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.

 

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OUR MISSION

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?

Patio’s 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 ensure 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 know 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 to all aspects of a corporations internal and external communications, HR and marketing programs.

 

CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit80%

Blue Chip10%

SME10%

Becky McMillan

Managing Partner

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 lead 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.

 

CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit50%

Blue Chip40%

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 lead the digital projects for Cincecoup & 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. Extensive experience 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%

Michele Myers

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.

 

CLIENT MIX

Government & Non-Profit20%

Blue Chip25%

SME55%

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.

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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.

21 Aug 2015

Patio. What’s in a Name?

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

  • “Becky McMillan (Managing Partner) gets stuck into every aspect of the marketing puzzle to draw attention & engagement. Becky brings huge energy to everything she does and can light up a room in moments.”

    John O'Donovan, CTOFinancial Times
  • “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
  • “Becky McMillan is one of the most charismatic, energetic and welcoming people I have ever met. She is a fantastic motivator and project leader who constantly comes up with creative ideas. I have found Becky to be extremely helpful and insightful. Her bubbly personality makes her a joy to work with. She has an abundance of skills and experience in digital marketing and exudes this knowledge which helps the people around her to grow. Becky could not come more highly recommended and I would jump at the chance to work with her on any project.”

    Michelle Glynn, ManagerGoogle
  • “Professional knowledge, straight talk and creativity are hallmarks of working with the Patio Social team.” 

    Shachi Kurl, Senior Vice PresidentAngus Reid Global
  • “I have had the absolute pleasure to work with Becky McMillan on multiple different projects and across many different platforms. An astute worker, with critical, strategic thinking – Becky operates in a different league. She always delivers. She goes above and beyond the norm, and is not afraid to challenge traditional thinking.”

    Nick Keegan, ManagerDell
  • “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
  • “Becky McMillan has her finger on the pulse of digital and her enthusiasm affects everyone she works with. Becky makes positive impacts on every project she works with and you can’t help but be infected by her optimism. She is especially skilled in strategy, planning, and presenting, always representing the company to the highest standard.”

    Meaghan Rogers, ManagerDeloitte
  • “Becky McMillan is an excellent marketing professional with great insight into marketing strategy and consumer behaviour. Becky is an expert in creating and managing targeted marketing campaigns both above the line and below the line and is also capable of fronting any customer facing campaign as a terrific spokesperson. Would recommend to anyone!”

    Simon Cullen, Senior AnalystGroupon
  • “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
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