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ABOUT J. BEUN Media

WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA RELATIONS FIRM WITH A DIFFERENCE.

We believe that everyone has two stories: the one they’re telling and the one they should be telling. We pay attention to the details, look for nuances and make the ordinary into the extraordinary. We dig deep so we can tell stories and develop strategies that fascinate, excite and move audiences into becoming powerful influencers. And we do it with accuracy, integrity and attitude.

Ottawa Citizen Style/Montreal Gazette Urban Expressions Magazines

From celebrity profiles and food features to fashion shoots and beauty stories, the Ottawa Citizen Style and Montreal Gazette Urban Expressions magazines are exceptional: exceptional to write for, exceptional to read. They offer an outlet for journalistic storytelling unlike anywhere else.

Ottawa Citizen Style/Montreal Gazette Urban Expressions Magazines

I LOVE #RBCBluesfestFashion Campaign

As RBC Bluesfest's Fashion Director, I'll be in charge of building the I LOVE #RBCBluesfestFashion awareness. Watch for a dynamic, interactive and immediate set of experiences, all focused on fashion and lifetyles.

I LOVE #RBCBluesfestFashion Campaign

Hydropothecary

The Hydropothecary is the premium medical marijuana producer in Canada and the only licensed producer in Quebec. Everything about this company says quality, from their exceptional customer service to what they will achieve for Canadians in need. Cette société va changer la façon dont les Canadiens pensent de la marijuana médicale.

Hydropothecary

GlowFair

Now in its second year, Glowfair is gaining a reputation as the must-do free street fair in Ottawa. Doing festival publicity has never been so easy!

GlowFair

Rogers Daytime Ottawa

Every Tuesday, join me as I co-host for my talented ‘brother’ Derick Fage on Roger’s Daytime Ottawa. Missed us live at 11am? You can catch us again at 2pm, 5pm and 11pm

Rogers Daytime Ottawa

Quebec Braderie

Aimez-vous la mode? Chaque printemps et chaque automne, la braderie de la mode de vient à Ottawa-Gatineau ... vous ne pouvez pas le manquer!

Quebec Braderie

B. Howard

Much speculation has been centred on B. Howard—who he is, where he fits into the Jackson family tree. All I can say about him? Watch this space. Album coming soon

B. Howard

KEE

If you haven’t heard of King Empire Global, you will. Fresh. Fierce. This is a new record label that is about to change everything.

KEE

Over the Edge

A journey through loss, love and finding your voice. In 2014, I edited Over the Edge by Christina Lopes, the true story of one woman’s journey into channelling the universe. Fascinating, compelling read by a brilliant scholar.

Over the Edge

Jane Siberry

Jane Siberry is a Canadian icon, a legend, a masterful talent. Her 2014 US tour featured artists like Rufus Wainwright, k.d. lang, Rebecca Jenkins and Peter Kiesewalter. It was an honour to work with such giants.

Pink Tiger

Pink Tiger Inc is an online marketplace with a twist. Bringing together shoppers, the most exciting designers from around the world and the Random Acts of Kindness movement.

Pink Tiger

Arctic Kaleidoscope

Working with Michelle Valberg on her book, Arctic Kaleidoscope: The People, Wildlife And Ever-Changing Landscape, was one of the most elevating writing experiences of my career.

Arctic Kaleidoscope

SERVICES

THE MORAL CODE

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ACCURACY

With a background in journalism starting in 1988 and spanning Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, accuracy is the cornerstone of our work. Whatever we do, getting it right – not just the facts, but the subtleties, too – is fundamental to how we operate.

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INTEGRITY

We have opinions. And we stand by them. Every review, blog, website or article is well-researched and balanced, and reflects an honest, reliable outlook, too. We believe that by maintaining our integrity in what we do for you, we maintain yours, too.

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ATTITUDE

Can you imagine a beige world where everyone follows the leader and blends into the crowd? We can’t either. That’s where our attitude comes in. Fun, provocative, engaging and entertaining whether it’s a flair for fearless high fashion or a tantalizing statement, we stand out – and make sure our clients do, too.

JOURNALISM

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JOURNALISM

The world of journalism is changing – and it’s happening fast. Where traditional media once perched untouchable in its newsprint tower, social media has made writers of anyone with a keyboard and an opinion. And it shows.

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ACCREDITED

That’s why it's important to work with an media professional who not only has access to all the right people, but asks the right questions and writes well-researched and evocative stories that move audiences into action. With experience in print and digital media, magazines and daytime TV, we bring decades of experience and talent to the table.

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SPECIALIZATION

We specialize in health, lifestyle, art, music and fashion features for newspapers and magazines. Media outlets we are appear in include PostMedia newspapers, Rogers, CTV, Canadian Living, Readers Digest, Distinctive Women, People magazine, Family Circle, NW and the Sydney Morning Herald.

INFLUENCING

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INFLUENCING

Everyone has an opinion. But not everyone has an active audience. And those who do are influencers. Yet finding the right influencer for your brand isn’t just about word of mouth or tapping into popular bloggers.

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KEY OPINION LEADERS

It means working with a key opinion leader who has an international reputation for objectivity, excellent research, precision and reliability. And that’s what you get with J. Beun Media.

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BALANCED APPROACH

We offer a balanced approach to influencing, because we believe that influencing goes beyond taste and third party opinion that shoots from the hip. We believe that influencing is the work of socially active, impactful trendsetters who are accountable for their opinions.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is just that – a set of socially-engaged, fluid relationships sparking conversations that sometimes create viral movements. So where do you begin?

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CUSTOM CONTENT

We start with you and your story – and customized web content that says exactly what you want, in the way internet users will listen. Whether you’re selling jewelry or holding an event, we will turn your story into a bestseller. But that’s not all.

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BUILDING AN ONLINE PRESENCE

Building an online presence means a focused and creative social media roadmap that leads straight to where your clients live online. It means finding trends as they emerge, identifying hotspots and ‘superconnecting’ you to the people you need to know.

PUBLICITY

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PUBLICITY

It takes more than a great event or product to be a success. It takes the power of the media – traditional and social – to get the world to sit up and take notice. We are the media, so we know the media.

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IMPACTING THE NEWS CYCLE

With decades of experience working inside publications, we have know how to impact the news cycle. We don't just pen a press release and hit ‘send’. We produce publishing-ready story leads, press kits that have impact and images, links and video.

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SUPERCONNECTORS

We don't network. We superconnect by moving beyond ‘what you can do for me’ and into ‘I know what you need, let me help you get there.’ We combine your story and our knowledge to create unique, memorable moments.