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Community Building Begins With Listening – GrowVC, Everyone Funding Startups, 2012

I spoke with “Everyone Funding Start-ups” podcast, a project of GrowVC – a global marketplace for equity funding – about grassroots strategies for entrepreneurs, including how to build a community of customers and supporters, plus many adaptable “cheap and cheerful” tactics and tools used for building Hootsuite community internationally.

Head on over to GrowVC to listen to the podcast and/or listen onboard:

The blurb says:

This week’s episode of the Grow VC Everyone Funding Startups podcast features Dave Olson (@daveohoots), VP of Community at HootSuite – the leading social media dashboard for managing social networks. Dave discusses best practices for entrepreneurs looking to create, engage and leverage their community of users and supporters. As VP of Community at a company that provides users with tools to better manage their own communities, Dave is ideally positioned to provide listeners with actionable advice in this critical area of enterprise development.

Dave also discusses HootSuite’s tremendous international growth and the advantages and challenges associated with the creation of a global community. As is often the case with HootSuite, the company turned to its community of users to to assist with these inherent challenges.

Social Media for Bands and Fans – Interview on Tweets and Tunes

Jason Lloyd came by the Hootsuite office to interview me for CiTR’s Tweets and Tunes, his show that examines the relationship between independent musicians and social media.

Being an active participant and enthusiast of music scenes, i had many topics to riff on, including DIY promo work at HootSuite, the Tracks on Tracks project, and the impact social media has on independent music.

Check out Tweets and Tunes – Interview with Dave Olson

Blurb

Social media is creating an opportunity for musicians to connect with their audience like never before, allowing everyone to be part of a conversation. The changing dynamics between artist and fan are explored, along with lots of advice and tips for musicians and their social media endeavours.

The show ends with a discussion of the Vancouver music scene, including, bands, venues, and how things have changed and evolved over the years.

Tracks On Tracks Train Journey – Podcast Roundup

Tracks On Tracks, a remarkable journey with 11 musical acts on 1 train that crossed 5 provinces in June 2012. For those who weren’t able to go, there is a special treat waiting for you in the form of a podcast series that documents the journey. Musings on train life, interviews with Canadian artists, some amazing live music, and a fondness for beards colour this audio spectacular.

Plus, there’s a Storify roundup of photos, tweets, notes, vids, audio snippets and more: Tracks on Tracks Roundup

Here are all the podcast episodes:

Renegades Roll East ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #1

Bottomless Lakes of Adaline ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #2

Athabasca with Oboes ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #3

Shredding on Melville ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #4

Portage and Winnipeg ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #5

Descending upon Hornepayne ~ Chooglin’ on Tracks #6

You can subscribe to the Choogle On! podcast series via RSS feed or on iTunes. You can also click through to download or listen to individual episodes.

Create a real photo album via Dave Delaney

Create a real photo album via Dave Delaney

There’s a great conversation on Uncle Weed’s podcast recently between Dave and Amber Case. You should listen to it.Amber, a rocking cyborg-anthropologist, explains how in the future books will remain while some data will disappear. She made me stop to consider this.What if the Internet disappeared. What if you lost all of your files, photos, videos, journals, diaries, blog posts, etc.? What if connectivity was no more.

August 5, 2011

Source: Create a real photo album | Dave Delaney

What Don’t You Know About Hootsuite? via The Marketing Mentress

What Don’t You Know About Hootsuite?

Aug 1, 2011

Dave Olson is the Community Marketing Director for social media dashboard maker HootSuite. Working in the internet space since 1996, Dave’s experience includes ISP’s, e-commerce, open source web communities, movie promotion, a green business directory and an alternative accreditation program during the Vancouver Olympics. A graduate of Evergreen College in Inter-disciplinary Studies, he frequently presents at events and to the media discussion technology, art, and culture. After living and traveling worldwide, Dave now enjoys exploring his local North Vancouver mountains and forests.

We discuss how Hootsuite was a huge asset to getting the word out about the Egyptian uprisings in January. That country had set up roadblocks to Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. However, with the use of Hootsuite and all its assets, the messages were broadcast in spite of the roadblocks the Egyptian Government tried to set up on the internet.

Hootsuite also was a big part of helping with the Japanese Earthquakes this year. You will find out how this all happened in this inspiring interview with Dave Olson.

Source: The Marketing Mentress » What Don’t You Know About Hootsuite? Dave Olson

Poetic Stories about Goalies – Postcard #62

Poetic Stories about Goalies

Poet Randall Maggs discusses his book “Night Work” about the troubled soul of legendary hockey goalie Terry Sawchuk plus the nuances of story-telling, conversations with goaltenders, Sawchuk’s Ukrainian heritage and convergence of history and hockey with host Dave Thorvald Olson at the Robson Square covered outdoor rink in Vancouver following a poetry reading promoted by publisher Brick Books.

