- "Cape is looking for a VP for its Halifax Office, May 2013"
- "GR Advisor Tracey Cutcliffe hones in on trade in Brazil, March 2013"
- "Full court press by Alison, January 2013"
- "Cape takes part in The Big Green Up! October 2012"
- "Cape and the Grey Cup, October 2012"
- "Caper in Chicago, October 2012"
- "Cape Vice-President named to Research Advisory Board, October 2012"
- "Cape Participates in Sports Day in Canada, September 2012"
- "Stephenson tours the southern States, September 2012"
- "Energy and Mines Minister's Meeting (EMMC), Charlottetown, September 2012"
- "Cape supports memorial park in Fortune, August 2012"
- "Welcome to the team: Chris MacInnes and Tracey Cutcliffe join Cape Consulting Group, August 2012"
- "Cape hits the golf course in New Brunswick!, August 2012"
- "Cape Welcomes Alison Gillan as Vice-President of our Nova Scotia office, July 2012"
- "Peters hosts Social Media series in Moncton, July 2012"
- "Emily ties the knot!, July 2012"
- "Cape heads to the links in Newfoundland, July 2012"
- Cape Consulting sponsors FORUMe, June 2012.
- Peters hosts Shipbuilding Summit, June 2012.
- Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes Craig Ennis as Senior Consultant, June 2012.
- Cape Consulting presents at Calgary Conference, May 2012.
- Sponsor for National Research Conference, May 2012.
- Cape welcomes CPRS President, Pierrette Leonard, May 2012.
- NL Nurses Union Receives Award of Excellence, May 2012.
- Are you feeling royal? May, 2012.
- Marine Atlantic and Cape Consulting: partners in communication, May, 2012.
- Potash Corporation selects Cape Consulting as strategic communications partner, May, 2012.
- Constantine lends a hand to local fundraising professionals, April 2012.
- McCarthy travels to UK, spends time with world leader in pr agency management, February 2012.
- Cape Consulting joins Public Relations Consultants Association in UK, January 2012.
Cape is looking for a VP for its Halifax Office, May 2013
We're looking for a leader for our Halifax office
Cape Consulting Group is looking for a Vice-President to lead its Halifax-based operation. Join our industry leaders in St. John's, Moncton and Charlottetown.
Do you fit the bill?
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor or Master of Public Relations or similar, be a sound practitioner, understand the client-agency relationship, be enthusiastic and entrepreneurial. You should have ample experience at the senior ranks, and have a real passion for growing our business. Expect to practice Corporate counsel. Reputation management. Public affairs. Issues management. Stakeholder relations. As a leader, you will help our clients strategically manage relationships with their publics to achieve understanding and realize goals, while maintaining the public interest at all times. And, you'll manage the Halifax office from our digs in Historic Properties.
Who are we?
We're Cape Consulting Group, a dynamic firm of leading communications and public affairs professionals. We are the only public relations, reputation management and corporate communications counsel firm with a suite of advisors located in each of the four provinces in the Atlantic region. We provide Atlantic-wide support based on our in-depth understanding of all major Atlantic markets, and we provide counsel for national and international organizations wishing to engage in all or part of Atlantic Canada. We also support our Atlantic clients in their communications efforts throughout Canada, the US and around the world. Our clients comprise industry leaders in the energy, mining, transportation, health, tourism, natural resource development, environmental and public sectors.
Cape Consulting Group is part of the m5 group of communications companies who are leaders in all things communications in Atlantic Canada, with over 300 people strong.
If you are interested in joining our team, e-mail your curriculum vitae in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 17, 2013. Please quote position title in your application.
An attractive benefits package is available.
GR Advisor Tracey Cutcliffe hones in on trade in Brazil, March 2013
Tracey Cutcliffe, Senior VP at Group M5 and Government Relations Advisor to Cape Consulting, recently served as lead for Innovation PEI in its Market Investigation Mission to Brazil. Tracey provided planning, coordination and logistics support to a delegation of government and business officials.
