Entries by Stephen Weir from 11/2012

Two Promotional Campaign Fails

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Canada Business

In the world of PR there is a lot of borrowing. Best though to steal concepts that work. Here are two ideas that you don't want to sneak out of my blue bin.

Canadian Photographer Arnaud Maggs: The Master Passes

| Posted 11.22.2012 | Canada

Eighty-six-year-old photographer Arnaud Maggs didn't suffer media fools lightly. He had so much energy. So much life. He looked 60, yet 90 loomed. People wanted to know if it would ever end. It did. On Saturday. After a brief battle with cancer, the country's most skilled black and white studio photographer passed away in a Toronto hospice.

The Canadian Icons Still Getting Fan Mail Long After Death

| Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada

There are signs that the Group of Seven is finally hip with the Canadian people, even those who don't go to art galleries. At the end of last week's taping I took the TV crew to see the Group of Seven cemetery. We got there and I found that someone had taken the time to write fan letters to the long-dead artists and placed them in front of their rough-rock headstones.