Anita Webster Communications – Biography

anita-websterMy aim is to help my clients see their stories in the media – the way they want to see them.

I have worked as a reporter so I have spent many hours in newsrooms.

This strong media background means I understand how the media operate and how news decisions are made. I launched Anita Webster Communications in 1995.

I work imaginatively and effectively with print, radio, television and online journalists. With over 20 years experience in media and PR, I draw on a wide network of media contacts. My clients get results.

Before starting my company I looked after media relations and publications for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada – an organization that helps Canadian businesses succeed in Asia. I worked in public relations for Expo 86 and MacMillan Bloedel, was a freelance writer and broadcaster, a CBC radio host in Prince Rupert (I’ve dried off now) and editor of the weekly newspaper The Whistler Question.

I earned a journalism degree at Carleton, an English degree at UBC and spent a year in France studying the language.

Community involvement is important to me. I am currently a director of a women’s shelter and transition house and a volunteer literacy mentor for children. I have volunteered with my local board of trade, a social media conference, the Vancouver Food Bank and three community arts councils. I am also a happy public speaker thanks to years with Toastmasters.

I am a strong believer in the value of long holds in yoga poses, international travel and a decent espresso – together or apart.