Brazil has the world's sixth largest GDP. The country is emerging as an economic powerhouse and a key driver of global trade and investment priorities. In 2011, bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and Brazil totaled $6.7 billion. Since 2002, Canada-Brazil bilateral trade has increased over 150 percent.
The Innovation PEI mission took the delegation to Sao Paulo and Florianopolis with the goal of identifying and establishing a better understanding of the potential business opportunities for PEI in Brazil. The mission provided delegates with valuable insight in this important market, with a first hand introduction to the business environment. The mission also established key contacts in Brazil with Canadian trade officials and relevant Brazilian government officials, business representatives and sector specific experts.
Full court press by Alison, January 2013
Alison Gillan, Cape's VP in Nova Scotia joined the Halifax Rainmen Advisory Board - a group of NS business leaders who believe that every event in downtown Halifax contributes to making our city a more vibrant, more exciting and more prosperous place - to everyone's advantage. To help achieve that goal, the Board is rallying around Halifax's only professional team, The Halifax Rainmen, members of the National Basketball League of Canada. It is helping the team strengthen its relationships within the business community and with fans, old and new. The Rainmen offer exciting professional basketball that is pure family fun. Visit www.rainmenbasketball.pointstreaksites.com for schedules and ticket info. Go Team!
Cape takes part in The Big Green Up! October 2012
October 15-21 was Waste Reduction Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, and on October 18, the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board held its annual Big Green Up, a one-day challenge for all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to actively generate less waste. Members of our Cape team were on hand to help out at various events throughout the day around St. John's, like a flash mob at the Scotia Bank Centre downtown and free coffee at Jumping Bean Coffee!
Cape and the Grey Cup, October 2012
Cape Consulting Group was on hand for the Canadian Football League's Grey Cup 100 Tour during its stop in Newfoundland and Labrador on October 8, 2012. Associate Elizabeth Furey spent the day with the legendary Canadian trophy at a touch football game in Mount Pearl and on George Street in St. John's in the evening, helping to share the Cup with CFL fans in the province.
Caper in Chicago, October 2012
You can't stop Cape Consultants! Over the past weekend, the Chicago Marathon (one of the world's five major marathons) welcomed 45,000 runners to the city – including Heather Spriet, a Cape Consultant from our Nova Scotia office.
With over 18 weeks of intensive marathon training under her belt, she set out under sunny, yet chilly, conditions for the finish line with a pack of Halifax gals.
The city of Chicago is known for its amazing support of the marathon with never-ending bands and singers including Elvis, cheerleaders, a marching band, bongo drummers, Gangnam style impersonators and salsa dancers. Spectators and supporters line the route from start to finish offering high-fives, pretzels and gummies. Lots of distractions as the kms click by!
After 42.2km's, Heather crossed the finish line of her first marathon with a time of 4:19:37.
Cape Vice-President named to Research Advisory Board, October 2012
Chad Peters, Cape Consulting Group's Vice President in New Brunswick was recently named to the Advisory Board of the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network (NBSPRN). Supported by all four New Brunswick public universities, as well as the Government of New Brunswick, NBSPRN is a network of people engaged in activities that contribute to evidence-based public policy development. It includes researchers, academics, sectoral experts, practitioners, policy analysts and informed citizens.
Cape Participates in Sports Day in Canada, September 2012
Members of our Halifax team, in partnership with our client ParticipACTION, took part in Sports Day in Canada on September 27th. Cape held a media event at the Canada Games Centre with Olympic bronze-medal kayaker, Mark de Jonge. Mark demonstrated kayaking to a group of school-aged kids to show that excellence in sports is true at any age, from youth to Olympic athletes. A large number of media came out to cover the event, which was a great morning for all involved!
Stephenson tours the southern States, September 2012
Senior Consultant Tracey Stephenson from our Moncton office recently took part in a tour of Arkansas, USA. Tracey, along with our client SWN, toured SWN's Fayetteville Shale operation, looking at all stages of drillings operations for natural gas. She said the most impressive part was the natural gas refueling station that she visited, as there are only a few in the country, and this particular one was built by our client.
