Christina Newberry

Christina Newberry

Freelance writer and editor

I write about travel and lifestyle for local and regional publications, and I work with a variety of clients to edit everything form conference proceedings to motorcycle magazines.

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Can I Use This Photo on Social Media? Understanding Image Copyright

Has this ever happened to you? You’re crafting a social social media post. You’ve nailed the message you want to convey. You know that your post needs a photo to ensure maximum engagement, since photos increase Retweets by 35 percent, and Facebook posts with photos get both more Likes and more comments.


LinkedIn for Business: The Ultimate Marketing Guide

You may have heard that LinkedIn has 433 million users, 40 percent of whom check the platform every day. Those numbers are certainly substantial, but they aren’t the statistics that really matter for a business-oriented network like LinkedIn. What really matters is that one in three professionals in the world has a LinkedIn account, and 49 percent of key decision makers use LinkedIn for business purposes.


How to Get More Instagram Likes

With 500 million monthly active users, Instagram is second in social media popularity only to Facebook, making it the photo-and-video-sharing network of choice for consumers and brands alike. Users upload more than 95 million photos and videos every day, and those posts garner 4.2 billion daily Instagram likes. A single post—done right—can rack up tens of thousands (or hundreds of thousands or even millions) of likes.

Goway highlights lesser-known Thailand in Vancouver

There’s more to Thailand than Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. That was the key message from the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Kayla Shubert last night at a Vancouver training session hosted by Goway Travel.

More than 60 per cent of the 227,000 Canadians that visited Thailand in 2015 were repeat visitors.


Pinterest Ads: The Complete Guide for Business

Since Pinterest ads only recently became available to small and medium-sized businesses, you may not have a fully developed strategy for advertising on this important social platform that reaches 100 million monthly active users.

Vancouver Courier

An Islay adventure on Vancouver Island

Out trolling for Chinook salmon in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, I watch my fishing guide, Ryan Chamberland, deftly slice the head off a herring, scoop out its guts and thread it onto a line so it moves like a live fish once dropped into the sea.


Instagram Bio Ideas for Business

While you might already have developed a strategy for your Instagram posts, you may be neglecting a critically important element of your Instagram strategy. Your Instagram profile creates the first impression of your brand and is the backbone of your Instagram presence. It’s also your only chance to provide a clickable link anywhere on Instagram.

Five Great Things about Living in… Downtown West

From top arts, shopping and restaurant experiences to working where you live, life in Downtown Vancouver West holds plenty of appeal. With its street-level townhomes fronting modern condo towers, this neighbourhood exemplifies the design principles behind Vancouver’s bid to be the world’s greenest city.


Top Snapchat Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers

Snapchat may not be as familiar to marketers as Facebook and Instagram, but its dedicated user base can’t be ignored. Think about these two facts for a moment: The entire population of the world is 7.4 billion people. Snapchatters watch more than 10 billion videos every day. (That’s way up from the 2 billion per day they watched in May 2015.)

A look inside the Silversea Silver Shadow

The 382-passenger Silversea Silver Shadow, currently sailing between Vancouver and Alaska until the end of September, welcomed PAX aboard in Vancouver last week for a tour of the ship with a select group of travel media before passengers set sail for Seward.


12 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You a Better Writer

From the basics of good grammar to the sheer work of getting words onto the page to the fine-tuning of a masterpiece, you can glean some impressive inside intel by following these 12 Twitter accounts that will help you amp up your writing skills.

Five Great Things about Living in… Sechelt

Tucked away on the Sunshine Coast, Sechelt is a small town (population 9,291) with a big heart.

The older demographic (more than a third aged over 60 as of the 2011 census) indicates that there are many retirees among Sechelt’s residents, but it’s becoming a more popular location for young couples and families looking for a place to set down roots for an affordable price.


Top Twitter Demographics That Matter to Social Media Marketers

Let’s take a look at who’s using Twitter right now, so you can plan how to connect with this active social media user base to maximize your follower list and make it easy for those followers to amplify your message.