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Judy Gombita
Works at (Social) public relations and communication management strategist (solopreneur)
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- Using Twitter for PR events +Markus Pirchner +Heather Yaxley +Judy Gombita 
- Social sniff test: engaging employees as advocates or treating them as commercial commodities? +Judy Gombita 
- The endless fight for the (PR) power +Sean Williams 
- Making sense of the impact of social media on crisis communication +Tegan Ford 
- King III Report on Governance for South Africa available for Comment  *Benita Steyn*
- King Report III on Corporate Governance institutionalises Stakeholder Relationship Management  *Benita Steyn*
- How to organise and operate a public relations department +Heather Yaxley 
- A chicken and egg conundrum for PR careers, current Featured post, +Heather Yaxley 
- Difference between King III and King II Reports on Governance  *Benita Steyn*
- Public relations remains focused on media relations +Heather Yaxley 
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+Augie Ray must never give up blogging, because then the world (and all of the social media gurus/ninjas) would be deprived of #smartypants thinking/humour such as this (early) excerpt from his new post:

Did you think social media changed basic consumer attitudes toward brands and marketing? Did you suppose that consumers who avoid marketing communications in every medium--skipping TV ads and abandoning commercial radio for subscription music services--where going to suddenly gravitate to brand content in social media?
 
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This Elle Luna post on +Medium (that I tweeted about earlier) was the editors' Top Pick to Read this week!

Thank you again +Kelly Hungerford for introducing me to the #smartypants long-read writers on Medium.
This is a story about two roads — Should and Must. It’s a pep talk for anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — mon…
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A thoughtful and gracious "farewell" post by +Kelly Rusk as she prepares to end her time on the +IABC Ottawa board.

(Hope there's time to grab a coffee together when you are in town for the IABC conference, Kelly! It's been too long.)
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Thanks +Kevin Ruck for pointing this +The Atlantic article out. (Even though I have a subscription, I think I missed this one from last year.)
Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
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New post by +Heather Yaxley (on +PR Conversations) explores "T-shaped skills" for public relations careers. #PR
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Top Ten Posts on +PR Conversations This Past Week

- Using Twitter for PR events +Markus Pirchner +Heather Yaxley +Judy Gombita 
- Social sniff test: engaging employees as advocates or treating them as commercial commodities? +Judy Gombita 
- The endless fight for the (PR) power, current Featured post +Sean Williams 
- Making sense of the impact of social media on crisis communication +Tegan Ford 
- King III Report on Governance for South Africa available for Comment Benita Steyn
- King Report III on Corporate Governance institutionalises Stakeholder Relationship Management Benita Steyn
- Social capital – the lifeblood of public relations +Heather Yaxley 
- Difference between King III and King II Reports on Governance Benita Steyn
- How to organise and operate a public relations department (chapter from the 1948 book, Your Public Relations) +Heather Yaxley 
- An international view of crisis management of the Chile mine disaster +Heather Yaxley +Judy Gombita 
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And yet they persist with Facebook (+Augie Ray).....
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I've often said that Facebook is a fine customer care platform. Brands shouldn't abandon it ; they should focus on customers' needs rather than their own. 
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Very sad. I "met" Jim Flaherty quite a few years ago, when he attended our conference as a guest. He was good friends with one of our elected officials. No matter what his political party leaning, I think we can all agree he was a man of integrity. (And didn't possess the "meanness" of several current government officials.)
Former finance minister Jim Flaherty has passed away at 64.
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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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