Doug Lacombe is the President of communicatto located in Calgary, Alberta. His company is a digital marketing, public relations, and investor relations agency that help companies integrate new and old media.
I wanted to interview Doug because he is a very active member in the Calgary Marketing scene. I first saw Doug speak at a Social Media BootCamp that Capulet Communications held in Calgary several months ago. He shared a case study where he injected social media into a non-profit fundraising event – it was a great session.
Doug is an active member in many associations and he is active Twitterer that keeps us in the loop of upcoming events.
He is a true Tribe creator in his Tweeting style – he shares information and ads value without asking for anything in return.
I hope you enjoy learning more about what makes Doug tick:
SBK: Describe what you do.
Doug: Digital media consultant
SBK: IPhone or Blackberry?
Doug: BlackBerry after selling my iPhone (couldn’t get used to the virtual keyboard)
SBK: What associations and groups do you participate in?
- CMA – Canadian Marketing Association www.the-cma.org, Doug is the Director of Communiations with the Calgary CMA
- CPRS – The Canadian Public Relations Society www.cprscalgary.com, Doug is the Director at Large – Digital Media with CPRS
- Calgary Reads www.calgaryreads.com, Doug is a Director of the Board
- CIRI – Canadian Investors Relations Institute www.ciri.org
- IABC – International Association of Business Communicators www.iabccalgary.com
- Third Tuesday http://www.meetup.com/third-tuesday-calgary/
(Now that I know how busy Doug really is – I should have asked what him how many hours of sleep he gets in a day!)
SBK: How has your career evolved?
Doug: A long and winding road starting in the newspaper business, progressing through software, wireless telecom, newswire, and now consulting.
SBK: What Social Media tool helped your business the most?
Doug: It’s a tie between Twitter and blogging
SBK: Where do you see for yourself in the future?
Doug: I hope doing what I’m doing only more of it!
SBK: Where will you be focusong online in 2010?
Doug: Developing strategies for my clients success
SBK: Name your favorite 5 websites or online tools.
Doug: Freshbooks, Tungle, WordPress, Mashable, Google Apps
SBK: What is the coolest technology you enjoy?
SBK: What do you when you are not on your computer or mobile?
Doug: Read, walk my dog, watch movies
SBK: What does it take to be successful?
Doug: Perseverance, attitude, humility, generosity, and confidence
Doug will be at the upcoming “Third Tuesday” Meetup in Calgary where Julien Smith (co-author of Trust Agents) will be speaking. This event is free and will be fabulous. http://www.meetup.com/third-tuesday-calgary/
For more information on Doug’s company: http://communicatto.com/
Follow Doug on Twitter: @dblacombe
Thanks for your time Doug!