Sunday, February 24, 2013

I made a video for the Live Green Toronto Awards

After his physically gruelling performance on Come Date With Me Canada, Enviroman was resting up during the Family Day long weekend. But when the Live Green Toronto Awards asked him to make a little video to solicit entries, he answered the call! Sort of.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm hosting a Come Date With Me Canada party

To celebrate the premiere of Come Date With Me Canada, I've partnered with The Pipers Pub & Grill for a screening night when the episode airs for the first time. Now, of course it sounds like a great show. I mean, combine the drama of hosting dinner parties with the thrills of pursuing a woman and you can see why W Network picked up the show. But still, why do I care so much? Because I'm one of the contestants in this premiere episode. You can see the official pub poster below. And you can join the Facebook invite by clicking here. I can't reveal whether I wind up betrothed at the end of the episode. But I can promise you that, either way, I'll give you an autograph. I just might not be allowed to sign any body parts.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I learned how to make a green smoothie

Here's me learning how to make a smoothie that will turn my body even more Daniel Craigish than it already is. (Hard to believe I could get any more James Bond, I know.) I probably should have cut this down to a pithy 5 minutes. But everything Lisa Labute, the founder of The Goods, taught me was so useful that I wanted you to have all the, um, goods.

Friday, February 08, 2013

I made a video spoofing focus groups

Josh Fokas is the #1 focus group moderator in the world. According to his research.

Here's the real story: A client of the ad agency I work at is having a big meeting to train employees on how to do consumer research, and they thought it would be fun to open with a humourous video about what not to do when running focus groups. There wasn't much of a budget. So my ad agency assigned me the project. I wrote a script, took my camcorder to the office and acted in the video along with some innocent co-workers who got pulled into it. The client thinks the video is hilarious. But I'm secretly hoping that some people don't realize it's a joke and hire me to be a focus group moderator. I think I'd be good at it. And I could sure use some egg salad sandwiches.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I'm the 63rd best copywriter in Canada

Each year, Strategy Magazine publishes their Creative Report Card, where they rank the country's advertising creatives based on the number of awards they've won that year. You can see the full list by clicking hereThis year, my name was in the credits on enough award-winning pieces to land me at #63 on the Copywriter list. Which is pretty good. But my mom says that on her list, I'm #1. Which is even better. (Ok, she didn't say that. But I like to believe she's thinking it.)

Friday, February 01, 2013

I told Humble & Fred Radio what not to tell a girl in bed

What idiot would screw up guaranteed sex by telling the girl he's in bed with that she reminds him of an unattractive 80's sitcom actress? I would. Here's me telling Humble & Fred Radio the tragic tale today.

Humble & Fred contributor Kelly Cutrara, hiding her morning face. I wish I had hair and/or a woman to hide my face behind, too.

Watching Humble & Fred do their thing, mere moments before I was unexpectedly invited into that empty chair to chat with them on air.