In a few days, it will be my last day at Yahoo! (just like certain predecesors blogging about it before: Chad Dickerson;Â Ian Kennedy)Â after what has been an intense and fun trip into the purple DNA world for almost 3 years.
I am happy to have had under my belt,
some key events and accomplishments that marked and made me as much
as marked the brand - locally speaking, of course. Â Just
to name a few:
1) the 24 hours of Flickr in Montreal (People suddenly realized there was a local Flickr presence here under the Olympic Stadium….). That activity was part of the *delighting our communities* motto at Yahoo!
2) I was happy to launch the first ever Yahoo! QuÃ©bec t-shirt, a
Good life apparelÂ creation, Â a
local artist who does the yearly James Brown Tees… There is a
limited edition of 250 Ts… Those who were lucky enough to put
a hold on them, well, just keep them preciously.
3) I was more than glad to participate in the Rebranding of Yahoo! QuÃ©bec (which previously had another name.) and to be part of the team with Ogilvy Montreal to launch the first Yahoo! QuÃ©bec offline marketing campaign that is currently running in the subway, buses and highways.
4) With a super dream team, I was excited to launch the most recent versions of Yahoo! QuÃ©bec Messenger in french from 5.9 to 8.0, Â and webmessenger and all these communication products (mail, avatars, profiles, etc.) and the community products.
5) I was happy to have resurrected the good’ ol’ Mon Yahoo! QuÃ©bec, the rss feed aggregator.
7) above all, I was really blessed by a more than amazing local community of techies, lovers, bloggers, challengers, mentors, startups, brainiacs, etc. Â From Patrick Tanguay, Michelle Blanc, Heri, Philippe Martin,Â Olie Ze Kat, just to name a few (this is a non-exhaustive list, I could go on with a list of a hundred names…).
In a few weeks, i am
starting at Deloitte Canada, heading up the online Marketing
Department and teams in Montreal and Toronto.
And a 30 seconds Introduction to Deloitte video, with a lil’ extra spice:
See you all very soon!
Katheline previously known as Katz_kul in the Flickr ecosystem.
Â ”Geek and Sexy”, that is how StÃ©phanie Lalut, freelancer at Infopresse, describes me in the Infopresse October 2008 Print Magazine Edition! Â Of course, she is making an obvious reference to The Gazette’s Sexiest Geek Title I had the privilege to win in 2007. Â As much as the sexy side, she drafts a brief portrait on my Internet Product and Marketing Manager career to date and diverse background in Marketing, advertising and music industry. Â
Two corrections though:
- I did a certificate in Journalism at University of Montreal, not at l’UQAM.
- Flickr is written Flickr.com not flicker.com
Overall I am really happy about this article that highlights the hard work I have accomplished to this date.
I do not usually speak politics on this blog. But, listening to a unplugged guitar song online at the Canada for Obama music Channel on this website inspired me: canadaforobama.ca i just felt like an inspired Canadian! Â There is some hip hop as well. Â All these songs were inspired by the Obama side of the campaign. The Milagro Group is organizing this election night party on November 4th, 2008 at OPUS.
As seen on my undisclosed Tumblr account, I developed an obsession for the New Google Android phone. Not for what it actually represents but for the potential market share that it could one day seize on that tumultuous Telecommunication Market. Â Here are some user snapshots of this G1 unboxing moment. Â I guess this User is a poweruser…
This is an achievement for me to have the priviledge to win the Q2-2008 European Awards amongst all my Yahoo! European and Canadia colleagues. Â And I congratulate all the teams that were able to qualify and receive mentions.
See this blog post at this link:Â yahoo-europe-q2-awards-grand-price-winner
The Montreal Marketing Association First Conference that took place on October 8, 2008 on Innovation in Web 2.0 showcased four speakers prolific in their respective area of specialization. Hugh McGuire from Librivox broke the ice and presented the audio books community, then StÃ©phane Delbecque from Six Apart spoke about mobile and blogging technologies, Robyn Tippins from the Yahoo! Developer Network spoke about the application ecosystem and the openness around Yahoo! and the broad reach of the developer Network. Austin Hill Â presented his innovative new reality-based startupÂ Akoha.
Attendees feedback seem to all go in the same direction: ”That conference really was interesting, with diverse content and perspectives”. Whether the type of innovation that was forcasted was useful to certain attendees or not, all depends on the business they are in. Some attendees come from a more traditional enterprise background and some from 2.0 firms.
StÃ©phane Delbecque gracefully presented the type of Innovation that is put forward at Six Apart: ”Openness and Mobility”.
In his own words:
Web 2.0 is a deep change in the way internet users interact with each others, services, content and media. For the first time, people have the ability to express themselves and get their voice heard. This revolution resulted in acceleration in innovation, gave tools to anyone whoâ€™d want to build something and opened new opportunities for companies that would embrace it. For two guys and a dog in a garage, as well as companies such as Six Apart, innovation in Web 2.0 enlightened a strong need for openness (i.e. with OpenID and APIs) and took the form of a new vehicle, the mobile phone, which is the perfect tool for creating, consulting and sharing with friends, family and online services.