Questions for Journalists: Alastair Goldfisher

We have been reaching out to journalists and media professionals to chat with them about their experiences in the industry. For our latest ‘Questions for Journalists’ we had the opportunity to interview Alastair Goldfisher, venture capital editor for Buyouts Insider, contributing to Venture Capital Journal and PE Hub. Alastair primarily reports on venture firms and their startups, pretty much anything to do with fundraising, investment trends, sector analysis, personnel news and other topics worldwide about the VC industry. Alastair has worked as a business journalist since 1994. He’s been with the Buyouts Insider group since 2003. Previously, he was the founding editor of California CEO and before that was a reporter with the Silicon Valley Business Journal. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Introducing The Agency’s newest team member: Melanie Tapper

The Agency is happy to announce the recent hire of its new Communications Assistant, Melanie Tapper.

Melanie is a second-year Bachelor of Communications Public Relations student from Mount Royal University (MRU). Before joining The Agency, Melanie had the opportunity to gain communications experience with an Alberta non-profit that supports youth, as well as work on a number of PR volunteer projects. Melanie is excited to join The Agency team and learn more about agency work.

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This Month in Public Relations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of PR Practices

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Anyone who spends five seconds looking can find examples of bad PR practices. In April, there were three HUGE PR disasters – United Airlines’ violent passenger removal, Pepsi’s ad faux-pas, and #FyreFestival. It can be harder to find out what is actually effective and works in the PR industry. So, we’ve rounded up some resources for you in April’s ‘This Month in Public Relations’ post:

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Questions for the PR Industry: Krystal Covington

We have been reaching out to notable communications professionals to ask them a few questions about their experiences and interests, with the goal of providing some insights to others in the industry. For the April edition of ‘Questions for the PR Industry’ we chatted with Krystal Covington, Director of PR at Natural Grocers and Founder and CEO of Women of Denver. Krystal is an expert in the art of influence, and personal branding. She has led the launch of multi-million dollar projects and worked directly with CEOs of small and large businesses. She is also a TEDx presenter, national speaker and trainer.

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Press Release: Calgary’s first indoor archery tag arena to open April 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2017

Growing new sport combines dodgeball and archery

Calgary, Canada –  Have you ever wanted to shoot a bow and arrow like Katniss Everdeen or Robin Hood? Now you can. Archery Games Calgary, the city’s first indoor archery tag arena, is opening on April 14, 2017 at Unit #22 2015 32 Ave NE.

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