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  • Are your symbols in sync with your story?

    December 12, 2016

    Leslie Walsh, SVP, Reputation Management Last week, the Bank of Canada announced that beginning in 2018, Viola Desmond’s likeness will appear on our currency. An icon of the human rights and freedom movement who defiantly refused to leave a whites-only area of a movie theatre in 1946 and was subsequently jailed, convicted and fined, Ms. Desmond will be the first Canadian woman to grace a $10 banknote. The decision is a nod to our heritage...

  • Are we really now living in a ‘post-truth’ world?

    November 21, 2016

    Jennifer Shah, SVP & Partner, Digital & Marketing Communications Forgive the boring, “Oxford Dictionary defines…” opening, but this is one case where beginning with a definition is actually not only appropriate, but necessary. Oxford Dictionary has named its word of the year for 2016 and it’s (drum roll please) post-truth. So… Oxford Dictionary defines post-truth as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to...