My name is Colin Smillie and I’ve been working, creating and marketing technology products for over 20 years.
I’m currently Vice-President, Digital and Social Communications, Engagement Strategies with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, which purchased Ascentum in 2012. We work with business, government and other large organizations to develop and engage their customers, or stake-holders. This usually involves a technology platform like a website or Facebook Page that is used to gather feedback and crowd source the better ideas. That’s where I get involved…
Previously, I co-founder Refresh Partners, one of the leading agencies focused on marketing in Social Networks and worked with some of the foremost brands in North America; including Adidas, Ford, Dodge, Volkswagon. I even worked on the infamous “Whopper Sacrifice Campaign”.
Prior to that I worked as a Brand Manager with Trader Corporation and I’ve been a Product Manager on a variety of software projects for enterprise, consumers and the mobile market.
I have a rather unique ability to market effectively and have a deep understanding of technology. I can communicate with developers and even program in a variety of languages.
My work has allowed me to live in Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. While I currently live in Toronto, I’m never far from my home town of Hamilton, ON. I’ve also worked and traveled extensively in Asia/The Pacific and Europe.
- Vice-President, Digital and Social, Engagement Strategies @ Hill+Knowlton Strategies
- Owner @ Ideawarehouse.ca
Disclosure: All opinions on this site are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employer.