Energy and Mines Minister's Meeting (EMMC), Charlottetown, September 2012
Cape Consulting attended EMMC in Charlottetown, PEI this month, having an opportunity to explore national and regional energy issues with Ministers and Industry Representatives. Federal Energy Minister Joe Oliver spoke of the value of contribution of the entire natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, while provincial and territorial Ministers used the opportunity to raise the profile of their own major natural resource developments in oil and gas, energy overall, mining and other sectors. With an announcement about the Atlantic Energy Gateway initiative coinciding with the conference, Ministers and Industry also signified their continued cooperation on energy matters in Atlantic Canada. Four of Cape's senior leaders were on hand for the discussions, and also hosted the opening night event for participants.
Cape supports memorial park in Fortune, August 2012
Cape Consulting Group is honoured to support the Wade Drake and Burch Nash Family Park in Fortune, NL. The park officially opened in August and is dedicated to the memories of two men from Fortune who lost their lives in the Cougar Flight 491 helicopter crash in 2009.
Welcome to the team: Chris MacInnes and Tracey Cutcliffe join Cape Consulting Group, August 2012
As the newest members of Group m5, Chris MacInnes and Tracey Cutcliffe have joined the Cape Consulting Group team as Government Advisors. Working out of the Halifax office, Chris has over 15 years of experience in government, corporate and public affairs, as well as business development and crisis management. Making Cape Consulting Group a true regional firm, Tracey will be based out of Prince Edward Island. Tracey brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of government affairs, public affairs and public policy. Great to have you on the team Chris and Tracey!
Cape hits the golf course in New Brunswick!, August 2012
Cape Consulting Group was proud to participate, along with our partners at MQO Research and m5 Marketing Communications, in this year's edition of the Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament in support of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick. Over $80,000 was raised this year to help support adult learning classrooms, one-to-one tutoring programs, storytents, libraries, family literacy programs and more.
Cape Welcomes Alison Gillan as Vice-President of our Nova Scotia office, July 2012
Karen McCarthy, President of Cape Consulting Group is pleased to welcome Alison Gillan to the Nova Scotia team. Having worked in an agency setting for a number of years and also spending 15 years in the energy sector, Alison is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of strategic business planning, strategic communications planning, crisis communications and media relations. Welcome Alison!
Peters hosts Social Media series in Moncton, July 2012
Chad Peters, Cape Consulting Group's Vice-President in New Brunswick,hosted another Social Media Monday for the Rotary Club of Moncton. This was the fourth installment in the series that aims to help Rotarians understand how they can use various social media tools for business and personal communications.
Emily ties the knot!, July 2012
Congratulations to our very own Emily Coldham Brennan who got married in early July. We wish her all the best as Mrs. Brennan.
Cape heads to the links in Newfoundland, July 2012
Cape Consulting Group, in partnership with MQO Research, sponsored not one, but two golf tournaments this July: The St. John's Board of Trade Annual Golf Tournament and Premier's Golf Tournament. Our employees were on the green offering participants a chance to play a hand of poker while learning more about Cape Consulting Group's services.
Cape Consulting sponsors FORUMe, June 2012.
Cape Consulting Group is proud to be a sponsor of FORUMe, evolving social values, natural resources and the economy taking place in Moncton, NB. Responsible development of our natural resources is an important subject, and one that is taking up a lot of space in the public sphere. We are proud to take part in an event that engages all sides of this important discussion.
Peters hosts Shipbuilding Summit, June 2012.
New Brunswick Vice-President Chad Peters was pleased to be asked to host the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce's Shipbuilding and Supply Chain Summit. The event brought more than 150 business and community leaders together to discuss the opportunities and impacts related to the Halifax shipbuilding contracts as well as those related to other large projects throughout the region. www.gmcc.nb.ca/Portals/0/Newsletter/Summit.html
Newfoundland and Labrador welcomes Craig Ennis as Senior Consultant.
