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Guest post: AHA Random Act of Kindness

Posted by Laurie Hanley of AHA Creative Strategies on June 15th, 2015

Today, I had the honour of doing another AHA Random Act of Kindness. This is the third time I have been given this opportunity and I have to tell you it is very hard to commit to an idea. After much deliberation, I received a tip (thank you Paul) that I could leave money at a Tim Hortons’ drive-thru, which would pay for many coffee drinkers’ orders. Perfect!

So, after purchasing a $50 gift card, I knocked on the drive-thru window and told the ladies working what I was up to. I would be sitting in my van in …

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AHA CEO Ruth Atherley’s TEDx Presentation

Posted by Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies on March 18th, 2015

AHA CEO Ruth Atherley spoke at TEDx BCIT on January 24, 2015. Ruth identified that in this 24/7 connected world, doing the right thing all the time is much easier and more effective than having to face the destruction of your reputation and potentially your business.

Here is her presentation.

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Ruth to speak at TEDx BCIT

Posted by Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies on January 12th, 2015

We are pleased to report that AHA CEO Ruth Atherley will be presenting at TEDx BCIT on January 24, 2015. Ruth has identified that in this 24/7 connected world, doing the right thing all the time is much easier and more effective than having to face the destruction of your reputation and potentially your business.

Ruth is excited about the opportunity and looks forward to hearing and meeting the other speakers.

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AHA CEO Ruth Atherley to speak at TEDx BCIT

Posted by Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies on November 21st, 2014

Here at the AHA office, we’re used to working with clients to develop speeches and presentations. Today we’re talking about what Ruth will speak about at TEDx BCIT on January 24, 2015. She received the call yesterday confirming her as a speaker for this engaging, thought-provoking event. We did an AHA Happy Dance in the office after that call.

We’re looking forward to this event and seeing all of the other speakers that day.…

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AHA CEO to speak at CPRS Vancouver event

Posted by Ruth Atherley of AHA Creative Strategies on October 27th, 2014

On Wednesday, October 29, I will have the privilege of speaking at the Canadian Public Relations Society Vancouver chapter with the Honourable Wally Oppal, Q.C., who was the Commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI).

The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry was an important initiative that was tasked with making findings and recommendations regarding the conduct of police in handling numerous reported cases of missing women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside – a controversial, highly sensitive subject with a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

I served, with the support of the AHA team, as director of communications for the …

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Reasons to use a PR firm

Posted by Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies on August 21st, 2014

Ragan’s PR Daily has a blog post on the 10 skills that PR pros have that other professionals don’t.

If you are doing public relations and media relations on your own, here is a link to the article to see what our profession brings to organizations that we work with.

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Ruth’s article is picked up in 10 Metro newspapers

Posted by Paul Holman of AHA Creative Strategies on July 09th, 2014

We’re celebrating at AHA today as Ruth’s article on our client BikeHike Adventures was picked up in 10 Metro newspapers across Canada. With a combined circulation of 817,843 and a reach of over 1.8 million readers per day – our client is very happy. Check out the article on page 16.

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Delivering on your brand promise

Posted by Ruth Atherley of AHA Creative Strategies on April 16th, 2014

I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day. He called to ask us about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). While we have a foundational knowledge about SEO and integrating SEO elements when developing online content (including websites, blog posts and news releases), our client’s needs went beyond our communications abilities in this area and we referred him to an SEO specialist.

His response: “You are always so responsive and take care of what I need, even if you don’t provide it. You make it easy for me.”

That’s a big compliment to receive. Our commitment to providing exceptional …

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Your communications plan has to be strategic and realistic

Posted by Ruth Atherley of AHA Creative Strategies on February 06th, 2014

At AHA, we have just completed and submitted a strategic communications plan for a start-up organization client. It was clear that this client has many opportunities to use marketing communication and PR to raise awareness of their service and engage their target market and stakeholder groups. However, it’s a small organization and they are in start-up mode. Their ability to implement had to be seriously taken into consideration in the development of the plan.

This is something that we are aware of with every client – from large global corporations to local companies to government agencies and everyone in between. …

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GUEST BLOG POST: Random acts of kindness

Posted by Laurie Hanley of AHA Creative Strategies on August 19th, 2013

Each month someone from the AHA Crew is given a small budget and sent out to do a random act of kindness. For August, our fabulous PR Coordinator Laurie Hanley was given the job. Below is her blog post. — Ruth Atherley

 

Have you ever searched for an empty parking space in your hometown? This is not an easy task in any major city and Halifax is no exception. It’s just brutal. It takes its toll on even the most delightful Pollyanna-type personalities. So when I was given $50 to do a random act of kindness, I ended up choosing …

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