Neil M

Creative Copywriter / Creative Director

I moved to Toronto from Ottawa as a wide-eyed neophyte to give this advertising thing a go. My first 6 months were spent selling fake watches at the corner of Bay and Bloor. Yeah, that guy.

Eventually I was hired as a copywriter. Sadly, it coincided with the end of the three-martini lunch and out of control budgets. Oh, well. Throughout the years I've worked at agencies big and small. Worked with clients across most categories. Created memorable (and effective) campaigns. Won some awards. Traveled to such exotic locales as Miami, Cape Town, Calgary and Guelph*. Tried to sell a TV show to Hollywood producers. And learned that big ideas don't require big budgets. Although, it's always nice.

Seeing a happy client brings me joy. As does peanut butter.

I've also been involved in the music industry as a songwriter, guitarist, booking agent, manager, tour manager, driver, roadie and fan. In my spare time I think up new swear words. I once owned a plant.

* May not exactly qualify as exotic

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The Best Fit

My ideal client is a collaborative one who seeks to disrupt the marketplace through engaging, innovative creative. Whether it’s with traditional or non-traditional advertising. No matter the budget.

Awards & Accomplishments

I don’t do this for the awards, however…

Campaign Of The Year, Best Film and Video
2018 North American Excellence Awards
Client: Fujifilm for their Print Life initiative

Results: Within two months of launch, customer engagement exceeded industry benchmark by 80%, and print volume has grown over 20-30% since the campaign was launched. This made-in-Canada campaign is now in the midst of becoming a global movement.

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