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CBC Radio One Interview: IHG properties, including Holiday Inn, tossing toiletries bottles

Are hotel guests OK with hygienically questionable and cheap looking toiletries in the name of saving the environment? I say probably. International Hotels Group, parent of Holiday Inn and many other brands, is about to find out.

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Raptors will win in both courts

Will Monster Energy Drink get squashed like the Golden State Warriors by the Toronto Raptors? Check out my interview with CBC Radio to find out.

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Mastercard’s nameless logo: Priceless or puffery?

Some thoughts in addition to those shared yesterday in the interview: Mastercard is drowning in their own Kool-Aid if they think their new nameless logo, which they call their Symbol, represents Mastercard better than the word “Mastercard.” That said, my read more

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On CBC Radio One: Weight Watchers renames as WW

To align with their new strategy, Weight Watchers has changed their name to WW. What do I think of the new moniker?  You can listen here.    

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On CBC’s The National re Burberry

Yesterday I had the pleasure of an interview with The National concerning Burberry. Soon after being outed for burning unused product, they announced an end to the practice.  Is it great branding, pandering to environmentalists or a bit of both? read more

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Indigo book signing – photos!

Today I am celebrating my good fortune at having such great family, friends, clients and business partners. What a launch last night at the IndigoSpirit First Canadian Place.  THANK YOU.  

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Book signing event at Indigo – July 25th

I’m very pleased to tell you that Attract will soon be available in selected Indigo stores in the GTA. First is the Indigo at First Canadian Place – where I hope you can join me for a book signing next read more

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Attract CBC Radio One Interview

According to LinkedIn, you’re all saying the same thing in your profiles. But: you and I both know you have a unique gift. How, then, to express it differently? That’s what Attract is all about, and what Meegan Read and read more

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Andris Pone media comment on Bill O’Reilly and Fox

I had the good fortune of a very pleasant conversation with Deana Sumanac of CBC News, regarding fallout from the O’Reilly firing.  Her central question:  what does the future hold for Fox?  

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