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Brookline Public Relations Continues to Build National Presence with New Client Wins

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Good Earth Coffeehouse and Canada Beef join Brookline client roster for national communications support, music superstar Paul Brandt re-signs for cross-country tour

CALGARY (October 14, 2015) – There have been a lot of celebrations at Brookline Public Relations (Brookline) recently, as the Calgary-based public relations agency expands its client roster with Good Earth Coffeehouse and Canada Beef joining the team. Both brands have recently partnered with Brookline for communications support across Canada.

Good Earth Coffeehouse, a national café with more than 40 locations in Canada, has teamed-up with Brookline to build its profile across Canada and provide media/social relations and event management support around their new café openings. Brookline recently managed the opening of Good Earth’s newest location in Ottawa, Ontario, and is currently in the midst of planning subsequent launches and programs for the brand throughout Canada.

“Brookline is the perfect partner choice for our expanding business in Canada. Their exceptional food and drink, retail and lifestyle experience made them the obvious choice for Good Earth Coffeehouse,” says Michelle Winter, Director of Marketing, Good Earth Coffeehouse. “We are excited by their creative approach in helping to launch our brand in a variety of new markets.”

Canada Beef has also partnered with Brookline to lead a number of communications initiatives, including developing their annual report as well as providing communications and digital support for their upcoming rebranding campaign. Brookline will be executing media relations, consumer activations, internal communications and digital strategy for the national organization, helping to build Canada Beef’s profile in Canada and around the world.

Brookline is also singing some country tunes, as it re-signed to support country music superstar, Paul Brandt’s, current Canadian tour. Brookline is working with media coast-to- coast to drive awareness and ticket sales for one of Brookline’s most famous clients.

These wins come on the heels of signing international-brand Cococo Chocolatiers, owners of Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut, as well as launching the 20,000 Homes Campaign in Toronto with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness – a program that brought national attention to this not-for-profit organization and their important initiative.

“Companies are recognizing the solid work Brookline has been doing in Canada and the days of being a Calgary-only PR agency is a thing of the past,” says Shauna MacDonald, Principal and Founder, Brookline. “Our stellar media relationships and strong strategic counsel means that regardless of where we are physically located, we are able to execute smart, creative communications programs anywhere in Canada.”

About Brookline Public Relations, Inc.

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, Corporate Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Integrated Marketing, Event Management and Social Media. For more information please visit www.brooklinepr.com.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Shauna MacDonald
Principal & Founder
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
403-538-5645
smacdonald@brooklinepr.com

Brookline Public Relations Celebrates New Staff, Promotions and Great Client Wins

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Shauna MacDonald, Principal & Founder

 


Lisa Libin appointed Group Director, Alisha Samnani promoted to Account Supervisor

Edmonton Arena District, Shaw Communications, Cococo Chocolatiers, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, and Jack Daniels added to client roster

CALGARY – June 4, 2015 – There are exciting new developments happening at Brookline Public Relations (Brookline). Effective immediately, Lisa Libin has been appointed the agency’s Group Director and Alisha Samnani has been appointed to Account Supervisor.

Libin has worked in progressively senior roles in various agencies in Toronto. She has also worked for Canadian Blood Services and most recently, Rogers Communications Inc., managing the Western Canadian regions in both public relations and marketing capacities. She has won a variety of awards for her creative programs and stellar client service.

“Lisa brings a strong breadth of both agency and corporate experience which is important as our agency is growing exponentially right now,” says Shauna MacDonald, Principal and Founder, Brookline. “Her communications and marketing knowledge will help broaden Brookline’s national reach to become the leading boutique public relations agency in Canada.”

Samnani has dedicated more than four years to Brookline, propelling the business forward with her big picture thinking and strategic execution for some of the agency’s most celebrated brands. “Alisha’s natural ability to connect with clients and her commitment to growing Brookline has positioned her as a senior leader at the agency,” continues MacDonald. ”She has continually proven that there is no task too big or too small that she cannot execute seamlessly.”

