Former journalist current Digital and Communications Coordinator at Enterprise, a government relations, public relations and digital firm
Jeff Blay is a former multimedia journalist current Digital and Communications Coordinator with Enterprise, a leading Canadian government relations, public relations and digital firm with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara and Six Nations. Jeff has covered news, court, crime, politics and sports beats at daily and weekly newspapers in Ontario and Alberta. He also spent time as editorial intern at The Hockey News Magazine and as media relations coordinator with the Ontario Hockey League's Niagara IceDogs.
As someone who's religiously watched the world juniors -- and junior hockey in general -- for as long as I can remember, it's disappointing to witness what was at one time one of the most anticipated hockey events of the year losing its appeal. So why is this year different?
Certainly, there are bands that are more famous, have sold more albums and put on bigger shows, but you'd be hard-pressed to find one that captured a country's attention -- at least 11.7 million of us, according to CBC -- like The Hip did that night in Kingston.
Today's ticket purchasing landscape is a classic example of how technology can disrupt business and create regulatory and ethical grey areas -- and decision-makers can't keep up with the disruption or implement solutions fast enough.