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Do you require public relations advice? Draw upon the expertise of our members.

CPRS Hamilton is Southwestern Ontario’s leading community of public relations and communication practitioners. The majority of our members have decades of experience in a variety of fields and sectors.

If you need guidance on implementing an internal communications audit, increasing your customer base, preparing a PR campaign, or managing an issue or crisis, our members are here to help.

We will also be preparing a number of case studies provided by our members, which will provide insight into successful public relations strategies and campaigns.

If you require public relations guidance, please complete this form. We will match you with a CPRS Hamilton member best suited to your needs and sector.

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A Sampling of our Experts

Alex Sévigny, PhD, APR

Associate Professor, Communications and Communication Management, McMaster University

Dr. Alex Sévigny is an associate professor of communications and communication management at McMaster University. He co-founded the Communication Studies Program there in 2001 and was tenured in 2006 at the age of 32.

Alex maintains a consulting practice alongside his work at the university through which he has worked as a senior advisor to politicians, not-for-profits and media research firms.

Mark Gregory

Managing Partner, Locomotion PR. Faculty member, McMaster University & Humber College

Mark Gregory‘s career includes extensive public relations and communications work in government, healthcare, education and not-for-profit organizations.

In 2008, he launched a boutique public relations communications service, LocomotionPR. His clients have included utility and energy companies, universities, small businesses, local and regional governments, as well as not-for-profit organizations.

Mark is a faculty member of McMaster University and Humber College.

Dustin Manley, MAPC

Account Manager, DesignedUX

Dustin Manley is a senior account manager with DesignedUX, a strategy and design firm based in Toronto. Dustin manages the communications branch of DesignedUX, providing solutions for Canadian and American clients in higher education, start-ups, wearable technology, and healthcare.

Through DesignedUX, Dustin directs Canada’s TOEFL iBT Resource Centre on behalf of Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world’s largest non-profit educational measurement organization.


QUICK STUDIESPhoto of Dustin Manley

The Organization

The Organization or business field

 The Problem

The problem as presented.

The Solution

This is where it gets interesting – arriving at a solution and then implementing the solution.

On Reflection

Words of wisdom.


StartUP! Give Back!

CPRS Hamilton is proud to launch a charitable initiative aimed at helping start-ups and small businesses discover the power of professional communications.  Through a series of free workshops, CPRS Hamilton is reaching out to business groups, hubs and entreprenuers to provide professional PR council and raise the profile of our consultant members.  To learn more about StartUP with CPRS, contact our CPRS Hamilton Business Development Chair, Jodie Sales