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PR is an investment

Posted on January 12, 2019 at 4:20 PM

On a number of occasions I have come across people and organizations who view public relations / corporate communications in much the same way as advertising. They expect to see instant results.


When you place an ad you know when and where it will appear. In fact, you will even be able to pick the dates or length of time you would like the ad to run. You'll also know exactly what size it will be.


With public relations, you won't know exactly when and w...

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2019 Courage Polar Bear Dip A Win on All Fronts

Posted on January 8, 2019 at 8:40 PM



Well... January 1 has come and gone and so has another Courage Polar Bear Dip. This year's event was another huge success. The event surpassed the goal of raising $120,000 for fresh water projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Iraq. 2019 was also a great year for the Courage Polar Bear Dip's media coverage. The...

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Harness Your Most Powerful Communications Tool...Your Email List

Posted on August 22, 2018 at 5:25 PM



If you have been in business for even a short while, the chances are that you have collected a number of email addresses from people who are interested in your product or service. This is gold! These are people who are interested in what you offer. In other words, they’re a ‘warm lead’. So you need to nurture t...

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Trudeau government slapped down by federal court on clinical data secrecy

Posted on July 14, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Trudeau government slapped down by federal court on clinical data secrecy


July 13, 2018, OAKVILLE - In its first test in court Vanessa’s Law: The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act passed with flying colours on July 9th.


Yet it was not a big pharma company in federal court arguing against the transparency provisions in a law all parties supported without dissent in both houses of parliament, b...

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Congratulations to Oakville's MPP

Posted on July 13, 2018 at 12:05 AM

Today, my congratulations go out to Stephen Crawford. Stephen has just been sworn in as Oakville’s new MPP. Having worked with Stephen, as his campaign manager, for more than a year from his nomination campaign to the general election I know that he is going to do an amazing job representing the people of Oakville and Ontario at Queen’s Park.


Over the past year, I have been impressed with Stephen’s work ethic and willingness to listen to people’s conc...

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A couple of great segments with Healthy Crunch on The Morning Show on Global this week

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 4:50 PM

It was a great media week for ON Q Communications client Julie Bednarski, founder of The Healthy Crunch Company. Two segments on The Morning Show on Global Television. This was a wonderful way for Julie to reach a national audience with her expertise as a registered dietitian and also showcase her Healthy Crunch products.


Check out the segments

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OakvilleNews.org Covers Stephen Crawford Nomination

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 12:40 AM

A great artice in OakvilleNews.org on the nomination of Stephen Crawford as the Ontario PC candidate for Oakville.


[Click here for full story]


Building Your Brand Through the Right Mix of Marketing and PR

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 4:30 PM



I am pleased to be presenting a lunch and learn with the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. On August 25, I’ll be talking about how businesses can build their brands through the right mix of marketing and public relations.


Many people thing that marketing and public relations are mutually exclusive. In fact, brands do better when the...

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Stephen Crawford Wins Oakville Ontario PC Nomination

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 4:15 PM

June was an exciting and eventful month. I had a lot of fun working with a great team to get Stephen Crawford nominated as the Oakville Ontario PC candidate for the 2018 election. Here are a few pics from the journey. Looking forward to growing the team and turning Oakville blue again in 2018.


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