Monthly Archives: January 2009

In the dark

Just under two weeks ago, there was a power outage in Toronto that left about 250,000 residents without heat or electricity on one of the coldest days of the year (-19C). I was one of those folks in the dark. … Continue reading

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The other shoe

With more and more PR people wearing blogger’s hats (a great addition to any winter wardrobe), the line between PR and journalism – citizen or otherwise – continues to blur. I was thinking about this when I received my first … Continue reading

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The blogosphere just got a touch of class

Ever wondered how to make a good impression on clients at a formal dinner? What about knowing where to draw the line between appropriate (or inappropriate) professional communications? My colleague, Louise Armstrong, combines her expertise in PR and etiquette in … Continue reading

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PodCamp 2009

If you’re a PR person interested in social media, blogging, podcasting and the latest developments, tools and trends, I’d encourage you to sign up for PodCamp 2009 in Toronto, Feb 21 and 22. It’s a great opportunity to learn more … Continue reading

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Blogabout – a few good reads

Here’s a quick list/links to some posts I’ve recently enjoyed: Giovanni Rodriguez’s insightful and well-researched series, Advertising with Character on the nature and use of characters that sell. There’s a lot of superb material here, so sit back with a … Continue reading

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He likes us…

I was at the gym when I found out Obama’s first official visit as President of the United States will be to Canada. And you can’t believe how excited I was when I heard the news. I mean, out of … Continue reading

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Of Winnipeg and ice

The ‘Slurpee capital of the world’ has a frosty new title. According to a story in today’s Globe and Mail, Winnipeg’s River Trail outdoor skating rink, now sliding across both the Red and Assiniboine rivers, is longer (by distance) than … Continue reading

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My blogging balance sheet – 2008

A year ago, after taking a financial management course (for non-financial managers), I decided to prepare a blogging balance sheet for 2007. And now, having completed the second year of my(PR)palette, I thought I’d revisit the concept and look back … Continue reading

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‘I read the news today (oh boy…)’

The past few months, I’ve had to gird my stomach before picking up a newspaper (something, just six short months ago, I loved to do). The news has been singularly bleak and negative; even spilling into the softest of stories … Continue reading

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