Does the 49th parallel exist in social media?

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Saturday 10th March, 2012

3:15pm to 4:00pm (CST)

Hot, Cold. Up, Down. Canada, US…. are we really poles apart? When it comes to the online space do Canadians differ from the rest of the world?

When it comes to time spent online, Canucks spend more hours surfing by almost twice the worldwide average. Added to that, a recent Comscore report indicates that 1 in 5 Canadians own a smartphone, putting us just above US penetration levels. This panel will discuss the behavioral variances that drive social media strategy for companies marketing in Canada. Regulation, trust, privacy and technological contrasts - or similarities - will be discussed in terms of how these operating differences impact the Canadian market.

We are pleased to have Richard Binhammer (Dell), Dave Fleet (Edelman Digital), and David Jones (Proximity) and Julie Tyios (JugnooMe) on this panel, which will be moderated by Keith McArthur (Rogers Communications). Is there really a “border” online? Join us to find out!

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Julie Tyios


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Dave Fleet

Edelman Digital

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Richard Binhammer


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David Jones


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Keith McArthur

Rogers Communications

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15 attendees

  • Ben McCanny
  • CanadaConnects
  • Chris Baccus
  • davefleet
  • David Jones
  • Gavin McGarry
  • jeremydaly
  • Julie Tyios
  • keithmcarthur
  • Leanne Pittsford
  • Martin Waxman
  • Carmen A. Medina
  • RichardatDELL
  • Todd Nolley
  • Samantha Needham

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Time 3:15pm4:00pm CST

Date Sat 10th March 2012

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