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Make like Roger Sterling – and learn to adapt

I’ve recently run into two people I used to know – both respected members of the Canadian literary community. There was a time when a nod from either of them could propel a career to a higher plane. Each is … Continue reading

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For Father’s Day: lessons I learned from my Dad

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 13 years since my Dad died – he’s still such a big presence in my life. I think of him often and remember things he taught me that I use personally and professionally … Continue reading

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Travel lessons we can apply to our work lives

I recently got back from a vacation in Japan. Two weeks in a place I’ve never been to before and what an amazing experience that was. (Except for a bad case of jet lag. :)) Virtually everything in Japan is … Continue reading

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Two tips for safer tweeting

Last week during the U.S. presidential debate, KitchenAid got into hot water when one of its staff tweeted a rude, snarky comment from the corporate account, rather than using a personal one. You can read more about it from Gini … Continue reading

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Irrelevance could be just around the corner

A friend of mine recently commented that he still doesn't get Twitter.   I understand how he feels because I was there…many of us were when we started. And from trial and error and all the hours spent, we start … Continue reading

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So you wanna quit your job

I often get calls from people looking for work. And I’m happy to help. Over the past few years, I’ve written several posts on how to get a job in PR. You can find them, here, here, here and here. … Continue reading

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Inside PR 2.65: To leave or not to leave… that is the question

This post was originally published on Inside PR 2.65. We start this week with a question from a listener, LaBrandon Dates: How do you know when it’s time to search for a new job and can a person stay positive in a … Continue reading

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Inside PR 2.51: taking the right steps in your career

I have a confession. I didn’t push the red button on my Zoom this week and had to re-record the first part of my tracks for this week’s show – solo. I had a listen and think the podcast sounds pretty … Continue reading

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Agency lessons I learned from Mad Men, part two

In just over three months, I’ve watched 52 episodes of the best series on TV (IMHO): Mad Men – a show that makes me long for the ’60s and the heady days of the ad biz. (Now, I’m holding my … Continue reading

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So you wanna work in PR – 4th edition

Every year, two signs tell me spring is on its way: Tim Horton’s Roll Up The Rim To Win promo and the emails I get from students about to graduate and looking to break into PR. I try to acknowledge … Continue reading

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