After graduating from Ryerson’s prestigious School of Journalism, Neil enjoyed a fulfilling media and communications career in Toronto. After 17 years in the big city, Neil and his family returned to Peterborough, his hometown, where he co-founded the successful media company PTBOCanada.com. Neil and his team have grown the brand’s social audience to more than 50,000 fans and established it as an influencer in Peterborough and The Kawarthas. Neil identified a void in the market and teamed up with Studio-N’s Nora Mickee to co-found StudioPTBO (Studio-N + PTBOCanada = StudioPTBO), a modern digital agency built for the age of social media.
With over 20 years of experience in media, communications, branding and advertising, Neil brings the same passion and energy to each of his clients, and his enthusiasm is nothing short of contagious. Starting PTBOCanada.com and leveraging that experience as an entrepreneur into launching the startup StudioPTBO has been an extremely rewarding experience for Neil. “The energy, passion, expertise, positivity and incredible customer service that StudioPTBO offers our clients is second-to-none,” he says. Neil is a social media, marketing and brand expert and often speaks to those topics at events throughout the community.
Being a husband and father, Neil understands the importance of family, and that’s what the Peterborough community is to him. With generous and collaborative community members, Neil believes Peterborough has all the right ingredients and amenities of a world-class startup city and the people to make it thrive.
When Neil isn’t strategizing how to gain your consumers attention through social media or create compelling content to build brand buzz, you can find him somewhere on Stoney Lake in the Kawarthas in a canoe finding time for peace, reflection, perspective—and more idea generation!
Why Neil thinks you should work with StudioPTBO
“If you want to gain a consumer’s attention on social media and mobile, there is no one that does it better. Your mobile device is the remote control of the modern age, and that’s where we get their attention. That’s where we build buzz for you through compelling content, video and design.”