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The Voice

IABC Ottawa’s Premier Programming for Marketers, Communicators, and Creative Advertisers Everywhere

IABC Ottawa’s premier podcast for marketers, communicators, and creative advertisers. Join hosts Sarah Turnbull and Sherry Aske as they provide expert insights and practical tips with the help of some of North America’s leading marketing professionals.

Sarah Turnbull is a media professional based in Ottawa. She currently writes and produces for CTV News’ parliamentary bureau. Prior to this, Sarah helped launch a national podcast network under the banner of The 2020 Network, which hosted five shows focused on policy and current affairs.

Sherry Aske is a digital storyteller, podcast host, and former CBC Ottawa producer and journalist. She's now working as a communications and social media advisor for the public service.

Nov 4, 2020

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt in every aspect of our lives, especially our careers. In this episode of The Voice, digital manager and entrepreneur Amanda Bernardo speaks to us about weighing the risks of switching jobs, finding "the glue" that keeps teams connected, and making a go-of-it when you're...


Jun 23, 2020

The months-long pandemic has had an immense impact, often adversely, on women. Not only have women been hit hard by job loss, but those who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs are struggling to balance child care with professional duties.

We speak to entrepreneur, communications expert, IABC member, and mother...


May 1, 2020

COVID-19 is changing the way employers think about mental health. In honour of Mental Health Week, we talk to Dr. Bill Howatt, Chief of Research for Workplace Productivity at the Conference Board of Canada, about how the coronavirus is helping to reduce stigma around mental health in the workplace. He shares...


Apr 14, 2020

A special report from the PR and marketing firm Edelman suggests people trust their employer on COVID-19 more than any other source. In this episode, we talk to Darcy Walsh, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Edelman’s Ottawa office, about what people want to see from employers and brands during...


Mar 2, 2020

In this episode, we chat with Director of Strategy and Public Affairs at Syntax Strategic, Michelle Coates-Mather, about the fundamentals of crisis communications and how this aspect of the industry is rapidly changing with the demands of social media. Coates-Mather unpacks the steps to mitigate a disaster and...