The Art of Marketing Conference in Toronto

The Art of Marketing Conference is coming to Toronto on May 28, 2014. Tickets are expected to sell out for this event again. This conference is geared for the marketing professional or anyone that has a general interest in productivity, sales, customer service relating to Marketing.  In a rapid changing environment with technology and social media, adding value becomes extremely important to communicating your product or service. Learn and feel inspired by some of the leaders in Marketing. Listen to their stories, get motivated and inspired to lead in your own field of business.

Esteemed Speakers:

Malcom Gladwell: Author of 5 New York Times bestsellers, TIME's 100 Most Influential People.

Marc Ecko: Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Marc Ecko Enterprise & Author

Denise Lee Yohn: Brand Building expert & author, What Great Brands Do

Matthew Dixon: Bestselling Author, The Challenger Sale & Executive Director at CEB.

Scott Stratten: Best Selling Author of UnMarketing, The Book Of Business Awesome (and UnAwesome) & QR Codes Kill Kittens.

Info on the Conference:

Date: Wednesday May 28th, 2014

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Time: 9am - 5pm

To get a SPECIAL OFFER on purchase of tickets use code "BLOG26"
Save $50 per pass, PLUS SAVE an additional $50 per pass if you buy 3 or more! REGISTER

For more info: The Art Of Leadership

Twitter: @TheArtOf

Hashtag: #TheArtOf

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. However, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. 

Google Tech Hub Demo Day

Watch LIVE demos from Google for Entrepeneurs Tech Hub Demo Day. Always great to learn from others and generate great ideas or solutions just from watching this live feed. Enjoy!


10,000 Followers on Twitter!

I've been on Twitter for about 4 years now and have thoroughly enjoyed using this social media tool to communicate, learn, spread social good and meet many new friends like you reading this post!

I recently hit over 10,000 followers and I want to celebrate! It is not an easy thing to build an audience and trust of followers. Over the 4 year period I have been on this platform, I've organized over 40 Tweetups at restaurants, have the privilege to work with numerous brands, begun working as a social media consultant and even started a business -  all because of Twitter! The opportunities continue to grow and I look forward to continue to sharing everything I learn as well as listening to you.

I'll be the first to admit I tweet a lot, but, it's content that is viable and hopefully important to you - my followers, it is updates that keep you abreast on things that happen in my life  and all around Toronto. I enjoying meeting everyone online as well as at events, because we really do have a vibrant and talented social media community here in Toronto.  I hope you continue to follow me on Twitter and if you're new- well, I hope to bring some value to you and your Twitter experience!

On that note, I wish that I could celebrate with all of you but that would be difficult! As most of you know, I do so many contest and giveaways, so I thought I'd stay the course. If you send me any tweet with #clickflick you will be eligible to WIN a $50 Certificate to Rosewater located in Toronto. I'll pick a random winner on Monday.

Good luck and thank you for tweeting, listening and engaging with me on Twitter!


Toronto's Festival of Beer - Spring Sessions

Do you have the Winter Blues? Are you fed up with the snow? It's still very cold in Toronto but, why wait until the weather gets warm to CELEBRATE! Organizers of Toronto's Festival of Beer are introducing Spring Sessions! Spring Sessions is exactly like the popular Beer Festival held every summer in Toronto. Torontonians loves their wobbly pops! Spring Sessions is being held at Evergreen Brick Works this upcoming weekend! The kind folks at the BeerFest have given me a pair  of tickets to giveaway for the Friday Session of Spring Sessions.

ENTER to WIN a pair of Friday Session tickets just tweet me at @clickflickca and tell me why you want to go! Don't forget to add #BeerMe to the tweet! I will select a WINNER tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at 6pm. This contest is open to Toronto/GTA residents only.

Here are some of the beer vendors at this years Spring Sessions:

There will be a FREE shuttle buses from Broadview Station for both nights of Spring Sessions. There is also an indoor and outdoor component to the event. Heaters will be onsite to keep you warm outside. Tickets are priced at $30, which includes 5 Sampling Tokens and a Festive Mug to keep. Purchase tickets below:

Spring Session Tickets: BUY TICKETS


4th Annual St. Party's Day Celebration with Carlsberg

St. Patrick's Day officially falls on Monday March 17, 2014. But thanks to Carlsberg you can now celebrate all weekend long! St. Party's Day is from March 14 - 16, 2014.

