I first met with Telus PR in 2009, since we’ve done some amazing things together. Back then, ‘influencer marketing’ was something for celebrities (Paris, Britney, Beyonce) and I was still working at Much/MTV.

Since then, Telus and I have done some really fun things together like mobile updates from around the world, scaling a building, building a garden, and donating to charities. Last year, TELUS created #TeamTelus Advocates, an official group of influencers across Canada to help them spread Telus vibes across the country through community involvement, sharing experiences, and talking about tech.

I’m happy to share I’m on the 2016/17 team w/¬†a bunch of great¬†Canadians!

I’ve got a few stories planned over the next couple months including getting my dad set up his first¬†android, travel packages (I’m away most of October!!) AND MY NEW iPHONE 7+!¬†OMG, I can’t wait to get my new phone and take that camera on adventures.


Check out some of the #TeamTELUS Advocates below, see full list here.

In case you missed the videos we did this year, check out the Mother’s Day one below and scroll a little bit more to see my excited face after scaling down Toronto City Hall at the Rope for Hope for Make-A-Wish Foundation¬†the year before.

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Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope w/ Telus

Make-A-Wish Rope for Hope w/ Telus


Recently, I wrote about my love for the Telus mobile network when we’re up at the cottage,screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-8-39-38-pm I seriously have the best service up there. Next week I’m joining the Toronto team for The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. October 1st 1pm, Beaches, Toronto. Details here if you want to join me!

Thanks for following my adventures, and since a lot of updates come from my phone or via mobile wifi, we really Telus to thank for keeping us connected.

I’m excited to share adventures and stories with you this year. Next trip announcement coming soooooooon, there will be ūüĆīūüĆīūüĆīūüĆīūüĆī!

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Best Buy Life & Tech Show @ YD Square

Last week I went to two wearables events sponsored by Best Buy Canada. Fashion and tech are two of my fav things so being part of, and covering events like this is so much fun. On Wednesday night was the We Are Wearables event at MaRS where I took the runway as a model. Ya, me! Took me back to my teenage years!  The following night I attended the Best By Life & Tech event at Yonge Dundas Square.

In this post, I’m sharing¬†some of my fav tech and moments from the show. ūü§ďūüĎćūüŹľ

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Telus + Mother’s Day: What’s The Best Mother’s Day Present Ever?

This post was original written last year and we did a giveaway. In honour of Mother’s Day this year I wanted to share it again because I love the video so much!



Mother’s Day is always a super special day for both my mum and I because I was born on Mother’s Day! What a great gift! haha. No, in all seriousness, I’m mum’s first born and there was some complications during my birth where she nearly died. Thank heavens we both made it, she’s the biggest inspiration in my life and I am so thankful for her.¬†ILU MUM. ūüíĖ

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Events | Towards Tomorrow w/ Toyota

This week I ventured out to Square One is Mississauga. I hadn’t been there in YEARS, man that place has really changed! Toyota invited me to check out their pop-up inside the old Target store that’s directed at millennials like me with a love for tech & digital. Yesterday the story was featured in Marketing Magazine and Strategy online with me in VR as the lead photo. Huzzah!¬†The event is spearheaded by Desperado and Saatchi & Saatchi Canada.

Scroll for my experience & see some stuff I made ūüėä. Toyota’s ‘Towards Tomorrow’ opens this weekend¬†during mall hours¬†and is around till the end of May.

Being an artistic individual, I was feelin’ the digital paint/graffiti wall. My creation features pink wheels and rooftop gardens, because why not? I’d love to see customizable¬†car colours and more gardens in the future.

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Toyota is looking attract¬†next gen¬†of car buyers by giving us¬†tech-focused experiences and a place to¬†interact with cars outside the dealership.¬†‚Äú Inside the space you’ll find¬†the iM (read my review), Rav4 Hybrid, Prius C, the¬†4th-gen Prius, and a slew few tech¬†showcases like VR¬†driving with Samsung Gear VR, digital painting (love this), a selfie station (see top photo‚ėĚÔłé) all with sharing capabilities for social & email. If you’re keen to get behind¬†the wheel,¬†you can¬†test drive the vehicles on display¬†and a couple other models outside.

“Clearly, our customers today are well-educated, using the web and have a greater idea of what they want. They certainly still want to see the vehicle, drive the vehicle and touch the vehicle to make sure it fits. But they want to do that in a pressure-free, non-traditional retail environment,” says Cyril Dimitris, VPof Sales, in a recent Canadian Auto World¬†article.

