Felicity hosts fifth annual Urban Retreat

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Laurie Hall

Look back and learn; look forward and build On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, I was excited to join my fellow Felicity communications and content professionals to attend our fifth annual urban retreat. The day-long event was held at Montecito, the hip and happening hangout in downtown Toronto, owned by Canada’s favourite filmmaker, Ivan Reitman. This was the perfect ‘set’ for a day of learning, creating, planning and answering the big question ‘How might we be even better partners for our…


Don’t be Tricked. Treat yourself to Cyber Security.

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 by David Pisarek

October is a scary month, but not because of the Halloween ghouls and ghosts. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and now, more than ever, is a good time to take stock of all the passwords and security measures you have in place. As recent as the beginning of this month, Yahoo announced that all 3-billion user accounts were impacted by the 2013 security breach. Prior to that, Equifax has 15.2 Million UK records exposed and 145.5 million US records.…


CHFA East Conference Highlights

Posted on: October 4th, 2017 by Shari Cogan

Our team at Felicity is thrilled to have been selected as the PR partner of the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA), Canada’s largest trade association dedicated to natural health and organic products. We’ll be working together to increase consumer engagement and trust in the sector. On September 16, 2017, Felicity account lead Shari Cogan and president Amy Laski attended CHFA East, Canada’s largest trade-only conference for the natural health and organics industry, featuring more than 850 exhibits on a 100,000…


7 Reasons Why Moms Make Amazing Entrepreneurs

Posted on: September 15th, 2017 by Lydia Juliano

When I started thinking about a topic for my  very first article on the Felicity Blog (one that I would need to write in English — my second language!), I started reflecting on how becoming a mom of two very energetic and sharp-minded kids has made me a better entrepreneur. Here are 7 skills I’ve learned in motherhood that have made me a  better businessperson: 1. Mastering multitasking and prioritizing Mothers are by definition professional planners and creative problem solvers,…


Top 5 Apps For Increased Productivity

Posted on: September 7th, 2017 by Karin Eldor

I’ll admit it: When it comes to paper products and back-to-school supplies, consider me obsessed. There isn’t a notepad, Post-It pack or weekly planner I won’t purchase. But in this era where my phone is my lifeline (and likely most of you can relate!), I also rely heavily on apps and digital tools to perform at peak productivity. Here are my five go-to apps for ensuring my days are as efficient as possible. For putting all my notes & thoughts…


From the Classroom to the Virtual Meeting Room

Posted on: August 14th, 2017 by Giulia Ricci

The transition from school to work can be a real test of skill. Everything that school tries to prepare us for as students is finally put to the test. I would consider myself a student of life – constantly learning in every situation. There is always a lesson to be learned regardless if you’ve been doing something for a day or ten years. In the same way, it is important that we constantly challenge ourselves and look for new opportunities.…


‘Paws’ for thought: The valuable lessons I’m learning from my puppy

Posted on: July 6th, 2017 by Jennifer Brown

After years of listening to our children beg for a dog, we decided it was time to open our hearts and our home to a puppy.  We brought Roxy, a beautiful Golden Doodle, home in April, and our lives were forever changed.   Over the years, there have been many studies that show that pet owners, and especially dog owners, reap numerous benefits from their pet including increased happiness, health and even self-esteem.  Studies also show that there is a…


Harness the headwinds: What Lorna Borenstein taught me about being your authentic self in business

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Amy Laski

“From Your Big Break to a Big Mistake: How to Have Resilience and Remain Authentic.” From the instant I read that headline, I was compelled to attend this Rotman School of Management talk, featuring internet veteran Lorna Borenstein. A Toronto native now living in California, Borenstein launched eBay Canada out of her guestroom with a newborn baby on her hip. As her bio says, “after 15 years in high-profile roles at eBay, HP, Yahoo!, and Move, Inc., Lorna challenged long-held…


Profile-Building and Productivity Power Breakfast

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 by Giulia Ricci

On May 30th, 2017, Felicity held a Profile-Building and Productivity Power Breakfast in collaboration with productivity consultancy Clear Concept Inc. The event took place at Leña Restaurante, named one of Toronto Life’s Best New Restaurants of 2017.  Felicity and Clear Concept joined together to treat our clients to some personal and professional development. There were four “Power Sessions” throughout the morning: Overcoming the busy epidemic: Ann Gomez of Clear Concept provided some helpful tips for finding more time in our days,…


5 tips for collaborating successfully with influencers

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 by Shari Cogan

It was my first trip to Utah, and even though I did not have a chance to experience much of the beautiful and mountainous Salt Lake City, I did enjoy three days of networking and learning from over 300 influential food bloggers.  At the second annual Everything Food Conference, food bloggers from across North America gathered to learn, improve, grow and mostly feel empowered to reach their professional goals. According to TechnoratiMedia’s Digital Influence Report, blogs are in the top…


Rekindle your romance with Harlequin

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by Leah Kirkpatrick

When was the last time you got romantic? When Harlequin was looking to fan the flames of desire for its books, they called on Felicity to help engage influencers and their followers in spreading the love…ignited by some hilarious videos. Check out these Harlequin heroes — and innocent bystanders’ reactions — on real-life dates and you too can decide — are you #TeamCowboy or #TeamViking? Select influencer partners chose two books each, and blogged about why they read Harlequin and…


Managing a crisis in social media is a spectator sport

Posted on: April 27th, 2017 by Laura Currie Ryder

Reputation loss is seen by CEOs as today’s single largest business risk, and nothing can destroy a long-established reputation like the mismanagement of a crisis. Crisis management can also negatively affect the bottom line, or put you in line for Communicator of the Year Awards. And yes, everyone is watching. When crisis hits, many organizations have detailed processes in place to stop the leak or recall the product – to operationally “fix” the crisis. Equally important is an organization’s ability…


Earning it: Lessons from Joann S. Lublin and female business trailblazers

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 by Amy Laski

It’s not every day that a true trailblazer is in our midst. That’s why, when I heard that Pulitzer Prize winner and The Wall Street Journal Management News Editor Joann S. Lublin would be speaking as part of the Rotman Women and Leadership series, I jumped at the chance to learn from her. She shared not only her experiences, but also those of the more than 50 women she interviewed for her book ““Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women…


The best gift is being present

Posted on: April 5th, 2017 by Robyn Feldberg

I’ve been acutely aware lately of how important it is to be present. Recently someone said that those who are thinking about the past are depressed, those thinking about the future are anxious and those who are living in the moment are present.  This statement had a profound impact on me and is something that really made me stop and think about how I spend my time.  At times, I am guilty of being stuck in the past.  Who doesn’t…