Deskercises to rejuvenate your wellness resolutions

Posted on: March 9th, 2017 by Leah Kirkpatrick

It’s 11 weeks into 2017 — how are those exercise resolutions coming along?  Whether you’re sticking to your plan or you’ve slipped back into old sedentary habits, you still know the importance of moving more. But, it can be tough to motivate yourself especially if you work from home; it’s just you and your willpower! Certified personal trainer and Pilates instructor Debra Kirsch is here to help. Recently, Debra brought her 18 years of fitness expertise to the Felicity team.…


Unlocking the “brains, not bricks” virtual PR agency advantage

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Amy Laski

Have you ever had an “A-HA!” moment, where suddenly the solution to a problem you’ve been facing becomes crystal clear? I’d like to say that the idea for my virtual PR agency, Felicity [Inspiring Communications] came to me in such a flash of brilliance. But, in truth, it was the confluence of two “UH-OH” moments that were the genesis of Felicity. One when I was the lone Coca-Cola employee at the Dietitians of Canada national conference. The other when I…


Learning to love your lurkers

Posted on: February 13th, 2017 by Rachel Segal

I consider myself a digital native. I was fortunate to grow up with a laptop for learning.   I know computers. I’m comfortable on the internet. While I have mixed feelings about posting family photos on Facebook, overall, I embrace that this is the ‘go-to’ for sharing infrequent captures of my littles as they grow up. So why is it taking so much to get used to the expirable nature of Snapchat and Instagram Stories? I get it. I understand…


A little inspiration

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 by Allison Daisley

Despite its predecessor, and a precarious beginning, there is somehow still a feeling of optimism for 2017. Perhaps 2017 is more open to new perspectives and in need of individuals with a super-charged notion that they can make small yet impactful steps to move this big orb that we live on in a positive direction. And the optimism that a new year brings doesn’t have to be a January flash in the pan — it can endure.  I was reminded…


Cost-effective ways to stay connected when working overseas

Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by Alyssa Schwartz

As an independent travel writer, the question I’m asked most often – after “do you need someone to carry your bags?” – is “how many days a year do you travel?” The answer is, I don’t keep track. In the last three weeks alone, I’ve been on eight airplanes and have spent all of 3.5 days at home, and my “office” has ranged from a terrace overlooking the Costa Rican jungle to an Edmonton boardroom (guess which I liked better?).…


Five organizational tips to help achieve work-life balance

Posted on: January 5th, 2017 by Aly Ruiz Tsourounis

Image via Pexels The public relations industry is built on smart thinking, strategic planning and excellent client service. As seasoned communicators, we pride ourselves on being nimble, problem-solving powerhouses. But what do we do when we feel like there is no separation between work-life and home-life —  a common problem when you’re working in a virtual agency! While the new year is still fresh, I wanted to share with you the five simple organizational tips which have helped me achieve…


The Giving Season

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 by Dale McIntosh

Photo credit It started when I was a teenager — my involvement in charities that is – and my passion and commitment to giving has continued to grow over the years. Once I became a mom, I joined forces with my friend Savannah to start a charity called  The Diaper Bank. Throughout the year, we collect open and new packages of diapers and monetary donations to support agencies throughout the city.   Becoming involved with a charity is a personal choice.…


Opening our new “coffice” with some holiday “sip and schmooze”

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 by Amy Laski

The Felicity team gathered to ring in the holidays with a “sip and schmooze.”  The event doubled as an opportunity to break in a new collaboration space we will be using going forward. As a virtual organization, our clients invest in “brains, not bricks.” But we know there are some things that are best done in person. Our Hack-a-Thon in the fall identified the desire to have a designated space and time where the team could come together to meet,…


Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Line of a Media Revolution

Posted on: November 14th, 2016 by Amy Laski

I was fortunate to have recently taken part in the Disruption Expert Speakers Series at Rotman, featuring former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse. John wrote his book “Mass Disruption: Thirty Years on the Front Line of a Media Revolution” following his exit from that post, and prior to starting his current role as senior VP in the office of the CEO at RBC. As a business person and communications professional, I find myself dually in awe of and scared by…


Say Good-Bye To Your Office Cubicle: Four Reasons Why You May Want to Work Remotely

Posted on: October 27th, 2016 by Lisa Klein

Picture yourself on a hot summer’s day sitting on the deck at your cottage looking out at the lake…Wait!  It’s Wednesday. You’re not on vacation. Your laptop is humming on your lap while you work on the latest version of the presentation on the cloud, your Bluetooth headset connects you to your team on a conference call with people from around the globe for the last WebEx before this all goes to the CEO. You may be at the cottage,…


Felicity continues team expansion and earns additional client wins

Posted on: December 15th, 2015 by Amy Laski

Growth of communications roster adds to “brains not bricks” business model TORONTO, December 7, 2015 – Public relations and integrated communications agency Felicity today announced the addition of six new team members, transforming the virtual firm’s consumer, healthcare, sustainability and media relations capabilities. “At Felicity we aim to be our clients’ best business partner in achieving their bottom-line objectives,” said Amy Laski, president of Felicity. “We are able to deliver on this commitment because our clients pay for brains, not…


10 Things To Consider Before Hosting Your Next Event

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 by Lisa Klein

After years of working at the Toronto Stock Exchange developing and executing corporate events including market opens, educational seminars, and celebrations, I’ve learned how to ensure the event process goes off without a hitch. No matter if you’re a small not-for-profit or a large corporation, these 10 tips are sure to be helpful. “In Real Life” human interaction still matters. In the era of electronic communications and social media, events provide the ideal opportunity for real world human interactions. No…


Felicity Celebrates A Year Of Hitting Targets With A Friendly Game of Axe Throwing

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Amy Laski

Last night we kicked off the holiday season with a mystery road trip. I wanted to surprise our team by giving them a chance to do something different…an opportunity that would force us out of our collective comfort zone and experience the exhilaration of a new physical challenge. Plus, it’s rare that we get to be truly surprised these days (with good things anyway!). While many of our Associates pushed for more information, I managed to keep the destination and…


The gift EVERYONE should give themselves this holiday season

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by Robyn Feldberg

In the PR and Marketing world we pride ourselves on being 100% client focused. We are here to deliver excellent results for our client’s business. For those who are also parents, like I am, when we’re home with our families, we are 100% focused on them. Or at least we try to be, when our minds aren’t on work, our to-do lists, or what we’re going to make for dinner. Because I’m balancing a career in PR/marketing and being a…