I put my heart and soul into nurturing relationships, partnerships and collaborations that build and strengthen our community. Here's what I've been up to lately....

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Consulting and Presenting

Content creation and public speaking:

  • Presented Inclusive Communications workshop for Georgian College

  • Developed anti-Black racism organizational assessment tool

  • Keynote speaker on intersectionality for Black History Month

  • Expert on Inclusive Writing Panel

  • Presenter of Culturally Competent Communications for Conference

  • Panelist for Georgian College Black Experience

  • Monthly  D & I columnist for

  • Moderator for "We Are Here" Black History Month panel

  • Creator of Our Mosaic Lives

  • Co-founder of Making Change

Michele Newton  speaker expert advocate
Black History Month - Instagram Post
PMJ Equity Work with SGB Anti-Black Raci
PMJ Equity Work w Town of Collingwood
Michele Newton of PMJ Inc talks inclusiv
Michele Newton guest speaker Municipal C
Black History Month Learning Feb 2021 Co
Georgian College Michele Newton panelist
We Are Here - Orillia Black History Mont
Our Mosaic Lives logo
Making Change - Logo

Public Relations: The Faris Team

Media and public relations:

  • Media interview training & coaching

  • Earned media pitches & releases

  • Key message development

  • Public relations coaching & team training

  • Partnership co-branding

  • Event photography & media submissions

  • Interview coordination with CTV Barrie, Barrie Advance, Orillia Today, Orillia Matters, REM, Barrie Today

Orillia Today TorStar Dec 24 2020 Faris
Faris Team Donation to Lighthouse Orillia Matters 8 Dec 2020 coverage PMJ Client
Faris Team Pure 106 Coverage Lighhouse Dec 11 2020 PMJ Inc client
Barries Faris Team Adds Mortgage Brokerage 13 Nov 2020 PMJ inc Client
Faris Team Mortgage Brokerage Barrie Advance Nov 11 2020 PMJ Inc Client
Faris Team goes Independent Simcoe dot com article Jan 9 Coordinated by Michele Newton
Faris Team Goes independent REM Article Jan 16-2020 Coordinated by Michele Newton
Faris Team face off for Hockey Night in Simcoe County  Barrie Today coverage with PMJ Inc
Faris Team Celebrate 10 years  simcoe com coordinated by Michele Newton PMJ Inc
Simcoe com Faris Team photo with Thomas Faris coordinated by Michele Newton of PMJ inc March 9_2018
Mark and Joanna Faris at Barrie Food Bank Barrie Today Coverage April 2017 with PMJ Inc
Faris Team Simcoe_com coverage April 2017 PMJ Inc client
Mark Faris at Barrie Food Bank CTV Barrie interview April 2018 with PMJ Inc
Mark and Joanna Faris interviewed by CTV Barrie at Food Bank April 2017 by PMJ Inc

Public Relations: Making Change 

Publicity and public relations/media partnerships

  • Earned media pitches & releases

  • Partnerships established with KoolFm, Rock 95, Barrie 360, Fresh 93.1, Big 101FM, The Peak and Rogers TV Barrie

  • Interviews with CTV Barrie, Barrie Today, Bradford Today, Barrie360, KoolFM1075, Rock 95 FM, Fresh Radio 93.1 

  • Key message development

  • Graphic design and branding

  • Social media campaign and programming

  • Community partnerships with Sandbox Centre, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, City of Barrie, Office of the Mayor - Barrie, Barrie Chamber of Commerce, XcelerateHER

CTV Feb 3 2020
CTV Feb 7 Art Engagement Project Angela
info Simcoe Rogers Feb 2020 -
CBC Ontario Morning Feb 3
CTV March 2 St Peters Art Engagement Dan
CTV Feb 3 MN 2
CTV Barre Feb 13 Making Change Voices Bl
CTV Feb 7 Art Engagement Project Michele
Art Engagement Project Bradford Topic Si
Barrie Today - Making Change Jan 30 2020
Art Engagement Project Bradford Topic Si
Hamilton spec Feb 2020
barrie 360 Art Project
Barrie Today Chris Hadfield Feb 10 2020.
Bradford Today Chris Hadfield Feb 10 202
Bradford Today Chris Hadfield Feb 2020-
Bradford Today Update Chris Hadfield Feb
Barrie Today event listing Jan 2020
Barrie 360 Uplift Jun 11 2020
Barrie 360 Making Change promo
Barrie Today Art update Feb 24
Barrie 360 Making Change promo Feb 12 -2
CTV Barrie news Feb 1 w Shelly Skinner
Barrie Today Making Change Feb 1

