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Donna Papacosta

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Writer, speaker, podcaster, communications and social media consultant, workshop leader and part-time university instructor. As a consultant, I emphasize the importance of storytelling and relationship-building, and enjoy helping people understand how today’s technology, combined with tried-and-true tactics, can help them communicate better with employees, customers and prospects.

About Donna Papacosta

Writer, speaker, podcaster, communications and social media consultant, workshop leader and part-time university instructor. As a consultant, I emphasize the importance of storytelling and relationship-building, and enjoy helping people understand how today’s technology, combined with tried-and-true tactics, can help them communicate better with employees, customers and prospects.

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Blogging still matters in 2016 and beyond

Yes, blogging is still important. Some of us started blogging back in the days before social media was even called social media. But we blogged...

Three decades of networking tips

When I was a young, green freelance writer, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. And that’s a good thing. If I’d realized how...

Toronto Fall workshops now open: Blogging and Twitter

Toronto is still steamy, but I’m thinking about the fall season. In fact, I’ve already planned two workshops: Blogging for Fun and Profit on Friday,...

Happy work anniversary to me

Each year around this time, LinkedIn reminds my connections that it’s the anniversary of “Trafalgar Communications.” What this really means: Thirty-one years ago I...

Check out these student blogs

Each semester I usually share the blogs written by the students I teach at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. The spring/summer...

The power of podcasting

This week I've been attending Social Media Week Toronto (#SMWiTO) and yesterday gave a presentation on "the power of podcasting." The audience was very...

Do you need a social media audit?

Bravo for you and your organization if you’re using social media. But do you know if it’s working? When was the last time you...

Age is no excuse for not embracing social media

Not long ago I was attending a conference for women in business. During the Q&A, a woman who had been presenting on a marketing...

No more long voicemails!

Back in the day, I used to have a client who’d leave me voice mails that were so long, she had to phone two...

The biggest mistake you’re making on Twitter

I attended a workshop last week where the facilitator made an offhand comment about Twitter: “I don’t like it. I hardly use it. It’s...

BrainstationTO panel on social media: recap

Last night I attended a lively meetup on social media at Brainstation Toronto. The fast-paced discussion covered trends in social media, particularly for brands. Many...

Content marketing: Three things to think about

Marketing tip of the week Before embarking on a content marketing program, here are three things to consider: Getting started Consider drawing up a content marketing statement...

Mitch Joel speaks at U of T #digitaledu

When I had coffee with Mitch Joel last December, he graciously offered to come to speak to my class at the University of Toronto....

Two new tools for podcasters: Zencastr and Simple Podcast Press

The world of podcasting is ever changing, with new apps and tools being announced all the time. Today I thought I’d share with you...

Happy 10th birthday to Twitter!

My favourite social media tool is now 10 years old. To celebrate, Twitter has shared a video of Twitter highlights over the past decade. Remember...

10 steps to improve your website copy

Is your website pulling its weight? As an essential element of your marketing efforts, your site needs to attract prospects, and keep them around...

Spring cleaning for your social media accounts

It's almost spring in my part of the world. Can you feel it where you are? Perhaps it's time to clean up your social media...

Questions the new content marketer must answer

I’m a big fan of content marketing. I often write and speak about this technique because I think it’s powerful and most importantly, effective....

Three ways to not look like an amateur writer

Marketing tip of the week Many of us love to use images to communicate these days, but words matter – a lot. Check out these...

5 reasons to register for my content marketing and social media...

Need a reason to register for my upcoming workshop on building your business with content marketing and social media? Here are five. 5...