Category Archives: Industry – Government and Politics

Trudeau’s third child, Hadrian, hijacks the news cycle

In case you haven’t heard, Justin Trudeau’s third child Hadrian Trudeau, was born this morning. At 8 pounds and 3 ounces, the latest member of the Trudeau family was born just a week after the Liberal Party’s national convention . The Liberal leader made the announcement in French and English on Twitter at 10 AM this morning. Welcome to the world, little Hadrian. 8lbs 3oz, Sophie is wonderful, Xavier and Ella-Grace couldn’t be prouder. pic.twitter.com/L8T3CW2kME — Justin Trudeau, MP (@JustinTrudeau) February 28, 2014   After that, as you can see in the chart below, … Continue reading

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Politicians want your retweets — RT this if you agree

We’ve been tracking MPs on Twitter since the Speech from the Throne in the fall and we’ve already taken a look at who is the most influential MPs in terms of retweets. But with politicians heading back to Parliament this week, I wanted to look at the data we’d collected over the break. The most influential users hadn’t changed much ( Stephen Harper , Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau were once again on top). But I did find an interesting trend after looking at which tweets were most popular. Of all … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau’s Senate shakeup and the effect of journalism on public opinion

Yesterday federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau released a bombshell announcing that Liberal Senators had been kicked out of the Liberal caucus . This, of course, added more fuel to the current Senate scandal. At MediaMiser our first question was, “how will this be perceived by the Canadian electorate?” Being a media analysis and intelligence company, this is the typical reaction we have when immediately hit with a breaking story — whether it’s something that effects our clients or the public at large in both traditional and social media. … Continue reading

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Top 10 blogs of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, we decided to look back at our top 10 blog posts from 2013 in case you missed them. With top media stories such as Toronto Mayor Rob Ford , Miley Cyrus’ dance moves and Canadian political scandals in the Senate , our most viewed blogs tended to be light hearted focusing on TV shows, food and top influencers on Parliament Hill. Our top blog for 2013, with almost 4,000 unique views, was the reaction on Twitter to the red wedding on the Game of Thrones. And really, who wasn’t talking about that episode! … Continue reading

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Twitter on the Hill: Jason Kenney, Paul Wells the top influencers so far

It’s been just over one month since the Speech from the Throne and since the Prime Minister reopened Parliament, we’ve been tracking Twitter mentions of nearly 250 MPs and almost 150 Hill journalists. We’ll be releasing a full report later on, but since it’s been such a busy month in Canadian politics, we thought we’d check in to see who’s influencing the conversation in Ottawa so far. While it might seem obvious that party leaders Stephen Harper , Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair  would dominate the political spotlight, the top influencer crown … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau event backfires badly on Twitter

What I’m sure started out as a well-meaning fundraising event turned into a nightmare for Liberal leader Justin Trudeau last night. The poster for tonight’s “Justin – Unplugged” event quickly went viral — and not in a good way — and Trudeau was accused of sexism and “ mansplaining .” The hashtag for the event, #askjustin , was also commandeered and was a trending topic in Canada both Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. As you can see in the timeline below, the hashtag exploded at … Continue reading

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Senate Scandal: National outrage, or Parliament Hill echo chamber?

The Senate expense scandal has gone from low rumble to full roar in the past week. Every media outlet in the country has been covering the House of Commons and Senate around the clock, and it seems as though the entire country is paying attention . Being Ottawans, though, we sometime have a hard time telling if anyone outside the Capital Region actually cares about what’s happening on the Hill. To get a better idea, we figured we’d see what social media had to say. We’ve tracked the … Continue reading

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MediaMiser’s GTEC Twitter report released today

We released an analysis repor t today on the social media impact of GTEC , the Government Technology Exhibition and Conference. Held at the beautiful Ottawa Convention Centre , the annual event draws up to 7,000 attendees annually including renowned speakers from all walks of the technology industry. Keynotes this year ranged from Deloitte’s Bill Eggers and Cisco Senior VP Carlos Dominguez , to Treasury Board President Tony Clement and Minister for PWGSC Diane Finley . In our report, we explored which which speakers got the most mentions on Twitter (Bill Eggers’ “Solution Revolution” keynote … Continue reading

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Throne Speech Coverage: Media focuses on Yousafzai, EU Trade Deal

The Conservative government held its Speech from the Throne yesterday to open a new session of Parliament. As expected, the media covered the event heavily, picking apart the Governor General’s words. We collected over 13,000 online news articles between yesterday and this morning, and analyzed them to see which of the government’s initiatives got the most attention from the press. The most popular announcement by far was the news that the government was close to signing the EU free trade … Continue reading

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Who is influencing the social media conversation around GTEC 13?

GTEC , Canada’s government technology event, has been in full swing for two full days down at the beautiful Ottawa Convention Centre . And, as always, what an event it’s been so far. Let’s just say that if you enjoy mixing cutting-edge technology with government, all while throwing in a healthy dash of  speed dating while discussing open data , then this is certainly the event for you. Social media obviously plays a big role in any technology conference, so we thought we’d use our analysis software to quickly pick … Continue reading

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