olympic Games were the ‘Socialympics’ and, as our colleagues at arnoldi mcpherson illustrated in their excellent report, there were more … [Read more...]

Socialympics – How Sports Organizations and Athletes Used Social Media at London 2012

Guest post by Janice Arnoldi, Arnoldi McPherson. Canadian sports organizations and athletes should keep the social media momentum coming out of the … [Read more...]

Guns, Athlete Behaviour, and Social Media

A recent story involving two Australian athletes underscores the difficulty that some Canadian National Sport Organizations (NSOs) may face leading up … [Read more...]

Defamation 2.0

In April 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada published a significant new ruling related to defamation and hyperlinks.  In the ruling, the Court decided … [Read more...]

The Permanency of Social Media

Organizations and individuals are frequently re-learning that posting something on social media ensures the near-permanent existence of that … [Read more...]

Simplifying the Social Media Discussion

It is easy to get lost in social media guidelines and policies.  Every organization has their own informed (and sometimes uninformed) views and ideas … [Read more...]

PIPEDA Review Should Focus on “Networked Publics”

Recently the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released its annual report to Parliament on the Personal Information Protection and … [Read more...]

Strategic Options in Social Media – Addressing Member Negativity

Through social media, information can reach a greater number of people more quickly and more directly and this has consequences for sport … [Read more...]

Criticism, Reputation, Free Speech – Does Social Media Need to be Integrated into Codes of Conduct and Athlete Agreements?

Sport organizations are wondering if it is really necessary to address social media within their organizational policies and codes of conduct.  After … [Read more...]

Saskatoon Blades (and Blades’ Fans) Get It Wrong on Facebook

Recently there was outrage in Saskatchewan when a fake Facebook account purportedly belonging to Saskatoon Blades' hockey star Brayden Schenn posted … [Read more...]

On Facebook – the “Coach Profile”

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the amazing Ontario Coaches Conference 2011 in London, Ontario.  I spoke about communication in the … [Read more...]

Coaches – Not Just Organizations – Should Have a Social Media Strategy

I attended the Sport Leadership conference on November 18th-20th and was treated to some great presentations about social media.  One of the main … [Read more...]

Defamation and Social Media – He’s the Worst Coach Ever!

What would you do if a coach in your organization showed you a player-created Facebook group that insulted the coach?  There are many of these groups … [Read more...]

The Power of Social Networking and Social Media

By Rachel Corbett They used to say the sword was mighty, then it was the pen, but now it is the mouse! This piece contains notes and speaking … [Read more...]

Coaching in the Age of New Media

Ozzie Sawicki’s excellent Technology Solutions columns in this publication help us understand how new technologies are being adapted for use in … [Read more...]

Social Media Deserves More of Your Attention

Social media has graduated into the lives of adults and professionals. Skype is not just for webcamming teenagers, but also for business people on … [Read more...]

Some Thoughts on the Rapid Growth of Social Media

by Rachel Corbett. If you have been reading the newspapers lately you will know that the world is a-twitter about Twitter and that Facebook long … [Read more...]

Backgrounder on “PIPEDA” – Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act

As of January 1, 2004 the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) applies to all organizations during the collection, … [Read more...]

The Collection, Use and Disclosure of Pictures and Images: A Discussion Paper

by Steve Indig. It is common practice for organizations to post images and pictures of athletes and members of their organization on web sites or … [Read more...]