Mary Keating

Technology and Corporate Communications

Mary is a communications and marketing professional with more than 35 years of experience in senior communications roles with information technology and multi-national companies. After 20 years in marketing roles at technology startups and large software firms, she joined HK Strategies as a senior vice president and national practice director of the Technology Communications Practice. 

She was responsible for ensuring client satisfaction and quality control for all technology account delivery teams across Canada and worked directly with a number of corporate communications clients, including both Fortune 500 and technology start ups. 

Specializing in communications strategy, executive profiling, message development and media training, Mary brought her sensibilities and expertise from years on the client side to deliver the most effective strategies and programs for her clients. She is a certified MBTI trainer and has conducted dozens of media, presentation and executive spokesperson training workshops for leading companies including 3M, Amgen, Canadian Blood Services, Canada Life, Cineplex, Enbridge, HP, IKEA, Interac, OLG, Ontario Hydro, Plan Canada and RBC.

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Tick removal kits

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Prevention tips

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Regular tick checks are a way to check your body for crawling or embedded ticks. Check everywhere including these hotspots.
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Your donation helps us to fund research and education for health care providers, advance prevention and awareness of Lyme disease – and more.
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Tick removal

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If you’ve discovered an embedded tick on yourself or someone else there are a few important things to remember.
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Lyme basics

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Although it is most commonly associated with a tick bite, many people who have Lyme disease do not recall seeing or feeling a tick bite.
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By taking the right precautions and spreading the word, you can effectively protect yourself, and your family, from Lyme.