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From East to West, Fresh Wins with Edo Japan

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Ottile Coldbeck, Public Relations Intern

Brookline’s long-standing client Edo Japan has been kicking off 2018 with a bang, celebrating the launch of its new Fresh Take concept with a series of grand opening events as well as expanding into Eastern Canada. The Alberta-based franchise introduced its exciting new concept as an evolution of the traditional Edo brand, inviting a new demographic of customers to enjoy updated offerings. The Fresh Take concept includes a revitalized store design and layout; refreshed branding; menu evolution; a grab and go market wall and more.

 

 

The new concept was developed following an extensive research process, providing key insights into the millennial consumer, a key driver in today’s restaurant spend. Ultimately, Fresh Take was created with the intention of targeting millennials, while continuing to appeal to the wide range of customers who dine at Edo.

 

 

Fresh Take was first introduced in the Edmonton market, with a brand new location opening in North Town Centre and two additional locations that featured a hybrid design of the new concept. A media event celebrating the opening and the unveiling of the concept saw attendance from prominent Edmonton media and influencers who were among the first to experience the new look, tasty samples of new menu items and more. Calgary’s Shawnessy location was next to receive a Fresh Take makeover and the newly renovated store was opened to the public with a celebratory event soon after.

During this flurry of activity, Edo continued with expansion to the east, opening its very first Winnipeg location at Polo Park Mall with a similar celebratory event for the public and media to attend. Edo’s first foray into this eastern market was very well received by new customers, influencers and media alike, with coverage from the likes of CJOB 680, Winnipeg Free press and Canadian Business Franchise.

 

 

Brookline managed media outreach for the openings in all three markets, inviting media and influencers to visit the new locations, learn more about the evolution of Edo and its fresh, quality offerings, and share about the new concept with their audiences. In addition to traditional media coverage in all markets, local influencers shared about the concept and the store openings on their social channels and blog platforms, providing additional reach to their followers.

 

 

Edo is set to continue rolling out the Fresh Take concept in both new and existing locations across Canada and Brookline is excited to continue to be involved in the ongoing introduction of Fresh Take to markets from coast-to-coast.

 

 

 

Ottilie Coldbeck is an Intern at Brookline Public Relations. As a self-proclaimed adventure seeker, Ottilie challenges herself to remain outside her comfort zone in all aspects of her life. Ottilie has a passion for story-telling – helping brands communicate their messages in an authentic manner.

BROOKLINE PUBLIC RELATIONS SELECTED AS AGENCY OF RECORD FOR BANFF JASPER COLLECTION BY PURSUIT, EDO JAPAN AND JAYMAN BUILT

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

2018 starts strong for Brookline as its named as AOR for national and provincial clients

Calgary, AB (Jan. 29, 2018) – Brookline Public Relations (Brookline), an award-winning and leading Canadian public relations agency, is proud to announce it has been selected by the Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit (formerly Brewster Travel Canada), Edo Japan (Edo) and Jayman BUILT (Jayman) as their Agency of Record (AOR) for 2018.

As an industry leader in unforgettable, world-class experiences, accommodations, and transportation, Pursuit offers authentic adventure travel in Banff and Jasper national parks, including the likes of the Banff Gondola, Mount Royal Hotel, Glacier Adventure, Glacier Skywalk and more. Brookline has supported the organization for the past two years through its full rebrand and will provide strategic media relations, event management and influencer engagement support throughout 2018.

“Brookline consistently delivers stellar results that are recognized throughout our company,” said Joanna Buckingham, Senior Manager of Marketing, Banff Jasper Collection by Pursuit. “They have become an invaluable extension of our team and we’re excited to accomplish much more with the agency in the year to come.”

This year marks Brookline’s eighth consecutive year as AOR for the rapidly-growing, Japanese quick-serve restaurant, Edo. This year will see accelerated growth for Edo as the business expands into different markets across Canada and launches its new in-store concept, Edo Japan Fresh Take. Brookline will support Edo with communications strategy, media relations, crisis and issues management, strategic social media support, and blogger and influencer engagement.

“For many years, Brookline has supported the evolution of the Edo brand with great success,” said Kathy Campitelli, Vice President of Marketing at Edo Japan. “We are preparing for extensive growth in both new and existing markets across the country this year, and we couldn’t be happier to have a strong partner like Brookline by our side.”

Jayman BUILT is one of Alberta’s largest homebuilders and an organization that takes great pride in its corporate social responsibility and community investment initiatives. Brookline has partnered with Jayman to drive its brand strategy through proactive media relations, community investment initiatives, blogger and influencer relations, as well as strategic PR for Westman Village, Jayman’s premier multi-faceted development. Brookline started working with Jayman in the fall of 2017 and has officially been signed on as AOR for 2018 due to strong strategic thinking coupled with expertise in the real estate market.

