Our president and founder Doug Lacombe remembers when there was no web. He was at a newspaper, The StarPhoenix, which, for you kids, was the thing before the web. He didn’t realize hand coding the SP’s site in 1995 would eventually lead to the demise of all mainstream media. Oops!
An MBA and a couple of world tours later, plus stints in the telco and newswire industries, make Doug a class A certified Internet nerd and an experienced digital strategist. If you want good corporate digital strategy that syncs with old media, you need Doug and his crew on your team. For the record, he’s still really sorry he broke newspapers.
Managing editor Kelly Ferrier is a defender of grammar, a human spell-check and a crafter of great content and digital strategies. Her journalism background allows her to put an interviewee at ease or scare the daylights out of them, whatever the occasion calls for.
When she’s not on editorial calls or overseeing our crack team of writers, community managers, and strategists, Kelly’s usually getting worked up at spin class, unwound at yoga, or looking for the next great chickpea recipe. If you want an amazing digital strategy and the content to back it up, you need Kelly and her crew on your team!
Digital strategist Kevin Hayes drives everyone crazy asking, “so, how will you track that?” A digital native, Kevin still remembers words like Atari and baud, but just barely. He’s obsessed with optimizing digital media and performance management.
If your boss wants to know what’s working (and what’s not) they want to know Kevin (and his world-famous monthly reports). If you want to run high performing digital ad campaigns or to track the effectiveness of your social media, you need a guy like Kevin on your side. In the meantime Kevin’s still searching for that lost Game Boy, confident he can make a bundle on eBay, someday.
Knowledgeable, personable and invested enough to want to understand the business. Our relationship didn't end at transaction; in fact, it's only been the beginning.
Communicatto took the time to learn all about us by actively listening, defining our strengths and weaknesses, and then developing a tailored strategy we can understand and act on in order to effectively communicate with our key stakeholders. The digital world is overwhelming but Communicatto is helping us navigate it with confidence.
Communicatto did a great job at scaling their services to suit our needs, we had limited social media savvy, but bringing everyone up to speed was a great help. Our social media branding increased markedly and we have been able to maintain this level thanks to Communicatto.
Communicatto offered very good value for the service they provided to our company. They are experts in their field and quickly became our trusted advisors who ably guided our entry into the social media realm and digital advertising.
I have always found the assistance and insight provided by Communicatto to be very helpful and the information very beneficial for our clients from a social/digital media intelligence perspective.
Doug showed wonderful patience and understanding in working with me to build my web page and other important marketing material.
Having a Twitter or Instagram account doesn't qualify you as a digital marketer. What I like about the team at Communicatto, is that they understand the importance of the marketing plan and are as well versed in traditional marketing methods as they are in digital channels. They bring the power of an integrated marketing mix to the table and as technologies move at warp speed, they add value by staying on top of the new tools on the horizon.
Communicatto is the best thing since sliced bread. My next cat's name will either be Doug or Kelly. Seriously though, you guys do so much for OL. You have taken our not-for-profit to the next level and it was a joy to work with you. I feel like you have our best interest at heart. What an amazing team you have!
Communicatto is exceptional in the business world. It has the expertise to deliver exceptional service to meet and anticipate your business needs. What you don't know can cost you - Communicatto has your back.
Great experience. Communicatto delivered a detailed service and was extremely easy to work with.
I would not hesitate to recommend Communicatto's services, as Doug and his team are fabulous. We have used them to orchestrate social media seminars for our global communications team in addition to helping build out our social media platforms here at the corporate office.
We really enjoyed working with the Communicatto team on the creation of our Math Minds website. The Communicatto team was very responsive and really listened to our goals for the site. Our project manager did a great job keeping the project on track, which was challenging given the number of partner organizations involved. The site looks great, is easy to navigate and has met all of our goals!
Communicatto helped us address an immediate need for persona-based content to kick start a new demand generation program. Our writing team was knowledgeable, professional, easy to work with and provided quality copy that we were able to use right away. I'm looking forward to working with them again!
Communicatto has been great in looking at our overall digital picture from online to social and ecommerce. Not many offer that in one shop. They are willing to look at different issues and work outside the box while keeping us focused and on track. Great partner in our digital journey.
The Communicatto team delivers and then some.