Quoth the Raven
Some ramblings on my experiences with public relations

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A distinctive event for the Women of Distinction

June 3, 2008

Because of my communications internship with YWCA Toronto, I got the opportunity to volunteer at the 2008 YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction Awards at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event went off without a hitch, and it was amazing to see – especially since the attendance list included 1700 PEOPLE. I wasn’t involved in […]

How much does a Timbit cost?

May 9, 2008

These days, a whole lot more than 16 cents. Tim Hortons made headlines yesterday – in the worst way possible – when they fired an employee for giving away a Timbit. Apparently, after giving the Timbit to a young child, she neglected to put the required dime, nickel and penny into the register; once her […]

A Lesson in the Power of the Information Superhighway

April 2, 2008

First, watch this really important video that will really change your ideas about the Internet. Then, scroll down. . . . . . . . You’ve just been rickrolled! For those who aren’t familiar with his flash-in-the-pan career, Rick Astley was a two-hit wonder from the 80s who disappeared from the radar shortly after the […]

I’ll have my people call your people

March 19, 2008

Whenever I log into Hotmail, “MSN Today” sees fit to update me on the latest celebrity news. Today’s big headline was one that caught my eye: “Splitsville for Madonna and Guy?” Being a sometime sucker for status updates on celebrity couples, I investigated. The rumour circulating is that Madonna and her husband of eight years, […]

When bloggers type, people listen

February 19, 2008

  Last Thursday, Maggie Fox, an entrepreneur who started the extremely successful Social Media Group (an agency dedicated to helping businesses understand Web 2.0), came in to speak to our class. She’s a really engaging speaker, and she taught some valuable lessons regarding using social media; however, the most interesting part of her talk came […]

90-Day Jane

February 13, 2008

One of my favourite websites to visit is Plime.com, a forum where members can post interesting or amusing links for visitors to look at. Though there are some silly ones – like the story of a 26-year-old woman who wants to date 300 men this Valentine’s Day – but many of them refer to cutting-edge […]

When standing your ground pays off

February 6, 2008

Victory! After years of fruitless seasons, my New York Giants have won the Superbowl – and in spectacular fashion. By ending the New England Patriots’ potentially perfect season and engineering one of the biggest upsets of all time, they have carved themselves a place in football history. Though the entire team played an amazing game, […]

H.I.T. or miss?

January 29, 2008

There’s a new gym in town, and they’re selling what scads of couch potatoes and fitness buffs alike have been searching for: the same results in less time. H.I.T. Fit, with two Toronto locations (the TD Centre and Yonge St and Eglinton Ave), promises to deliver a workout equivalent to 45 minutes of resistance training, […]

Backpacks and Bad PR

January 25, 2008

Everyone who knows me knows that I carry around a behemoth of a bag. It’s a laptop backpack, so it’s already bigger than normal, but it has so much padding and so many pockets that it often feels somewhat akin to giving a small child a piggyback ride all day. I visit a chiropractor regularly, […]

A cute computer, a great idea..but one that still needs PR

January 21, 2008

When reading the Toronto Star this weekend, I came across an article on what is quite possibly the most adorable piece of technology ever: the XO laptop. While I was immediately enthralled with the little guy (and astonished by the fact that he’s only $188), I discovered that the computer is manufactured by One Laptop […]