What I do best
In today's digital world, one has to be well versed in a wide variety of fields in order to stay relevant. Colleagues, friends and peers have consistently described me as a "jack-of-all-trades" in that I am able to apply my talents across multiple mediums and platforms, all while still delivering exceptional results. I am a firm believer that the digital world has changed the way we communicate on a daily basis, as such I rarely limit my primary focus to one field. Instead, I spread my energy across many channels, such as what you'll find below:
I am an experienced social media and digital marketing representative having been active with online-based campaigns professionally for over 12 years. I have worked with a variety of leading companies and organizations to maximize their online growth while increasing awareness of digitally based campaigns. As the digital world is constantly evolving, I am always studying best practice through association memberships, innovation training and digital media conferences. I also make myself available for consultation and can be contacted for free-lance work.
Since the age of 16 I have been active as both a mobile and venue-based disc jockey. At the age of 16 I started my own business operating as Far West Entertainment. After 2 successful years, I relocated to Western Massachusetts and partnered up with Christopher Bovino (AKA Dj. Nitro) to form Northstar Entertainment. Years later, I relocated to Winnipeg Manitoba where I preformed as DJ Aimless for companies such as Millennium Sound, and later Crystal Sound (Manitoba's Number 1 DJ Agency). I am now operating in Toronto as a free-lance DJ, still preforming under the name "DJ Aimless" and I am currently available for bookings.
I am a passionate published photographer and have also been a member of the accredited media. I have worked with various local and internationally known artists, organizations, corporations, and bodies of government. I have studied photography since the age of 7 and primarily specialize in concert and live event photography. My secondary fields of study include city, landscape and personal photography. I also shoot, film, and edit video. I work with my subjects and clients to capture key moments, and can be hired for your next event.
I have a total of 15 years in the radio world and have worked with major and community radio stations across the United States and Canada. I have held internships and careers with companies such as Clear Channel Communications and Bell Media and have also spent time at stations such as WCCH 103.5 and CJUM 101.5 FM. I have hosted, edited and produced multiple independent on-air radio shows including the very successful "Wake Up Winnipeg" radio show , and nationally syndicated Alert! Radio.
I help bring brands to life! Having worked with small start-ups to leading internationally recognized corporations, I help brands think outside of the traditional box. This has been achieved through various means, some of which include experiential/guerilla marketing, corporate events, case studies, as well as social media advertising campaigns.
Writing is the foundation of my work. I developed my love of writing at the age of 13, not knowing that it would later lead me to write for major publications, companies, and broadcast organizations. Writing is the backbone that keeps me moving forward.
A sampling of my work
As a published photographer and a member of accredited media, I have worked with various local and internationally known artists, organizations, corporations and bodies of government. Read more about my work.
Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau marking the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Flag on Sunday February 15th 2015 at the University of Toronto Mississauga.Event Photography, Press
Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, taken in Winnipeg Manitoba on the 2010 Royal Canadian Tour.News, Event.
Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a key-note during Facebook’s 2019 F8 Conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. San Jose, California.Event, News.
Dave Matthews Band takes the mainstage at the 2009 10KLF Festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.Concert, Live Event.
Former NDP Leader, The Honourable Tom Mulcair speaking at the NDP Ready for Change event in Toronto, Ontario on Monday August 24, 2015.Event, News.
A staged portrait photo, taken for @Read.Gram.RepeatPortrait.
Taken as part of the Black And White Series in 2011.Portrait, Black and White.
Bono from U2 taken during the 2011 360 Tour at Canad Inns in Winnipeg Manitoba.Concert, Live Event, Photography
Projects I'm proud of.
Throughout the course of my career I have been very fortunate to explore some great locations and work with a wide variety of talented individuals. These are just some of my favourite projects:
To discuss how I can help you with your next project, campaign or event, send an email to andru [at] andruvalpy [dot] ca.