Monthly Archives: March 2008

(Not) leavin’ on a jet plane

If you’ve been to New York recently and happened to be flying out via LaGuardia, you’ve probably experienced a delay. Occasionally it’s short, often it can stretch in to a couple of hours or more. And an advance call to … Continue reading

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Advertising or PR?

I needed a good cup of coffee after reading a story by Globe and Mail reporter Jennifer Wells about a new Maxwell House advertising campaign entitled ‘Brew Some Good’. It turns out the ad agency decided to go minimalist with … Continue reading

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A-rain-ment

Last week I was fortunate enough to be in Manhattan for work. And while Ontario’s TV ads may claim, ‘there’s no place like this…’, they really should be referring to New York City. It happened to be raining on my … Continue reading

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I still don’t get…

…Twitter. (Does that make me a twit?) I’ve read about it. Registered. Checked out the site. Tried to follow a few people. Got frustrated. Read a bit more. Looked for enlightenment in Robert Scoble’s recent post. And yet it still … Continue reading

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Put that in your pipe and smoke it

In a recent Inside PR podcast, I was taken to task for my statement (and I’m paraphrasing) that in Canada, tobacco companies are legal entities and, while most of us would say that smoking is bad for you, tobacco companies, … Continue reading

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Site-seeing

I think boingboing was the first blog I visited back when I didn’t know what a blog was. And I was instantly captivated by the delicious tidbits it presented; its odd and obscure collection of ephemera. Well, ReadWriteWeb had a … Continue reading

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Inside Inside PR

David Jones and Terry Fallis recently invited Julie Rusciolelli, Keith McArthur and me to join the weekly Inside PR podcast, as guests on a sort of social round table. The episode, (#101), was released on Tuesday. Who knows where it’s … Continue reading

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Rrroll up the odds

It may look and feel like winter outside, but I say forget groundhogs. Tim Hortons‘ annual ‘Rrroll Up the Rim to Win’ contest is my signal that springtime is nigh. And I’m happy to report the promo is back, complete … Continue reading

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OHELP

I was surprised to read about the Canadian doctor who recently fired a patient, under what seems like shaky grounds. Sure, there are probably good cases for a medical dismissal: such as when a patient is extremely rude and abusive. … Continue reading

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