63,000 To Go!

Today’s toy count is 87,125! We’re well past the halfway mark but have only ten more days to collect the remaining 63,000 toys and need your help to reach our goal of 150,000. Please take a moment to make a donation for families and kids in need here. Traditionally the last week or so before …

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Making Mountains

In a live broadcast from Toronto’s Yonge/Dundas square this evening, CTV in association with The Salvation Army and The Toronto Area Ford Dealers launched the 2011 Toy Mountain Campaign with the goal of raising 150,000 toys for families in need. The mood was decidedly upbeat and the air charged with anticipation as the brass band …

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If you need a little or a lot

Thanks to the Transitions International Group for having me as a guest speaker at their most recent conference this past weekend. Held in Toronto for the first time, Hair Replacement professionals from several countries met to discuss the latest best business practices, techniques, products and marketing campaigns. The invitation came about via Michael Suba at …

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I’m in the army now

For the last several months I have been working with The Salvation Army’s Railside Food & Toy Distribution Centre. The challenge was to develop and implement a strategy that would improve overall donations and efficiencies, mitigate shortfalls and effectively leverage their corporate partner networks. In spite of an imposing mandate the solution we arrived at …

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Summer with a smile

It was all smiles yesterday as the sun shone down. The first day of summer came with good news, both projects I have been pitching are a go! Now added to my roster of clients are the Salvation Army and a major food-products importer and exporter who wishes to remain anonymous. For the Sally Ann …

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Working Vacation

Just back from a fantastic couple of weeks in Costa Rica. After picking up a new surfboard in Jaco I headed down to Matapalo to connect with my good friends Stijn De Witte and Filip D’hulster, the architect and founder of Las Nubes Natural Energy Resort. It’s been a year since I last was there …

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Come out and play

Congrats to everyone involved in the recent launch of  Central Counties’ winter campaign. Amazing work by all to get from concept to market in an incredible two weeks! Special shout out’s to Designer Tony Enns and Pier Shu-Lutman of Interactive Side for kicking ass on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn more about the Central …

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Orphanage Clothing

Orphanage Clothing

Just recorded a great call with Kim from Orphanage Clothing for the next podcast. Hailing from Halifax, NS, Orphanage makes super cool fashion from old clothes and has been catching the eye of artists like Hawsksley Workman and Brian Borcherdt, who have been rocking the funky fashion at recent shows. Look for it next week!