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Students come together to “Make Networking Great Again”

14449041_10157442064765109_4832555691062626587_nStudents from CPL2 510 Communication and Networking Skills are proud to host “Make Networking Great Again” on Friday, October 28 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Royal Montreal Curling Club. This unique event, completely organized by Continuing Education students enrolled in CPL2 510 Communication and Networking Skills class, unites students from various programs, professional disciplines, and career expertise in a casual business environment to exercise effective networking skills. Representatives from MACES, along with Jason Della Rocca, the Co-Founder of Execution Labs, will be providing remarks at the event about the importance of networking.

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WORKSHOP: How to produce high quality video with your smartphone

Saturday, September 10 – 8:45 to noon
688 Sherbrooke Street West, room 1041

This hands-on crash course will teach you tips and tricks for shooting better smartphone video that will help you achieve your communication goals.

Join IABC and U.S.-based video production company Candidio for 90 minutes of practical tips on how to plan for shooting a video, covering topics such as key messages, script, alignment with comms and business objective; shooting tips, and editing!
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Young Communicators In Motion

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The International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) Montréal “speed style networking” event for student-professionals is back for its 2nd edition on May 3rd, 2016.
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Volunteers needed for #McGill24

mcgill24_splash_page_header-p1-lHave you ever wondered how you can give back to a cause you believe in or find a way to support an innovative idea? Have you ever been curious to see how a simple donation can change lives? Your participation in McGill’s new, bold fundraising campaign can have a global, enduring impact and we need your help. Just a few hours of your time can truly make a difference. (more…)

Upcoming SQPRP Events

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Start your professional new year on the right foot! SQPRP (Société québécoise des professionnels en relations publiques), the largest network of public relations professionals in Quebec, is pleased to kick-off 2016 with a number of new professional development events and workshops. Register for these upcoming events or learn more about membership with SQPRP!
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#CheersToLeChainon

CheersCongratulations to The McGill PR Grad Students for producing such a remarkable event last month! It was a beautiful evening at the sumptuous Mayfair Cocktail Bar as over 130 guests enjoyed specialty cocktails, delicious bites, and a riveting raffle with amazing prizes (like tea at the Ritz!).

Check out photo booth pictures from Studio Zoetropia

Didn’t make it to the event? Check out the Facebook page with all of the cool prizes you could have won!

Of course, the evening of revelry was all for a good cause as proceeds from ticket sales and raffle ticket purchases went to benefit Le Chainon, a Montreal based women’s shelter. Reports from organisers indicate that the event raised over $5,000 for the charity, more than double its original goal.

Well done to all!

Read more about Mixing & Mingling project

About Le Chainon
Our mission is to help Le Chainon, a Montreal based women’s shelter that welcomes and offers assistance to women in crisis. The shelter has been helping women since 1932 and has made it its mission to provide guidance, assistance, shelter and security to women in need and to them regain their independence. Le Chainon helps hundreds of women every year and is dedicated to providing unconditional hospitality 365 days a year. For more information visit: http://www.lechainon.org/

Mitch Joel Talk: RESCHEDULED

Mitch Joel, dubbed the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries” by Marketing Magazine, will be visiting McGill on NOVEMBER 19 at 6:15pm during Brendan Walsh’s Internal Communications class.

Watch Mitch discuss his 2013 book, CTRL ALT Delete, on Jonathan Fields’ Good Life Project:

Details:
Mitch Joel
Thursday, November 19, 2015
6:15 – 7:45pm, including Q&A
RPHYS 118 (Seating is first-come, first-served)

PR Grad Students present a night of Mixing & Mingling to benefit Le Chainon

ImprimirThe McGill PR Grad Students present a night of Mixing & Mingling at the fabulous Mayfair Cocktail Bar. All proceeds go to Le Chainon, a Montreal based women’s shelter that welcomes and offers assistance to women in crisis.

Wednesday November 18, 2015
from 6pm-8pm

TICKETS:
$20 | Early Bird
$25 | At The Door

Check out the Facebook page to get in touch with organizers for tickets.

 

– Guests will enjoy a complimentary specialty cocktail from the outstanding Mayfair Cocktail Bar

– Complimentary hors d’oeuvres

– 1 entry into a raffle and chance to buy more tickets with tons of amazing prizes from our sponsors: Bronzage Bishop, Unique Foods, Juliette & Chocolat, L’Oreal, Cinema Carnaval, Musée Grévin, La Petite Robe Noire, Big Time Watches, Oxford Learning Center, Studio MW, Restaurateur and chef Helena Loureiro, Mayfair, Bistro Balmoral and more.

– Photobooth provided by photographer Joey Franco

Our mission is to help Le Chainon, a Montreal based women’s shelter that welcomes and offers assistance to women in crisis. The shelter has been helping women since 1932 and has made it its mission to provide guidance, assistance, shelter and security to women in need and to them regain their independence. Le Chainon helps hundreds of women every year and is dedicated to providing unconditional hospitality 365 days a year.
#CheersToLeChainon

 

Exclusive IABC/Montreal Event: November 4

Looking to find out more about what it takes to build a career in communications? Find out how the comms leaders that power Sid Lee, Hill+Knowlton, Massy-Forget and Mediative started their professional journeys. Attend this exclusive IABC/Montreal event on November 4 and share your CV with our outstanding panelists. We’re looking forward to meeting you and supporting the next generation of communicators!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/billets-soiree-pour-connecter-et-sinspirer-inspiring-connections-for-your-future-19064256705 (more…)

Media Hacker Mitch Joel comes to McGill

 

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Mitch Joel, photo found:http://www.twistimage.com/about-mitch/

Mitch Joel, dubbed the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries” by Marketing Magazine, will be visiting McGill on October 22 at 6:30 during Brendan Walsh’s Internal Communications class.

