I often comment about digital journalism, startups and technology in the press. See below for some of the places I’ve appeared lately:
CTV News Channel
I’m a regular commentator on CTV News Channel, the Canadian equivalent of CNN. I discuss the top stories in technology on a weekly basis. Check out one of my past video clips here.
I was named to Marketing Magazines’s list of 30 Under 30 journalists, PR pros and marketers. Sample quote from the profile: “Bury built that brand at conferences, demo days and web meetups, one handshake at a time. Soon entrepreneurs from tech and startup circles across the globe flocked to the site to exchange resources and talk shop. And as that happened, Sprouter became closely associated with Bury’s personal brand.”
“Erin Bury gets free stuff that you don’t, gets invited to parties for which you aren’t on the list, and has huge brands waving cash at her—all this because, in a way, she’s rich: she has social capital, or put more simply, influence.” – Jordan Timm
Wired Women of Canada column
“On Sarah’s small team there is another woman who is making a name for herself in the digital world. Community Manager Erin Bury is a well-known face among the Twitterati in Toronto and beyond.” – Amber MacArthur
“At Sprouter’s event last week, Ms. Prevette’s cheerful community manager Erin Bury is busy playing hostess. One moment she’s flashing her smile at newcomers near the sign-in desk, the next she’s over by the bar talking to a group of people clutching iPads before running off to check in with Ms. Prevette to ensure the projectors are working inside the auditorium.” – Matt Hartley
Video featuring my thoughts on Facebook’s privacy issues.
“Sprouter is one business that is definitely not ignoring social media, Bury says. ‘We don’t have a traditional marketing and advertising budget,’ she says. ‘We use social media – we use Twitter, our Facebook page, and our weekly newsletter. We don’t have a ton of resources to advertise on billboards.’” – Brian Jackson
“Obviously it’s no Silicon Valley,” says Sprouter Community Manager Erin Bury, “but it’s definitely a thriving community with a ton of tech entrepreneurs, some great funding opportunities, and a hopping event scene.” - Audrey Watters
“I’m a young girl living in the city and I didn’t want to advertise my whereabouts to quasi-strangers. Knowing where I am is a privilege I only want to extend to my friends, family and boyfriend.” – Vivian Song
“Toronto’s Erin Bury, who began to use group-buying websites this summer, says she hasn’t been keen on the idea of sending deals as a gift in an email. But Bury, 25, has saved money by giving gifts she bought on the sites. ‘I’m a really tangible gift person,’ says Bury.” – Allison Cross
Quote: “It can be unclear how to keep your personal and professional presences separate online. Everyone can maintain this balance, it just means finding the platforms that work for you.”
Quote: “A community manager is a nontraditional role, so it requires some unique traits: the ability to adapt quickly, the ability to juggle a multitude of tasks while still keeping a smile on their face, and an innate passion for what they do. This isn’t a 9-to-5 job; it’s one that involves being an extension of the brand almost 24/7, which is why loving the company and the job is a prerequisite.”
Quote: “I would tell Howard to use the people who work at Starbucks to crowdsource — they can help him come up with creative ideas for the new experimental Starbucks locations and provide valuable feedback. Startups are a collaborative environment, and this is one of the reasons that they can be constantly iterating and changing.”
Quote: “I think there’s a traditional focus on the importance of experience when hiring. Although experience (schooling, work experience, experience with social media tools) should play a role, more importance should be placed on a person’s character and passion when hiring a Community Manager. CM’s need to be passionate about what they do – this isn’t a 9-5 job, nor one you can do in a lackluster way. You need to be willing to devote some nights and weekends to your job, and you need to be as excited about your company as you want your community to be.”
“RedWire, an online collaboration provider, uses Twitter to spread the word about Wired Wednesdays, a weekly gathering of entrepreneurs looking to share ideas. ‘There’s a real time benefit,” says Erin Bury, community manager at RedWire. “We’re trying to facilitate real-time conversations.’” – Daniel Adler
If you’re looking for someone to comment on entrepreneurship, startups, technology, or digital journalism get in touch at erin[at]erinbury.com.
Technology journalist, Financial Post columnist, former Managing Editor at BetaKit.com, and one of Marketing Magazine's 30 Under 30.