IABC Ottawa honours bv02, Lex PR, Canada Council for the Arts...

Jun252015
The bv02 team enjoyed a sweet surprise this past week, as the local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) stopped by to deliver two Excel Awards in person and celebrate with treats and warm wishes. Congratulations go to our partners Lex PR and the Canada Council for the Arts for their wins, both of which were Awards of Excellence.…

bv02’s The Brief – Episode 5: Holistic Assessment with...

Jun222015
Jarrett Laughlin – Holistic Assessment In this Episode of the Brief we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jarrett Laughlin -Education Consultant and partner here at bv02. As an educational consultant, Jarrett is passionate about improving the quality of education for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada. Statistics are just…

bv02’s The Brief – Episode 4: Mobile Strategy: with Rob...

Jun192015
  We’re cresting on the future of mobile right now, yet some business strategists may not acknowledge this due to the nature of their business. It’s not just about technology, or mobile, it’s about your business – about what YOU want to achieve; consider your business platform and how mobile accessibility could benefit your business.…

Andrew's Espresso Shot: Is Print Dead?

Jun162015
Is print dead? This is a question that I have been asked a lot recently, rightfully so since I have made it very clear that I don’t do print. I have witnessed newspapers, catalogues, and magazines all drop in viewership and countless articles claiming print is dying, but do I think print is dead? No, Print is still part of the marketing mix, I just rather focus on…

bv02’s The Brief – Episode 3: Students on Ice with Geoff...

Jun162015
“You have to love it before you are moved to save it.” – Sylvia Earle, Marine Biologist, Oceanographer and “Ocean Queen” according to Geoff Green In this episode of The Brief, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Geoff Green, founder and president of the award-winning education program “Students on Ice”. Green is recognized as a passionate…

Hacking for Social Good - bv02 at Random Hacks of Kindness (June...

Jun112015
The weekend of June 6&7 2015 marks Ottawa’s 4th Random Hacks of Kindness. Its 2 day event that connects not-for-profits and community groups with developers, strategists, and designers who can help them solve technology problems. Its a hackathon for social good. This type of event really highlights the role private companies can and need to play…

A New Paradigm In Transit: Understanding Mobility as a Service

Jun072015
The genesis of this conversation came from thoughts around ridesharing and how it’s changing the face of customer service, but as we dive deeper or look further afield, we see it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Spending the last 3 days at the Canadian Urban Transport Association conference in Winnipeg added perspective and dimension to this conversation.…

Working remotely: a "Remote Year"

Jun012015
This is part two in a series of post about remote work. Part one focused on remote work at bv02, how it’s going and how we do it. If you didn’t read it, you can find it here. In that post, I alluded to something new I’ll be doing with respect to remote work. I’m excited to announce that I will not only continue to work remotely for bv02, but that starting in June,…

Working remotely at bv02 for two years - how is it going?

May142015
Hello from the West Coast! I’m Paul Wright, the long-time Information Architect, User Experience Designer, multi-tasker here at bv02. I’ve been at bv02 for almost 4 years and I’ve been working remotely from Vancouver for the past two. Things are about to get even more interesting on the remote working front, but I’ll save that tasty bit of news for my…

Why you need more games in your office.

May052015
I am well known in the bv02 office for my love of board games. The recent influx of popularity in the hobby has caused many cities to sprout board game cafes where patrons can pay a minimal fee to sit and play for hours. I’ve spoken at length to anyone who will listen about the merits of games as a hobby and an activity. Games are proven to keep the mind sharp and…

Zero-Day Vulnerability: WordPress Security Bulletin

Apr292015
WordPress has recently released a warning of a Cross Site Scripting vulnerability in its code and has urged administers to update their sites immediately. You may have seen this referred to in the media as the “Zero-Day Vulnerability”.  The essence of Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities is that they can allow malicious code to hijack your…