Category Archive for: News

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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Trudeaumania Redux

It appears that everything Canadian is cooler than ever after the Prime Minister’s successful visit to Washington. “Yes, Canada has fashion designers too, and the first ladies wore them to the state dinner” proclaimed a headline in The Washington Post. In shared bromance moments, the President and Mr. Trudeau bantered jokes about hockey, borders and…

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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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… try a little tenderness …

Syrian refugees who come to Canada next week will arrive at one of the most beautiful times of the year. As I look out the window onto Bloor Street, the Christmas lights are just beginning to show. And last weekend I was in Northern Ontario where the ground was covered with the first snow —…

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As Good As It Gets

The Jesson Team just gets better and better. Last week we earned some new bragging rights — 137 million media impressions generated in a single day! We had a call with from our new client Remington Development who gave us a two week window to generate media coverage for an event they were participating in…

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Fresh Starts

I have been silent for a few months — has anyone noticed? It’s been a crazy time. We moved a few floors in our building — and I made an interesting discovery. Five floors, five hundred miles, the disruption is the same. But here we are settled — well sort of — in our new…

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The Star Steps In It

The CBC is really having field day with the Toronto Star’s misstep late last week. Under a huge headline “A wonder drug’s dark side” the Star’s investigative team took issue with the Gardasil vaccine shown to prevent HPV. Citing anecdotal evidence it seems the reporters either ignored or played down the significant scientific evidence supporting…

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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 Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

Except that as one political cartoon from the Windsor Star said today, “Unfortunately they are armed with assault rifles these days.” Still, I for one believe that the pen will ultimately prove more powerful. Radical fundamentalism has won a skirmish. And sadly, the events of yesterday will not be the final battle. No doubt more…

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Crisis Communications — The Ghomeshi File

Some things make me smile. Not that I think there is anything funny about the mess that has rocked the CBC. But this week The Star interviewed some of our competitors asking “Can he come back?” The “he” in question is Jian Ghomeshi, the disgraced host of CBC’s celebrated program, “Q”. In case there is…

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