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Judy Gombita
Works at (Social) public relations and communication management strategist (solopreneur)
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Baby British royals are awfully cute....
See Prince George of Cambridge's photo gallery - from his birthday to Barack Obama and a host of royal occasion
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Asks Global Alliance chair, Gregor Haliff
Does public relations really matter? I have rarely been as optimistic as after the World Public Relations Forum 2016 that was co-hosted by the Canadian Public Relations Association and the Global Alliance in Toronto last month: While nationalism and nativism are on the rise globally, we spent 3 days exploring how to improve ‘Communications Across Cultures’.
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When I was at the Global Alliance's World PR Forum (in Toronto, May 2016) I asked a number of featured presenters if they'd be interested in writing for +PR Conversations. +Angela Barter, CPRP, from South Africa, is our first honoured guest contributor. 
Angela Barter, CPRP, a sustainable communication strategist based in South Africa, drew from her presentation at the Global Alliance’s World PR Forum (May 2016, Toronto) when writing A commun…
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4th post by +Heather Yaxley for "History of PR" week on +PR Conversations (about the paper she presented at this week's @historyofPR conference)
An important link between academia and practice is research. A notable difference is the emphasis within such research on methodological matters. This is a critical aspect of scholarship, but is co…
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Get to know the wonderful (and free) resource that is the Museum of Public Relations (both the physical space and its online presence and global reach).....
Five years ago, Toni Muzi Falconi gave PR Conversations readers a private viewing inside the Museum of Public Relations. From its beginnings in 1996 as an award-winning internet museum (possibly th…
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Skip This Ad! is a new +Ira Basen (radio) documentary, airing tomorrow (after the 10 a.m. news) on +CBC Radio One's The Sunday Edition. You can also listen to it right now, off of the website. I understand (haven't heard it yet) that some of the subject experts in the in the doc include:

William Cormier of Rocket Fuel Canada (Toronto)
Sonia Carreno from IAB Canada (Toronto)
Joe Zadwadski from Media Math (NYC)
Kate Kage from AdAge (Portland)
Johnny Ryan of Page Fair (Dublin)

 
Pop-ups, auto-play video, the ubiquitous miracle cures for belly fat. It's hard to escape the commercial pollution of the internet. Millions of us have turned to ad blockers, leaving publishers and advertisers scrambling for solutions. Ira Basen explores the high stakes and high-tech future of online advertising in "Skip This Ad."
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by Judy Gombita (grabbed from recent tweets of mine)

Of today's chat (from in Wales)
On. Oh, and using "my good friend
Female EMPLOYEES in senior roles.
Valuable (and valued) in the end.

Hire any more bleeding hearts" !!
On cruel reality of startup culture
Is all male subject experts
A (multi-page) conference brochure.

To sources from many countries
When a guest host in a chat.
Women get top jobs in agencies!
A bit more complicated than that...
Like commercial commodities?
Find out if there is poetry in your tweets.
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Incredible that people need to be told this.....
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The fifth (and final) +PR Conversations #PR History Week post went live when I was offline (last Friday afternoon, ET). This is a second post by Prof. Emeritus +Tom Watson (edited by +Heather Yaxley). 
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I didn't have time to post this (Day 3: History of PR Week) +Heather Yaxley +PR Conversations post yesterday. This one features +Tom Watson! 
The third in our History Week series is a fascinating insight into archival research authored by Emeritus Professor Tom Watson. Archival research is the bedrock of historical writing. The hours, da…
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Ambitious series of post by +Heather Yaxley celebrating the History of PR (including the conference that runs this week) on +PR Conversations for the entire week. Here's the first one, where Heather describes what is on her #PR  bookshelf....
Martin Luther King’s call to be a “transformed nonconformist” (in the book From Strength to Love written in 1963) is history, but it is a call that remains valid in our modern wor…
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This one, which focuses on communicating #brexit internally (from +simply-communicate.com) is also excellent. #internalcomms  
by Marc Wright. Many of us have experienced the feeling of being parachuted into a crisis where we're expected to produce results in short order, under pressure, to near impossible deadlines and with rather too little resource or preparation. It's the stuff of what we do; we're brought in to ...
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Education
  • University of Toronto
    Honours Bachelor of Arts, Double Specialist, English and History
  • Ryerson University
    Certificate in Magazine Journalism
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Social PR for Business: Relating the Inside Out™ (March 12, 2013)
Introduction
Newest news (May 2013): I've joined the international editorial advisory board for (McMaster University's) Journal of Professional Communication (JPC).

I've been nicknamed the Maven-Connector. Social media (and a social business) are excellent in this regard--information and connections. I also take pride in being an independent thinker and try to avoid "filter bubbles" and "confirmation bias." I wrote my definition of "social public relations" it in March 2013.

Currently I'm doing the majority of my networking and information sourcing via our international, collaborative blog PR Conversations (around since April 2007), Canadian Women in Communications, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

I am also a regular participant in Twitter chats, particularly those with a business focus.

Amongst my many "passions" (or interests) are film, theatre, opera, classical and various modern music. books, fine food and wine. Plus having conversations with people in a multitude of disciplines and from different places from around the globe.

Speaking of which, one of my greatest delights is to travel to places around the world, see the sights/sites, talk to the people and experience their unique culture. But I'm always happy (and ready) to come home to Toronto. A few of its key features highlighted above. (Water skyline view from the ferry dock on Ward's Island; other photos taken at Ontario Place.)
Bragging rights
My Making Honest B2B Endorsements through Social PR, Part II is the all-time most-read article on CommPRObiz! (By far. Or thousands.) http://ow.ly/l9fNj (Earlier) My two-part guest post on CommPRObiz, the Digital PR Cafe, Teasing out the potential of Twitter chats Part I http://bit.ly/pxdQWU and Part II - http://bit.ly/q4PePX
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(Social) public relations and communication management strategist (solopreneur)
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    Senior-level /hybrid public relations, communication management and social media specialistmmunication management specialist, present
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