These announcements come on the tails of a variety of new business wins for Brookline. Brookline has been busy working outside of Calgary, as the PR agency of record for the Edmonton Arena District – Canada’s largest mixed-used sports and entertainment development that will help transform and revitalize downtown Edmonton – led by a joint venture between the Katz Group and WAM Development Group. Brookline is also reaching the eastern borders as they lead the national launch for the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness’ upcoming campaign in Toronto. Brookline has also recently signed on Jack Daniels Tennessee Whisky as well as Cococo Chocolatiers as new clients. Not to mention, Shaw Communications has re-signed with the agency for various public relations and community investment initiatives.

“In today’s current economy, companies are looking to spend smartly and PR and integrated marketing have always been great avenues to help organizations make a strategic impact when dollars are tight,” explains MacDonald. “Thanks to Brookline’s stellar reputation and strategic business model, we are fortunate to continue to grow during tougher economic times and continue to partner with so many amazing brands.”

About Brookline Public Relations, Inc.

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, Corporate Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Integrated Marketing, Event Management and Social Media. For more information please visit www.brooklinepr.com.

For further information or media inquiries, please contact:

Shauna MacDonald
Principal & Founder
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
P: 403-538-5645
E: smacdonald@brooklinepr.com
http://www.brooklinepr.com
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Brookline Public Relations Selected To Represent Cococo Chocolatiers (The “Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut” Company) As Agency Of Record

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Calgary – May 26, 2015 – Brookline Public Relations Inc. (Brookline), an award-winning boutique PR agency based in Calgary, is excited to announce its recent partnership with Cococo Chocolatiers, renowned manufacturer of fine chocolates.

Cococo handcrafts and retails award-winning confectionery and related products. Employing over 100 local Calgarians, they proudly source the finest natural ingredients and use unique chocolate blends formulated exclusively for their needs. Honest, hardworking, and community-minded, Cococo also provides support to local suppliers and independent dealers across Canada and the U.S. Cococo currently operates 31 stores in Canada and two within the U.S., and Cococo’s retail brands include “Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut®”, “Chocolates by Bernard Callebaut®”, “Good Clean Fun®”, and “Halo Gelato®”.

“This is an exciting time for our company and we needed a strategic partner to help build our brand across the country,” said Brian Beck, President, Cococo. “Brookline understands our business and values and is the perfect choice as a communications partner. We are eager to start working with the Brookline team and look forward to their fresh ideas and solid approach to help us meet our business goals.”

Brookline will provide Cococo with a solid and professional foundation of brand awareness, issues management and event support as well as develop fresh, creative media relations and social media strategies. These communications initiatives will help the company build brand recognition across the country and remain an iconic figure in the confectionary business.

“We are excited to be working with Cococo and providing them with PR support on their award-winning confectionery products,” said Shauna MacDonald, Principal and Founder, Brookline Public Relations.  “Canadians have known and loved this brand for decades and Brookline is proud to support them in their next phase of growth and success.”

About Cococo Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Based in Calgary Alberta, Cococo Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut operates eight corporate stores in Calgary and one in Banff. They also proudly support 22 other stores run by independent dealers throughout Canada and the USA. They offer the finest products under the Cococo and Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut brands. For more information please visit their websites at www.bernardcallebaut.com or www.cococochocolatiers.com.

About Brookline Public Relations, Inc.

Brookline Public Relations, Inc. is one of Canada’s leading boutique public relations agencies. Our firm is dedicated to helping organizations build awareness, credibility and strong reputations worldwide. We deliver PR campaigns that support our clients’ goals by implementing fresh and creative communications strategies with a solid and professional approach. Our passionate and driven team goes the extra mile for clients by challenging the status quo and never stopping at “good enough”. Our key services include: Media Relations, Financial Communications, Corporate Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Social Media, and Event Management. For more information please visit www.brooklinepr.com.

For further information please contact:

Lisa Libin
Group Director
Brookline Public Relations
P: 403-538-5641 ext. 104
E: llibin@brooklinepr.com
http://www.brooklinepr.com
http://www.twitter.com/brooklinepr
https://www.facebook.com/BrooklinePR
http://instagram.com/brookline_pr