IABC Ottawa’s premier podcast for marketers, communicators, and creative advertisers. Join host Sherry Aske once a month for expert insights and practical tips from some of North America’s leading marketing professionals.
Sherry Aske is a digital storyteller, podcast host, and former CBC Ottawa producer and journalist. She's now working as a communications and social media advisor for the public service.
Episode 131: Running an IABC Chapter in a pandemic
We wrap up the season with IABC Ottawa President and Startup Canada CEO Kayla Isabelle and a look back at the highs and lows of managing a volunteer board of directors during the global pandemic. Kayla reflects on how IABC Ottawa worked to engage volunteers and support members during a demanding and unpredictable year.
Episode 130: Building personal and professional resilience
How do we build resilience during the global pandemic, at a time when we’re worn out, isolated, and the communications industry we’re part of is moving at a grueling pace?
In this episode, Tara Sutorius, a leadership and wellness coach and communications director at Export Development Canada, joins us to discuss building resiliency, why it matters, and how it can benefit communicators. She shares how to build healthy habits and put your wellness first. Plus, volunteer of the month Brooke Anderson joins us for the Lightning Round.
Episode 129: Help! I graduated during a pandemic! Hiring advice for employers and early-career comms pros
Landing your first job in the communications industry can be challenging at the best of times. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges for both graduates and employers. We talk to Elif Zaimler, a recent communications graduate, about her experience job hunting during the pandemic, as well as Olivia Nixon, a recruiter and communications specialist for the Marler Search Group, about what’s changed for employers. Plus IABC Ottawa’s volunteer of the month Priscilia Kabengele joins us for the lightning round.
Episode 128: Strategic comms in uncertain times
As we approach the one year anniversary of the shift to working-from-home, so much about the world we live and work in remains in a state of flux. How can communications professionals work and plan effectively during the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic? In this episode, Tammy Scott, Vice President of Corporate Communications at Export Development Canada, shares her takeaways from the past year as well as advice for keeping communications objectives on track. Plus, IABC Ottawa volunteers Khatia Odzelashvili and Erica Principe answer questions in a double-feature of the lightning round.
Episode 127: How to host accessible meetings and events
What does the shift to working from home, video calls and virtual events mean for accessibility and inclusion? While some barriers have been eliminated, there are new considerations for managers, event planners and communications professionals to think about. In this month’s episode, strategic designer Jordana Globerman shares accessible approaches to hosting meetings and events. Plus, accessibility advocate Zachary Weeks offers advice on what platforms to use and services to include to improve accessibility for everyone.
Episode 126: Self-care for your career: How to set goals and keep growing
Setting career goals doesn’t have to be about chasing achievements. It can be about prioritizing work that brings you joy. In this episode, IABC Ottawa member and mentor Benoit Laplante walks us through his process for setting short and long term goals. We also talk about the benefits of career coaching and mentorship programs, whether you’re a senior manager or just starting out. Plus, Volunteer of the Month Melissa Adey joins us for the lightning round.
Truly well done!
To date, this is the best podcast I've listened to related to business marketing. Informative and applicable content. Excellent audio quality. Look forward to more!