I've moved!

I've moved to hanspetermeyer.ca/blog ... A much-needed update and upgrade on my blog and my website.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Please note: I've moved the blog

Did I need more things to do? No. Did I need to upgrade my blog and my website? Yes. That's why I'm now at hanspetermeyer.ca. And why the blog lives at hanspetermeyer.ca/blog.

Google is taking it's time finding my posts at the new blog, and there is a lot to fix. Please be patient as I make the transition. It's something I should have done a long (long) time ago. 

See you at hanspetermeyer.ca!


Monday, September 08, 2014

How a selfie can do more than promote self-indulgence

BC Farmers’ Market's selfie promotion was an opportunity to do more than indulge the “selfie nation.” The  “selfie” promotion was a good way to use social media to promo markets and produces.

But wait a minute: What was actually being promoted?

My post at Medium talks about why I voted for the selfie that wasn't just an exercise in self-indulgence. Some things to consider when you run your selfie business promotion.


hans peter meyer ~ content & events services
and picatic evangelist
@hanspetermeyer on Twitter

Sunday, August 31, 2014

CARTI at North Island College - supporting business innovation and economic development

Watch for the survey link coming soon - that's how you can enter to win #FlavourSept21 tickets!
Got a business on the North Island? Naomi Tabata wants to hear from you - and she wants to give away a pair of tickets to #FlavourSept21 to someone who completes her short 5 minute survey (link coming this week).

How to win? Give 5 minutes of input  

To find out how to win, and how to help Naomi support business innovation on the Island, watch for my #NIC_CARTI interview with Naomi this week. That's when she'll be releasing the link to the survey. Follow CARTI on Twitter @NIC_CARTI or me @hanspetermeyer for up-to-date intel.

Who is Naomi Tabata? 

Naomi's with North Island College's Centre for Applied Research, Technology, and Innovation (CARTI). In September CARTI is launching a research project that will help NIC connect with business innovators in the region.

An example: One of the businesses that CARTI is helping to grow is Island Telemetrics, based in Cumberland. Island Telemetrics's founder Steve Morgan talks about how NIC helped build their innovative business in this short video clip.

It's Not Just Tech!

Naomi says CARTI isn't just interested in tech innovation. They're interested in any business innovations that they can help - with research, expertise, what have you.

Your business could be in
  • food, 
  • tourism, 
  • manufacturing, 
  • forestry, 
  • aquaculture - there is no limit. 
CARTI needs to hear from you to find out how they can better support business innovation and economic development on the North Island.

Why Am I So Keen?

CARTI is a client, so I'm doing my part to get the word out with content and survey strategy (that's some of what I do at hanspetermeyer.ca). But there's more to it. I genially work with clients I think are "good things" for my community or region. I think CARTI is one of those.

As some of you know, I used to work with the Communities Institute of BC (1992-1999), an initiative that started at North Island College as a community outreach project – connecting post-secondary resources with "learning about community issues." I was thrilled to meet Naomi and hear about CARTI. I'm particularly excited that she's invited me to be a small part of what CARTI is.

If this clicks for you, or if you want to see business innovation and economic development on the North Island, please share this post with business owners and managers in the greater North Vancouver Island region.

For More Information

FMI about CARTI see the website.
You can also follow them on Twitter at @NIC_CARTI. Watch for the survey link coming soon!

FMI about Island Telemetrics see the website. You can also follow them on Twitter @IslandTele. Watch for the Island Telemetrics profile coming soon to CVWebPosse.com - part of the CVWebPosse "rich" profile series, promoting the region's web / tech sector.

August 31, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

My #GrowHack2014 report - at Techvibes

Phil Jama and Jeff LaPorte - Team Daft Hack sporting their Recon-equipped gear, part of their JumpSquad winning hack at #GrowHack2014, Whistler August 2014
20 teams. 70 people. One room. 30 hours to build something to make Whistler the "smartest, most connected resort destination in the world." I wrote about it for Techvibes here...