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HOLD THE AD BUY!

Hold the Ad Buy! Do You Have a Communications Strategy Yet? You wouldn’t try to take a trip around the world or build a new home without a master plan — this leaves too many unknowns and causes many hurdles along the way. It is important for everyone involved to know where they need to…

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I attended an excellent presentation last week, put on by the Canadian Public Relations Society in Calgary. The speaker was recently appointed CEO Tammy Moore of ALS Canada, discussing her experience this past summer with the unexpected Ice Bucket Challenge and the astonishing success that came with it. I had not participated in the challenge,…

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Marketing to Youth

My 14-year-old daughter, Liz recently attended the well-hyped “We Day” event in Calgary this week. Liz had done extra loads of volunteering at school and written an eloquent essay in order to be chosen from her school to attend. So, when she got home on Monday, I asked her what she thought of it, expecting her…

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The Difficult Conversation

How to Handle a Difficult Conversation When do you use email? When do you text? In what circumstance do you announce a personal event on Facebook? Communicating has become so second nature to so many of us that we forget that there is an art to doing it well. Especially with the difficult conversation. Would…

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Social Media Monitoring

Is Your Social Media Campaign Working? So you’ve set up your business with a Twitter feed and a Facebook account. You’ve got some videos up on YouTube and you’re all ready to start feeding pictures to Instagram. That’s great! But how do you know if the content that you’re putting out there is going anywhere?…

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Perfecting your Press Release

Pulling together the perfect press release is the first step in engaging journalists and generating buzz on radio, TV or in print. But what does this mythic beast look like? How can you be sure that your press release is going to grab a journalist’s attention? Here are some basic steps to follow. 1. Grab…

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