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Judy Gombita
Works at (Social) public relations and communication management strategist (solopreneur)
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Lives in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Not usually a fan of GIFs, but this one is pretty awesome. From +Fast Company's fastcodesign
Google's interactive explores the topics that dominated the internet, from Donald Trump to three-toed sloths.
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It's not by accident that Richard Edelman is CEO of the largest public relations agency in the world (by revenues). Smart man who doesn't sugarcoat things or pull punches


It has been a shocking year for communicators. We have witnessed a stunning reversal of power between mainstream and social media.
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Some changes are coming to +PR Conversations, including its home and roles (and hopefully new partnerships). This means that for now we're on a bit of a publishing hiatus, as detailed by +Heather Yaxley here.
We’ve been a bit quiet – because we’ve been reflecting on the future directions of PR Conversations. The communicative landscape has changed significantly in recent years – …
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One of the more-interesting sponsored tweets I've seen. Calling all #film lovers.... 
Spread Laughter and Cure Boredom at Tickld.
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I joined 20 other practitioners in predicting "#communication trends for 2017" on the +Prowly site. Is anyone surprised that mine are markedly different from the rest?


Predicting the future is not an easy task, but it’s that time of year where we all feel like we should at least have a stab at it.
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This article is even more bleak. 
This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the face of increasingly sophisticated hacks.
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So many things are "broken" these days.....
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I like the fact that this +The Guardian journalist uses "licence to operate" (a few times) in the copy.... Very "public relations" (reputation, value and relationships) type of words.
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Some people in elected (or appointed) positions of power truly frighten me. Like this Texas fellow....


Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller referred Tuesday to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as a "cu**" on Twitter, in a tweet relaying poll results.
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Here is my stand-alone Trends for 2017 post on the +Prowly site: 2017 Is the Year for Organizational Communications to Get Less Fluffy
In 2017, I predict (organizational) communication movements from consumer or staff self-expression to collective concerns; private niche to societal norms
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Ryan Reynolds has figured out why Deadpool's marketing campaign worked so well. And the answer isn't synergy.
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MCU needs to buy this guy & get his ass in the Infinity War gaunlet storyline with Thanos and Death..
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Not entirely down, but certainly causing me a lot of aggravation today.... 
Online disruption across the East Coast of the United States appears to be spreading to the West Coast after a key internet firm was hit by a cyberattack Friday.
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    Senior-level /hybrid public relations, communication management and social media specialistmmunication management specialist, present
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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
Education
  • University of Toronto
    Honours Bachelor of Arts, Double Specialist, English and History
  • Ryerson University
    Certificate in Magazine Journalism
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