December 5, 2019

Argyle marks 40th anniversary with pro bono communications training

Argyle marks 40th anniversary with pro bono communications training for 40 charities.

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September 30, 2019

Argyle names new Senior VP & General Manager, Western Canada

Kim Blanchette brings fast-growing firm 25 years’ experience in communications, engagement, brand & reputation management.

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September 27, 2019

Argyle named one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies by Globe and Mail

The Argyle Group, one of Canada's largest management-owned communications firms, has been included on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies, with three-year growth of 157 percent.

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September 13, 2019

Engagement team wins big at IAP2 North American Conference

Context: An Argyle Company was a top recipient at the 2019 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference with two Canadian Core Values Awards – one for Indigenous Engagement and the other for Creativity, Contribution and Innovation.

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September 5, 2019

Canadians & local governments: A relationship opportunity

Public engagement is about giving people a voice in the decisions that affect them – but what if we don’t believe our voices will be heard?

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July 26, 2019

The story behind Argyle’s investment in Matchstick

In the fall of 2006, just a few weeks after Facebook became available to the general public, I invited a friend to speak at our company’s annual retreat. I asked him to tell the Argyle team about his pioneering work in “word-of-mouth marketing” – and to help us read the tea leaves about how communicators should think differently in a world in which audiences were about to become more empowered than ever before.

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March 4, 2019

Communicating change – when the change is about me

Managing and communicating complex change is no easy task. When change happens in organizations, timelines often compress. People can feel anxious, and even resistant.

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February 20, 2019

Six seeds of separation: Communicating how agriculture connects Canada

Communicators in the agricultural sector face a paradox: the way food is grown and produced matters more than ever, and yet the urbanization of Canada means consumers are increasingly disconnected from the farm.

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February 11, 2019

The changing context of public engagement: A national opportunity

When I founded Context Research in the mid-1990s, ‘public engagement’ was rarely considered an independent practice. Engagement often consisted of town hall meetings or open houses, led by planners, engineers and company officials.

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January 29, 2019

The transformation of communication

It’s a paradox of the digital age that even as technology makes communication easier, it seems to make relationships harder. Truth and trust – the twin enablers of a healthy relationship between an organization and its stakeholders – are often elusive. To succeed, organizations need new mindsets – and communicators need new skillsets.

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December 6, 2018

Communicating with empathy in an era of disruption

Change—relentless, fearsome, hopeful, exciting, anxiety-provoking change—is part of the zeitgeist of our time. One of today’s few certainties is that our very near future will look significantly different from our present. What does that have to do with public communications? Everything.

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November 1, 2018

How to reframe a message in four steps

It’s a time-honoured tradition – passing down food and nutritional advice to younger generations. Eat this, not that; don’t eat too much or too little; avoid foods that have too much sugar, calories and carbs.

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September 4, 2018

CEO activism: Why it matters

To many ordinary people, CEOs have often been perceived as a privileged class — distant, faceless and out of touch with reality.

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August 20, 2018

A free press: The allies of the people

On August 16th, hundreds of newspapers across America – liberal and conservative, large and small - published their own unique editorials on the value of a free press.