Friday, December 15, 2017

The men of The Good Neighbours’ Club give to Japan

Dave Wheaton and Ray May are regular volunteers at The Good Neighbours Club, a day club for men who are 50 and over and homeless or marginally housed. They’ve both also been homeless, and have used the club to help them get back to a better life. They give back to the club that has […]

Bob Ezrin on Canada AM about Junos, Waivin’ Flag and Nimbus

So I had a great time with Bob Ezrin on Canada AM this morning. It started early, as these things do, but it must have felt earlier for Ezrin who’d flown in to Toronto late the night before. Good of him to do it, especially since it’s his birthday today (Happy Birthday Bob!). In case […]

The “exclusive” media story

What does it mean when a media outlet tells you they want an exclusive? In a nutshell, it means they want to be the first to break the story. It means you can talk to other outlets, but only after the exclusive has run. News is a very competitive business and getting more so every […]

Irvin Waller, Victims’ Advocate

Babble On clients tend not to shy away from the tough subjects and Irvin Waller is certainly no exception.His book new book Rights for Victims of Crime:  Rebalancing Justice (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. – http://irvinwaller.org/) is a must read for anyone who pays taxes. Or anyone  who has ever been a victim of crime. […]

Satellite Media Tour (SMT)

Lots of people have asked us how it is that we can sometimes line up a dozen or more interviews in one day for a single client. And in our efforts to better educate the public about the work that publicists as a whole do, and that we do specifically, I thought I’d tell readers […]

Why Stories Matter with Pattie LaCroix

Anyone who’s worked with Babble On knows that we take story very serously, even when we’re being funny. Pattie LaCroix helps organizations understand their story and how to use it effectively to engage others. She’s holding a workshop in Toronto on April 6. Details are below. Seats are limitted – so book your seat as […]

The Work of Megan McNeil

Megan was a tireless advocate for children and families battling childhood cancer. She reached 10’s of millions of people with her message. Here is some of what she had to say.

Megan McNeil 1990-2011

The odds were against Megan McNeil even leaving the hospital when she was first diagnosed with adrenal cancer at the age of 16. Megan, however, wasn’t going to go without a fight, and fight she did, not just for herself but for the hundreds of scared kids she’d met in the childhood cancer wards and […]

Megan McNeil, singer, loses battle with childhood cancer

Discovered by top producer, Megan McNeil’s “The Will to Survive” captured hearts across North America and gave hope to many January 29, 2011 – Vancouver, BC – Megan McNeil, 20, a singer who captured the hearts of North Americans with her song about what it’s like to be a kid battling childhood cancer, has died. […]

Apple needs to plant seeds

People buy from people. We like to see a public face on a company and to get our information from a person. We like their name and face to feel familiar, and even though we only likely know them from TV, the internet or the newspaper, we like the feeling of being able to put […]

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