With 2 weeks left to go before the election I have done my rounds online checking out the web presences for council and Mayoral candidates in Aurora. What was shocking to learn was that only 1 mayoral candidate has a secure website; Dawe. Mrakas, Ballard and Abel do not. All the beating of chests about […]Read more "Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud."
Last week the Aurora Farmers Market was unable to obtain power for its vendors as the band-shell where it originates from was unexpectedly fenced off. Candidate for council David Heard shared photos on his facebook page, seen above. The Town of Aurora’s usual practice is to communicate service disruptions via its social media feeds, as […]Read more "a shell of its former self"
The Banner, as part of Metroland Media has introduced a paywall. Yes, register now or you may miss out on quality journalism, like this headline from October of 2016: So in addition to the revenue they gain from advertising, and from selling data about your clicks via cookies and scripts, you will now have to […]Read more "hitting the paywall"
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind. Blowin’ in the wind along Wellington street. I only noticed them because I saw two workers in a cherry picker truck and thought they were working on hydro lines, but no, they were installing banners along Yonge Street: Banners that are designed so poorly you can’t […]Read more "How many things can corporate communications fail at before they are held to account?"
Yesterday was the first day for election signs to go up around town. I didn’t just see “the sign”, as part of the process I watched them all fill in over the town over 9 hours. It opened up my eyes nonetheless. Unlike last election there are tighter rules as to the sites for placement […]Read more "No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong… But where do you belong?"
Apparently the town of Aurora’s communications department had enough time to make a cheesy border you can apply to your Facebook profile that lets people know you will vote: And of course the image they used of said voter is a stock image. One that has been used in some other interesting ad campaigns: Isn’t […]Read more "lorem ipsom mediocritate"
3 years ago Mayor La De Dawe proposed a tax on sugar in connection to the meaningless exercise called ActivateAurora. This opened the doors for ActivateAurora to come to council a year later proposing restrictions to sugary drinks for rec centres. In the Auroran’s coverage Mayor Dawe was the only one to point out the […]Read more "just a spoonful of sugar helps the complete lack of leadership go down"