We’re a diverse team of designers, PR pros, marketers, and creatives who are passionate about new technology, new companies, and new challenges.

Erin
Bury

Managing Director

erin@eightyeightagency.com

Erin previously held senior communications & editorial roles at Betakit and Sprouter, which was acquired by Postmedia. Erin is a Financial Post columnist CTV tech commentator, and a frequent speaker with the National Speakers Bureau. She has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Inc. Magazine, CNN, & Canadian Business, and was named one of Marketing Magazine’s top 30 Under 30 marketers in 2012. Her claim to fame is being retweeted by Oprah – twice.

Gabriella
Rackoff

Creative Director

gabriella@eightyeightagency.com

Gabriella joined Eighty-Eight before it had a name. Since then, at one time or another, she’s had a hand in almost every aspect of growing it into an agency. Gabriella completed a BA in Drama Studies at York University before doing a post-grad in creative advertising and design at Seneca College. She has worked with clients including Telus, McCain, Boston Pizza, and the Hudson’s Bay Company.

Jeremy
Burgin

Creative Director

jeremy@eightyeightagency.com

Jeremy is an award-winning creative with a career in advertising and marketing spanning over two decades. In both senior leadership and hands-on roles, he has artfully compelled consumers to open an account, switch providers, purchase a car, embark on a trip, consider a new career, watch a movie and tie one on (responsibly). His media-agnostic and results oriented approach has found success working above, below and through the line on digital, social, CRM, strategy, branding, experiential marketing, print collateral and everything in between.

Fatima
Zaidi

VP of Business Development

fatima@eightyeightagency.com

Fatima Zaidi has experience in business development, marketing, sales, and strategy. Prior to Eighty-Eight, she was Head of Business Development at Rent frock Repeat and was responsible for the overall management of all strategic business development, marketing, and customer relationship activities nationwide. Fatima is a commentator for Global News and was named one of Marketing Magazine‘s top 30 under 30 marketers and brand developers for 2016.

Cory
Ingwersen

Art Director

cory@eightyeightagency.com

Cory graduated from the joint Honours Bachelor of Design Program at Sheridan College and York University. He has focused his career on branding and identity, and has had the privilege of working with clients including St. Lawrence Market, Old Town Toronto, Coca-Cola, and Canadian Tire. He is an avid adventurist and thrill-seeker with a passion for the outdoors.

Brittany
Giles

Marketing Manager

brittany@eightyeightagency.com

Brittany is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Technology. She previously worked as a social media specialist with The Printing House, where she started as an intern. She enjoys music festivals, movies (both good and terrible), a strong cup of coffee, wandering around bookstores, and she supports the Oxford comma. She also tweets about Drake a little too much.

Hafsa
Pathan

PR Account Executive

hafsa@eightyeightagency.com

Hafsa is a graduate of the University of Toronto and did her post-grad at Centennial College in public relations and corporate communications. She freelances for FASHION magazine and The LUXE Life, writing about all things fashion and health-related. She has a passion for fashion and social media, and is often found Instagramming her outfits.

Morgan
Craig

Senior PR Manager

morgan@eightyeightagency.com

Morgan handles outreach and strategy for consumer, lifestyle and tech clients at Eighty-Eight. She graduated with honours from Western University and Humber College before starting her career in communications at Rogers Media and GCI Group. After a brief stint trying to become Instagram famous on the beaches of Bali, Morgan came back to the real world and joined Eighty-Eight. You can catch her eating pizza, drinking Diet Dr. Pepper, and listening to Beyoncé.

Jamie
Gillingham

PR Account Manager

jamie@eightyeightagency.com

Jamie is a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University’s public relations program, and completed his MA in creative writing at Cardiff University in Wales. Before joining Eighty-Eight, he spent time at Harbinger Communications on the digital marketing team at Canadian Tire and the communications department of Cardiff University. He moonlights as a magazine editor, and spends the majority of his free time bouncing around coffee shops. His claim to fame is once eating dinner with (read: next to) Ryan Gosling.

Andrea
Pace

Marketing Strategist

andrea@eightyeightagency.com

Andrea is a graduate of the University of Guelph and has a post grad in Fashion Management and Promotions from Humber College. She landed an internship with Eighty-Eight in 2016 and now helps coordinate client’s digital channels. Andrea is a  Japanese reality TV enthusiast, and lover of karaoke.

Fatima
Almuhtaram

Intermediate Designer

fatimaa@eightyeightagency.com

Fatima has a Bachelor from OCAD University, where she majored in Graphic Design. Since then, she has held positions in-house and remote, designing for start-ups and corporations. She also donates her design services to local youth initiatives & non-profit organizations. Besides designing, Fatima enjoys watching horror movies, playing video games, and working on new illustrations.

Erica
Salvalaggio

PR Account Executive

erica@eightyeightagency.com

Erica helps execute PR campaigns for Eighty-Eight’s tech clients. She was introduced to (and fell in love with) the Toronto tech community while working at The DMZ. After graduating from Ryerson University with a B.A. and a burning desire to help startups grow, she joined Eighty-Eight to do just that. A thrill-seeker who loves a good challenge, Erica has a black belt in karate, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and will always say yes to an outdoor adventure.

Kaitlyn
Ward

PR Account Manager

kaitlyn@eightyeightagency.com

After graduating from Queen’s University, Kaitlyn completed her post-grad at Humber College in public relations. Before joining the team at Eighty-Eight she spent time at Shaw Media and High Road, stick-handling media relations and influencer programs. Her love of gifs is only topped by her appreciation of puns and she’s a sucker for a well-timed movie quote. Kaitlyn is also a self proclaimed reality TV expert and would gladly join Bachelor Nation.

Stacey
Orth

Creative Project Manager

stacey@eightyeightagency.com

Stacey holds a BA in media production from Ryerson University. Since graduating she has worked on major brands such as Club House, PetSmart, RBC and Mattel, producing videos and creative content, and stick handling project management work. She has also dabbled in creative writing. Before joining the Eighty-Eight team Stacey worked as a producer at global PR firm Weber Shandwick. She is an amateur sommelier, a professional pizza eater and also sets aside several minutes each day to sing songs with her dog.

Rachel
Connell

PR Account Coordinator

rachel@eightyeightagency.com

Rachel holds a BA in Communications from McMaster University with a minor in Sustainability. Prior to Eighty-Eight she worked at 93.3 CFMU in Hamilton as their Community Outreach Director. She’s a freelance photographer, eternal optimist and devoted advocate of well-positioned puns. Rachel encourages you to follow your heart, but follow her on Instagram as well.