Dan Taccone

Journalist

Location icon Canada

A burgeoning journalist with deep interests in all things music, advertising, business and sports, Dan has spent years cultivating skills that make him your ideal candidate.

Born and raised in the GTA, Dan moved to Ottawa to pursue his education, graduating from both the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College, earning an Honours Degree in Journalism with a minor in Business Administration and a Diploma in Journalism. He has turned his education into experience, covering and interviewing everyone from local musicians, to globetrotters like the Sheepdogs and Philly Moves, to high-level business executives in the marketing landscape.

With a knack for commitment, exemplified through his majestic beard and constant campaign undertakings, he is able to deliver high-quality content across mediums, whether they be print, video, or online.

If you so desire, please contact my people (me) at [email protected]

Portfolio

Music

The Algonquin Times
04/10/2014
Ottawa DJ crew paints the Ob red - algonquin times

By Dan Taccone The Ottawa-based Aboriginal electronic DJ crew A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) brought its unique, MTV-dubbed "Powwow-step" music to the Observatory on March 20, in a performance punctuated with chanting, war cries, and ATCR's distinct sound.

The Algonquin Times
03/22/2014
Sheepdogs ahead of the herd - algonquin times

By Dan Taccone When the main act rolls on stage on an ice-cream cart, finishing their drinks from before the show, it may make the odd concert-goer concerned. But there was no need for concern when Juno-winning, Saskatoon natives the Sheepdogs took the stage at the Algonquin Commons Theatre on March 14 .

Business

Marketing Magazine
03/19/2015
Chatter: How Instagram's new feature can help advertisers

Instagram is slowly building up its attractiveness to advertisers-and now it's releasing a new service to house magazine-style multi-page galleries. Last week, Instagram announced the arrival of its "carousel ads"- a slideshow advertisement format being sold on a CPM basis that allows brands to showcase a gallery of photos to consumers, without crowding their photo feed.

Marketing Magazine
04/07/2015
Google tests addressability with internet TV

Google has joined the pool of TV providers developing addressable linear TV with a new one-to-one ad delivery system being tested on its Fiber TV internet TV service. As one of a number of companies working on addressable TV, Google's sizable ad tech offering across mobile, desktop and now TV presents a lot of interesting opportunities for marketers looking to manage and measure their campaigns holistically.

Marketing Magazine
03/11/2015
Survey shows #FOMO builds purchase intent

A new study commissioned by Citizen Relations Canada investigates the much-hashtagged "FOMO" phenomenon for its affects on consumers and driving them towards purchases. As a social media trend, FOMO (which stands for "fear of missing out") comes from being constantly bombarded by experiences and products through Facebook, Instagram and their ilk.

Sports

The Fulcrum
03/06/2014
Eat, Sleep, Lift, Repeat - The Fulcrum

06 Mar 2014 By Dan Taccone It's a quiet Wednesday night in late November, and the Goodlife Fitness on Queen Street is beginning to clear out. People have finished their after-work workouts and are heading home for some rest and relaxation before starting all over again the next day.

Glue Magazine Online
03/04/2015
Rider qualifies for Crashed Ice finale

By: Dan Taccone Six-tenths of a second may not seem like much, but to one athlete it was worth a lifetime of work and ten hours of driving. At the Red Bull Crashed Ice qualifier at the Bell Sensplex, Richard Abbott brought his skating ability to Ottawa after missing the mark the night before at Toronto's event by six-tenths of a second.

Other Work

Glue Magazine Online
02/02/2015
How much do you really pay for your degree?

By: Dan Taccone A simple change in scenery can save you up to $30,000 in costs, depending on which university you choose. Despite the information sent out by universities to prospective students, many incoming students are left surprised by the costs associated with living beyond their first year in residence, as they have to deal with rent, utility and grocery costs.

The Algonquin Times
11/20/2014
Editorial: Overworked and Unpaid - algonquin times

It is illegal for a position to be unpaid, in Ontario, unless it follows a strict set of guidelines as laid down in the Employment Standards Act. That's important to note when examining the frustrating comments made by Stephen Poloz, Governor of the Bank of Canada, on Nov. 4.

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