If you’re heading to the mall with the whole fam or you’ve got a couple kiddos in tow, there’s a colouring station with toys. I sat dowm to test it out and give it ūüĎćūüĎćūüĎć. As for my drawing? I dunno, I got creative and added wings, grass, a sprinkler, and free toys to this thing that kinda looks like a car. ūüėú¬†Never know that the future holds guys!¬†

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If you’ve got any questions about the experience feel free to tweet me or @toyotacanada.

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Post sponsored by Toyota, story all mine. Next time I’m working harder at the paint station!¬†

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Speaking | Get School’d¬†Workshop on Saturday – Sign Up!

On Saturday this weekend I’m hosting a lil’ workshop on building a brand online using social media. They’ve got a great series called Get School’d and last year I hosted one about Blogging. The Gladstone Hotel has made all the workshops free! Most of my talks are at conferences with tickets that are $$$ so this is a chance to come out and learn some stuff, ask questions without breaking the bank.

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Holiday Mode

This time is year is so hectic, ahhhhh! Lots of running around from now till Friday! Today mum is coming down to help me with some office elfing, aka getting presents ready and delivering to clients.

This weekend at home was so nice, a great start to holiday mode. With Christmas on a Friday this year, I think it’ll be easier to really take some time to relax.

I’m totally in in love with these little sweaters Telus¬†sent over to help get into official #HolidayMode. The entire campaign is great.

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Do you know a tablet Dad?

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I probably spend the most time on my gadgets around my family but this holiday season, my goal is to spend less time staring at my phone and more face-time with the ones I love.

I like¬†putting on the (digital) fireplace, reading a book, or simply relaxing on the couch and staring at it. If ¬†you don’t have one via cable already, pop over to the Telus YouTube and put this one on your tv.

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I love the Internet and technology and how it keeps me connected to the world, but, taking a break from it is totally awesome too. Your batteries need a recharge.

Thanks Telus for helping me get into holiday mode. Can’t wait to cook Christmas dinner later this week! OK, off to do my efling!

Enjoy the day!

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The list¬†of social sharing services I’ve seen disappear over the last five years keeps getting longer. A¬†bit of sadness for Rdio this week as it’s been purchased by Pandora for $75M and¬†filed for Chapter 11.

I’ve been using Rdio since early 2012 when it came to Canada after I was introduced to it at SXSW. Around them I took part in a round table to discussion on¬†the future of music¬†streaming and music piracy with a bunch of music execs and media. Canada.com covered the session (here).

After my free year of Rdio was up, I continued to pay $9.99 for the service the last few years, with my own money. Rdio was there for countless road trips, dance parties, summers on the dock, sing-alongs in the boat, and Christmas parties. I made heaps of playlists and Rdio has been part of all my fun the last few years. I mentioned it as one of my fav apps in interviews w/ ApexPR & Mad Hatter Tech.

It’s crazy how attached¬†you become to a service, how integrated it becomes¬†in your life. I was really sad when 12seconds.tv was purchased by AOL and dissolved, felt heartbreak over Dailybooth, and another wave of sadness when Viddy shut down.

Transfer Your Rdio Playlists to Apple Music

Today I’ve been transferring¬†my Rdio playlists to Apple Music. TBH I don’t mind Apple Music but I really loved Rdio. I decided to fork over the $4.99 to have movetoapplemusic.com do the work of moving my playlists over from Rdio.

Luckily, I think Apple Music will be around for a while. I am really feeling this 90’s hip hop & R&B playlist from the commercial with Mary J. Blige. You’ll love it too, heaps of good jamz!

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I’m doing my first TEDx talk this weekend¬†at Western University and I’m pretty excited¬†about it. The theme is The Human Condition and I’m talking about the internet and myself.¬†¬†I think¬†you will find intersting. PLUS it’s only about 15 minutes! ¬†I’m not sure what time I’m on stage yet but I would¬†really love you to watch me. I don’t ask for much and I seriously¬† think it will be entertaining and maybe¬†you’ll even have some feelings.

Last night my sister and I went to visit mum for dinner and had an EPIC sing along to Adele on the way. I will edit the video this weekend but you might pee your pants. This is a small indication of the passion we had performing.

We all went out to buy lotto tickets together and this is my mum on the phone. Is she not the cutest ever. LOVE YOU. I should check mine, imagine I won?

Made me happy to see this on the table at mum’s house. I asked her for dinner to make¬†shepherds¬†pie and self-saucing chocolate pudding like she used to when we were kids.¬†Nothing quite like family time and laughs around the dinner table.¬†Since Scion Canada gave me a car this week I’m trying to make the most of every moment.

