Maryn

Canadian PR practitioner with a passion for strategic + creative communications.

What is your top PR tip?

I spent this past weekend attending the BreakOut West festival and conference, of which I was part of the host committee. I attended a session on Facebook presented by Dennis Yu, Founder & CEO of BlitzMetrics. I was blown away by the content and the tips I gained – a welcome change from other Facebook/pick your favourite social channel sessions I had previously attended.

Why?

Today, as is my routine everyday, I had Hootsuite up and running on my Internet browser so I could monitor the social media accounts I manage. About 10 minutes ago, I saw this tweet (the company will remain anonymous): Like us on Facebook. (link to the Facebook page) I almost tweeted the company back to simply write “Why?”. It seems like we’ve got so complacent in our social media efforts that

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An open letter to new MRU #PR students

Ah, September. A time of endings and beginnings, when the summer slowdown makes way for the season where you can’t remember what eight hours of sleep in one night feels like. And I’m not just talking to those in the working world; this is also being felt by the thousands upon thousands of students heading back to Calgary’s many universities and colleges.

Why PR is like Dragons’ Den (or Shark Tank)

Have you ever seen the show Dragons’ Den (and/or the U.S. equivalent Shark Tank)? It’s where budding entrepreneurs bring their sometimes great/sometimes not-so-great ideas and inventions in front of a panel of potential investors (the Dragons/Sharks) and typically ask for large amounts of $ in return for little to no equity. The reason I bring this up is because of what happens after the entrepreneur makes his/her pitch – this is when the

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