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SmartCityBlog Guidelines

We invite you to contribute to SmartCityBlog                                                                                                          Print version PDF

SmartCityBlog showcases business confidence in Greater Halifax in an honest and authentic way. At present, this is an exclusive benefit available only to Partnership investors at the Partner level. We’d like to invite your organization to contribute stories to our blog, the more the better. You can even re-post relevant content from your existing blog.

Here are some ideas that you could blog about (but not limited to):

  • Why do you do business in Greater Halifax?
  • Describe a recent success and how it relates to building confidence in the business community
  • What do you think about the business climate in Halifax? How does you business play a role in that climate?


As a blogger for SmartCity Blog, you must have:

  • Written experience on a subject related to economic and community development as deemed appropriate and relevant by the Partnership.
  • Strong writing skills, enthusiasm and knowledge about the blog theme or subject matter.
  • An understanding that all posts need to be written to a specific audience (outlined below); and
  • Guarantee that the information you provide on SmartCityBlog is accurate and genuine.


We’ve set up guidelines

  • This is a non-commercial blogger platform; however, a byline, photo, and link(s) to the bloggers website are encouraged.
  • Length of your blog must be 300 characters or less (ideally in the 200 – 250 character range).
  • Your post(s) should not be an event listing or an advertisement for an event. You can post your event to greaterhalifax.com.
  • Your blog post(s) must be ready to post; drafts will not be accepted.
  • Content posted on SmartCityBlog and greaterhalifax.com becomes the property of the Partnership and may be used or re-published in other department marketing initiatives with applicable credit to author.
  • The Partnership reserves the right to determine the suitability of any post, and can reject any post that, in its opinion, does not match the quality, tone, spirit and objectives of Greater Halifax Partnership.
  • The participant guarantees that the content of their post does not violate any ethical principle, law, policy, or regulation governing the Greater Halifax Partnership.
  • Since SmartCityBlog is a trademark of Greater Halifax Partnership, it is essential that your underlying message be consistent with ours.


And finally

Each blog post will be supported by our social media channels (LinkedIn, Facebook- fan and group pages, and Twitter). The blog has a direct link from greaterhalifax.com and has a growing list of subscribers.

Each blog post will be posted by the Partnership (using the TypePad platform). As facilitators of the SmartCityblog, all comments from your blog post(s) will be emailed to you where you can choose if you would like to respond. If requested, we can send you statistics on the number of people who have read your post(s)

We look forward to welcoming you as a regular guest blogger as we all grow confidence in Halifax as a team.


Maria McGowan, Internet and Marketing Specialist, Greater Halifax Partnership
PH. 902.490.6335

About Greater Halifax Partnership

Who we are:
The Greater Halifax Partnership is the catalyst for economic growth and confidence in Greater Halifax, the economic hub of Atlantic Canada.

What we do:
We have deep insight into the city’s emerging trends and changing needs because of committed involvement and unequalled private sector investment, and government support.  Staying one step ahead of opportunities and issues, we mobilize resources to accelerate the economic growth of Greater Halifax.