Monthly Archives: December 2008

Why I hate asterisks*

I was on the subway yesterday looking at the sale ads and getting ready to score an amazing deal…on something. But my hopes were dashed when I noticed that fateful symbol perched on BIG OFFER’s shoulder. And though it’s barely … Continue reading

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The pod before Christmas

Well, today’s the day that Inside PR #143 is released. I think it’s a lively episode that touches on Twitter etiquette (Twitterquette?), media and conflict of interest. Not bad for a holiday show… From my perspective, I find it hard … Continue reading

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Something’s in the air

we sent out our Palette e-holiday card – a pretty timely idea, if do say so myslef. (You may need to double click on the image to get the gist.) Then a few days later, a cartoonist from the Toronto … Continue reading

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A failure to communicate – and sell

My phone rang a few minutes ago. The gentleman on the other end said, I’m calling to renew your subscription to some magazine I had never heard of. Now, like most agencies, we get lots of publications. But as I … Continue reading

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Obfuscate injures communicate

I think we’ve all seen them – those subscription offers from various magazines that promise $1 million dollars (or more) – and perhaps even a visit from Ed McMahon… I actually had an aunt and uncle, who received a ‘you … Continue reading

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Communicating in

This past week I was in Ottawa, taking part in a Federated Press conference on internal communications. (I was inside mostly so I missed the political fireworks on the Hill.) My talk featured a case study about a company that … Continue reading

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