My name is Elsy Makhlouf and I’m the Owner and CEO of Lively Public Relations.
I am a trilingual public relations practitioner with a demonstrated work experience in the federal government and not-for-profit sectors. I have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with a double minor in Management and Marketing from Mount Saint Vincent University.
After receiving a lot of support from the community and achieving recognition through multiple scholarships, awards and nominations from MSVU, Canadian Public Relations Society of NS, Lebanese Chamber of Commerce, and the National Research Council of Canada, I decided to start my own company, Lively Public Relations and Branding Inc.
My goal is to keep growing my company, while participating in the growth and success of other local businesses. I love to help clients reach their desired spotlight and help them find valuable and lasting connections with the community and further.
Fun facts about me: - I am a singer/songwriter and guitarist who sings in English, French, Arabic & Spanish, and occasionally in other languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Nigerian, Persian and more. - I studied vocals, music theory and classical guitar for 6 years, and have performed in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, PEI and New Foundland & Labrador.
Zeina Klayme Lead Writer & Co-Social Media Manager
My name is Zeina and I'm the lead writer and co-social media manager at Lively Public Relations.
I am the daughter of two immigrant parents who taught me the value of hard-work and perseverance, and I am the result of their dedication and hope for a better life; their Canadian Dream. Everything I do is to make my family proud. I am the wife to a loving husband, a sister and the aunt of not one, not two, but three amazing boys.
Writing is where my heart lives. I got the bug to become a writer at an early age and decided to jump in full- throttle with my career. I started my career in Journalism – studying at the University of King’s College, and enrolled myself in the F.Y.P. program. I completed the Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) Program, at the top of my class. I then went on to work at CTV Atlantic, and became the first Lebanese-Canadian individual to ever appear on-air at the station. I have lended my talents to television, magazine and newspaper - and have even landed my own column with WSTAR Magazine as their Beauty Columnist. I believe hard work and enjoyment go hand-in-hand. You have to love what you do — that’s when you get the best results!
Fun facts about me: - Three spoken languages: English, French and Arabic. - Passionate advocate for women’s rights.
Fateh Ahmed Film Director
My name is Fateh Ahmed and I am the Film Director for Lively Public Relations.
Over the course of my 15 years experiences in teaching and curriculum development, I worked as a department head for the Digital Filmmaking program, a program manager, regional manager, lecturer, and an educational director for a number of national and international academic institutions including the Wall Street Institute, The Center for Arts and Technology, and most recently, Da Vinci College.
My teaching experiences cover a wide range of subjects including the fields of Business Administration, English & Media communication, Digital Filmmaking, Audio Engineering, and Music Scoring. I have additionally translated my educational experiences into the language of film and cinema mostly apparent and represented in my documentary film works, where I have produced and directed a number of socio-economic and cultural films aimed at the wellbeing of all.
Fun facts about me: - I have been featured on the cover of the Halifax Magazine. - I am a professional pianist and have performed all over the world.
Nada Musa Social Media Specialist
My name is Nada Musa and I’m the Social Media Specialist at Lively Public Relations.
I’m a 4th year kinesiology student at Dalhousie with a love for connecting with others and keeping others connected. Although my degree lies within the health sector, I have always been passionate about marketing, advertising and digital communication. I currently handle all social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.
My target with our customers' social media presence is to portray the brand and the people behind it in an authentic and interactive image. Working with the Lively team keeps me motivated to deliver the results that our customers need.