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London calling

London calling

Shortly after landing at London’s Heathrow airport on a Monday at noon, I jump on the express train to Paddington station, then head underground to Bond Street and arrive at the Oriental Club in Stratford House. About 14 hours of travel from Vancouver through Frankfurt. Home for the next three days is this iconic 200-year-old building that has long-welcomed those returning from India and the Far East. I’m excited to be back in the U.K. London has the quick pulse of a sprinter in full flight, and my stays in the city are always filled with exciting people, cultural and […]

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The Singapore Swing

The Singapore Swing

No sooner had I landed in Singapore and I was through the world’s best airport, Changi, and in a new Mercedes Benz taxi to my hotel near City Hall. After a quick check-in, my colleague and I stopped by the Sidewalk hawker food stalls for a drink and made our way to a friend’s new restaurant, Artemis, overlooking Marina Bay and the spectacular Sands hotel. Hong Kong vs. Singapore Typical of a Saturday night in Singapore, our group was made up of a Swiss investment banker from Credit Suisse, a Columbian risk manager from UBS, a Hong Kong Chinese advertising […]

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Doing the Hong Kong Hustle

Doing the Hong Kong Hustle

My colleague and I recently spent a few jam-packed days in Hong Kong on business. The former British colony in Southeastern China is famous for many things – from high speed trains, street markets and gleamingi skyscrapers to one of the world’s busiest ports and global financial expertise. But what I remember most is the people, their “never say die” spirit, the incredible food and the surprising optimism despite the uncertainty that lies ahead. Economic growth in China declining In the course of a busy day, I first met with a dynamic Hong Kong Chinese woman who is starting an events management agency in mainland […]

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Writing and Editing

Writing and Editing

It’s important to first know your audience. Start with the basic understanding that various stakeholders have different expectations. It’s our role to anticipate, manage and meet those expectations.

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What is reputation?

What is reputation?

The Tantalus Group works from the premise that business leaders should use communications as a strategic tool, to drive the success of the company and reap the recognition it needs for the business to continue to grow.

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Strategy and counsel

Strategy and counsel

The objectives of all corporate communications are to enhance and protect the company image as a corporate asset by making audiences informed and supportive of company goals and actions.

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