Mary Lou Gazeley is known for her distinguished career in public relations. In establishing gazeley+gazeley consulting – the communication experts, she chose a progressive business model that builds on her belief in a “collaborative” approach to providing solutions not just “services” to clients.
That means that gazeley+gazeley are not “order takers”. It means a lot of questions are asked. And it means the focus is on doing the right thing even it means telling a client that what they’re requesting may need a rethink.
Recognizing What Clients Want
Mary Lou recognizes what clients want today. They want strategy. They want fresh ideas. They want expertise. And they value responsiveness. So she chose a business model with a focus on tailored communications work that she oversees directly or matches with experts acknowledged as leaders in their field. The result is the ability to be high on the learning curve and an incentive, rather than a disincentive, to solve client problems quickly.
An Objective Eye – And A Wider Lens
Before founding gazeley+gazeley consulting – the communication experts, Mary Lou was co-owner and Principal of The Barkley Gazeley Communication Group, an award winning globally connected public relations agency in Vancouver and Vice-President of Toronto-based Tempus Communications. She was also President of The Canadian Public Relations Exchange, a national network of independent public relations affiliates.
She brings a journalist’s eye to all communication content thanks to her first hand experience in front of the camera as a television host and co-host, a freelance columnist for the Vancouver Sun, a magazine editor and author of a best selling book on fashion.
Mary Lou also believes in giving back to the community in volunteer capacities. She served in leadership positions as a member of the Board of Trustees of Arts Umbrella, Canada’s premier arts education organization and served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Art Gallery. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of MOV, the Museum of Vancouver.