Colin SmillieWeblog: colin.smillie.ca
My name is Colin Smillie and I’ve been working, creating and marketing technology products for over 15 years. I’m currently the Director of Social Media with Ascentum. We work with government and other large organizations to develop and engage their 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 usually 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.