better brand management


thinktv is pleased to present the Better Brand Management Summer Series, three one-hour seminars designed to provide an overview of the challenges and considerations of a brand manager. This series is a great introduction to brand management, whether you work on the brand, media or sales side.

Divided into three separate sessions, the Better Brand Management Summer Series will cover the following topics:

Creating meaningful customer relationships (July 14, 1 pm – 2 pm)

An overview of a brand manager’s key considerations: market challenges, the customer journey from awareness to consideration, and creating a relationship symphony through omni channel marketing and media.

watch session 1


Maximizing the value of customer relationships  (July 28, 1 pm – 2 pm)

You’ve acquired a customer, now what? Expanding the customer relationship and maximizing revenue through better customer engagement.

watch session 2


Pursuing life-long relationships with customers (Aug 11, 1 pm – 2 pm)

Establishing brand loyalty: Recognizing the consequences of intentional and unintentional actions and how to re-establish brand loyalty and relationships.

watch session 3



Chief Commercial Officer, Firma Foreign Exchange Corporation
Marketing Instructor, University of Toronto

A Business Leader with 30+ years’ experience within the retail, financial services, media, telecommunications and consumer products industries. Recognized for driving exceptional results, strong organizational and planning abilities, balanced with excellent interpersonal and team development skills. Sought after to build or overhaul marketing programs and to develop new brands and dramatically improve marketing and corporate results. A solid reputation for being a key resource in the areas of strategic thinking, problem solving and program innovation while achieving financial performance goals.

Chris is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Firma Foreign Exchange and is responsible for all customer facing elements of the business. This includes Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and Products. The leadership function also includes the development of the global business strategy and product roadmap at Firma. The goal is to drive growth and to maximize the lifetime relationship with customers.

Chris’ previous experience includes Executive Marketing roles at Bell, Sirius XM, Quebecor, Sears Canada, Moneris, Just Energy, Sun Media, ICO Global Communications and Nortel Networks.

In addition to Chris’ vast wealth of knowledge and experience, he is also an Instructor at University of Toronto where he teaches Brand Management in the Continuing Education Program. Chris holds a “Chartered Marketing” Designation. Known for marketing strategy and customer advocacy, and strong belief in the art and science of Marketing. Chris is Co-Chair of the Brand Council for the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and a Mentor in the American Marketing Association (AMA) Mentor Exchange Program. Chris is on the Board of Directors of Design Group Staffing (dba Agilus Work Solutions) & Ennis Fabrics. Chris has completed his Directors Education Program (ICD.D) with the Institute of Corporate Directors at Rotman.