Social Media

Introducing Number 15...

Jan112012
…Jason Faber! That’s right, we’ve hired our second “Jason”, and 15th member of the bv02 team. 2011 was certainly a spectacular year of growth here at bv02, and we couldn’t be happier to have Jason on board! With Jason’s addition to the team in early December, the walls at the bv02 office are officially ready to burst. A graduate of Bishop’s…

Do you "check in"?

Oct042011
Consider these recent headlines and stats: – Foursquare recently hit a billion check ins and has over 10 million users. – Facebook is killing off its “Places” function, but replacing it with an option to check in when updating your status. – Gowalla is redesigning its apps and redefining itself more as local guide application.…

Social Media Marketing Myths

Sep092011
The majority of businesses are jumping on the social media marketing bandwagon and have no plan implemented, nor have they done any research on whether or not social media will even work for their company. Why are they spending all this time tweeting or attempting to draw traffic to their Facebook and Google+ pages if it’s just going to fall flat on their…

OC Transpo Mobile Website

Jul112011
Today was a very exciting day for us at bv02 and for our client, OC Transpo.  Andrew Milne, along with Chair Diane Deans and OC Transpo General Manager Alain Mercier introduced Ottawa to the new and improved OC Transpo mobile website – located at octranspo1.com/mobi The new mobi website makes the most commonly used aspects of the OC Transpo website –…

Twitter U.

Jun022011
Twitter for Students Twitter is an application that everyone loves to hate. Maybe you have noticed people, probably younger than yourself, manically using the tool or have heard tales of the frivolous interaction it encourages i.e. “I’m eating fruit yogurt”.  To the casual uninformed user the value of Twitter is minimal. It can be a distraction,…

Getting Started Using Foursquare For Your Business

May302011
No doubt, by now, you’ve heard of at least one of the many location based check in platforms available to smartphone users. Location based platforms have literally turned the world into one large game, allowing users to “Check in” to locations or complete challenges to gain points, titles, badges, or rewards for their efforts. The real bonus for you comes…

Meet me on Facebook

Nov192010
Facebook has made quite a few changes as of late. First, Facebook “Deals” was introduced early last week – a huge game changer for businesses who want to build loyalty and drive business by rewarding customers with discounts and other special offers. This Monday, however, Facebook announced the launch of a modern messaging system that merges…

Harry Potter Social Media Campaign

Oct052010
Ever wonder what Hogwarts would be like if Harry could use Facebook to let friends know about his Quidditch match next week, or some magical iPhone app to concur He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named? Well take a look at this social media campaign being launched for part 1 and 2 of the final movie in the series – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. Hogwarts finally…

Understanding SEO

Sep012010
I’m no front-end developer – I’m new to the world of website development, and technical jargon was, prior to working at bv02, foreign to me. We’ve received a lot of questions lately about whether or not our websites are SEO friendly, and the answer to that is, well, yes. Every website our automatons developers create are optimized to rank highly in search…

Where the Facebook Are You?

Aug202010
On Wednesday Facebook officially announced that their wildly anticipated location based feature, Facebook Places was up and ready for business. Two days later it has slowly began trickling into Canada,  it seems to be available sporadically throughout the country. As always with every Facebook announcement there has been an out poor of questions, blog…