Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thanks, Gord

I first learned of Gord Downie's incredible advocacy through my work promoting Green Heroes. His achievements with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper were a huge motivation for me to volunteer with the organization and I am still a very proud supporter.
Thanks for everything, Gord. 

Read LOW President Mark Mattson's moving statement.

Friday, October 6, 2017

My Sexy Scam Call Adventure Begins

A scammer calls me. For ease of reading, let's call him Ferdinand.

After my cordial "Hello," Ferdinand responds "Good morning, sir," or something to that effect.

That's my sexy low and husky morning voice for you. Unfortunately, unlike day and evening Ashley, who is a fountain -- no, a beacon -- of elegant retorts, morning Ashley doesn't have the temerity or wit to seize such a glorious opportunity.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Register for my social media engagement webinar!

I attribute most of what I have learned about community engagement and social media to my days writing this blog and engaging with the blogosphere, so I wanted to let you know that I am doing my very first webinar! It's all about building key relationships online and converting those into signups, sales, donations -- whatever you want to do! I am a freelance communications professional, so I am very passionate about this.

Join me! Registration is just $10 Canadian and it comes with a FREE social media engagement consult with me. It's tomorrow, April 26 at 8 pm EST and I would love to have you. Please spread the word!

Thanks, blogosphere, for everything you've done for me. 😌

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bob Rae Didn't Invent "Eskimos" Criticism

People see Bob Rae speaking out against indigenous team names and assume it's a PC NDP white guy initiative when actually there is huge activism against it from indigenous people themselves. See #NotYourMascot.

Rejecting or ignoring indigenous voices and blocking them from not only the head of the table on their own representation, but a seat at the table period is an extension of the dehumanization inherent in branding a team after a race of people.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Even Adele gets a cold. Loving her heartfelt personal message.

Adele has a cold and had to cancel a show. She made this Facebook video to apologize to her fans and explain her situation. I love this. No matter who you are and even if it's just a cold, health has to come first.

It's such an important issue for our society, where many people can't afford to take time off or get major grief about it. How can anyone perform optimally with a cold? Not to mention all the people you can infect... It's beautiful to see her open up here! No make up and a heartfelt message direct from the artist herself. This takes GUTS. I love the humanity here and this is such a beautiful gesture for her fans. Lovely comments, too. Disappointment with love, understanding and well wishes. All of this can help Adele's career -- great social media move on her part -- and it also fosters understanding and compassion for colds in general. They suck!

Get well soon, Adele!

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