The Team

Tasha Kheiriddin | Founder and CEO

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Twenty years ago, Tasha had a dream: to forge a career that encompassed her passions for media, politics, public policy and communications. Through a combination of serendipity and hard work, she made it happen, and in 2016 was named one of Canada’s “Top 100 Most Powerful Women” by the Women’s Executive Network for her success in those fields.

Over the course of her career Tasha has hosted the daily radio program The Tasha Kheiriddin Show on Global News Radio in Toronto, co-hosted the current affairs television program National Affairs with CTV NewsChannel, and served as a member of the editorial board and columnist at the National Post, a columnist at iPolitics.ca, a producer with CBC Newsworld, an award-winning host-producer at the Cable Public Affairs Channel, and a bilingual political commentator on CBC and Radio Canada.

Tasha also has worked as communications director for the Canadian Taxpayers’ Federation, Vice President of the Montreal Economic Institute, and Director for the Fraser Institute in Quebec. She ran her consultancy, TJK Communications, for close to a decade before launching Ellipsum Public Affairs in 2019. A TedX speaker, Tasha regularly delivers keynotes, panels and emcee services to audiences large and small. She is a best-selling author and currently writes columns for both the La Presse and Globalnews.ca websites.

Now you can put Tasha’s expertise to work for you.  Whether in front of the camera, or campaigning behind the scenes, she and her team will help you achieve your dreams - and make sure your message shines through.

Follow Tasha on Twitter and Instagram @tashakheiriddin
Email: tashakheiriddin@ellipsum.ca 

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Arlene Bynon | VP Media

Award winning journalist Arlene Bynon has spent a career perfecting the art of the conversation with some of the most intriguing minds on this planet. From prime ministers to playboys, from scientists to serial killers, Arlene has probed and prodded a long list of the newsmakers in our midst.

It’s a career that began in radio, producing and hosting the long running, top rated, daily current affairs show Chronicle on CHFI radio plus Sunday Sunday the national documentary program that aired in 33 markets across Canada. Both shows were the recipients of 17 international awards from the prestigious New York Radio Festival.

Arlene was also the VP of current affairs for Rogers Broadcasting Inc. Then the questions and the microphone moved to Global Television and the Prime Network where The Bynon Show became the go to daily talk show for some of the world's most recognizable names including Hugh Hefner, Alec Baldwin, Buzz Aldrin, Tommy Lee and a special for the millennium with the country's living Prime Ministers

The Bynon Show was recognized for its depth and entertainment with a Gemini nomination.

As one of Canada’s most accomplished interviewers Arlene went back to the radio studio at Corus Entertainment's AM640, as the first female in Canada to host a prime afternoon drive slot.  Now, the guests included the listeners as Arlene debated and challenged in a talk radio format.

Besides broadcasting, Arlene also has a long history in print. She was  a columnist for the original National Post and her feature and investigative pieces have been published in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail , the London Mail on Sunday , and Canadian House and Home.

Arlene is still having big conversations!  As the host of The Arlene Bynon Show on SiriusXM Canada 167 from 10 to 12  she takes the listeners on a daily trip analyzing politics and news from around the world with a bevy of top political guests and columnists.  The show covers breaking news and top issues from a Canadian perspective  in Washington, Ottawa, London and wherever the stories are unfolding. From arts to politics and breaking news she’s still on the hunt for what matters and what we care about…

On camera, on radio and in print Arlene has had a career specializing in the art form of the media story, and knows the craft of making a an interview both compelling and on message.  Experience makes a great teacher.

Follow Arlene on Twitter @ArleneBynonShow

Marni Soupcoff | Senior Writer

Marni penned her first stories at the age of four and has been going strong as a writer ever since, earning her B.A. in Writing Seminars at the Johns Hopkins University. After columnizing her way through college, eventually graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Marni earned a law degree from Stanford University and practiced as a constitutional litigator in Washington, D.C. During her media career, Marni has worked as deputy comment editor, columnist, and editorial board member at the National Post, where she tackled all the issues of the day, from health policy and human rights law to economics and the entertainment industry. She served as managing editor for blogs at Huffington Post Canada, where she curated and edited content from writers with widely varying degrees of experience, significantly increasing blog traffic to the site. And under her watch as executive director, the Canadian Constitution Foundation exceeded all its past records for media publications and radio and television appearances. Marni remains a popular weekly columnist for the National Post, a regular contributor as a humour columnist for Regulation magazine, and a veteran leader of seminars on how to write effective blog posts and op-eds. Having spent much of her career preparing the work of others for publication, Marni is a sensitive and effective editor who is adept at improving any piece of work while maintaining the writer's voice and intent.

Marni would be delighted to help you in this way. Or to offer some tips from her years of vetting submissions for the op-ed pages of a national newspaper; her many television and radio appearances, including as a regular panelist on CBC's The National; or her experience ghostwriting for private clients. Marni loves a good story and a persuasive argument - and is ready to make yours the best it can be.

Follow Marni on Twitter at @soupcoff

Kathleen Rodger | Public Relations Specialist

Kathleen is a natural storyteller, content creator and relationship builder, which is why she decided to turn her passions into her career. She is in her fourth year of Professional Communication at Ryerson University, pursuing a double minor in Public Relations and Psychology. In May 2019, Kathleen led her team to receiving a first place international award for an analysis of Starbucks Corporation's online presence. Over 100 geographically dispersed teams participated. Kathleen began her experience in marketing as a key player in developing Old Tomorrow, a microbrewery headquartered in Toronto, ON. She recently completed a four month internship as Marketing Coordinator at Mariposa Cruises, Toronto's largest hospitality cruise operator. In four months, she grew their Instagram following by over 30%, managed multiple social media campaigns and contests, published two blogs and collaborated on projects with CP24 Breakfast Television and TIFF. During her spare time, she has further developed her creative storytelling skills as on-air radio host at 89.5 CIUT FM, acted in an Independent film, and produced and directed a documentary for educational purposes titled "The Comeback Kid". Leave it to Kathleen to help your brand stand out!