Posts tagged ‘Public engagement’

Mud Can Bring us Together

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The Edelman team en route to Tough Mudder.

So I’m just about over any of the nagging pains I gained from doing the Tough Mudder with nearly 25 of my Edelman colleagues a couple weeks ago. Almost. An odd, persistent strain in my upper arm stays with me – a subtle reminder that my body doesn’t rebound the way it did even a decade ago. But while the aches and pains have largely subsided, the positive memory of the Tough Mudder experience is with me as strong as it was crossing the finish line.

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September 10, 2014 in Our Ideas

Building a consistent narrative is critical, adds David Ryan, vice-president, financial communications at public relations firm Edelman Canada. “For public companies the challenge they are wrestling with is how do you communicate with a diverse group of stakeholders…and have conversations on a number of new communications platforms?”

David Ryan spoke to Listed Magazine’s Jim Middlemiss about how social media and online culture is changing how companies communicate. Read the full article here


September 8, 2014 in External posts, Our Ideas

End the Tyranny of 24/7 Email

“You have to stick to it,” Lisa Kimmel, the general manager of the office, told me. “When we tell prospective employees about it, their eyes light up.”

Lisa Kimmel, general manager of Edelman Toronto, spoke to The New York Times about the office’s  7-to-7  rule, whereby employees are strongly discouraged from emailing one another before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m. Read the full article here.

August 29, 2014 in External posts, Our Ideas

Account Director Health, Digital Practice

  • Are you ready to own complex digital and social media strategies for health clients?
  • Do you offer significant experience managing broader digital and social strategy, marketing, paid creative, community management, content strategy and digital production?
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Coordonnateur, Relations publiques

Le bureau de Edelman Montréal veut combler un poste de coordonnateur pour des clients du secteur des produits de consommation.

Qualifications requises

Le titulaire du poste devra compter au moins un an d’expérience pertinente en relations publiques ou dans un …

Where are the Women Leaders in PR?

I have to hand it to The Atlantic. First they provoke society by using their influential cover to wonder aloud: Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. Now, they did it again by questioning what we’ve all thought, but never asked: Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations?

Gail Becker, Edelman’s president of strategic partnerships and founding chair of Edelman’s Global Women’s Executive Network (GWEN), speaks to Marketing Magazine about the lack of women in leadership roles in a female-driven industry. Read the full article here.

August 13, 2014 in External posts, Our Ideas

Directeur principal, Consommation, technologie et santé

Edelman Canada est à la recherche d’un professionnel des relations publiques expérimenté pour joindre sa pratique Consommation en pleine expansion à Montréal.

Le directeur principal relève du directeur général par intérim d’Edelman Montréal et travaille en étroite collaboration avec le …

Digital Digest #197: Under Pressure

Digital Digest: What Edelman Canada is reading in digital marketing, technology and strategy. Fresh links served up Fridays. This week’s edition of Digital Digest was edited by Adam Weitner,  Jeff Lang-Weir, and Erin Collett

It’s a tough world out there for advertisers. Consumers often don’t care about brands beyond what’s in it for themselves. They rarely trust for-profit companies and are prepared to attack at a moment’s notice. This means brands are being held to a higher standard than ever before and they better deliver. This week’s Digital Digest takes a look at a few brands that are currently under fire (and it ain’t pretty). Read more »

August 8, 2014 in Digital Digest, Our Ideas

TEDxToronto tackles the theme “Relentless Pursuits” for 2014


It’s no secret that people in PR work a lot, and in your first few years it can be tough to think about pursuing a passion on top of everything else you have going on. Eventually though, I started to realize that watching Game of Thrones and sitting on my porch weren’t cutting it as extra-curricular activities, so I decided I would volunteer for TEDxToronto doing PR for their upcoming October event. Yes, I realize that doing volunteer PR is pretty much the same as doing my day job, but TEDxToronto has allowed me to meet new people and be a part of something I’ve cared about for many years – spreading great ideas. Read more »

August 6, 2014 in Our Ideas

Climbing the leadership ladder, one mistake at a time

“Don’t let the fear of mistakes get in the way of your leadership goals. Leadership is earned, leadership is even assumed – but leadership is never granted.”

