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.
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.
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.
Government & Non-Profit80%
Prior to partnering with Megan at Patio, Becky spent five years in Dublin, Ireland – known as ‘the Silicon Valley of Europe’ – where she worked on digital marketing and web projects for phenomenal companies such as Microsoft, Dell, the Financial Times, the Bank of Ireland and Xbox. She also led the successful launch of an online startup business into a multi-million euro company ready for its exit strategy. She is an expert in the following markets: EMEA, UK & Ireland, North West & Southern USA.
Government & Non-Profit50%
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.
Government & Non-Profit20%
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.
Government & Non-Profit10%
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.
Head of Design
Michele has designed a range of material for local and international clients in several industries, including government services, retail, manufacturing, small business and engineering. She has provided graphic design services for clients such as Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, BC Care Providers Association, BC Place, Tsawwassen First Nation Economic Development Corporation. She is respected for consistently delivering strong branding across all platforms.
Government & Non-Profit20%
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.
Social | Digital | Communications
Services - Patio offers an in-depth range of services falling under the three different umbrellas of Social, Digital and Communications. We customize our programs for each client's specific goals and budget.
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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.
Patio – Social, Digital & Communications re-branded at the end of August 2015. After an incredibly successful five years operating as Patio Social Inc (launched by Managing Director, Megan Halkett) the re-brand was necessary as we've expanded our services since opening our doors in June 2010. The company has evolved dramatically in the last five years - as anything related to tech and digital must evolve to survive, remain relevant and grow. When Megan founded the company, most corporations did not have any in-house social media staff, let alone teams of people. Pinterest & Instagram also launched the same
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