What Caught My Eye This Week – March 3, 2018

Age of Outrage

  In addition to providing a constant supply of outrage triggers, social media dramatically lowers the costs of expressing outrage. Offline, punishing bad behaviour is difficult, stressful and risky. ~ M.J. Crockett, assistant professor of psychology at Yale University in a Globe and Mail Op-Ed, Modern outrage is making it harder to better society Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, is going to be off the tour for several months with his ongoing hip injury. I have always wondered how long his body would stand up to the punishment it takes every time that he hits the court. Three of

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What Caught My Eye This Week – February 17, 2018

What Caught My Eye This Week

  I'm not a gay Olympian. I'm just an Olympian. And now I'm an Olympic medalist and I happen to be gay. It has nothing to do with how I got here. It does help to have nice eyebrows, though. ~ Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon While many LGBT people have won Olympic gold medals, this week Canadian figure skater Eric Radford has become the world’s first openly gay Winter Olympic gold medallist. He told them media,“I take it seriously that I can deliver a powerful message and hopefully inspire other gay athletes.” #OutAndProud #OhCanada Edelman released their 2018 Trust Barometer.

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What Caught My Eye This Week – February 10, 2018

What Caught My Eye This Week

  In an industry where a single event can touch millions of people, the hide of an elephant isn’t strong enough to withstand the slings and arrows. Yet a communications strategy of owning and wearing failures, with a promise to do better, will reduce the heat and buy you goodwill. ~ Brad Ross, Director of Communications, Toronto Transit Commission in a Dear Diary blog post following a particularly bad week. Ram Trucks was roundly criticized for using a sermon given by the Martin Luther King Jr in their Super Bowl ad. Especially ironic, the sermon used warned of on the perils of overspending on

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What Caught My Eye This Week

What caught my eye this week...

  Maybe it is still winning the big matches on the biggest stages. ~ 20 time tennis grand slam winner, Roger Federer, speaking about his motivation. In  a great PR move, new entrant to the Toronto ground transportation game, Lyft, offered riders $3.25 rides during some horrendous TTC closures this week. All 31 NHL teams are hosting Pride or Inclusion nights this year. Each will role out their celebration of Hockey Is For Everyone in their own way. The Institute for Public Relations released a study, Resisting the Stereotypes of Generational Cohorts in the Workplace. It looked at whether members

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