“We are fortunate to have such great working relationships with Pursuit, Edo and Jayman,” said Shauna MacDonald, Principal and Founder, Brookline Public Relations. “Being named as the agency of record for three established and successful organizations is a result of our ability to evolve alongside these brands as they grow nationally and we are looking forward to digging deep into communication strategies that will influence their 2018 objectives.”

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Brookline rings in the holiday season

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Angela Cabucos, Account Executive 

December is a favourite time of year at Brookline. The sights and sounds of the holidays can be found around the office in the months prior to Christmas as we begin to support our clients with planning their holiday campaigns. As always, the holidays are the perfect time of year to give back and to remember the real reason for the season. Here’s a look at of some of the fun and generous holiday initiatives our clients are involved in this year.

 

 

Ford of Canada

Brookline’s Ford team revved up its holiday planning with a safe winter driving event geared towards university students who may be hitting the road and heading home to their loved ones for the holidays. We spent the day quizzing students at the University of Calgary on their winter safety driving knowledge and provided them with tips from Ford on how to handle tricky winter conditions.

We planned this safety event because we recognize that students will soon be packing up and driving home or to the mountains for a getaway this winter break. In addition, many students may not have much winter driving experience if they are new drivers. To help equip the students and their vehicles, Ford provided emergency car safety kits, fleece blankets, ice scrapers and emergency lights to stow away in case of an emergency. Winter driving is rarely ideal, but Ford recognizes the importance of being prepared for the cold weather and slick roads and looks to help drivers get home safely for the holidays.

 

Good Earth Coffeehouse

The annual Gingerbread Family campaign at Good Earth Coffeehouse (Good Earth) has been a holiday tradition for over 20 years. With this community-giving initiative, Good Earth will donate $1 from every sale of delicious Gingerbread Family cookie packages in December to local food banks across Canada. Good Earth has set a goal to sell over 10,000 Gingerbread Family cookie packages, and hopes to sweeten the deal by donating up to an extra $2,500 when Canadians share a photo of their cookies on social media. Each photo of the Gingerbread Family cookies shared on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #FeedAFamily will result in Good Earth donating an extra dollar to the campaign.

Brookline loves working on this sweet campaign, and this year is no exception. We conducted extensive media relations outreach in 15 media markets across Canada to help bring awareness to the community-giving tradition, as well as helped coordinate cookie deliveries to media. We are also working with bloggers and influencers to help spread the word on social media and in turn, increase donations for local food banks. The coverage secured so far includes CTV Edmonton, Global Calgary, Lethbridge Herald, Vancouver Courier, Toronto Sun and more. This is one campaign we can really sink our teeth into.

 

 

Banff Gondola

Brookline has been working with the Banff Gondola bringing holiday spirt to the top of Sulphur Mountain. The Banff Gondola was transformed this holiday season to bring Christmas to the Mountaintop. The Gondola’s lower and upper terminals were transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with Santa’s workshop! Mountaintop Christmas is the ultimate holiday experience with a festive atmosphere and plenty of Christmas activities for guests to enjoy including freshly baked cookie decorating, visits with Santa, letter writing to Santa and interactive activities including the 12 Animals of Christmas Treasure Hunt. The Above Banff Theatre in the upper terminal is also featuring a Disney Christmas film for the season and the Sky Bistro has a revamped seasonal menu and packaged experience for adults looking for a festive getaway. Brookline has been happy to support this amazing experience with media and influencer relations.

 

 

Edo Japan

One of our long-time clients, Edo Japan (Edo), is spreading the holiday cheer this year with its holiday giving campaign. In the spirit of giving, Edo is continuing its annual tradition of partnering with local Canadian food banks. Customers are encouraged to ‘Edo a little, help a lot’ by purchasing spring rolls from Edo, with 25 cents from each sale going to the local food bank in the market where the donation was made.

Brookline loves helping Edo help Canadians and is supporting the campaign with strategic outreach to social influencers across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan. Influencer partnerships for the holiday giving campaign will include social media takeovers from some of Calgary and Edmonton’s most prominent Instagrammers, and social influencers throughout Western Canada will be sharing their Edo experiences with their followers, encouraging Canadians to give back with Edo this holiday season.

 

 

– Angela Cabucos is an Account Executive at Brookline. Her expertise lies in media relations, personal and corporate profile-building, writing and strategic communication planning.