Archive for March, 2012

Edo Japan Once Again Names Brookline Public Relations

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Calgary, Alberta – March 28, 2012 – Calgary-based Edo Japan is pleased to have renewed its relationship with Brookline Public Relations as its public relations agency of record for the second consecutive year.

“Brookline Public Relations’ continued creativity, professionalism and expertise has successfully aided in furthering our brand as we continue to expand across Western Canada,” said Tom Donaldson, President and CEO of Edo Japan. “Brookline always offers a fresh perspective and expertly pushes boundaries, producing nothing but solid results.”

 With respect to the continued partnership, Shauna MacDonald, Principal and Founder of Brookline Public Relations said, “We are thrilled to once again partner with Edo Japan. The Edo Japan team has been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to pursuing broader awareness for the brand.”

Edo Japan currently has more than 100 restaurants across Canada and continues to grow. Known for their sweet Teriyaki sauce and delicious food prepared in a traditional Teppanyaki-style, Edo Japan has proven popular with customers serving more than seven million meals annually, and has become a delicious, healthy and fresh alternative for Canadian consumers.

Brookline will continue to coordinate ongoing public relations efforts for Edo Japan including event management, media relations, issues and crisis management, franchise communications, and more.


About Edo Japan

Established in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta, Edo Japan was designed to bring the freshness of hot Japanese Teppanyaki-style cooking to suburban shopping centres and food courts across Canada. Offering the highest quality, freshly prepared food in the quick service restaurant industry, Edo Japan has quickly become a popular alternative with more than 100 locations across Canada, and serving more than seven million meals annually. For more information please visit

About Brookline Public Relations

Brookline Public Relations, Inc. is a strategic public relations and marketing communications firm dedicated to helping organizations build awareness, profile and credibility worldwide. Our core purpose is to support our clients’ goals with fresh and creative communications strategies by implementing a solid and professional approach while enthusiastically challenging the status quo. We want our clients to be recognized as industry leaders. Our services include: Media Relations, Industry Analyst Relations, Corporate Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Marketing Communications and Event Management. For more information please visit

 For further information please contact:

Renee Hammill
Brookline Public Relations for Edo Japan
O: 403.538.5641 ext. 110


Alisha Samnani

Brookline Public Relations

O: 403.538.5641 ext. 102

Brookline Supports Sanjel Corporation’s Official Texas Grand Opening and Safety Fair

Monday, March 19th, 2012

On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Brookline was proud to support the official grand opening and first annual Safety Fair at the Sanjel Cibolo facility located just outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Sanjel was joined by Dr. Henry Cuellar, United States Congressman of the House of Representatives, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Former Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, and Jennifer Hartman, Mayor, City of Cibolo.

Sanjel was honoured to receive a U.S. flag, previously flown over the White House as a gift on behalf of Congressman Dr. Henry Cuellar. Sanjel was also presented with a proclamation on behalf of Governor Rick Perry.

Brookline was proud to help Sanjel host the official grand opening of the facility. Brookline’s main role leading up to and during the event was media and dignitary relations. The official grand opening and Safety Fair was attended by over 400 residents who enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate the grand opening and connect with Sanjel on all aspects of safety in the workplace and at home.

The weather was warm, the sun was shining while safety fair attendees and their families enjoyed a delicious southern BBQ, DJ, games, and the ability to tour local partner’s safety exhibits.

Congratulations to Sanjel on a successful official Grand Opening and inaugural Cibolo facility Safety Fair!

– JM

A Day in the Life…

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

I was nervous and excited to spend my day shadowing the team at Brookline. All my worries and fears were quickly put to rest as I was introduced to the Brookline team and given a tour of the office. My day started off with a quick orientation as we went over my schedule for the day and I learned about the pillars and building bricks that help to make Brookline such a successful agency.

I got to talk to team members, where I learned how agency life works and what each of them was responsible for. I found that it was so easy to talk to them, which caused us go over the time limit. (Sorry Ashlee!) I was invited to sit in a “traffic” which is a staff meeting and got a first hand look at how fast-paced agency life can be. I got the opportunity to see what type of clients Brookline was working with and what type of projects they were currently focusing on. 

I spent time with some of the team members learning about media scanning and what types of tools I could use to help me with that. I also participated in two different brainstorming sessions with the Brookline team. I liked the flow of thoughts and how people would begin to work off one another and build on their ideas. My day ended with a wrap up session with the team where I got to share my experiences and thoughts from the day and ask any last questions.

The best aspect of my day was seeing how things I’ve learned in school could be applied to real life situations. Speaking with Shauna gave me invaluable insight and advice about the industry and I could see why Brookline has thrived and become so successful. I learned that although agency life can be hectic and fast-paced, it’s also equally rewarding and something that everyone should try once.

– MF