Carlsberg St. Party's Day is a weekend long celebration in it's 4th consecutive year. This year, St. Party's Day is being held at Andrew Richards Design, and if the years past are any indication, you won't want to miss this party! What started out as a modest party with 3,000 attendees, St. Party's Day has grown to host over 8,000 people in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

If you're interested in attending St. Party's Day this year I have a limited amount of tickets to give away to some lucky Twitter followers! First, make sure you're following me on Twitter, then send me a tweet with the hashtag, #StPartysDay and I'll hook you with tickets!

Come join me in the fun! Looking forward to celebrating with you, what should be a statutory holiday - St. Party's Day!



Netflix Canada and House of Cards Giveaway

Though the first season only premiered in February 2013 on Netflix, House of Cards is one of those shows that burst onto the scene and has already developed some pretty hardcore fans. All over Twitter and Facebook, people cannot stop talking about how amazing this show is. House of Cards is an American political drama. The storyline surrounds Frank Underwood, played by the very talented Kevin Spacey. Frank is a Democrat from South Carolina who gets passed over for appointment as Secretary of State. Frank then decided to seek revenge on all those who betrayed him.
I must have been living under a rock, because I've just recently started watching House of Cards! I'm excited to say I've finally set up my Netflix account and can't wait to catch up to the newest season. I'm currently on Season 1, Episode 7. I'm enjoying the different story lines and watching the characters develop. Oh, Zoe!

Cards Against Humanity is another phenomenon that has come about. Cards Against Humanity is unlike any party game you have ever played. It is not for the sensitive at heart! It's rude, it's awkward, it's hilarious. Playing the game is pretty simple. In each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. The group then votes in which answer was the funniest.
If you haven't played Cards Against Humanity before, now is your chance. Netflix, House of Cards and Cards Against Humanity have teamed up with to give away a set of Cards Against Humanity as well as a House of Cards expansion pack! Good Luck!

Floorplay Socks Giveaway

WIN this collection of sock. Value of $50
I remember the days when my sock choices were pretty simple; white socks and black socks. That was pretty much it. I would go to the mall or flea market and buy the 5 pack socks for like $10 only to find out that you get what you pay for. They would only last me a few weeks or i'd lose them in the dryer. You all have experienced this too, right? Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy these type of socks, but I needed to bring my sock game up and get me some style on my toes! Insert - Floorplay Socks!

Sock It To Me Socks
Recently I stumbled upon Floorplay Socks in Toronto via Twitter. It's a cool little spot that has literally thousands of different pairs of socks in different styles. It's one of the best spots to get exclusive and unique style socks from brands such as Cole & Parker, Richer Poorer, Sock It To Me and their own Floorplay private label.  One of the cool things about the Floorplay Socks is that it's a local business, based here in Toronto.  Floorplay Socks really have a great collection of styles for both men and women. If you visit during the warmer months (you remember those, right?) Floorplay Socks offers lemon water to their customers. Floorplay Socks is even dog friendly with treats for guests with pets! Nice touch, right?
FloorPlay socks is dog friendly.
The staff at Floorplay Socks are very informative and knowledgable about all things socks. For example, the staff informed me they carry a line of socks by Instance that have a silicon patch that prevents your sock from sagging down your leg at the inside of the sock opening. Isn't that an awesome feature for a sock? Overall, if you're a business man, hipster or just someone with eclectic taste, Floorplay Socks is your sock resource. They definitely have the widest collection of creative and stylish socks. Go check them out for quality and affordable stylish socks.

Checkout Floorplay Socks matching socks and Oscars outfit tweets. Cool right?

They carry various sock brands from all around the world. I'm told they'll be even getting socks from Japan too! Here are some of the various brands.

Instance Socks
His and Hers Cole & Parker Socks

Various Exclusive Socks.

Thanks to Floorplay Socks I will give one lucky follower a chance to WIN 3 pairs of unique socks. (Value $50-first picture)

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I love to support local business in Toronto. Invest in your own communities when you can. To reach me and if you have any questions, shoot me a tweet at @clickflickca

Twitter: @FloorplaySocks

Facebook: Floorplay Socks

Address: 762 Queen Street West

Phone: 416-504-7325