I’ll make sure to tell you when my talk is on Saturday as soon as I find out. When I don’t think about it¬†I’m kinda nervous¬†but when I practise and start rehearsing or talking to myself in the mirror. I feel excited!

Hope you’re having a great day ūüôā¬†

 

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I am seriously loving¬†this weather! I went for a bike ride this morning to get a¬†coffee. I’ve been a bit slack on blog posts this week as I’m seriously prepping for a TEDx talk this weekend. ¬†I’ve been giving myself a little goals of doing some work and then rewarding myself with a coffee or with lunch. I’ve got a lot to get accomplished this week! Next week I’m shooting a holiday project with a major design company and I’m really excited about it. I set a goal to do more video so I’m pretty stoked about all the collabs I’ve got coming up.

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In other news, ¬†I recently discovered how great dictation is on my MacBook, I can literally talk and it types everything I’m saying. I’m doing this today because I’m feeling a bit frazzled! ūüėõ Prepping for a speaking gig¬†involves lots of talking to yourself. Dictation and iPhone voice memos are my saviour this week. THANKS APPLE!

Scion Canada hooked me up with a car for the week,¬†which¬†I am LOVING! I’ve never owned my own car and it’s so freeing to just jump in an hit the open road. Today I’m heading West with my sister to have dinner with mum.

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Yesterday I went to WEST (wearables) conference at the MaRS¬†discovery District. On this panel is one of Sean’s business partners, J.Lee Williams, ¬†talking the future of VR in film and television.

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I also stopped into¬†a preview of ALDO Spring/Summer 2016. Take a little scroll through my fav items¬†in this little Vine. You’ll find these at stores early next year. I’ve been making more short videos so pop over to https://vine.co/CASIESTEWART to see my recent creations.

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OK, time for me to get a move on. Forever being distracted by the internet! Currently watching the Prime Minister, Justing Trudeau get sworn in via Periscope.

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

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I made this video ages ago and it’s¬†based on a true story. The true story of my entire¬†life explaining that, no, my name isn’t Cassie, it’s Casie. Like Casey Casem, Casey Neistat, Casey and Finnegan, Casey at the Bat, Casey Affleck. It’s just spelled with an ‘ie’.

I often meet people who know me from the Internet but have never met me in real life, calls with clients, agencies, all kinds of people and it happens ALL THE TIME, they call me Cassie. When it does, it’s an awkward situation for us both.

So, in attempt to save us BOTH the embarrassment, the video. 

Lucky for me, if you Google my name anywhere in the world, you’ll find me. So, maybe I’m the worlds most famous Casey¬†spelled Casie? I dunno…I hope you find it¬†funny. I didn’t know how else to explain it.

In other news, my friend sat Untitled&Co named a skirt after me! I’m stopping by their store to shoot some items next week. Woot woot!

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Today is #BestFriendsDay! Tell Your BFF You <3 Them!

Whether you’ve¬†been reading here for years or you’re new to the space, you’ll know my blog a positive place on the Internet. If you’re ever having a bad day, you can always pop over in¬†and see bright colours, and something to put a smile on your face. Usually me, shining back at you from across the Internet. 🙋💛

#BestFriendsDay is June 8th, Tell Your BFF You <3 Them!

I was recently contacted¬†from 3M to help spread the word about¬†Best Friends Day,¬†June 8th. As a long time lover of Post-It Notes¬†(yes, they’re all over my home office, work desk, books, purse) and firm believer in spreading love, I was IN.¬†It’s the perfect time to tell your BFF how much they mean to you.

Late last year 3M joined forces with students across North America for Positive Post-It Day, encouraging people to grab a note, write something nice, and share it around campus. This movement on October 9th sparked a whole bunch of events where people were sharing positivity on Post-Its to friends and strangers.

Today¬†is¬†Best Friends Day and I’m encouraging YOU to share a note with a BFF you care about. It could be a BFF, sister, brother, GF, BF, mum, dad, or anyone¬†you wanna¬†remind of their awesomeness. I didn’t have a lot of BFFs growing up but over the last few years I’ve developed a few relationships with¬†BFFs who are now like sisters to me. A couple of my positive Post-It BFF Day notes below!

#BestFriendsDay is June 8th, Tell Your BFF You <3 Them!

Spread the love for Best Friends Day by writing a note to someone on a Post-It. If they’re close¬†by, sick it somewhere they’ll find it, or snap a photo and tag them and @PostitCanada on Twitter or¬†Instagram it with the hashtag¬†#BestFriendsDay. Looking forward to seeing your¬†messages! There’s already heaps of tweets today. 😎‚úĆ🎈

Here’s to a GREAT week.

<3 CASIE

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