A personal reflection on racism, violence and our moral responsibilities as citizens. Watching the news this week has been a sickening, heartbreaking experience: the tragedies of lives taken, families torn apart and communities divided by anger, racism and violence.
We’re proud to announce that Argyle, one of Canada’s largest and fastest-growing communications consulting firms, has been named 2020 Canadian Agency of the Year by PRovoke Media, the leading source of news and analysis on the global public relations industry.
Lance Chung, Editor in Chief of Bay Street Bull, joins us this week for our Q&A series exploring COVID-19's effects on journalism. Lance and his team were putting together their ‘30 under 30’ spring issue when social distancing measures came into place. He chats with Argyle’s Alex Kucharski about how they pivoted to deliver the issue and what he learned from launching the magazine’s re-brand during the pandemic.
As the former national media relations manager for McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, I’ve had an insider’s view at how big corporations both prepare and respond in real time to issues and crises, both globally and locally.
Battling the horrible internet of very rural Ireland to connect with my cocooned in-laws. Facilitating a 23-member Task Force on Zoom to build consensus on a report. Learning how to involve family - from my 95-year old grandparents to 6-year old niece – in a multilingual virtual birthday party. Chairing non-profit board meetings with members juggling tough COVID conversations, introversion, and cramped family spaces.
Argyle’s research provides insights into social distancing resistance.
Communicating climate change has always taken courage. Now, it will take all that we can muster.
As unemployment soars, it’s time to invest in employer/employee relationships.
While Canadians may be isolated and ‘socially distanced’ from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic, this shared experience has strengthened our relationships with our families, co-workers, employers, health care providers, local businesses – and even our governments.
The pandemic-fueled public health and economic crisis has refocused attention on people’s basic needs. News and social media feature alarming stories about a rush on grocery stores, and fears of anti-social hoarding behaviour.