A Toronto-based digital, social media and communications strategist, social media instructor, founder of three PR agencies, Inside PR host, author, TV writer, ex-comic and former Winnipegger
@e_sahadeo Let me know what you think. The magazine has lots of other things to offer too - a tradition of amazing writing...
1 week, 2 days ago on Visual storytelling lessons from New Yorker cartoons
@maureenjudge Thanks Maureen!
1 month ago on Visual storytelling lessons from New Yorker cartoons
@Howie Goldfarb Thanks Howie! I'm sure you did. There's nothing more frustrating than a client - or a collaborator - who just can't make a decision. When I used to do media pitching, I always hated the I'll consider it answer from media. I wanted a yes or no because then I knew where I stood.
I wonder - did you draw them a picture of a door to show them it was over? :)
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Communications Perspectives from Classic Board Games
@LauraPetrolino Thanks so much, Laura! I know what you mean about reaching the finish line first - or building the most hotels in Monopoly.
Trivial Pursuit is a great example of playing to your strengths and stretching yourself. And like you said, it shows the importance of teamwork. I know you challenged me to a game one of these days. I'm good in pop culture and literatur. So seeing what you're good in makes me think we should be on the same team!
@RobBiesenbach Thanks Rob! Great analogy. I was hoping someone would invoke Stratego and I really like your example!
@CommProSuzi Interesting way to look at it. I think 'I'm sorry' can certainly be used as a crutch - or even an excuse. The people who do that devalue the sentiment and, as you said, don't learn anything. We want to encourage clients to avoid that and hopefully be able to pick out the insincere ones. Thanks!
@JRHalloran Great analogy! And really a good reminder to keep focused on strategy, but know when to adapt. I only wish I was a better chess player. I'm more of a chess guy...
@AnneReuss Excellent point :). Perhaps I'll challenge you to play that game one of these days.
@AnneReuss Thanks Anne. I'll have to check both of those out. And... appreciate the pre-game coaching.
@jdrobertson I don't think that's cynicism at all. The apology is just a first step in the process and, as the Mayor of Toronto has demonstrated, can be full of empty words and not amounting to a hill of beans. Good point about that double standard. Hopefully transparency can lead to a more fair landscape. Thanks.
@EleanorPie I love that analogy. Matching your visual story to what your audience wants. Thanks so much!
@Digital_DRK I really like Cinemagraphs. And anytime you can work a nursery rhyme into a comment, I'm there! Thanks Darryl.
@biggreenpen I didn't know that game and had to look it up. It looks like a lot of fun - and a good bridge builder between Millennials and Boomers/GenXers. And it got a nod from Mensa. So if you play it, that must mean you and your family are really smart... Thanks Paula!
@Digital_DRK @jasonkonopinski @martinwaxman @SpinSucks I'll have to try that. Thanks Darryl!
@ginidietrich Thanks! He's a talk show writer's best friend, that's for sure. Remember the Counselors Academy conference a few years back when we had board games? We were playing Sorry...I was on a team with @blah2voila.
@belllindsay Thanks Lindsay. Like I said, I always felt Sorry should have been invented by a Canadian - because it's so much like the way we operate...
@ClayMorgan Risk is a great one. And especially for agency people and entrepreneurs. If there are a lot of good suggestions, I may need to do a follow up... Thanks Clay.
@maureenjudge Thanks! And thanks for the advice on that shot.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Carrying the PR Baton is a blast – and you don’t need to know how to twirl
@ginidietrichOK! When do we start???
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Best Childhood Dream Jobs
@Dana Hughens Thanks so much, Dana! As I said, it's a wonderful idea to show (when we usually tell) who we are as a profession. I have to admit the pressure of coming up with photos kept me on my toes. And I have a few in the delete pile that just didn't make it. I also found out something about myself - how much I like relays! I'm excited to see where the baton takes us!