Category Archives: Media Relations

Rocket Man won’t be the next to lead the Liberal Party of Canada: Marc Garneau steps out of leadership race

Some of the whimsy dissipated from the Liberal leadership race on Wednesday when former astronaut and MP for Westmount–Ville Marie, Marc Garneau, announced that he would be dropping out and giving his support to fellow candidate Justin Trudeau. So those … Continue reading

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Alberta’s budget from national and local POV

Photo Credit: Michael Franklin, CTV Calgary On March 10, The Globe and Mail published an editorial praising Premier Redford’s “fiscal intelligence in practice.” This claim is a direct reference to Alberta’s recent provincial budget. I call bullshit. The Globe writes … Continue reading

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Interview with Yelp Edmonton’s Community Manager Jennie Marshall

Yelp is a website I’ve been using for the past few years. It started, as it probably does for many people, as a way for me to check reviews for different business. Eventually I began posting my own reviews, interacting … Continue reading

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Rodman on Kim Jong-un: “The guy’s awesome”

Alarm bells are ringing all over the world. In the United States, after narrowly avoiding the apocryphal fiscal cliff, sequestration will bring a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts to defense and discretionary domestic spending that will total 1.2 trillion dollars. … Continue reading

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Livestrong Still Standing after Armstrong’s Resignation

Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal has been controversial news for many weeks. The controversy started after he won seven consecutive Tour de France competitions. Many people suggested that he may be using performance enhancing substances, but he constantly denied allegations that … Continue reading

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What Makes a Positive Public Profile?

What makes a positive public profile? Usually non-profit organizations and organizations that dedicate their time to helping others maintain positive public profiles. An excellent example of an organization with a good image is Ronald McDonald House. The main purpose of … Continue reading

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Using Google Hangouts and Twitter to bring learning on disaster communication into the classroom

By Karen Zypchyn, Faculty, Bachelor of Communication Studies I like days like today. “This is what teaching is all about,” I was thinking to myself as my guest speaker, Kat Powers, Director of Communications of Red Cross Eastern Massachusetts, talked … Continue reading

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It needs more pizazz and a bit less gusto.

Of all of my guilty pleasures, there’s one that really stands out. It’s an inherently ridiculous concept, and the execution is sort of surreal when you actually sit down and pay attention to it. I’m talking about Celebrity Apprentice.

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Guest post: After the Wave: The Communications Lessons of 3.11

This post was originally published in my personal blog Brush Talk on March 12, 2012. Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the worst calamity to befall Japan since World War II and the most powerful earthquake in the country’s recorded … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Charlie Sheen

From Hollywood Nobility to Studio Liability Carlos Irwin Estevez, better known as Charlie Sheen, was born in New York City in 1965. His father Martin Sheen and brother Emilio Estevez are both famous actors, and his best friends in high … Continue reading

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