The June 7-13, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form on my website. In this week’s edition:
• “Charlie Bit My Finger” video leaving YouTube after nearly 900 million views
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence looks at Broadway marketing
• Amazon Prime Day in Canada postponed, but happening elsewhere
• CFL welcomes the Edmonton Elks and bids adieu to the Eskimos
• What’s new to Netflix Canada in June
• Journalists covering the COVID beat are having a rough time
• Study says waking up early decreases the risk of depression
• Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Meet: Camden Douthwright

Camden Douthwright

Another young entrepreneur I met at the IDEA Centre Moncton pop-up market in Riverview last night was Camden Douthwright. He’s a bit of a TikTok sensation (@camdenonhisroof – nearly 200,000 followers, 2.7 million likes and a number of of videos with 1 million + views each!) and Instagram (@camdendouthwright).

Camden sells unique custom-painted jeans! Really cool stuff! I’m seriously impressed with his TikTok channel. Camden also edited a book entitled Project Unimaginable about teens’ experiences during the pandemic.

Clothing designer, book editor, TikTok star… I think he’s well on his way!

Meet: Nick Poirier Photography

Nick Poirier Photography

I dropped by the IDEA Centre Moncton pop-up market last night in Riverview and was super impressed by the young entrepreneurs I met there. Wow! So nice to see. I especially wanted to go after my niece Vanessa Cormier was the guest speaker at my Greater Moncton Sunrise Rotary Club meeting this week.

I bought four really nice fox greeting cards from wildlife photographer Nick Poirier photography. All young entrepreneurs seemed to be doing very well and selling their stuff!

You can also check out Nick’s work on Faceook (Nick Poirier Photography), Instagram (@nicholasjpoirier) and TikTok (Nick Poirier Photography).

The May 31 – June 6, 2021, edition of Brian Cormier’s Weekly Update is out!

Click here for this week’s newsletter. To subscribe, please fill out the form in the upper right-hand corner of my website. In this week’s edition:
• TikTok users lose familiar video narration voice
• CBC Radio’s Under the Influence: Bookmarks 2021 episode and trading card marketing
• Andy Warhol-inspired Campbell’s soup cans showing up on supermarket shelves across Canada
• Of all places, there’s a COVID-19 outbreak… on Mount Everest!
• England: Three-year wait to see a dentist
• Advertisers: Ignore billions of video gamers at your own peril
• Think the pandemic has killed off the handshake forever? Think again!
• Father’s Day is Sunday, June 20
… and quotes of the week, trivia, links to interesting articles and more!

Humanity at Work by Moncton author Pierre Battah wins gold at Nautilus Book Awards

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May 28, 2021
For immediate release

Humanity at Work by Moncton author Pierre Battah wins gold at Nautilus Book Awards

MONCTON, N.B. – Humanity at Work, Leading for Better Relationships and Results, published by Los Angeles-based LifeTree Media, an imprint of Wonderwell, recently won the gold medal at the prestigious U.S. Nautilus Book Awards in the Business andLeadership-Small Press category. The book is written by leadership and workplace specialist Pierre Battah of Moncton, N.B., and was released in the fall of 2020.

For the past 22 years, the Nautilus Book Awards has continued to gain prestige with authors and publishers around the world as it seeks, recognizes, honours, celebrates and promotes print books that inspire and connect our lives as individuals, families, communities and global citizens.

Dedicated to excellence and the highest literary standards, Nautilus looks for exceptional literary contributions to spiritual growth, green values and sustainability, high-level wellness, responsible leadership and positive social change and social justice, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity and inspirational reading for children, teens and young adults.

Past Nautilus winners include Jeremy Rifkin, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Barbara Kingsolver, Deepak Chopra, Judy Collins, Eckhart Tolle, Rhonda Byrne, Thich Nhat Hanh, Naomi Wolf and others representing more than 20 countries.

In the book, Mr. Battah acts as a virtual mentor, drawing on his decades-long experience as advisor to large and small organizations. Through colourful and entertaining case studies ranging from fish-packing plants to financial institutions, Battah illustrates what it means to lead with humanity. In the book, readers learn why human connection is a crucial component of the employment relationship; how to delegate responsibility, set expectations, and give and receive feedback more effectively; and how cultivating self-awareness can create safe space in which to engage staff.

“I share this prize with the many who told me their stories and lessons, with my clients and colleagues and my unwaveringly supportive entourage of friends and family,” Mr. Battah says. “Most notably, I am forever grateful to my publisher Maggie Langrick, founder and CEO of Wonderwell, my long-suffering editor Don Loney from the Loney Publishing Group, Kathryn Basham and the creative geniuses at BrainWorks, and of course Mary Belknap Ph.D. and the team of Nautilus reviewers, judging panel and staff who bring us Better Books for a Better World.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the print, e-book and soon-to-be-released Humanity at Work audiobook goes to Plan International Canada, an organization that does so much for young women and girls in underserved parts of the world.

“I’m partial to Plan International Canada’s Gifts of Hope program and gifting goats,” Mr. Battah says. “Goat’s milk means important protein for growing children, especially girls. The sale of offspring means an income to pay for essentials, such as an education. This opens up opportunities for girls. It’s only seems fitting that ‘Nautilus’ the baby goat will soon find her way to a village in Cameroon or Zambia to commemorate Humanity at Work receiving the Nautilus Book Award.”

Humanity at Work, Leading for Better Relationships and Results is available in bookstores and online retailers.

Complete list of 2020 Gold Medal Nautilus Book Award winners: bit.ly/2Rd8SHd

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Media contact:

Pierre Battah
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