Insights, Q&APOSTED May 22, 2020

Sports, Harry Potter and country music, meet our newest Consultant Brandon

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Brandon Neville is our newest consultant at Apex PR! A Carleton University and Seneca College grad he recently spent more than three years at the boutique agency Your Brand Integrated Marketing Communications Inc.

1. How has your past work or volunteer experience helped you in your current position?

I’ve been lucky that during my past work experiences I’ve gotten to learn a tremendous amount from past colleagues. I’ve worked with extremely talented PR pros who were gracious enough to teach me what they knew, and all aimed to ensure I become the best PR practitioner I can be. I’m extremely grateful that I had the chance to work with these amazing people and I owe my success to their dedication to seeing me grow professionally and personally.   

2. What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? What I’m most passionate about professionally is getting the chance to work collaboratively with a team to create exciting and newsworthy campaigns that impress clients and lead to key wins.  

A. Personally, I am most passionate about sports. I grew up playing hockey and golf competitively but also love football, tennis, baseball and basketball.

B. My free time is mostly spent watching, playing, or reading about anything sports-related.  

3. What moment or accomplishment in your career are you most proud of?

One of the campaigns that I’m proud of was getting to work with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2019 where a client was a sponsor of pre and post parties for some of the films. The campaign was a success for our client as we more than doubled our earned media impressions from the previous year. Not only was it a huge success for the client and our agency, but our team also had the best time and became came quite close because of the work and dedication we put in. From running around red carpets to seeding photos at 4:00 AM it was one of the most fun experiences I’ve ever had and couldn’t have asked for a better team to help execute.

4. Is there something you hope to achieve while at Apex?

Professionally the goal is to always surpass client expectations and bring them campaigns that impress. But personally, I want to continue growing as a PR practitioner and learn from the talented team here at APEX.  

5. Three interesting facts about yourself.

A. I love sports and have an abundance of random facts.
B. I love the Harry Potter series (books and films) and every year I must re-read and re-watch the entire series.  
C. My friends would describe me as basic.

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