John Clinton, CEO of Edelman Canada, teaches us that climbing the corporate ladder doesn’t come without a few bumps along the way. Read the full article on John’s leadership journey in The Globe and Mail’s Leadership Lab Series.


August 5, 2014 in External posts, Our Ideas

Digital Digest #196 – Don’t be lazy

Digital Digest: What Edelman Canada is reading in digital marketing, technology and strategy. Fresh links served up Fridays. This week’s edition of Digital Digest was edited by Adam WeitnerJill De Larzac, and Jeff Lang-Weir.

The emergence of digital channels has provided an opportunity for marketers to tell their stories in new and innovative ways, but the impact of those stories can be limited by the amount of hard work we’re willing to put in. Familiarity with established marketing channels, traditional metrics and relying on the faith that our audiences will produce enough decent content on their own are the kinds of attitudes that can lead to OK work. However, in today’s Digital Digest, we examine the ways that we can step up our game by continually challenging ourselves to look for the best, most innovative ways to reach our audiences. In short, the advantages we find when we remember to follow one simple rule: don’t be lazy.
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August 1, 2014 in Digital Digest, Our Ideas

Earning the attention of the media requires a healthy dose of chutzpah

Dan Ovsey interviews Richard Edelman in Toronto in February, 2014 after the Canadian results of the Edelman Trust Barometer – the firm’s 14th annual exploration of trust – were revealed.

Dan Ovsey interviews Richard Edelman in Toronto in February, 2014 after the Canadian results of the Edelman Trust Barometer – the firm’s 14th annual exploration of trust – were revealed.

“CEOs talk to Bay Street. They don’t talk to the broader public about the issues the public cares about. What do they [the public] think about CEOs? They think CEOs make too much money. They think CEOs are spoiled and fly around on jets. They think CEOs are ruthless about treating employees. The way to deal with those issues is to be counter-factual — come out and actually talk about issues; see people and behave in a normal way and break the stereotypes.”

That’s what Richard Edelman told me back in February of 2014 when I had interviewed him about the Canadian results of the 2014 Trust Barometer. It was the second time in as many years that I had spoken with him about the poor state of business leaders’ reputations in the wake of the financial crisis and the Occupy Movement. As an editor at the Financial Post, I was exposed regularly to vitriolic tirades that painted all C-suite executives with the same vilified brush. Some leaders got their due; many more were simply guilty by association. But the bottom line was: trust was at an all-time low. Read more »

July 31, 2014 in Our Ideas

Senior Account Manager – Edelman Vancouver

  • Are you ready to be a point of contact with one of Edelman’s global clients and largest Canadian accounts?

  • Do you have diverse PR experience specific to consumer brands, including traditional and social media and consumer engagement events?

  • Are you

Seasoned journalist strengthens Edelman Toronto’s Earned Media offering

Dan Ovsey joins firm’s Corporate practice

 July 28, 2014, TORONTO – Dan Ovsey, former editor of FP Executive at the National Post, joins Edelman Toronto today as an account director in the Corporate practice. Ovsey brings more than 15 years of experience in media and communications to Edelman as a journalist, PR consultant and editor, and will play a key role in enhancing the firm’s Earned Media capabilities.

“Not only is Dan an expert writer and communicator, but he’s a highly respected journalist who is well suited to advance our Earned Media offering — a core focus for us,” said Scott Thomson, deputy general manager, Toronto, and national practice leader, Corporate. “Dan brings an incredible depth of experience to our clients in the Earned Media space, including media strategy, training, and bringing corporate and brand narratives to life through storytelling.” Read more »

July 28, 2014 in Our Ideas

Digital Digest #195: Straight Talk

Digital Digest: What Edelman Canada is reading in digital marketing, technology and strategy. Fresh links served up Fridays. This week’s edition of Digital Digest was edited by Adam Weitner, Erin Collett, and Meghan Sharp.

We know that marketers are living in a time of declining attention spans so what’s a brand to do? This week, we take a look at how a few brands are elevating the conversation and connecting with consumers in ways that are intelligent, thoughtful and discerning.

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July 25, 2014 in Digital Digest, Our Ideas