Natasha Burtenshaw-deVries

Digital Marketing, Content and SEO Specialist. Soccer player. Sailor. Hiker. Skiier. Huge Toronto FC fan. Reader. Problem solver. Lifelong learner. 20-something just trying to navigate this crazy world. Connect with me on Twitter @natasha_bd

Social Enterprise…What Does It Really Mean?

  This is the first in a four-part series where I explore marketing and branding in the social enterprise industry. Today’s post demystifies the world of social enterprise and lays the groundwork for digging in from the marketing angle. Check back on Tuesday for part two! Social enterprise. Charity. Social innovation. Corporate social responsibility. Non-profit. …

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Our Mobile World: A Day in the Life of a 24-Year Old and Her iPhone

  If I had a dollar for every time my grandmother asked, “do you ever take your eyes off that thing?” then I would have…well…a lot of dollars. Sorry Grandma but it’s 2018 and mobile is where it’s at.  Grandma may think it’s a waste of time, but my iPhone helps me stay organized, it …

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The Friday File: September 28th

It’s been a while (err, about 4 months) since I’ve published this but I’ve decided to get back to doing this regularly. A weekly post sharing some of what I’ve been reading and watching throughout the week. Enjoy! Local cannabis retail shops – Burlington Ward 1 candidates weigh-in on provincial opt-out option (John Bkila, Burlington …

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Content Meets Copyright: Ethical Content Marketing

In a world where content is king, content marketers are busy bees making content to feed their audiences. In 2018, it’s not just about feeding them so they’re no longer hungry but feeding them higher quality content using multiple mediums and platforms that targets various consumer needs and stages of the purchasing journey. Sound exhausting? …

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Digital Literacy in 2018: It’s a Given, Isn’t It?

It’s 2018, isn’t everybody digitally literate? Digital literacy may seem like a default skill in 2018, and it is if you define it as being able to use the internet and other digital tools. I, however, would argue that true digital literacy encompasses more than just the ability to use the internet and requires a …

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The Friday File: March 9th

A weekly post sharing some of what I’ve been reading and watching throughout the week.  The clues to a great story (TED Talk, Andrew Stanton) Make me care, 2+2, wonder. A great talk about telling great stories. An Ode to Toronto FC (Jeffery P. Nesker, Waking the Red) In Bez we trust. Toronto ‘Till I …

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The Friday File: February 23rd

The first in a new weekly series sharing some of what I’ve been reading and watching throughout the week. The Power of Sharing Your Story With Students by Beth Pandolpho Educators are human beings too, the more you show this the more successful your students’ learning experience will be. Being honest about my experiences learning …

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7 Things I Learned From 6 Weeks In The North

Foreward I debated whether or not to write anything to share publicly. Out of respect for my terms of employment, for the respect and privacy of those in the communities I visited, out of fear of saying the wrong thing, and to not just be another white person taking up space where Indigenous voices should …

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