For more than a decade, Rob has helped organizations make the most of digital technologies to achieve their goals, from online strategies for national election campaigns to websites for small non-profit organizations. He's a seasoned communications strategist and an accomplished speechwriter for national political, labour, civic and business leaders. Rob built one of the earliest party leadership candidate websites in Canada, created the country's first online political game and launched an ambitious anti-tobacco website targeted to youth. His recent projects include creating the Confeederation web site, a widely-noted window on election blogging, and writing the final report for the federal government’s External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities. Rob maintains a long-running blog at robcottingham.ca and writes SpeechList, a free e-mail newsletter on speechwriting. Rob Cottingham holds a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University, where he studied political science and journalism.