Karen McCarthy, President of Cape Consulting, is pleased to welcome Craig Ennis to their Newfoundland and Labrador team. Craig comes to the team with a breadth of government and business experience. He was most recently Vice-President of Policy and Communications at the St. John's Board of Trade.
Cape Consulting presents at Calgary Conference, May 2012.
Senior Consultant Tracey Stephenson presented her perspective on stakeholder and public relations in the energy sector as part of a panel examining global PR challenges and understanding and operating in communities around the world. Tracey examined her experiences in New Brunswick with a large oil and gas exploration company headquartered in Houston who had a three-year $49 CAD million commitment in that province. Her Cape Clarity Point? Work hard on informed public debate and grassroots programming. See more at www.canadianinstitute.com/pr4energy
Sponsor for National Research Conference, May 2012.
Cape Consulting Group is proud to be a sponsor of this year national MRIA Research Conference in St. John's, NL. Our consultancy relies heavily on research to inform our reputation management and corporate communications program for our client. Hats off to our research partner, MQO Research, for taking a lead role in this year's conference. Click here to learn more about the conference: www.mria-arim.ca/Conference2012/NEWS
Cape welcomes CPRS President, Pierrette Leonard, May 2012.
At a St. John's CPRS event, President of Cape Consulting, Karen McCarthy, welcomed their industry organization's national President to the far east of the western world. Pierrette was delighted with the visit and hopes to see some of the gathering join her for the CPRS National Conference in British Columbia in June 2012. Check out Pierrette at CPRS: www.cprs.ca/aboutus/president.aspx
NL Nurses Union Receives Award of Excellence, May 2012.
Cape Consulting congratulations its client on winning two Pinnacle Awards from IABC's NL Chapter – one in the Electronic/Audio Visual/ Interactive Communications category for its "Unions – why bother?" program and a second in the same category for its "my NLNU Website". http://nf.iabc.com/pinnacle-awards
Are you feeling royal? May, 2012.
Cape Consulting hobnobbed with Prince Charles and Camilla when they visited New Brunswick this month. Emily Coldham, Associate in our Moncton office, said the detailed planning involved in the visit was extraordinary, but Cape Consulting was up to the challenge. Most of the New Brunswick team was on site for the royals and were thanked by the federal government for their top-notch work.
Marine Atlantic and Cape Consulting: partners in communication, May, 2012.
Sarah Constantine, Account Lead for Marine Atlantic, said she looks forward to a continued partnership with Marine Atlantic and thanks the company for selecting them again as their strategic communications and crisis response partner for the next few years. Marine Atlantic has been a key client of Cape Consulting for several years.
Potash Corporation selects Cape Consulting as strategic communications partner, May, 2012.
Chad Peters, Vice-President of Cape New Brunswick operation, said his team is proud to be working with Potash Corporation on strategic communications and public affairs. He looks forward to advising the company on its operations in New Brunswick.
Constantine lends a hand to local fundraising professionals, April 2012.
Senior Consultant Sarah Constantine spent the morning with Newfoundland and Labrador's fundraising community, helping hone their media relations skills and understanding of how to work not only with traditional media but also online sources. Thank you Sarah. www.afpnet.org/About/ChapterDetail.cfm?ChapterID=CNC
McCarthy travels to UK, spends time with world leader in pr agency management, February 2012.
Our President, Karen McCarthy, spent valuable time with Neil Backwith in London during the Winter of 2012. A highly experienced business manager, Neil is a specialist in agency/consultancy management having spent 10 years as a client and then 22 years with Porter Novelli, rising from Account Manager to European CEO and Global Board Director. His focus on commercial skills is one which is rare in PR, directly linking agency profitability to strong time management. He is also a trained psychologist, author of the highly acclaimed book 'Managing Professional Communications Agencies' and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Our President's Cape Clarity Point? In agency management, there is always room to master the art of successful business and quality client work.
Cape Consulting joins Public Relations Consultants Association in UK, January 2012.
We're broadening our horizons to be sure we serve our UK clients well. Check out our new professional association: www.prca.org.uk