Category Archive for: Communications

Does A Tree Fall in the Forest?

Gee.  Who’d ‘a’ thought?  The Wall Street Journal reported today that President Donald Trump’s “credibility came under fire” during Congressional hearing yesterday with FBI Director James Comey. Again?   The Toronto Star is counting Trump’s lies — 129 and going strong.  Reporter Daniel Dale figures that on Trump’s most truthful day there were only four lies —…

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Those Scampy Elves

I don’t know if the shoemaker’s elves are the same little guys working in Santa’s workshop but I can tell you the shoemaker over here has a few stubbed toes.  We have been working to launch this new iteration of the Jessonco website for more months than I want to discuss.  Just be assured that…

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Everything Old is New Again

The idea for this post comes from Liam Wilkinson, the newest member of the Jesson team, who is absolutely inspirational in the fresh thinking he is bringing to Jesson. Welcome aboard, Liam. After listening to me moan about the latest round of cuts at traditional media outlets like Post Media and Rogers, Liam wrote this…

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A Dark Day for PR

Global TV announced late last night that news anchor Leslie Roberts has been suspended over conflict of interest. In its statement, the station said: “At Global News we take matters of journalistic integrity very seriously.” As a result of being found out, Roberts has apparently resigned from a PR company in which he was secretly…

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The Old-Fashioned Way to Say “Merry Christmas”

There are some things that just don’t bridge the digital divide. In my opinion, Christmas cards are one of them. And I was pleased to learn on CBC’s The Current this morning I am not alone. To rip Mark Twain, — reports of their death have been highly exaggerated. Don’t get me wrong, when I…

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Act Global, Talk Local

For years Canadian PR practitioners have been telling American companies that despite many similarities, the Canadian market place, and particularly Canadian consumers, have many subtle and not so subtle differences from their American counterparts. It requires a particular sensibility to these variables to be successful here. And generally American companies need Canadian guides to help…

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Training for PR

Sometimes people say the darnedest things.  And today a story in the National Post made me really mad.   Most of our new hires these days are graduates of one of the many fine community college programs in public relations and communications.  They offer excellent practical training and students come to us with the fundamentals in place.  But generally,…

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Freedom of Speech — Sort of

It’s been an interesting week. Apparently the let-it-all-hang-out generation has discovered privacy and a few other things not quite so nice. The first news item that caught my attention was a report in a Wall Street Journal story by Daniel Henninger reporting on commencement cancellations at US Colleges. Seems Smith announced last Monday that Christine Lagarde, the French head…

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The PR Case for Malaysia

Success and failure.  The Wall Street Journal today juxtaposed two counterpoints in underwater search.  Page 3 reported that after five hundred years archaeologists believe they have now found the remains of Columbus’s lost ship, the Santa Maria.  Buried in just ten feet of water, it has been lost since 1492. Deeper in the paper was…

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PR is not Propaganda

Georgiy Mamedov, Russian Ambassador to Canada  – I have a friend who is a teacher who thinks her profession is the most maligned.  My brother who is in real estate thinks he takes a lot of abuse.  Car salesmen have a bad rap.  And we all tell lawyer jokes.  But for all-out bad PR, PR…

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