Branding and Publicity: Our Mosaic Lives

Public relations, media relations, and influencer partnerships:

  • Brand development

  • Influencer pitches & engagement

  • Photography and writing

  • Social media planning

  • Content creation

  • Radio: CBC Fresh Air and Ontario morning radio interview

  • TV: CTV Barrie and RogersTV Barrie 

  • Print & Online: Barrie Advance, Barrie Today interviews

  • Speaking engagements: Making Change, Fred C Cook Public School, Barrie City Hall, U of T & BGHRA

Barrie Today Panel - Jan 29 2020
Our Mosaic Lives Coverage Bradford Today
Barrie today Panel Feb 1
BLM Movement - Michele Newton in Lake Si
CTV Barrie Feb 25 OML
Our Mosaic Lives Coverage Bradford Today
Bradford Today Panel - Jan 31 2020
Manon Heran in Community Conversation On
BLM its a movement Michele Newton on Com
Barrie360 March 23 Michele Newton Commun
Snapd Barrie Feb 2020
Snapd Barrie coverages Sept 30 2019 1 of
Snapd Barrie March 27 2019
Snapd Barrie Community Conversations cov
On the Mic presented by Our Mosaic Lives
Influencer Michele Newton presents Our Mosaic Lives Celebrating Black Canadian Women
Fresh Air March 11_2018
April 25 screen capture from ByBlacks site
Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany U of T BG Conference May 23-25 2018
Michele Newton in the audience on CTVs The Social April 10_2018
Women of Colour panel at Five Points Theatre Barrie Live on Facebook Feb 28 for Black History Month
CTV Barrie Interview MN Feb 28 2018

Media Relations: Christmas Glow Barrie

Media  relations:

  • Earned media pitches & releases

  • Key message development

  • Interviews with CTV Barrie, BT City TV, The Barrie Advance, Barrie Today, Simcoe Review, Fresh Radio 93.1 (2018)

CTV Barrie 1
Simcoe com coverage Sept 20 2018
barrie today coverage SEpt 22 2018
Fresh Radio clip Sept 2018
Kool fm clip Sept 20 2018
rock 95 fb post sept 220
The dock image Sept 21 2018

Publicity: City of Barrie Theatres  Partnership

Public relations, media relations, and influencer partnerships:

  • interview

  • ROGERStv Barrie interview

  • snapd Barrie interview

  • CTV Barrie interview spokesperson

  • 25+ online event listings

  • Influencer pitches & placements

  • Content creation

  • Social media planning

Raven and ShoShona interview
ROGERStvBarrie Feb 2018 DRoots Promo Mandy Webster
SnapdBarrie DRDT Feb 28
CTV Barrie Interview MN Feb 28 2018
An Evening with Digging Roots and Dione Taylor in Barrie during Black History Month
Dione Taylor at Barries Five Points Theatre Feb 2018  for Our Mosaic Lives Black History Month
Event listing on Barrie Chamber
toronto blues event listing

Event Marketing: KBS Innisfil Barrie & Area Regional Spelling Bee

Media relations, community partnerships & collaborations, corporate sponsorships:

  • Presenting sponsorship with Oxford Learning Barrie South

  • Media partnerships with, Kool FM 107.5, Rock 95, & ROGERStv Barrie

  • Interviews with Rock 95, ROGERStv Barrie, Innisfil Journal

  • Collaboration with YouthReach Simcoe County

  • Support from  Barrie Public Library, County of Simcoe, Town of Innisfil, Innisfil YMCA, Innisfil ideaLAB & Library

  • Social media management

Word Wizards crowned in Spelling Bee
Innisfil Journal News Article
Word nerds prepare for Spelling Bee
SnapdInnisfil Cover for April 2018
News coverage on Rock and Kool Fm
In studio with Dan Blakeley at Rock 95
Rogers TV INFOSimcoe November 22-Jan 15

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