About Jay Robb
I’ve been working in public relations since 1993 and I’ve reviewed business books for the Hamilton Spectator since 1999. Since 2007, I’ve helped run a free media relations summer camp with the Hamilton Spectator for nonprofits and community groups in Hamilton.
I’ve worked for a nonprofit association, a hospital, a steel company and a college doing media relations, speechwriting, script writing, employee communications, social media, crisis communications, issues management and other duties as assigned.
To answer the 4 most frequently asked questions about my book reviews:
- Yes, I read every book word for word, cover to cover.
- I’m a fast reader. And I don’t spend a lot of time watching TV.
- I choose what books to review. I will not and will never review business books that feature talking animals or lean on fables to sell a business idea that’s yet to be taken for a test-drive in the real world.
- Review copies of business books (but NO self-published sci-fi novels, self-help guides or confessionals please) can be sent to: Jay Robb, c/o Hamilton Spectator, 44 Frid Street, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3G3.