MEDIA

ARTICLES

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Commemorating Canada’s 150th Anniversary in Scarborough | 150 NEIGHBOURS, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

“When you’ve made a successful career in the fast-paced world of digital marketing, personal brand is important. ‘I want to be remembered as someone who helps people and organizations transform ideas into reality.'”

Sept 10, 2017      Read More

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These are what psychologists say are the 12 stages of burnout | BUSINESS INSIDER

“Tell someone ‘I’m sick’ or ‘I’m tired’ and you’re not really giving the person much information. How sick? How tired? Do you have a mild cold or a dreaded disease? Are you a new parent who hasn’t slept in months or did you just enjoy the party last night a little too much?”

Aug 4, 2017      Read More

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Student Affairs Marketing – Telling Our Story | HIGHER ED LIVE

“What does “telling our story” really mean? How can we collect meaningful data on marketing effectiveness and determine how to best allocate scarce resources of time and money? What are some effective project management systems and why do we need them? In this episode of Student Affairs Live Tony Doody speaks with Ed Cabellon, Hamza Khan, and Kat Shanahan to answer these questions and many more.”

Jul 14, 2016      Read More

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The Dreamers: Meet Hamza Khan, Marketer and Entrepreneur | TALENT EGG

“If you were to meet Hamza Khan now, you might classify him as a textbook overachiever. But he wasn’t always this way. Today, Hamza has a list of accomplishments and titles a mile long: award-winning marketer, entrepreneur, public speaker, and writer to name only a few. But this stellar track record is a new development in his life. When he was a university student, Hamza felt disengaged from his program and uninspired by his studies.”

Mar 14, 2016      Read More

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Startup Swap | DOCUMENTARY

Two entrepreneurs with very different management styles trade places. Will Hamza be able to fill Jocelyn’s shoes at Orchestra Agency and command the same control? Will Jocelyn be able to handle Splash Effect’s remote office lifestyle?

2016      Read More

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SMB Hiring Lessons From Splash Effect | WORKOPOLIS

“As part of a new series, we’re speaking with leaders of startups and medium-sized businesses to get a sense of their recruiting and hiring challenges, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. We recently met with Hamza Khan, CEO of Splash Effect, a Toronto-based digital marketing agency that works with educators to create progressive communications materials. Splash Effect offers everything from advertising services to digital and content marketing strategy, and has a client list that includes Hootsuite, Ryerson, University of Toronto, and Seneca.”

Sep 12, 2015      Read More

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The Leader: Hamza Khan, Splash Effect | TORONTO STAR

“Hamza Khan is every young person’s dream boss. He’s the co-founder of Splash Effect, where employees come and go at their leisure, socializing is encouraged, and no expense is spared in pursuit of the creative excellence that has earned the young digital media agency its sterling reputation.”

Mar 22, 2015      Read More

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Ryerson social media expert offers advice to PSE institutions | ACADEMICA

“Hamza Khan, Coordinator of Ryerson University’s student affairs creative team, offers advice on how PSE institutions can implement an effective digital strategy to better reach students. Khan says that Ryerson took a unique approach by launching a digital community position within student affairs rather than within advancement, alumni relations, or recruitment.”

Aug 22, 2014      Read More

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How to reach out to students within the digital realm | UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS

“Most of the conversation around digital tools in Canadian higher education has been limited to the classroom, marketing and fundraising. But, according to Hamza Khan, there’s one department that’s been noticeably missing from this discussion: student affairs.”

Aug 20, 2014      Read More

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RU Student Life’s Hamza Khan honoured with new Ryerson award | RYERSONIAN

“Hamza Khan is the man responsible for creating the interactive and multi-platform experience of RU Student Life. He is one of the six recipients of the Make Your Mark award being presented at the Ryerson Awards Night on March 27.”

Mar 24, 2014      Read More

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Online Authenticity: Pop Stars Reign Supreme On Twitter | CTV

“On Nov. 28, Justin Bieber tweeted the word ‘now’ followed by 11 periods. More than 90,000 people retweeted or favourited the one-word missive. That’s roughly the same number of people who passed on his Dec. 8 bulletins ‘hanging with the team’ and the insightful ‘gym before tonight’s last show.’

Dec 14, 2013      Read More

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Airlines Pitch Loyalty Programs At Small Businesses | THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“You’re a small business owner and air travel is one of those expenses that can bust a budget. While airfares have shot up in recent years, there are rewards programs and complimentary services that can take some of the sting out of business travel.”