Learn more about Mitch Joel

The talk is open to the McGill community and Joel’s talk is not to be missed! Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.

Details:
Mitch Joel
October 22, 2015
6:30 – 7:45pm
RPHYS 118

 

 

Follow along with the McGill Public Relations Student and Alumni Network on Twitter at #McGillPR and Facebook.

Networking Event with PR Industry Leaders – Friday, October 16

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Join industry leaders as they share tips and advice for your next step in career success. Includes opportunities to mingle with featured speakers, students and alumni.

Marketing, Public Relations & Communications
Friday, October 16
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Featuring:
Frederic Harnois – Campaign Manager, Bloom Search Marketing
Leslie Quinton – Leader – Strategic Communication Practice, LRN
Lauren Scott – Communications and Public Relations Manager, Distech Controls
Jackson Wightman – Founder, Proper Propaganda

Free for McGill SCS students and alumni!
Places are limited.

REGISTER TODAY

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CTV’s Mutsumi Takahashi visits McGill PR Students

Ms Takahashi speaks to students during an open forum Q&A.

Ms Takahashi speaks to students during an open forum Q&A.

 Welcome to the new semester at McGill! The Public Relations Student and Alumni Network is pleased to launch this year’s blog along with exciting content on our Facebook and Twitter feed.

This year, we have a remarkable line-up of acclaimed industry leaders, media innovators, and thought leaders in the PR and communications field to discuss key issues and industry-related topics with our undergraduate and graduate students.

On October 5, André Durocher welcomed renowned journalist and television personality Mutsumi Takahashi to speak to students in the Basics of PR class. Ms Takahashi is a familiar and celebrated fixture in the Montreal media landscape as the chief news anchor of CTV Montreal News, and throughout her 30 year tenure, has distinguished herself as a leader in journalism and broadcast news.

“It’s not about my opinion – that’s for the OpEds and columnists. My job is say the facts. I say the facts as best I can.” – Mutsumi Takahashi (Read our live Tweets from Ms Takahashi’s discussion on our Twitter feed @McGill_PR)

During the informal Q&A, students asked various questions on topics ranging from media relationship building to journalistic integrity, newsroom day-to-days to on-camera blunders! Ms. Takahashi shared many personal reflections and real-life examples from her career to demonstrate the powerful and delicate bond shared among PR practitioners, members of the press, and the public.

Students also addressed the often difficult task of landing air time coverage, and with sharp wit and camera-ready poise, Ms Takahashi gave us a few pointers.

TIPS FOR EVERY PR TO GET THEIR STORIES IN THE LOCAL MEDIA

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Ms Takahashi provided real-life examples and personal reflections from her distinguished career as a journalist

– Be aware of what else is going on in the news and have an idea of what will be in the news.
– Do your homework! Do lots of research!
– Create and cultivate relationships with reporters; sometimes it’s easier to contact them directly [instead of the assignment editor] with interesting stories.
– Remember, your hook must have a local angle. International news can easily be found on the internet. People look to their local news for stories that will affect them directly.
– Keep in mind that a reporter receives hundreds of emails a day, every day. If you want her to cover your story, GET HER ATTENTION. You’ll need to send something that really stands out!

“If a reporter is a good reporter, they will want a good story.” – Mutsumi Takahashi (Read our live Tweets from Ms Takahashi’s discussion on our Twitter feed @McGill_PR)

Thanks to André and Ms Takahashi for letting us share this informative and engaging session! To learn more about the calendar of upcoming events and appearances and to discover more exclusive content, please visit our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @McGill_PR, or LinkedIn.

Essence of Public Relations & Crisis Management Event

Guest speaker Mr. Joseph Singerman has over 30 years of practical experience in print and broadcast journalism. He now provides private consulting in crisis communications, media relations and marketing for both small and large corporations.

What will you learn in this event?
1. The need of PR department in small and big companies, for-profit and non-profit organizations and anything in between;
2. The difference between PR and Marketing;
3. The importance of company image from a relatable perspective;
4. How to build effective and lasting relationship between companies (B2B) and clients (B2C);
5. Social media strategy; and most importantly,
6. Use PR to stimulate business without sounding like a “sales pitch.”

Don’t miss out! Event is on Monday May 4th from 6-9pm at Chez Alexandre

Click here to read more about guest speaker Mr Joseph Singerman and to purchase your  tickets

 

End of semester PR Mixer

Come and enjoy some end of semester fun with McGill PR students/instructors/alumni at the end of the semester PR Mixer.

This will be taking place at the Maces Basement Wednesday, December 3rd from 5pm to 7pm! There will be food and beverages, guest speaker, clothing drive and a whole lot of fun you don’t want to miss out!

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Guest speaker Mitch Joel

Mitch9230adjustOn July 8th 2014 from 6-7:15 pm, Mitch Joel, known as the Digital Marketing guru will be a guest speaker at McGill. The event is open to all McGill students it will be on a first come first serve basis. The event will take place in the Trottier Engineering building in room 0100.

Mitch Joel is President of Twist Image – one of the largest independent Digital Marketing agencies in North America. Marketing Magazine dubbed him the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing” and called him, “one of North America’s leading digital visionaries.” Mitch is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Marketing Association and a former Board Member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada. (more…)

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