Rob Cottingham

Rob Cottingham
President, Social Signal

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For 18 years, Social Signal president Rob Cottingham has worked with senior strategic levels of government, business and advocacy organizations to help them engage with audiences – in both the digital and offline worlds.

Pioneering in the online arena comes naturally to Rob, who launched his first web site in 1995. He built one of the earliest party leadership candidate web sites in Canada, launched the country’s first online political game, and oversaw the creation of an ambitious anti-tobacco website targeted to youth years before similar efforts became ubiquitous.

Rob is a seasoned communications strategist and accomplished speechwriter, and his powerful copy and concepts for ads and collateral have won international awards.

Rob believes strongly in sharing his skills and knowledge. An engaging and entertaining presenter, Rob has provided training and facilitation to government departments, political parties and conferences on everything from basic Internet skills to online advocacy.

Rob maintains a long-running blog on technology and public affairs at RobCottingham.ca. He draws the popular Noise to Signal web cartoon, has been a regular freelance contributor to CBC Radio and performs in a variety of venues as a standup comic.

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Location: D138
Rob Cottingham (Social Signal), Alexandra Samuel (Social Signal)
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As a social media strategy firm, Social Signal told its clients to be open and transparent, and to make information as free as possible. But when they realized they weren't following that advice with their own IP, they launched on an experiment: publishing the recipes to their secret sauces. Hear about what's worked, what hasn't... and how revealing their secrets created a marketing windfall. Read more.
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