Oct 30, 2012      Read More

VIDEOS

PODCASTS

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IDEAS INTO ACTION by Hamza Khan

The Ideas Into Action podcast reverse-engineers the careers of accomplished high performers. Each interview explores the tactics, routines, habits, and mindsets which continue to influence their success. We’ll learn how they manage and optimize their time, energy, and attention. Across these dialogues, we’ll discover patterns and ultimately arrive at a formula for succeeding in this time of great change and uncertainty. Whether you’re starting a new project, new career, or new chapter in life, the stories you’ll hear will inspire you to transform your own ideas into action.
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THE ODD MEN OUT SHOW: Featured Thought Leader

Burnout can happen to anyone, especially when you are artistic, stuck in a corporate environment, and don’t have guidance to get you through. In this episode, Ram and Duck define burnout, how it’s different from simple fatigue, and how to overcome it. Featured Thought Leader is Hamza Khan.
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CRASH AND FLOW: Featured Guest

Award-winning marketer and accomplished entrepreneur Hamza Khan chats with Yasin and Syed about a lot of things you probably won’t expect; like deconstructing Ja Rule’s strengths and weakness, the differences between a stand up comic and a prop comic, and the various racial slurs they were called while growing up. They discuss Mr. Worldwide’s original dreams, Transformer 5, and the design decisions of Greek sculptors. Yasin and Syed eventually pick Hamza’s brain about morning rituals, how he structures his highly productive days and his new book the Burnout Gamble, which is available now on Amazon.com!
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PASS THE TORCH: Featured Guest

On today’s podcast, I sit down with the awesome Hamza Khan and talk, business, life balance, burnout and living life to your full potential. Stay tuned for a great episode as Hamza Passes the Torch of Knowledge! Seek Knowledge, Pass the Torch.
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THE FRAMING PODCAST: Featured Guest

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT: * The Imposter Complex and TEDx talks * Hamza’s relationship with his imposter complex * What success means to Hamza * Insecurities and moving through them * Setting unreachable goals * What happens when you miss an unrealistic goal * The e-mail LOVE folder * The power of seeing yourself and mentors * How to have everything you want in life * The relationship between success and invitations
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MAKE A SPLASH: Featured Guest

In episode one, Kareem and Hamza go through their yearly exercise of evaluating the past year of running the agency. Covering the topics of product, people, place, promotion, innovation and process, they break down their biggest lessons of 2016.
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MAKING IT IN TORONTO: Featured Guest

EPISODE 5: Hamza Khan and Kareem Rahaman explain how they built a 6-figure digital marketing start-up.
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STARTUP TALK: Featured Guest

Startup Talk is back with Episode 3 on this episode we talk to recovering overachiever, TEDx Speaker,  & co-founder of Splash Effect Hamza Khan about his entrepreneurial journey and in the second part of the interview about leadership, management, startup culture and Kanye West. I also sit down with Pat McNamara CEO of Apex Public Relations and talk about ignite capital their fund & competition and meet with Business Strategist Leyla Razeghi.
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HIGHER ED LIVE: Featured Guest

What does “telling our story” really mean? How can we collect meaningful data on marketing effectiveness and determine how to best allocate scarce resources of time and money? What are some current models for organizing a progressive and comprehensive Student Affairs marketing team? What are some proven and concrete strategies for reaching students and increasing awareness and participation in campus events? What are some effective project management systems and why do we need them? What role can student affairs marketing staff play in listening and responding during times of crisis? In this episode of Student Affairs Live Tony Doody speaks with Ed Cabellon, Hamza Khan, and Kat Shanahan to answer these questions and many more.
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HUNTER CRAFT RADIO: Featured Guest

Episode 13: In this episode, Evan Lewis and Chad McCaffrey sit down with Hamza Khan, Co-Founder of Splash Effect, a Toronto-based marketing agency. Hamza sheds light on his best productivity, writing and personal branding tips, and also shares his best lessons from building a services-based startup.
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HIGHER ED LIVE: Featured Guest

Eboo Patel’s keynote at ACPA’s 2015 Convention last spring sparked conversations about religious pluralism within circles of student affairs professionals and scholars. Yet, since then, what have we done as professionals and scholars to increase knowledge about, find ways to connect with, and better support Muslim students on our own campuses? Within a climate of increasing islamophobia, how can student affairs professionals and social justice educators engage all students in discussions about religious diversity and dismantle oppression?
On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Heather Shea Gasser talks with Eboo Patel, the founder and President of the Interfaith Youth Core and three student affairs professionals, Maria Ahmad, Faran Saeed, and Hamza Khan, about how we can work to foster cooperation and inclusion for students of all faith traditions, but specifically for Muslim students on campus.