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Brookline celebrates International Women’s Day

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Angela Cabucos, Senior Account Manager 

 

Staying true to Brookline’s theme for this year, #BPRDifferent, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD) like we’ve never done before. In recognition of this important day and what it stands for – celebrating women’s achievement, lifting each other up and empowering those around us – Brookline created a video featuring some of the amazing women that we are proud to know, work with and laugh with every day.

You might recognize the video as we paid homage to Maroon 5’s Girls Like You. We wanted to shine a spotlight (literally) on some notable and game-changing women and showcase why all women and “girls like you” are powerful, strong and beautiful!

 

 

 

 

The fierce and fabulous females you’ll see in the video include:

  • University of Calgary Chancellor, Deborah Yedlin;
  • Canadian two-time Olympian and sexual abuse survivor, Geneviève Simard;
  • CTV News Calgary Senior Anchor, Jocelyn Laidlaw;
  • Top Chef Canada Finalist and Restauranteur, Connie DeSousa;
  • Calgary’s very own 2019 Calgary Stampede Royalty and 2017 Indian Princess;
  • Founder and CEO of Children First Canada, Sara Austin;
  • Co-Founder and director of the Canadian International Fashion Film Festival, Katrina Olson;
  • Tech industry mogul, Pat Kaiser;
  • Award-winning reporter for BNN, Tara Weber; and
  • All the hardworking and lovely ladies of Brookline PR.

 

 

 

 

On the eve of IWD, we hosted a celebration surrounded by some of the Calgary’s most influential and inspiring women. The positive energy in the room was palpable and the laughter and happiness was contagious. Guests were treated to delicious appetizers and refreshments, a live DJ to keep up the fun atmosphere, a photobooth and photographer to capture all the memorable moments and capped off the evening with an IWD surprise. We revealed the music video to our guests, before its public release the next day. I’m sure most of the Brookliners in the room were holding their breath before the video reveal as we’re all used to being behind the camera and not so much in front of it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personally, I am incredibly proud of how the video turned out and so grateful for all the women that took the time to be in it and for all those that shared it with their networks. IWD 2019 is one day I’ll never forget.

You can watch the video here:

 

 

 

Thank you for your continuous support of Brookline and all the amazing women in our community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angela Cabucos is a Senior Account Manager at Brookline Public Relations. Her expertise lies in media and influencer relations, writing and strategic communication planning.

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.

Work Hard, Mom Hard

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Leanna Kruk, Group Director

The team at Brookline consists of a group of strong, amazing, talented individuals – who wear many hats inside and outside the workplace. Outside of the office some of our team members go to school part-time, volunteer or serve as professional booboo kissers. Professional booboo kissers you ask? That’s right…if you are a working mom, you take on many roles outside of the workplace, including kissing scraped knees and little fingers.

As one of Brookline’s working moms, I decided to outline a few tips for current and future working moms on how to balance a rewarding and successful career in public relations while also managing your growing family.

  1. Flexibility…baby!

Managing a successful career while raising kids is a delicate balancing act. It takes planning, organization and LOTS of coffee. I find that no matter how hard I try to schedule and plan my day, sometimes I just need to be flexible and allow my schedule to bend based on current priorities. I find the adage rings true when it comes to working and parenting at the same time, “don’t sweat the small stuff…and it really is all small stuff.” Oh, did I mention that coffee helps too?!

  1. It takes a village

As a working professional, you know how to plan and prepare for the perfect presentation…but what happens when your son has the flu and needs to get picked up from school during the presentation?! Trust me, it HAS happened before. When these little hiccups occur, you need to quickly change gears and look to your fellow colleagues for support to get the job done. Thankfully, when you are part of a strong team, these small bumps feel like minor glitches in the grand scheme of things.

  1. Set attainable daily goals – both at work and at home

I find that by setting realistic, attainable goals of what I am going to accomplish versus what I want to accomplish in a day helps to guide my pace and ensure that I am staying on track. Sometimes I miss the mark and overstretch what I am capable of both at home and work. But the at the end of the day, I know I can push the reset button and celebrate what I have accomplished instead of focusing on what I didn’t.

  1. If it’s important…write it down

Like almost every mom I know, I find myself at work wondering about my kids and how their day is going. Did I remember to pack a snack in their lunch? Did I sign off on that field trip form? Did I RSVP for that birthday party this weekend? I find it best to write down important information and make lists so I can check off items as I move throughout the course of my busy day. Creating lists also helps to keep my mind present and on task because I know I can go back to my list later and start to check things off when I have time.

  1. Have Fun

I find a lot of synergies between being a good mom and a good colleague – and that includes the ability to have some fun along the way. Whether at work or at home, when you can laugh at yourself and enjoy laughing with others, you will be a good mom to your kids and a great colleague to your workmates.

 

Leanna Kruk is Group Director at Brookline Public Relations and brings a vast amount of experience in planning and executing successful integrated communications plans, including work with bloggers and influencers. Leanna brings value to her clients by always providing out-of-the-box, dynamic, thoughtful, strategic campaign ideas. Her ability to motivate her team comes from her passion for communications and the clients she represents.