Building on the March 25 posting by LeeAnn Cupidio, we wanted to delve a little further into the somewhat confusing situation faced by Registered Canadian Amateur Athletic Associations (RCAAAs) regarding the applicability of the Canada’s Anti Spam Legislation (CASL). Of particular interest is … [Read more...] about CASL Part II – What it Means for RCAAAs
Canada’s Anti-Spam Law* (CASL) was passed in December 2010 and is expected to come into force on July 1, 2014. Once in effect, the CASL is intended to protect Canadians from receiving unwanted communications while ensuring that businesses can continue to operate and compete in the … [Read more...] about New Anti-Spam Legislation – What Does it Mean for Sport Organizations?
The speed at which young people use and discard social mediums (plural: media) often outpaces the speed at which adults understand those same social media. Adults, and by extension sport organizations, are now very familiar with Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Sport organizations know how to use … [Read more...] about Instagram and Vine: New Social Media Has Same Risks for Sport Organizations
The recent Olympic Games were the ‘Socialympics’ and, as our colleagues at arnoldi mcpherson illustrated in their excellent report, there were more than a handful of social media issues that sport organizations needed to address. Though National and Provincial Sport Organizations (NSOs and PSOs) … [Read more...] about Does Your Organization Need a Social Media Policy?
Guest post by Janice Arnoldi, Arnoldi McPherson. Canadian sports organizations and athletes should keep the social media momentum coming out of the London 2012 Olympics. These Games were truly the "Socialympics". A record setting four billion people worldwide tuned-in to watch the Olympics on TV … [Read more...] about Socialympics – How Sports Organizations and Athletes Used Social Media at London 2012
A recent story involving two Australian athletes underscores the difficulty that some Canadian National Sport Organizations (NSOs) may face leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. One Australian swimmer posted a picture, on his private Facebook account, of himself and another … [Read more...] about Guns, Athlete Behaviour, and Social Media