About - Patio is a Vancouver-based full service digital marketing & web development agency, offering clients an integrated mix of strategy based on real marketing analytics & insights. Patio brings a unique perspective that combines traditional business insights with the continuous evolution of emerging digital trends and technologies.

 

  • cell phone
  • Patio Outdoor
  • Headphones with cellphone
  • tv
  • Rotary phone
  • coffee
OUR MISSION

We strive to be a leader in technology, social media and digital advertising – ensuring we give our clients the most informed solutions possible to help them achieve and exceed their business and communications goals.

What’s in a name?

Patios are comfortable, beautiful places that friends, families & colleagues seek out to enjoy. They are relaxed, beautiful spaces that encourage open dialogue, relationship-building, in-depth discussions and, of course, fun. This is the setting we work to create with our clients at Patio. We build partnerships with our clients, spend the time getting to know each member of each client’s team, and we work to understand all aspects of their business to ensure our strategies not only meet, but exceed their expectations.

Megan Halkett

Managing Director

Prior to founding Patio (formerly known as Patio Social) in 2010, Megan was a Senior Consultant with NATIONAL Public Relations. She has had the pleasure of working with many of Canada’s largest companies providing social media and communications counsel. Megan also enjoys speaking to student and corporate groups about the importance of social media as an integrated part of all aspects of a corporation’s internal and external communications, HR and marketing programs.

 
CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit80%

Blue Chip10%

SME10%

 

Sarah Smith

Head of Community

Prior to joining Patio Social, Sarah held a number of positions in the community relations and public relations fields, including Canucks Sports and Entertainment and NATIONAL Public Relations. Sarah has led the digital projects for Cinecoup & WolfCop over the past year to astounding success levels. Sarah is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Communications with a focus on technology and new media.

 

CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit20%

Blue Chip10%

SME70%

Jason Kemp

Head of Development

Jason has over 10 years’ experience developing user-centric aspects of client applications on all platforms. He has an extensive background developing software for applications on all mobile platforms and the web, including application architecture design, user interaction design, and software components, including touch-screen interaction, custom user interface elements and interaction design, rich animation, extensibility and web application/database integration.

 

CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit10%

Blue Chip40%

SME50%

Dave Pritchard

Head of Media

Dave, our PPC Marketing Guru, has more than a decade of digital marketing experience, including campaign strategy, planning and media buying. Prior to joining Patio, he spent 10 years expertly managing TELUS’ $10 million+ digital marketing budget, and then moved on as an independent consultant, providing digital marketing expertise on SEM & PPC campaign strategy, development, execution, media planning and buying for local, national and international clients.

 

CLIENT MIX

Blue Chip75%

SME25%

Dog Lover100%

Nathalie Matuk

Head of Design

Nathalie has a Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design as well as a Marketing Management certificate. Over the years Nathalie has embraced digital branding as one of her specialties. She has worked across numerous industries, including: food & beverage, beauty, retail, travel, & government. A sampling of client accounts Nathalie has worked on in her career: Danone, Dove, Skol, Weber Saint Gobain, Government of Sao Paulo, ClearSeas, BC Boat Show & Pink Shirt Day.

 

CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit40%

Blue Chip35%

SME25%

Due to the confidentiality & privacy of our government & political clients, including our two Crown corporation clients, we are not able to publicly list them. However, on a daily basis we are extremely immersed in the political/government sector. The Patio team is extremely savvy & experienced in this specialized arena.

client1
client2
client3
client5
client6
client7
client1
client4
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7
client2
client7
client7
client8
client8
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7
client7

PATIO

Social | Digital | Communications

Save

Save

Save

Save

digital marketing experts

 

 

Blog - Patio's blog focuses on a range of topics relevant to social, digital and communications including team opinion pieces, tips and tricks, and project highlights.

6 Dec 2016

Instagram is starting to look more “like” Facebook

Instagram is starting to look more “like” Facebook. It is now possible to like comments on Instagram posts from any account, on any account. The new feature was introduced to some accounts this morning and will reach 500 million + users over the next two weeks.   When viewing the comments on a post, a heart icon will appear along the side, allowing the user to “like” another user’s comment and display the collective number of “likes” the comment has received. Replying to specific comments will now be more efficient, with the addition of a new “reply” prompt in place

  • “Patio has been integral to our continued success. They’ve not only helped develop unique and compelling online identities for our CineCoup and WolfCop brands, but have excelled at maintaining those identities over an expanse of social channels. Megan Halkett (Managing Director) continues to be the first individual we consult with before undertaking any new marketing strategy. Her expertise is invaluable and we are honoured to call Patio a partner.”

    Bannister Bergen, Head of DevelopmentCinecoup
  • “Professional knowledge, straight talk and creativity are hallmarks of working with the Patio Social team.” 

    Shachi Kurl, Senior Vice PresidentAngus Reid Global
  • “Simply said, Megan and her team have brought the social media strategy for our marquee event, the BMO Vancouver Marathon, to another level during event week. Without her professionalism, lead, creativity and understanding, nothing could have been possible. Megan is a social media expert. She is extremely knowledgeable, patient, creative, strategic and can lead a project from A to Z with passion and an ease that makes us look forward to work again with her.  As a world-class event, it’s reassuring to see we are working with a world-class professional.”

    David Daumas, Marketing ManagerBMO Marathon
  • “Megan Halkett is an expert in her field. She provides excellent counsel, is highly intelligent and a creative problem solver. Megan will always be my first choice for my social media needs.”

    Georgia Tsoromocos, DirectorLucent Strategies Inc
  • “Megan is not only creative and genuine, she is also extremely professional, determined and follows through with everything she says she will do. Megan and Patio went above and beyond our expectations and we are incredibly grateful for their talents that they so generously gave of. Thanks Patio!”

    Jen Schaeffers, Executive DirectorCKNW Orphans' Fund
animationgenerator
Direct Response
parallax
Test & Measure
responsive
Optimization
responsive
Analysis
responsive
Strategy

Contact - PS-glyph-color copy 604 428 4999
PS-glyph-color copy info@wearepatio.com
PS-glyph-color copy tweet @wearepatio


Email Us

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

Our Networks

For more information on our social, digital marketing & communications services, please email us at info@wearepatio.com or tweet us at @wearepatio

 

#601 – 207 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H7