Lace em up for Poetic Stories about Goalies – Postcard #62 (.mp3, 36:02, 33MB, stereo)

Episode cover art designed by Bread the Producer, photo by Dave O

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Community Roundtable Podcast @TheCR ~ Building Communities of Community Managers

In May, 2010, i was a guest on Community Roundtable Podcast with Jim Storer and Doug Haslam and shared many tactics used to build HootSuite through my role as a marketing/community guy. Here it is for the record and archive:

You can download the Community Roundtable Podcast with Dave Olson or listen onboard:

Blurb: 

The Community Roundtable has partnered with Voce Communications to produce a new podcast series, “Conversations with Community Managers.” In this series, TheCR’s Jim Storer joins forces with Voce’s Doug Haslam to speak with people from a variety of industries about their efforts with community and social media management.

Episode #9 features Dave Olson, Marketing Director for HootSuite, which helps people and companies track, monitor and manage their Twitter communities.
Podcast highlights include:
  • How the traditional title of “Marketing Director” translates to online marketing, customer service and social engagement
  • Turning metrics into meaning by realizing the personalities behind the community members
  • Tips on community: making members feel like they belong and are contributing, and that they are being heard and acknowledged
  • Stories about communities in the 1970s, enabled by “ditto machines” and other pre social media technology (the roots of Dave’s current personal projects are found at http://www.uncleweed.com/)
  • An example of a company (SubPop records) that started their community building in the pre-social media era (pre-Internet, even), and evolved it into the age of Twitter
  • Adding value, context and storytelling vs simply “attracting a crowd”

Boots on the Ground at SXSW –  Naked Marketers podcast, 2010

Are you on the bus? Photo by @johnbiehler
are you on the bus? photo by @johnbiehler

My pal Dane Christensen of Strike 10 media (@altadane) and his cohorts create a podcast called “Naked Marketers” described thusly:

“We are the naked marketers. Hosts Pete Wright, Megan Strand, and Dane Christensen and guests are dedicated to pulling back the veil on marketing ridiculousness and folly, and helping communicators develop a strategy that is both effective, authentic, and fully awesome.”

Give a listen to Naked Marketers “Boots on the Ground at SXSW

I was happy to oblige his request for a report from the streets of Austin Texas during SXSW.

I was delayed a few days as i basically lost my voice in the dry air and loud parties but i hopped on the Social Media Club party bus and recruited my pal (and SXSW speaker and ace photographer) John Biehler to help tell the story.

Topics range from bar-b-q and beer to marketing and locative check-in software apps.

The set-up is great as they offer a “caution this podcast is in Canadian” disclaimer off the top. Hope you manage to get the nuance and bear in mind, this was recorded on a brightly coloured converted school bus stockpiled with Molson Canadian beer and a batch of social media renegades.

Here’s their description of Boots on the Ground at SxSW Interactive with Dave Olsen from HootSuite Released Mar 19, 2010

“Direct from the technicolor party bus in Austin comes this SxSW update from our friends Dave Olsen and John Biehler. If you weren’t able to make to Austin for the event this year, check out what Dave and John have to say and then mark your calendars for this time next year, so you can join us for some beer and BBQ in Texas! Dave is a community wrangler for our favorite social media tool HootSuite, and you can find him on Twitter @DaveOHoots. John Biehler is an e-biz analyst and freakishly awesome photographer, and you can find him on Twitter @JohnBiehler.”

Subscribe to Naked Marketers podcast in iTunes

Show notes for Episode 47 « Radio Freethinker

Show notes for Episode 47

Posted by Ethan Clow on January 29, 2010

Radio Freethinker episode 47 – Hour long Olympics episode, we discuss civil rights, security and media with special guest Dave Olson.

Song: The Official Theme song of the Vancouver Whistler 2010 Olympic Games by Geoff Berner

Links:

Dave Olson: http://uncleweed.net/ and http://truenorthmediahouse.com/

Mike Adams “what skeptics really believe”

CCTV and security cameras: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/the-big-question-are-cctv-cameras-a-waste-of-money-in-the-fight-against-crime-822079.html

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs05/hors292.pdf

http://v2010isu.com/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=516&languageId=1&contentId=6821#faq-sp-venues-cctv

http://privacy.openflows.org/lyon_paper.html

Bill 13 – MISCELLANEOUS STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2009 http://www.leg.bc.ca/39th1st/3rd_read/gov13-3.htm

Source: Show notes for Episode 47 « Radio Freethinker

Festive Greetings to Ice Fishermen – Choogle On #82

Festive Greeting to Ice Fishermen
Photo by John Bollwitt, remixed by Uncle Weed

Festive Greetings to Ice Fishermen – Choogle On #82 (36:57, .mp3)

Shortly after New Year’s Day, Uncle Weed recounts highlights from the passing year including a surprising visit with bong-toting ice fishermen on a frozen neighborhood lake, plus recaps on concerts, spreading messages to media and youth, voting often, speaking out, supporting soldiers and peaceniks, resisting cynicism, researching the painter Varley, publishing literature, sparking coverage of Olympics, making a board game, gallery visits, riding the new SeaBus, remembering ole dead gramps, drinking stout and earl grey tea, and the joys of treading on thin ice.

More:

2009 Highlights and Musings – Art and Diligence

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