A word from our sponsor: Rogers Communications


Rogers, a sup­porter of Pod­Camp Toronto for sev­eral years now, has returned to PCTO13 as a Gold Spon­sor! We hooked up with Elise Ondet (@RogersElise) to chat with her about Rogers’ spon­sor­ship and why they’re sup­port­ing us this year:

Why is Rogers spon­sor­ing PodCamp?

Rogers has always been a huge fan of Pod­Camp Toronto. #PCTO has a true com­mu­nity feel­ing, and that’s what social media is all about. We love being able to catch up with old friends and finally meet in real life the peo­ple we’re inter­act­ing with online on a daily basis. We love the vari­ety of ses­sions and the vari­ety of the con­ver­sa­tions in the “sessions-between-the-sessions”!

What “hot top­ics” of con­ver­sa­tion are you look­ing for­ward to at this year’s PodCamp?

Social media is con­stantly burst­ing with new plat­forms and new tools. Pin­ter­est, how do you use it? Has any­one dabbed into Vine for brands yet? Is pod­cast­ing mak­ing a come-back? What about Google+? Insta­gram –what are the new oppor­tu­ni­ties now that it’s avail­able on the web too?
Most impor­tantly, who does the best #HarlemShake? The fire­fight­ers or the army? Now, this a cru­cial debate.

What can atten­dees expect from Pod­Camp Toronto they prob­a­bly won’t see or hear at other events this year?

It’s the sense of com­mu­nity that you get at Pod­Camp that makes it really dif­fer­ent. Every­one is on an equal foot­ing, pre­sen­ters in the morn­ing will be lis­ten­ing in in the after­noon, and whether you’re start­ing in social media or you’re a “social media guru” Pod­Camp gives you an oppor­tu­nity to get out of it what you’re look­ing for. You’re a ses­sion fan? Go to as many as you want and with the vari­ety of top­ics, you won’t be dis­ap­pointed. You like to net­work? Hang out in the hall­way and finally meet in real life that witty guy who’s mak­ing you laugh every day on Twit­ter. We’re one com­mu­nity, all social media addicts!

Is Rogers par­tic­i­pat­ing in any ses­sions? Are you doing any­thing spe­cific this year?

We sure are! We’re par­tic­i­pat­ing in a panel: “How not to suck at social cus­tomer ser­vice”. Come check it out!

We’ll hold our #Roger­sCharg­ingSta­tion because what is a social media event with dead smart­phones? We want to keep the con­ver­sa­tion alive and for that, you can come and get some juice for your device at our table.

And sur­prises for you: we have amaz­ing prizes to win and we’ve orga­nized a SMavenger hunt, aka a social media scav­enger hunt, to enter. Details will be at the #Roger­sCharg­ingSta­tion table, or you’ll eas­ily spot one of us in our red shirts: come and ask us questions :)