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The Burnaby Mirror, part 6 … THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

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After six months or so, The Burnaby Mirror not only survived … it showed signs that it might actually be viable! Part of its vitality was attributable to a significant increase in placements from ad agencies. These ads were pure gravy for newspapers, if … Continue reading

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The Burnaby Mirror, part 5 … HAS OUR BOY LOST HIS MARBLES?

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You may remember in our last episode that we left our young buck in a shoe store refusing to run the ad he’d just spent so much time, effort and energy trying to sell. If the object of his endeavor … Continue reading

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The Burnaby Mirror, part 4 … DID OUR BOY CLOSE THE DEAL?

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As soon as he left the shoe shop, where he’d professed he could move needy human feet, our erstwhile protagonist headed back to Mirror HQ. Here he related to the always buzzing-with-energy Gord Dancey his progress to date. Gord’s eyes nearly bugged-out of his head as he … Continue reading

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The Burnaby Mirror, part 3 … WHERE THE HAIKU LED

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When last we left our unlikely protagonist … yours truly … he’d just walked into a small shoe shop in Burnaby, BC where he unashamedly proclaimed himself to be the representative of 30,000 human feet. He confidently stated that some of those feet needed shoes … Continue reading

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The Burnaby Mirror part 2 … THE HAIKU THAT BOUGHT A HOUSE

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I had to come up with something right now! I’d just walked into a shoe store … this was my first go at selling advertising. I’d just started work for The Burnaby Mirror, a newspaper nobody had every seen. Burnaby, British Columbia didn’t have a newspaper at … Continue reading

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The Burnaby Mirror, part 1 … WELCOME TO THE GLAMOROUS WORLD OF ADVERTISING

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He was more carny than an anything else, and though I’m sure he would have prospered as a carny, that was one of the few things he was not. Gord Dancey was kind of a close cousin to a carny. He was an advertising … Continue reading

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