Refugees

Durrell Communications opens its doors for clothing drive drop-off

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As you may have heard, roughly 1,100 Syrian refugees are expected to arrive in Waterloo Region by the end of the year. Waterloo Region is one of six Ontario reception areas for the incoming Syrian refugees. We have already started to receive more than 1,000 government assisted and privately sponsored refugees, but the majority of them arriving in January and …

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How Your Small Business Can Get National Media

Laura Curk Comm Blog, Comm Tips

For most small businesses the likelihood of showing up in the Wall Street Journal or Huffington Post is pretty remote. But it is not impossible. When it comes to their business, entrepreneurs carry more than one title. Not only are they the CEO, they are their company’s marketing director, human resource department, finance department, the problem solver, strategic thinker and …

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How the Heck Do You Write a Blog Anyway? #InternLife

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Over a month ago I started to write a blog, after being copy-edited on three separate occasions and still not being done I gave up completely, quit my job, and moved back in with my parents. Okay I’m only joking. What I realized is that maybe I didn’t exactly understand the idea behind a blog. So, I switched topics to …

durrellcommHow the Heck Do You Write a Blog Anyway? #InternLife

Meet Durrell Comm’s Elaine Sloboda

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Welcome Elaine Sloboda to Durrell Communications! Elaine joined our family in August and is now part of our team as a Client Manager. Elaine is our research analyst and marketing guru with a natural inclinations for project management. Before graduating from the University of Waterloo this April, Elaine spent a year abroad in England. It was there she adopted a …

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Tinder Tweet Storm

Tinder’s Twitter Tirade

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Have you heard of the “tweet storm” that blew through social media this week? A tirade of 30+ tweets directed at Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales, were sent Tuesday night in response to her article on Tinder’s public perception. “Thirty percent of all Tinder users—who many people assume are single—are actually married.” Two days after the article was posted, …

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Meet Durrell Comm’s Alexandra Froggett

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Welcome Alexandra Froggett to Durrell Communications! Alexandra joined our family in July and is now a PR Strategist. After graduating from the Advertising and Marketing Communications – Management program at Sheridan College she interned at a large PR and media relations agency in Toronto. There, she was thrown into the world of publicity full throttle and learned a lot about working …

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A New Type of Social Sharing

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We’ve all been there, something amazing happens and we immediately grab our phones to capture the moment and share it with our friends. It’s become second nature for us to see our worlds through a screen and not with our actual eyes. Thinking about it now, we are probably missing so much more in the long run, even if we have …

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What I’m Addicted To This Week: Periscope

Kristyn Hanbidge #DCommAddicts

“Hey! I’m Periscoping Passover!” I first heard about this new app around a noisy dinner table, from a younger cousin holding up his iPhone; as if others around the world would want to “virtually” participate in a complete stranger’s family holiday – as it turns out, 2 people did!! What the heck is Periscope? It’s not for submarines or another …

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3 Words You Should Never Use on Facebook

Jordan Nottrodt Comm Blog

Today, Tonight, Tomorrow. This is advice to remember! Never, ever use the words today, tonight, or tomorrow when posting on Facebook. In fact, avoid using these words on LinkedIn as well. Why? Facebook (and LinkedIn) are known for resurfacing content. This means, the posts you see in your newsfeed are not always instant. They could be from 10 minutes ago, …

Jordan Nottrodt3 Words You Should Never Use on Facebook
May 2015

What’s Going On In The Community: May 2015

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Join us on June 20th for the 3rd annual Solstice Sampling event and enjoy samples of delicious culinary creations from UpTown and local eateries! We will be hosting a book launch for Carrie’s new picture book for kids, The Candy Conspiracy, at the Waterloo Public Library, On Saturday, May 30th, at 1PM. Hope to see you there! Expect sweet treats! …

durrellcommWhat’s Going On In The Community: May 2015