Friday, December 15, 2017

Facebook and Privacy

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Yesterday, The Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a report that cited the popular social networking application Facebook for privacy violations. That’s a big deal when you consider that 1 in 2 Canadians has a Facebook account with an average of 150-300 friends.   The Privacy Commissioner of Canada noted problems on everything from how Facebook […]

Why we give back – Driven to Sustain

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Cloe Whittaker and Tyson Jerry of Driven to Sustain We at Babble On Communications consider ourselves wildly privileged to work on the caliber of projects we do. We express our gratitude to the universe through the donation of a substantial amount of services to organizations we believe could use our help. We also lend a […]

Remembering Neil Munro (1947 – 2009)

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Neil Munro I had the great privilege of working with Neil Munro a number of times over the course of my time as General Manager of Workshop in the Performing Arts (WPA) in Vancouver.  Neil Munro’s classes were always inspiring, humbling, insightful – and very popular…Actors loved being in his workshopped productions because he took […]

The Future is…Questionable

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I wish things could go back to the way they were but that’s not how the universe works. We are a society of consumers but how and what we consume must change. To pretend we can go back to be a disposable culture is to threaten the lives and economies of generations to come. And […]

PR and the Decline of the Empire

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There are some who believe that the Public Relations department should be the conscience of an organization – and I happen to be one of them. Forward thinking companies are adopting that attitude and soon, other companies will not have a choice. The people will demand it.   It used to be that PR was a […]

Brandon Schupp

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Brandon Schupp, then 13, at mountain summit Three years ago, an extraordinary young man, Brandon Schupp, then 13, climbed a 10,000 foot mountain to raise money and awareness for the 10,000 kids in Canada living with cancer. He had been deeply touched by the battle of his young neighbour, then three, who was fighting neuroblastoma, […]

Mindy Shear

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Recently, a reporter asked me to recommend great cosmetic products for the summer. That was easy: Mindy Shear. Mindy Shear makes some of the most beautiful products that have ever touched any woman’s skin, including mine. We had the great pleasure of working with Mindy Shear last year and WOW did we love her AND her […]

Ian McLennan’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Earlier this week, the Canadian Association of Science Centres wrapped up its 2009 conference in Regina and surprised my father, Ian McLennan, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The kudos came with a glowing audio-visual presentation celebrating his many contributions to Science Centres in Canada and around the world. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. […]

Alice Jamieson and Jamieson Place

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Jamieson Place I am unlikely to have anything named after me. And I’m okay with that. My great, great grandmother, Alice Jamieson, however, is a different story. And what a story she is. Alice Jamieson, my mother’s mother’s mother’s mother, was an Alberta feminist who was appointed a magistrate in the juvenile court in 1914, […]

Letter from Tom Hanks to Susan McLennan

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Over the years, we have been greatly honoured to walk alongside a wide variety of charities, people and businesses as they reach to make the world better in real and demonstrable ways. We are profoundly grateful for the thanks and recognition we receive from our clients and those who are near and dear to them. […]

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