Our brand isn’t defined by a single person – it’s in the hands of each bv02 employee, every day. So today, we’re taking it literally, and we’re handing over the keys to the bv02 Twitter account. The Twitter Takeovers will continue as a regular series every other Friday, to help you get to know the different voices of bv02. Let the games begin.
Meet Matt Davidson. He’s been an integral part of our strategy team for the past five years, and when he isn’t busy generating big ideas, he finds time to create amazing photos and videos, and play some bike polo.
What do you do as part of the strategy team?
I wear a lot of hats. I help with the upfront sales, facilitate sessions with our clients, and then I work with the strategy team to get our ideas out on paper. We map out our solution and then present that back to the client and make sure it solves their problem. It ends up being a very broad role that has me involved in many parts of the process, which I like.
Do you have any favourite parts of your role?
I love presenting an idea and hitting it out of the park – knowing that the client has what they need to succeed. Leaving the meeting room with everyone smiling is one of the best feelings in the world.
What have been some of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on?
I’ve worked on some really great projects, including the Beluga Cam for Arctic Watch and building the web presence for the Petrobelli Altarpiece. If I had to choose, some of the most interesting strategy work that I’ve done has been for the Help Me Tell My Story assessment – we had to think like four- and five-year-olds to design the iPad application, and we were designing solutions for children who couldn’t read or write (but loved iPads!)
Can you tell us a bit about some of your side projects?
You’re really involved with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC) – can you tell us a bit about the organization and some of the events?
I’m on the Executive Committee this year for Ottawa. The CCFC is the biggest non-governmental funder of Crohn’s and Colitis research in the world, and the research they support has already made some pretty cool advancements. At the Ottawa level though, it’s more peer to peer support, event organization and photography. I take photos at most of our events, and I wrote a guest post for their youth blog about adventures with IBD.
So, you play bike polo. Before we met, I had never heard of bike polo. How did you get involved in that?
Bike polo has been around forever (well, by forever, I mean like 10 years). About 3 years ago, I biked by the court and saw everyone playing. I asked around and found out when rookie night was, and I’ve been going strong since then. Now I’m part of the bike polo group here in Ottawa (Mallets of Mayhem.) Aside from playing, we also head out to park cleanup days, and to city meetings to push for more funding and support from the city.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
One horse-sized duck. Imagine how good it would taste after you beat it!