Susan McLennan, President
Founder and President Susan McLennan oversees all strategy and planning for all of Babble On Communications’ clients. She has created and/or handled pr/online campaigns that have been featured in media outlets around the world, and has planned tours and appearances for engaged audiences totaling hundreds of thousands people. She has worked with important foundations who work tirelessly on the front lines of children’s health issues, particularly childhood cancer. And she has helped grow and nurture beloved entertainment brands.
In addition to her public relations career, Susan McLennan has developed, written, produced and executive produced works for television, including documentaries and children’s television shows for TVO, CBC and Bravo. Her work in the creative field keeps Babble On’s PR initiatives fresh, unique and energetic. McLennan believes that good pr revolves around effective storytelling. In her world, PR is about engaging the right audience in the right message through a variety of story-telling tools. It is not simply about pushing messages out.
Before founding Babble On Communications, Susan McLennan worked for Paragon Entertainment Corporation, providing creative and public relations expertise to both the development and communications departments. Prior to Paragon, Susan McLennan ran Workshops in the Performing Arts, a not for profit which brings extraordinary talent from around the world to work with Canadian actors. Instructors included Atom Egoyan, Royal Shakespeare Company’s Andrew Wade and Sir Ian McKellen.
McLennan began her career as a professional actor. A member of Equity, she performed the lead role in the first Canadian cast production of “Agnes of God,” appearing also in “The Fifth of July,” and “Children of a Lesser God.” As an Actra member, she also appeared in such shows as “Party of Five,” “Highlander” and “The Commish.” She is the grateful recipient of a Joseph Golland Memorial Award from Actra.