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Jaime Stein: Chief Client Officer, ICUC

Jaime Stein – formerly from Toronto – is now a Vancouver resident and Chief Client Officer for Winnipeg-based, ICUC.

Stein joined me inside the Girth Radio studio for an in-depth chat about his travels, his passions, work and why Canada has the best sunsets in the world!

This is episode #133  of the Welcome! podcast.

Here are some of the things we talked about:

  • The SportsConnectTO panel that started the friendship between Jaime Stein and Karim Kanji.
  • Jaime’s experience in preparing for and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • His work with the National Public Cord Blood Bank.
  • Doing varsity football play-by-play for Queen’s University in Kingston while going to school at Toronto’s Ryerson University.
  • Meeting Keith Pelley while at TSN helped Jaime Stein kickstart his professional sports broadcasting career.
  • Calling the play-by-play for the Toronto Argonauts.
  • His role at ING Bank in Canada.
  • Working the social media war room as ING changed their name and branding to Tangerine.
  • Why Jaime Stein had enough of Toronto and moved to Vancouver.
  • His role at Vancouver’s Hootsuite.
  • Leaving Hootsuite to join another company helping brands navigate the social media space, ICUC.
  • Jaime Stein finally ends the debate on which city province has the better sunsets: Ontario or British Columbia.

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Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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Episode #108: PyeongChang 2018 preview with Georgia Sapounas

Georgia Sapounas is the Digital Team Lead for Team Canada. Georgia joined me in studio before she left for PyeongChang, South Korea to give me the scoop on this year’s Winter Olympic digital program.

Recorded live at Girth Radio.

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Welcome! Episode #28: Georgia Sapounas

Georgia Sapounas is a former Canadian and World Champion figure skater and current Senior Manager of Digital Marketing for Team Canada (Canadian Olympic Committee).

In this episode we talk about her journey from a child wanting to be in the Olympics to being on the women’s team figure skating team at the Canadian and World Championships. We also chatted about her retiring from elite athletics and getting into digital and social media.

Today, Georgia heads up strategy and planning for Team Canada’s digital and social team.

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Welcome! Episode #26: Sonya Gill

This podcast was originally published on: May 10 2016 on Girth Radio.

Sonya Gill is a serial entrepreneur, former ad agency owner and executive, author, social media and Pr professional, fitness model and Tim Hortons employee. Wait! What?! Yes!

You need to listen to this conversation!

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Sonya and I discuss dropping out of university, lying to her parents about grad school, moving to Toronto as a single South Asian woman with no job, her life in broadcast media, how women should deal with trolls (online and off), her agency Youzus, buyer’s remorse, her new app, what she’s doing with Tim Hortons, and SO MUCH MORE!

Internet Live Stats – Internet Usage & Social Media Statistics

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Source: Internet Live Stats – Internet Usage & Social Media Statistics

#TBT with Ryan Holmes of HootSuite

The following post was originally published on Girth Radio on December 31 2015.

This podcast was originally recorded in May 2011 as part of the XConnect series.

Ryan Holmes is the CEO and founder of Vancouver-based HootSuite. What started as a simple social media dashboard has now grown into a billion dollar company. Take a listen to one of the early interviews with this Canadian startup success story.

Welcome! Episode #14: Mark Farmer Part Deux

Published on: October 9 2015

This past week I sat down again with Mark Farmer. For the second time. He was on the show back in Episode #2. In this episode we chat about all things social media. I hope you enjoy this episode.

You can find Mark on Twitter @markus64. You can find me on Twitter @karimkanji.

Enjoy!

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Welcome! Episode #7: Gregg Tilston

Just before he finished working with Flight Centre as it’s global head of social media, Gregg Tilston and I sat down to chat about music, touring, Toronto, travel, social media and lots of other things.

You can listen to the show on my Girth Radio page.

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Welcome! Episode #5: Andrew Jenkins

Published on: June 12, 2015

On this episode #5 of Welcome, I spoke with social media sales professional Andrew Jenkins.

During this episode we chat about:

  • The time Andrew worked with Mickey Rooney and also made a phone sex documentary called Telewhore.
  • The time Andrew worked for a menswear company selling clothes online. e-commerce – 1995
  • How Andrew discovered e-commerce and helped to create online catalogues for retailers in USA.
  • Why Andrew went to Rotman to complete his Executive MBA
  • The time Andrew worked as head of social at RBC
  • Why Andrew spends time teaching at OCAD as well as digital strategy at UofT.

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Welcome! Episode #4: Kerry Morrison

Just finished taping episode #4 of Welcome! with @kmore. #podcast #Toronto #GirthRadio #PJH

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Last week saw Kerry Morrison, of endloop, visit the Welcome! studios at Girth Radio.

Kerry was born in the Yukon, grew up mostly in Edmonton and moved to Vancouver in 1994. Most recently he’s lived in Italy ( Rome & Florence), Mexico and Montreal. Today, Kerry calls Toronto home.

During this episode we chat about:

    • Growing up in the Yukon and Edmonton.
    • His dad buying a Macintosh and then falling in love with technology.
    • The importance of traveling.
    • Why make the move from Vancouver to Toronto?
    • Why Kerry identifies as an Apple fan
    • And why Father John Misty is his favourite musical artist

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Featuring music by:
The New Pornographers – Moves
Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4