I am a husband and a father. I am a believer in work/life integration. I am an author, a professional writer and branding consultant who also writes about everyday events. I try always to maintain a childlike sense of wonder and curiosity. I sometimes succeed. I always keep coming back for more.

Experience

  • Writer

    at Don Kerr Writes

    February 2003 - at Present

    Ontario

    Independent branding, marketing communications, copywriting, and business consulting. Clients include - Torly’s Smart Floors; Pigeon Branding & Design; Look Good Feel Better Foundation; EarthFresh Foods Inc., Château des Charmes, McDonald's, DHL Express, Pep Boys Auto, Perennial Design Inc., Children's Technology Workshop, Royal Canadian Mint, Chartwell Retirement, Fish Out of Water Design, Cossette, R J Reynolds, Orange Keel Design & Branding, Riverstone Branding.

  • Managing Director

    at Watt International

    March 1998 - November 2002

    Ontario

    General management of Watt’s largest practice specializing in consumer brands, retail strategy, and brand development. Managed a team of 130 (Creative Services [Design & Production], Client Services and Operations) located in Toronto, Dallas Fort-Worth, and Pleasanton, California. Senior level strategist liaising with Watt’s practices in Toronto and Leeds, UK. Senior level client contact with all clients including Wal-Mart, Safeway, Cott Beverages, Smart & Final, Pharmasave, RadioShack, Canada Bread, Bakor, and CVS.

Education

  • B.A.

    at Mt. Allison University

    1974 - 1977 (3 years) New Brunswick

Services offered

  • Brand Clarity

    Brand Clarity™ is a flexible brand and brainstorming exercise designed to uncover the most relevant and compelling story for a product, company, or individual. It enables you to make a critical emotional connection with your stakeholders.

    Using a variety of brainstorming tools and exercises the objective of the session is to bring clarity to confusion, simplicity to complexity, and new thinking to conventional thought.

    The outcome is the creation of relevant, actionable ideas which will form a viable, reliable foundation for strategic communications enhancing your ability to create an emotional connection with target consumers. You will come to understand and bring clarity to your brand and your story.

  • Copywriting & Brand Consulting

    A brand creation, development and marketing communications consultant, I apply 30-years of relevant experience to creating powerful connections between corporations and their customers. My work is founded upon establishing a compelling emotional connection between the brand and its stakeholders revolving around the three principles of effective brand expression: Clarity. Simplicity. Wit.

Languages

  • English Native

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