Meet Me In Africa!

In 2012, when Founder of VOCAB Communications, Chrissy Newton teamed up with MTV Canada and Life Momentum to take part in a charitable media trip, she would feel connected to the children of Tanzania forever. The Meet Me In Africa initiative is currently a philanthropic arm of Chrissy’s Public Relations agency operating out of Toronto, Canada.

During her travels, she was introduced to an orphanage located in  Arusha,Tanzania. The orphanage continues to be run by a woman by the name of Mama Jane.

Chrissy’s burning desire to help these children would take her back halfway across the world to Tanzania in 2013. This time, to establish a relationship with the teachers and children. This year, Chrissy and a team of volunteers will meet in Africa to work directly on one project in the areas of construction, education and agriculture. Find out how you can get involved below!

Goal: To create a safe, nurturing and educational environment for children and youth at Mama Jane’s Orphanage.

Mission: To help support and develop Mama Jane’s Orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania with youth based programming, sustainable agricultural and housing development.

For more information on how you can get involved, please email: MeetMeInAfrica@vocabcommunications.com

Stay connected by following this initiative on twitter @meetmeinafrica​.

                                             See you in Africa!

                           

Comedian Trixx Grabs the Cover of NOW Magazine

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When I sit down with Frankie “Trixx” Agyemang and tell him I’m happy he’s finally on NOW’s cover, he’s modest at first, saying he’s amped and honoured. Then his eyes light up.

“This should make some comedians happy,” he says, smiling mischievously. “Can’t wait for the Facebook messages afterwards.”

Boom. In less than a minute he’s revealed the kind of brass-balls honesty that makes his stand-up act so funny. This is Trixx the fearless truth-teller, the comic who doesn’t like performing at certain open mics frequented only by other comics who never laugh.

Why not? I ask. Are they bitter?

“Comedians bitter?” he says, his face deadpan. “Never.”

Okay, the guy’s got attitude. It’s there in the snarl or cocky look he sometimes adopts in publicity photos. You can also see it when he crosses a stage to begin his act, even before he picks up the mic, scanning the audience for any sign of dissent. Read More.

TEN81 Seeks Millennial Panelists for Strategy Magazine Shopper Marketing Forum Feature Presentation

CALLING ALL MILLENNIALS 18 – 29

Have you ever wanted to speak directly to the marketers behind some of the world’s biggest brands?  Ever wanted to tell them what you really want and how to truly connect with you?  Well, here’s your chance.  On March 3rd, 2014 TEN81 Lifestyle Inc. Presents “What Millennials Want: The Next Generation of Shopping” at the 2014 Strategy Magazine Shopper Marketing Forum at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto.  We’re in search of 5 dynamic and outgoing Millennials between the ages of 18 & 29 to sit on our main-stage panel to speak honestly and openly to a room of marketing industry executive about your day to day experiences and what you look for from the brands you engage with.

If this interests you, reach out to us NOW as this opportunity will fill up fast.

How to submit yourself: Email info@ten81.com using the subject line “I WANT IN” with your NAME, HEADSHOT and brief description of yourself and why you want the opportunity to share your thoughts with Canada’s marketing executive. 

We appreciate all submissions however only those who we choose to sit as panel guests will be contacted.

Follow the conversation as it builds online at: #WhatMillennialsWant, @TEN81Inc & #SMF14

For more information on the Strategy Magazine Shopper Marketing Forum visit: http://shoppermarketing.strategyonline.ca/2014/