Posts Tagged:media

bear eats old lady

Canada in the News

One of the things out of office travel affords me is a chance to catch up on my reading.  I load my carry-on up with my recent magazines and read and discard as I go.  And it is amazing the trivia I collect that lends zest to my day.  Without prioritizing any of these, I…

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Nickels

PR Strategy

I wish I had a nickel for every ad agency that is finally waking up to the fact that the old ways of doing things just don’t cut it anymore.  Suddenly they all want to be in the PR business.  Yes, gone are the days when PR was either squeezed out of the play altogether or added…

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Camp fire

Telling Tales

Suddenly storytelling is hot.  From our own Grant’s True Tales to CBC’s “The Story from Here.”  Even Hollywood is getting in on the act with two blockbuster films about Snow White – Mirror Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman.  Even the New York Times recently featured a new storytelling program “Tell and Show” being taught at the Pit,…

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Connected through communication

McLuhan’s 21st Century Renaissance

I just read the New York Times review of Douglas Coupland’s new book on Marshall McLuhan. In summary, McLuhan revealed the workings of an emerging global village in which the medium or means of conversation defined it and really set the framework for understanding. Reviewer David Carr begins with the following: “Oh boy, yet another…

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Newspapers still profitable

It Ain’t Over Yet

Mark Twain responded to reports of his death with “rumours of my death have been highly exaggerated.” The same could be said of newspapers. A year ago it was believed they were down for the count. Advertising revenues had crashed and it was widely believed that readers had already migrated to the internet when the…

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