Doug Hohener is creating marketing strategies with his own brand of research-based creativity, constantly driven by what he calls an “obsession” with knowing who your audience is and what they truly value.
Doug has created brands across a wide variety of verticals, from home appliance repair and nuclear engineering firms to colleges and multinational non-profits. As the recipient of over 17 international awards for digital solutions, strategy, research, and branding, Doug’s depth of experience is unrivalled.
Doug provides content for several industry trade publications, including Poppulo and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and he is a member of several industry organizations, including the following:
- Canadian Internet Registration Authority
- Canadian Marketing Association
- Markham Board of Trade
- Marketing Research and Intelligence Association
- Internet Marketing Association
- The Alternative Board (TAB)
In 2018, Doug became a TAB-certified facilitator and coach to further provide guidance and support to small business owners. Doug also provides mentorship through his involvement with ventureLAB, helping young entrepreneurs develop marketing strategies and messaging to increase their brand awareness. To top it off, Doug has been a featured speaker for the Richmond Hill Creative Symposium and the IABC and a panellist for the Strategic Marketing Markham Board of Trade Small Business Association.
A strong believer in getting to the root of a problem rather than simply executing on a marketing solution, Doug pushes the envelope to expand and change the way we think about marketing.
Each brand Doug builds is an expression of his commitment to help business owners reconnect with their raison d’être by making a difference through market research, strategy, and branding. Doug’s ultimate purpose is to enhance your customers’ experience through a trusted process and proven results.
“If we help businesses better define the value they bring to their customers, then I believe we’ve succeeded.”Doug Hohener
Our team is comprised of researchers, strategic thinkers, creative directors, account executives, digital media specialists, media buyers, graphic designers, web developers, and video production professionals. With our full range of marketing services – from research and strategy creation to campaign kick-offs, deployment, and management – we will provide your business with proven results. It’s what we do, and we do it well!
Leading Team Members
Client Relations Manager
Since joining CreativeWorks Marketing in 2016, Ryan has worked closely with our clients to optimize their marketing campaigns and provide strategic support for our accounts. In addition to being the key contact for our clients, he also leads the internal team. His goal is to ensure our clients receive the best possible experience and marketing ROI.
With over three years of experience in B2B and B2C marketing across a variety of verticals, he is a well-versed addition to the CreativeWorks Marketing team.
Ryan is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario’s Media, Information and Technoculture program.
Highly organized and creative, Ana brings welcomed support to our account management team. As a marketing coordinator, Ana is responsible for planning and executing on various marketing campaigns, vendor relations, and coordinating events.
In addition to her support for our client accounts, she works closely with our business partner Canadore College to create a student experience atmosphere for Canadore’s Toronto campuses.
Ana is a graduate of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Communication program and Durham College’s Broadcast Journalism program.
With a keen eye and adaptable writing style, Melina takes pride in producing on-brand, flawless copy for our clients. She spends her time writing blogs, writing and editing marketing and advertising copy, and enhancing social media content.
She is our go-to person for any punctuation and spelling questions, and her love of the written word motivates her to provide our clients with copy that engages readers.
Melina is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s English Language and Literature program and Ryerson University’s Publishing program.
Nic Di Nardo
Marketing & Social Media Coordinator
Looking for an imaginative outlet, Nic joined CreativeWorks Marketing in mid-2018 to support our account coordinator. Nic is primarily responsible for managing social media campaigns, monitoring social media and website analytics, designing marketing collateral, and conducting market research.
With experience in photography, design, and video production/editing, Nic is a versatile member of the CreativeWorks team, enabling him to adapt to a wide range of projects.
Nic is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Communication Studies program and is working towards his Certified Marketing Specialist designation from the Canadian Marketing Association.