May 8, 2013
Yesterday, Manifest helped to launch a new campaign that will make the connection between affordable housing, and a smarter, healthier, more prosperous Ontario, loud and clear.
February 28, 2013
Melissa is a social marketing expert with strong experience in fundraising and marketing, including a stint at the Stephen Thomas agency. But more importantly, she brings a wealth of knowledge in the dairy farming department. This woman knows how to milk a cow, drive a tractor and chuck a bale of hay. So if you’re a communications manager with the Canadian Hay Association, or a mature dairy cow whose udder is swelling with quality Canadian milk, you’ll be hearing from her soon.
February 4, 2013
As part of an ongoing effort to make Canadians more cyber-safe, Public Safety Canada together with Manifest Communications, created a series of revealing infographics. After all, Canadians log more time on the web and social media than any other country, providing good reason for us to learn how to protect ourselves from data theft, credit card fraud and a host of other cyber crimes.
The first three in the series cover a range of topics from the underground E-conomy to small business to how a phishing scam works. And more to come.
Discover the secret world of botnets, pharmers, hackers and monetizers.
Learn how small businesses are a favourite of cyber criminals.
The journey of a phishing scam shows just how easy it is for cyber criminals to net big.
December 10, 2012
We’re looking for a Senior Account Supervisor.
- You are a seasoned account supervisor with 5-7 years of experience (agency and/or marketing firm).
- You have a marketing degree or relevant marketing/advertising education.
- You have a great track record with client relationships and know how to resolve client issues independently.
- You have strong strategic skills and can develop and deliver strategic advice, recommendations and plans to clients independently.
- You have recent experience in digital including both online advertising and websites, as well as experience with all other media.
- You have a keen understanding of the social media world and keep abreast of industry trends.
- You know how to manage and motivate your team, including account team, creative team, supplier team, and client team.
- You know how to develop and oversee all project budgets, schedules so that multi-component programs are managed to budget, schedule and strategy.
- You’re a team player, able to multi-task and have great attention to detail.
- You have great presentation skills.
- You are passionate about social issues and causes. Experience working with non-profit organizations would be considered an asset.
- You are excited to participate in business development, including writing proposals, participating in pitch presentations and building organic business.
Please forward your resume to Hilary Roberts at email@example.com and reference: Senior Account Supervisor. No phone calls please.
Please note that this is a 1-year maternity leave contract.
Last week we announced big changes at Manifest. Feedback tells me the message as it related to me was not all that clear. Some read into what was said that I (Mark Sarner) am leaving Manifest to do advocacy and special project work elsewhere. Or to do nothing much at all.
I’m writing to day to make sure the record is straight: I’m not going anywhere. I’m still here and I’ll remain here at Manifest. Yes, my role has changed. I have handed over the President and CEO role and responsibilities to Andrea. Because she is ready, willing and able to step up to the challenge of captaining Manifest into the future, heading a management team that includes Jim and Hilary. And because I am eager to devote the vast majority of my time and energy to advocacy and to a number of Manifest special projects, social change initiatives we have developed either on our own or in close collaboration with partners who share our determination to create change in novel ways. In addition I will be supporting Andrea, Jim, Hilary and the rest of the Manifest team as they continue to work at the cutting edge of social change.
In other words, there’s more than enough to keep me busy at Manifest. The only place I’m planning to go is forward, in tandem with the wonderful Manifesters I have the privilege to share a 30+ year journey that from my perspective is as exciting, as energizing and as all encompassing as it has always been.
Hope this note puts questions about my whereabouts and my plans to rest so we can all get on with the business of changing the world for the better.
November 9, 2012
As part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations, Manifest is holding a number of Game Changers Breakfasts featuring people from various worlds who are changing how social change happens.
Yesterday morning, the third installment of our Game Changers Breakfasts took place. Dee Diaz from UNICEF Canada and Erin Satterthwaite from Vale presented “Making Partnerships Work” a five-step process that revealed how charity-corporate relationships mirror the five-phases of dating:
1. Getting the date
2. Showing up
3. The woo
4. Be “the one” every day
5. The long haul
Here are some great of examples of what they shared with us:
November 5, 2012
Manifest has helped hundreds of inspiring clients tackle urgent social issues with campaigns and communications since 1981. But social change is changing, and so are we. More >
November 2, 2012
We’re thrilled to welcome designer/screenprinter/all-around dandy JP Spanbauer to the team. We’re not sure if he’s serious about “mostly wanting to work here because I live so close,” and it would be nice to know what “JP” stands for (we asked him once and he suddenly got very quiet and dark for like three minutes), but despite our growing unease, we couldn’t be happier, because he’s awesome. (So far.)
And while we’re on the subject of talented young men who only slightly trouble us… Happy One Year Manifest Anniversary, Matt! Enormous energy, real writer, we’re blessed, really we are.(?)