Former CTV Ottawa technology specialist and Tech Now Reporter/Producer Paul Brent has joined market2world communications inc. as a Senior Communications Strategist. market2world bills itself as a public relations and product marketing resource for global innovators. The company has experienced 50% growth over the past year as its reputation for promoting knowledge-based products and services has attracted new clients in Ontario, across Canada, and internationally.
“I intend to add a strong dose of video storytelling and production expertise to market2world,” stated Brent. More than 85 percent of browsers support screen resolutions higher than 1024x768, and those browsers are now found on hand-held smartphones and tablets, not just laptops and PCs. When you add Internet-connected smart TVs into the mix, it’s easy to see that the YouTube online video revolution now extends to every device owned by today’s consumer.”
Brent enjoyed an award-winning career in the news business prior to joining to market2world. Since 2001 he was CTV’s technology specialist, covering the technology industry in his popular Tech Now weekly program that looks at consumer innovations that permeate daily life. He reported from aboard the space shuttle, inside a Japanese car plant, the country's top tech labs and the streets of Silicon Valley, California. In 2001 he was named Technology and Science Reporter of the year by Canada's largest tech organization, the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. In 2005, he won the award for "Best News Story" of the year from the Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation. In 2008 Ottawa Life magazine named Paul one of Ottawa’s 50 Most Influential People.”
“With our roots in social media and Web 2.0 communications outreach and the overriding trend to B2B and B2C streaming video sites, we needed an experienced, video communications pro on our team,” said market2world President & CEO Nathan Rudyk, who founded the firm in 2005 after a 20-year career marketing innovation on a global basis. “I started working with Paul as a guest commentator on his show between 2002 and 2004. When he contacted me to discuss the “2.0” extension of his distinguished career, it didn’t take us long to agree that he should join market2world.”
In the past 12 months, market2world has provided PR and product marketing services for clients including:
- Bullion Management Group Inc.
- ConsiderCanada.com and CanadaEntete.com
- Evizone Ltd.
- Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance
- Homesol Building Solutions Inc.
- International Credit Brokers Alliance
- The Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation (OCRI)
- Ontario Automotive Communities Alliance
- Ontario Clean Technology Alliance
- Ontario Food Cluster
- Ontario Technology Corridor
- Pyramidal Technologies Ltd.
- The RGB Group