Does anyone remember that line from Can’t Buy Me Love? I have now attended three “Third Tuesday Meetups” and discovered a new pool of hot men in Toronto. Unlike paid journalists, who often look like they just rolled out of bed and are lucky to have a pen and paper at a press conference, Toronto’s chic blogging community is way more sophisticated and could walk the runways in chocolate or plain clothes any day. Analysis of Toronto’s sexiest PR & Marketing bloggers:
David Jones – my boss (no bias there). Amazing wardrobe effort – silver fox hair, wide variety of interchangeable agency type glasses and technicolour or printed shirts. Never a hair out of planned messy place. Have you noticed that every man on TV has a cleft chin or dimples? David Jones’ “Alec Baldwin-esque” defined chin, features a cute cleft – he’s ready for the red carpet.
Ted Graham – notable Toronto blogger and knowledgeware expert from H & K. Tall, dark, handsome, excellent choice of beer and pub grub…Sure he jets out of third Tuesdays early, like all of the hot bloggers, he’s married. Wide array of shirt patterns, eclectic cuff links and is rarely seen without some kind of hot new tech gadget in tow. This sexy Toronto blogger gets a hat tip from me – whatever that means.
Ted Graham (L); Sean Moffitt (R)
Sean Moffitt, new on the scene…not really, but new to me since I was left off his top Canadian bloggers post and I am not geeky enough to be invited to geek dinners. Tall, blond, buff, athletic vibe, keen interest in beer (not sure if that’s a good descrption for Sally Field)…My guess is that Sean’s look is sophisticated jock. I have only seen him once, clad in dress pants and a plain shirt, fresh off the WOM conference circuit. His coat said stylish PR guy, but everything else about him wants to be in boardies or BBall shorts and long sleeve T.
Michael Seaton – Client side. Usually casual, making agency types jealous that they can’t wear jeans on the job, but, in the finance industry, dressing to impress is a must and so does Michael Seaton . (I used to work in financial PR and was always getting flack from my boss about dressing to the nines regardless of my account coordinator pay stub.) I‘ve spotted Michael at a few conference and marketing events where he effortlessly sports sleek suits and metallic frame glasses giving an air of intellect with a hint of fashion sense.
Ed Lee – another colleague at i-Studio. His fiance Mia’s comments at the Yahoo! holiday party about how geeky blog events are and her lack of interest in them were part of the inspiration for this entry. Ed is a lucky fellow – no matter what he wears or says, his distinctive English accent will set him apart from the masses (at least in Canada). Ed’s style is not fully developed as he is still finding his way in the crazy world of PR. When he first started at FH, he was dressed to the nines in suits and starched shirts (which sometimes looked like his dad bought them for him), but since he made the transition to i-Studio, his style is more relaxed and reflects his age and alternative geek vibe. Cool blazer and ironic t-shirt at the Y! party reveal that Ed is on the right track (could this be Mia’s influence? TBD).
Check out these chic bloggers and vote for your favourite in the comments – PR Girlz, Leona, Julie, Lisa, Tamera, Julie your input is welcome. In my younger days I wouldn’t have been caught dead with a bunch of techie geeks, but I have to say, in the blogging world, geek is totally chic.