Happy 146th Birthday Canada!

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“Go have some doughnuts and coffee like a good Canadian!” – Chrissy Newton, founder, VOCAB Communications

t’s Canada’s 146th birthday on July 1st and The VOCAB team will be celebrating the whole weekend!

There will be fireworks and events going on all over Canada, so check your local news to see what’s happening. Many Canadians will be heading down to their cottages, parks, or just getting together for some BBQ. Whatever you do just be safe!

Think you know a lot about Canada? Then take the Toronto Star’s Canada Day quiz to test your knowledge and let us know how you did!

The VOCAB Communications office will be closed on Canada Day and July 2nd.

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CN Tower Stands Tall for 37 Years!

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Today marks 37 years for the CN Tower! The world’s tallest free-standing structure has been a symbol for Toronto and attracts thousands of visitors every month with over two million a year!

“My favourite memory of the CN Tower is walking on the glass floor. I was petrified of heights and that really freaked me out!” – Chrissy Newton, founder, VOCAB Communications

I remember as a kid when my family used to drive down to Toronto just for fun and every time the car passed by the CN Tower I would be mesmerized! To this day I never get sick of looking at the CN Tower.

After talking to the VOCAB team we decided that we would all do the EdgeWalk one day. Taking our love for the CN Tower and Toronto to higher levels! 

Tweet us at @VOCABComm and tell us your favourite memory of the CN Tower.

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The VOCAB Closet – Clothes at the Office

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                            A great example of changing your outfit from day to night

I came across this blog posted called, “The Office Stash: Clothes to Keep at Work” on the Trunk Club blog. If you’ve seen the show Mad Men then you’ll  understand this post. Chicago men’s outfitters, Trunk Club, suggested that an employee should always keep the following clothes at his desk: white shirt, navy blazer and trousers, tie, shoe-shine kit. Exactly what the character Don Draper does in Mad Men.

While these were some great suggestions for men, I thought that Chrissy Newton, founder of VOCAB Communications, could give some suggestions for women to keep some essential items in the office.

Often in the world of public relations, you’ll be going to events, meeting clients for drinks in the evening, and attending red carpets with your client.

Here are Chrissy’s picks of clothing and accessories to keep at the office. These picks will help you look PRofessional and have you ready for those unexpected days!

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A pair of beige high heels will match any of your outfits. You can’t go wrong with these.

Throw on a bold necklace to add some POW! to your outfit.

I love my Mereadesso tinted lip treats! It is my personal favourite lipstick and I always have it on me. Wearing the classic red lipstick will have you looking red carpet ready.

You have your everyday purse that carries your note pad, MacBook Air, personal items… basically your whole world. You should have a clutch bag at work which you can switch up at night. It’s small, looks cute, and won’t be an inconvenience at an event.

A classic black blazer can do no harm! I think this item speaks for itself.

Just like the black blazer, a black pencil skirt is a wardrobe essential and can be worn at different occasions. Since the skirt is plain, you can wear a coloured top to add some flare.

These items should help you out in those unexpected days at work where you don’t have enough time to get home and change. – Chrissy Newton

Tweet @MissVOCAB and tell her what items you keep or would keep in the office!

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National Splurge Day aka Treat Yo Self!

That’s right, apparently every June 18 is National Splurge Day! You work so hard day and night to earn that dough, so it’s only right that you have a day where you can freely buy anything you want.

Here is what the VOCAB Team would splurge on:

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“After all the months of planning The VOCAB Lounge, I would buy a BMW Z4 Roadster and drive all my worries away with the top down!” – Chrissy Newton, founder, VOCAB Communications

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“I would walk into Glory Hole Doughnuts and buy 10 dozen boxes of Glory Hole Doughnuts and eat them with my friend! Don’t judge me until you’ve looked and tasted heaven!” – Tushar Bharadia, PR intern, VOCAB Communications

Tweet us at @VOCABComm and tell us what you would splurge on!

@tusharbharadia

New Beginnings at Revival 629 for VOCAB and GLO!

VOCAB Communications and GLO Communications said goodbye to 235 Carlaw Ave yesterday! The team boxed up their entire office to start a new chapter in their business.

Revival 629 was once the Toronto Film Studios and had more than 200 feature films (The Incredible Hulk and Jumper) and 60 TV series shoot on its stages. 

Today Revival has three production offices, three carpentry shops open and back-lot locations for film and TV shoots. The space is also set up for corporate offices for media companies and a digital media accelerator and start-up offices for animation, gaming, app development and interactive media.

More importantly Revival 629 now home for VOCAB Communications and GLO Communications!

Come by and say hello!

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Spreading the Summer Goodness at Brand Momentum

Chrissy Newton and Jessica Glover leaving their mark on Brand Momentum’s inspiration wall.

Brand Momentum held their Summer Goodness party to celebrate their new office which they moved and a completely new design that makes their employees feel more inspired. The Summer Goodness party was intended for Brand Momentum’s clients, staff, media, and people in the Mississauga community.

The Summer Goodness party featured an inspiration wall where guests can leave their mark with paint. The delicious food was catered by Prince Japanese Steakhouse, Spoon and Fork and The Cheese Boutique, followed by an ice cream truck for dessert. Everyone relaxed outside in the Canadian Club tent while listening to DJ Romeo and live performances from recording artist Melanie Durrant and Veronica.

Check out more pictures from the Brand Momentum Summer Goodness on the VOCAB Communications Facebook page.

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