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MAKE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

I often wonder why it’s so hard for us to see beauty in this world, on the one hand we have the media spreading the most ugly, horrific information to the masses. We look at ourselves and are so critical and judgmental that we rarely see beauty in our reflection. Beauty is fleeting, we are so caught up in our…

Giving Back: Using your brand for good

As designers, we love color. So imagine how excited we were to find this site: www.ownacolor.com.  There you can OWN a color, giving it your own name and description! It’s easy. Just pick your color, name it, and buy it for as little as £1. Here’s the topper: Every penny goes to help transform children’s lives through Unicef! Can you…

15 Tips on how to improve your Social Conscious Footprint:

As we continue our quest to work with companies to help improve our environment, society and community we want to offer a tips guide on small things that businesses can do to enhance their social conscious footprint. 1. Set aside an allotted amount of hours to give back to the community 2. Provide free services/products to members of the community…

Integrating Consciousness into Consulting and Biz Development

What does that exactly mean? As we evolve as a society and humanity more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that their actions effect more than just the immediate circle around them. Look at the large companies like BP for example? Have you noticed that a lot of mainstream companies are now being more socially conscious and…

Giving back this weekend all around town

This weekend our team spread out around town to participate in various charitable events and represent U2R1 Media’s continued social conscious efforts. From the Scarborough to Toronto to Mississauga the sun beamed on our efforts to give back. Taking “Great Strides!” for Cystic Fibrosis our designer Lydia Jackson and team mates Melanie Faria and Samantha Wong walked for a cure!…

Nothing like a Love Project

I think as business owners we often find ourselves engulfed in our own little universe that is our business and can be consumed with every little detail, taking over our day and night, thoughts, actions and life. I found myself in this very situation starting December 09. The challenges of expanding were taking over my body, mind and soul, much…

Humanitarianism? or The Hero Factor

Haiti. Reactions from far and wide to start getting involved and donating to the relief funds. Question:Where was the world when everyone there lived in poverty for hundreds of years? Why wasn’t anyone manning up then! It’s always easy to play the hero when a tragedy happens but in truth there are constant tragedies happening every single day. While it…

Toques and Beavers Case Study

Challenge While Canada’s premier athletes rigorously prepared for the most prestigious international sporting event on the world stage, so too did a local philanthropist who rallied in support of their extraordinary journey. Inspired by the willpower and aptitude of these young individuals, our client’s vision was to establish an online venue where citizens could donate directly to support their gold…

Team players

I was just talking to a friend of mine about this woman who works for a law firm that expects her to be at the office at 6am, stay till about 7pm and work weekends. The funny thing is the owner of this firm is finding a hard time getting employees and can’t understand why! How do you find a…

Rockin a Vote!

“Who are you voting for?” Aren’t you sick of hearing that phrase!! I know I am. Let’s all take a moment and welcome Harper back into office, whether you are happy or not about his re-election we have to focus on the fact that this is the current reality and fighting it only creates imbalance in our own personal lives.…

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