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A #BPRDifferent Blog

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Jas Badesha, Account Coordinator 

 

This year is all about being different, even in our blogs! Check out Jas Badesha’s take on #BPRDifferent! Take it away, Jas!

 

 

#BPRDifferent

 

Check, check, 1-2, 1-2.

This is what we’re going to do.

Is it a poem, is it a rap?

Well, that’s up to you.

 

Point is, it’s not your average blog,

Nor your regular kind of song;

But, that’s what Brookline’s all about.

We’ll never leave you in doubt.

 

Check it.

 

We’re not your average agency.

There are so many traits, and that’s key.

With our 2019 theme, you’ll see.

We’re D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-T.

 

How?

 

We think outside the box –

Ideas that’ll blow your socks.

No two days are the same,

Wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

Our clients are always top of mind.

An experience unlike any other kind.

Going the extra mile?

Now, that’s our style!

 

‘Cuz we’re DIFFERENT.

 

Fresh approach to your communications needs.

Strategic PR service that leads,

And achieves

Your business objectives and goals –

Even messages for social media trolls

 

Professional, creative, solid and fresh –

State of our minds in a brainstorming sesh;

Also key pillars that Brookline lives by,

For award-winning campaigns – so fly!

 

We communicate compelling stories that are relevant and credible.

We’ll enhance your profile and deliver results so incredible.

‘Cuz we take it to the next level.

 

We work hard.

We play hard.

Surprise and delights as an example,

For Brookliners and clients to sample.

 

But, don’t get it twisted.

Be sure you don’t miss it.

We’re not fluffy or weak.

We have strong advice you seek.

 

Shout out to our hardworking team.

We’re exactly what we seem.

 

Empowering, unique women with ambition and class,

Who develop and execute plans that are badass!

Smart, passionate and authentic,

We bring you strategies that just click.

Tactics that are methodical, yet fresh – we’re trailblazers!

In a crisis? We’ll provide strong key messages.

 

Creative, fearless and driven –

Yeah, it’s a given.

 

We’re different.

 

That’s exactly who we are.

We’re Brookline PR.

 

Jas Badesha is an Account Coordinator at Brookline Public Relations. As a novice in rhyming, you won’t catch Jas in a rap battle anytime soon. Expressing creativity and thinking outside the box? Now, that’s her jam. #BPRDifferent.

Stantec Tower Officially Reaches Historic Heights as the Tallest Tower Outside of Toronto

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Jenna Hamilton, Public Relations Assistant 

It’s official! Edmonton is now home to the tallest tower outside of Toronto. On November 16th, ICE District celebrated the topping off of Stantec Tower, marking the structural completion of the building. Standing tall at 69-storeys, this impressive beacon has forever changed Edmonton’s skyline.

 

 

To mark this historic milestone, Brookline supported in planning a press conference on the 60th floor of Stantec Tower, where guests had the opportunity to see spectacular views of the city. The event included a short, formal program with remarks from Glen Scott from Katz Group Real Estate, Gord Johnston from Stantec and Councillor Mohinder Banga from the City of Edmonton. In commemoration of this milestone, ICE District partners and executives were invited to the stage for the symbolic signing of a beam, which is now ceremoniously displayed in the lobby of Stantec Tower.

 

 

Following the signing, those brave enough to go outside on the 68th floor to stand at the highest, coldest point outside of Russia (yes, you read that right) were invited for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, heading to the top of the tower to view Edmonton’s landscape from every angle. A view that only a few will have the opportunity to see atop Stantec Tower. Attendees could see the North Saskatchewan River from miles away, and look 251 metres down to see cars that were the size of ants.

 

Brookline’s media relations efforts resulted in 41 national media stories from several major outlets, and over 6 million impressions. The team was honoured to have been part of this historic milestone for ICE District, and is looking forward to celebrating the completion of SKY Residences atop Stantec Tower in the fall of 2019.

 

 

 

Jenna Hamilton is a Public Relations Assistant at Brookline Public Relations. Her passion lies within the realms of event planning, strategic communications and media relations.

Generation Z: Forget Everything You’ve Learned About Millennials

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Amanda Kemsley, Account Manager 

 

Move over Millennials, we have a new target market in town: Generation Z (A.K.A Gen Z). The marketing stream has been hyper-focused on millennials for awhile, but now enters the next generation to be in the spotlight, and not one to be ignored. Born in the mid-nineties, Gen Z has grown up in the digital age, with ubiquitous internet access and bred to navigate the world with ease. Making up approximately 17 per cent of Canada’s population, it is a generation worth watching and brands are noticing.

For many, especially marketers, it seems obvious that digital would be the only channel worth connecting with this generation. But, do we have it all wrong? If you were to guess the generation that prefers print books over digital ones, enjoys shopping at brick-and-mortar stores and as few as 14 per cent own a smartwatch, you probably wouldn’t associate this with Gen Z. But those are Gen Z preferences, including characteristics of being more inclusive, accepting and risk-adverse.

There’s a fine balance with this generation between digital and traditional. Even though their lives revolve around a digital sphere, they tend to ignore the constant stream of ads and messaging and turn away from the digital noise. Information consumption for Gen Z is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Engaging with them digitally isn’t enough. To help accurately market to Gen Z, it is important to differentiate this generation from others. Here are a few things we know that sets them apart from their millennial predecessors:

 

They are digital AND non-digital.  

They haven’t forgotten traditional mediums such as TV and paperback books and they easily straddle between digital and non-digital. While, Gen Z does receive most of its information from social media, it’s not solely digital for their means of information.

Key takeaway: e-commerce strategies are important for marketers, but don’t exclude in-store service – focus on the shopping experience.

 

 

Instant gratification is everything.

Thanks to social media and technology, the retrieval of information can happen whenever and wherever, making immediate gratification a must. Convenience is important here, more than any generation before. With same-day shipping, Google at your fingertips and apps to keep you from having to stand in line, patience is not a virtue.

Key take-away: this is not to be mistaken as laziness, but rather efficiency and simplicity – there’s no need to overcomplicate a message or product.

 

 

Gen Z is realistic and cautious about finances.

They grew up alongside the recession and were taught to be mindful with their money, even more so than millennials. Being internet-savvy, this generation knows how to find a great deal and get the most out of their money. They can find hundreds of similar products, so what makes yours stand out?

Key takeaway: it’s not enough to be price conscious, this generation is also looking for the value add.

 

 

Gen Z is not just an exaggerated version of millennials. They are unique, open-minded, money-conscious and resourceful. It is an important group of potential customers, clients, employees and employers who can help influence the future. As a brand or company, understanding these characteristics will help to accurately deliver products, services and experiences to this up-and-coming generation.  Welcome Gen Z, we’re glad you’re here!

 

Amanda is an Account Manger at Brookline Public Relations. She has an insatiable appetite for exploring – ironically since she doesn’t like getting lost. She flourishes on bringing broad-minded, creative ideas to the table and trying things outside of the norm – perhaps these are millennial traits?