Monthly Archives: September 2009

The PR list

I was recently honoured to be part of Valeria Maltoni’s list of 100 PR people to follow on Twitter. I can only imagine how much research it took her to assemble and review each person, read their blogs and put … Continue reading

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What happened to Eatons?

Growing up, if someone had told me that Eaton’s would cease to exist, I would never have believed them. The department store was a Canadian icon. It had prime locations in downtowns and malls across the country, produced an aspirational … Continue reading

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The new PR?*

*Warning aspiration alert… Much has been written about the new PR versus its more traditional practice; how the industry’s changing; what we need to do to adapt. In many ways, the new PR strikes me as a conceptual cousin to … Continue reading

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Inside PR #170…recording

In the grand broadcast tradition of summer re-runs and new fall shows, we’re happy to say that Inside PR is back! This season, the shows are going to be completely scripted… OK, maybe not. But they will be tighter with … Continue reading

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Two-way street

Not too long ago I got an email from a person I didn’t know with the subject line: ‘I was just on your blog’. Well, naturally I was curious. I opened the note only to read how much the woman … Continue reading

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FDOC*

*First day of class… Many of you know that Saturday was my first day teaching a 14 session course on social media at McMaster University. And while I’ve guest lectured many times, presented at conferences and meetings, done keynote addresses, … Continue reading

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A tour of my homes

Where to begin: the Manse in Malibu? Pied-a-terre in Paris? Cottage in Collingwood? Bungalow in Buffalo? Truth is I have one house and an office (both in Toronto). And, on most days that’s where you’ll find me. But online is … Continue reading

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Back to school

Every fall, I (and a ton of other folks) get nostalgic about returning to school. Of course, I never did, though there were times when I seriously considered it. But now I am heading back to the hallowed halls of … Continue reading

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