The month of November is flying by, and at Talk Shop we’re taking a minute to breathe in this beautiful fall air – and of course, whip up a new edition of our Media Hit Roundup! Here’s a look at what our clients have been up to lately and some of the public relations work we’re doing in the technology and start-up space.
10 Most Common Types of Online Daters Based on Their Profile
Online dating site PlentyofFish recently conducted a study to find the certain types of male and female online daters by using their profile. Five titles were chosen for each sex – do you fit into any of these categories?!
Unregulated novelty Halloween contact lenses can lead to infection and blindness, warns Vancouver optician
Novelty contact lenses are hugely popular for Halloween, but according to eye doctors, unregulated lenses can cause severe eye damage or even blindness. The Opticians Association of Canada provided commentary on the trend of eye injuries increasing around Halloween, advising contact wearers to be safe and purchase their contact lenses from an optician rather than risking their eyesight and wearing nonprescription lenses.
The Next Era in Power Electronics
One of Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital’s portfolio companies, GaN Systems, creates Gallium Nitride based transistors, which have the potential to lead to more sustainable energy use and increased power efficiency, while reducing costs and the environmental impacts of some of the world’s fastest growing industries. Managing Partner Mike Sherman discusses the implications and potential of GaN Systems in Wireless Design & Development magazine.
Cressey Development Group recently collaborated with city experts to share the hidden gems of Cedar Cottages, where their newest project Mercer will be. With Vancity Buzz’s Karm Sumal and Vancouver food blogger Erin Ireland taking over Cressey’s Instagram account to drive traffic and highlight the appeal of Cedar Cottages, Cressey was able to garner plenty of excitement around its new project and gain a lot of new Instagram followers!
D&B Cloud Innovation Center Ditches Dull Job Descriptions to Attract Exciting Employees
With 9,000 tech companies in BC’s tech industry, D&B Cloud Innovation Center recognizes the need to stand out from the crowd when it comes to attracting new employees. The company’s witty approach to job descriptions has provided a 300% increase in applications, allowing D&B to connect with potential employees who share a similar sense of humour.
How I Did it: Scott Morison
Browns Socialhouse founder proved less is more for franchise success
Scott Morison, Founder and CEO of Browns Restaurant Group, discusses the formation and growth of Browns Socialhouse, citing the key to the franchise’s success to be its small footprint model. Scott touches on topics such as his early days in the restaurant industry; how Browns is a perfect fit for the smaller, more rural towns in Canada, and his search for ‘intrapreneurs’ as franchisees.
Celebrities Nightclub’s 30th Birthday
Blueprint Events celebrates the 30th birthday of Celebrities Nightclub this month, and CBC was there to capture the festivities and communicate how the club has evolved, yet maintained its place in the city for the past 30 years. Happy birthday, Celebrities!
Ask The Experts: Secure Payments a must-have for new businesses
Business in Vancouver’s recent Ask The Experts column provided advice to new business owners on offering secure payments, and Chief Experience Officer of cloud money startup nTrust, Rod Hsu, offered the following three tips: 1. Know your audience; 2. Do your research; and 3. Stay on top of industry trends.
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