Friday, February 04, 2011

Get to know our News Canada Breakfast & Idea Exchange Speaker: Martin Waxman

On March 9th, Loyalist PR students will host the News Canada Breakfast & Idea Exchange at the Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites in Belleville. Click here for details.

Our featured speaker of the morning will be Martin Waxman, co-founder and managing partner of energiPR.

Here's a little more about Martin's background:

Prior to co-founding energiPR, Martin was the president and co-founder of Palette Public Relations. He has worked in communications and PR for 25 years, and specializes in social media, consumer marketing, product launches, corporate and internal communications, b2b and entertainment. Martin leads energi’s social media practice.

He writes a blog, my(PR)palette, is one of the hosts of the Inside PR podcast and can be found on Twitter @martinwaxman.

Martin received his APR from the Canadian Public Relations Society, teaches a social media course at McMaster University and guest lectures on PR at universities and community colleges. He’s currently president of the CPRS Toronto board of directors and is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy executive committee and the Humber School of Comedy advisory board.

Martin has published two books of fiction, been a standup comedy MC, film and TV writer and freelance journalist. He received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in film, television and theatre from York University in Toronto.

To hear Martin speak about "The New PR: How Social Media are Changing the Communications Environment" at the News Canada Breakfast & Idea Exchange on March 9th, email kramsay@loyalistc.on.ca.

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