People. Passion. Purpose.

WE ARE

A global, integrated marketing communications agency shaking your brand up to uncover powerful and moving stories of your people, passion and purpose.

WE DELIVER

Integrated marketing  & communications solutions made just for you. When people encounter your brand, we want it to scream how passionate you are about its value. Pretty loudly.

WE WORK

In Toronto, Cambridge, Muscat, and Chennai. So, we can provide not only a local lens, but a global view.

ABOUT US

Back up. Back up. Oh, let’s say about 18 or so years ago. There we were, two brothers smack in the middle of Scarborough – in a low-income neighbourhood, with our hands on a used Compaq DeskPro, fiddling around with graphic design, HTML editing and Flash animation software.

Let’s just say we were completely blown away by the digital space and floored by what we could create. So right there, from our shared one-bedroom in this 16-floor apartment, we started offering low-budget graphic and web design services to our neighbours. Revenue was low. The profit was pretty much ziltch. But we had tons of fun.

Fast forward nine years. And, in comes our creative genius of a sister, with an eye for design. So off we went, expanding to provide branding, marketing and print services. In 2010, we hit pause and went off to pursue other interests.

Skip ahead another few years. Now we are back as Konnect Communications.

Now, you should probably know this. Wrapped up in Konnect is this other love of ours – connecting people. We generally find we get this warm, fuzzy feeling when we introduce two people with an incredible pot of chemistry, ideas and passion. Watching it play out, hearing about the roads of opportunity they are heading down and seeing their ideas in motion, kind of gives us a kick.

So, we thought ‘Hmmmm…What’s at the heart of connections?” It’s quite simply actually. Better communication.

So think about it this way. Konnect Communications is our vehicle through which we get to help brands, and ultimately people, like yourselves, make connections – by sharing powerful stories of your people, passion and purpose.

We’ve all got a great story. And, we love to take it, shape it and mold it, kind of like putty, and share that story about why your brand matters, helping you forge a deeper connection with your customers.

So here we are today – a team with more than 70 collective years of experience in strategy, brand, marketing, communications, event management, public relations, digital, social, and design.

But, really our best stuff is just around the corner, so join us for the ride.

Many years of experience across multiple industries, and practice areas.

Global team of experts.

Flexible strategists and executors.

Creative and measurable advice.

On budget, on time, EVERY time.

"Our job is to make change. Our job is to connect to people, to interact with them in a way that leaves them better than we found them, more able to get where they’d like to go."

SETH GODIN

Our People

Deva Nadesalingam

Deva Nadesalingam

Director, North America

Deva heads up our North America operations and has nearly 20 years of experience in Strategy, IT Security and Risk Management, Digital, Analytics,and more. He also manages a technology solutions company that serves regional clients in the business and not-for-profit sectors. Deva is an unabashed technophile who spends his spare time reading up on the latest tech news, preaching about internet security and privacy, and memorizing Wikipedia.

Shovan Sargunam

Shovan Sargunam

Director, Europe

Shovan heads up our Europe operations and has more than 10 years of experience in Digital Media, UI & UX, and Social Media Marketing. Having worked with clients, ranging from start-ups to blue-chip companies, he is passionate about helping businesses accelerate their growth in the digital space. Shovan spends his spare time supporting various charities, flying his drone, and day dreaming about the next big thing in technology.

Masroor Cheeda

Masroor Cheeda

Director, Middle East

Masroor heads our Middle East operations and has more than 12 years of experience in strategy, advertising, event management, and design. He has worked with regional clients in various industries ranging from Financial Services and Education to Construction and Logistics. Masroor loves spending his spare time with his 1-year-old son, giving back to his community, and konnecting with people.

Hari Das

Hari Das

Regional Partner, South Asia

Hari heads up Rarefly Technologies, our regional partner in South Asia, and has more than 16 years of experience in strategy, graphics, UI design, web, branding, and print. He has worked with major regional and international clients across various industries including Financial Services, Health Care, Education, Transportation, Real Estate, and Hospitality. Hari loves spending his spare time with his young family, painting, and photography.


Kumaran Nadesan

Kumaran Nadesan

Global Managing Director

Kumaran leads our global operations, and has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, strategy, business development, and collaborative partnerships. Kumaran spends his spare time with family and friends, supporting various causes in Toronto and around the world, and travelling.

Konnect is the realization of what Kumaran considers his own passion and purpose in life to be – konnecting people, converting ideas, and creating value.

Adriaan Wagemans

Adriaan Wagemans

Chief Global Client Officer

Adriaan leads our global client relations, and has more than 15 years of experience in working for international media agency networks in several countries in Europe. He has worked in marketing, advertising, and media strategy for many international top advertisers in different industries such as FMCG, automotive, finance and IT/internet. In his spare time, Adriaan volunteers at a bike shop and community kitchen, and enjoys cycling all around Toronto.

Services

PR

PR

We are not spin doctors. But our PR experts can highlight your value, catch the attention of a busy news editor, organize a press conference and make sure you stay on message during a crisis. We can handle all your media relations needs, while managing, analyzing and optimizing your value across all channels.

Content

Content

We can write clear and catchy copy that will set the tone for who and what you are about – whether that is for the web and social media, advertising campaigns, employee communications or corporate reports. As they say, content is king so give it the importance it deserves.

Brand

Brand

Your brand is your calling card. Behind it is the story of why and how it came about and the promise that you make to every single customer who buys from you. We can help you better tell that story and renew that promise. We can help identify your key brand attributes, come up with the name, voice and identity, choose the right colours and styles, develop tagline and elevator pitches, and design the overall brand experience. If you have a brand already, we can make it better.

Consulting

Consulting

Increasingly our expertise is being sought out by businesses looking for advice in a number of different areas, including strategy, organization, corporate social responsibility, IT, and process and performance improvement. We also focus on commission-based business brokering by going back to our roots to konnect businesses to buyers or investors.

Demand

Demand

Let us leverage our years of marketing automation and demand generation experience to boost awareness and interest in your brand.

Digital

Digital

We digital! We will help you from concept to design to development of interactive, customized B2C and B2B apps, sites, blogs…well, you get the idea. We believe in WordPress and responsive web sites/apps optimized for any device. We can automate your business with Google Apps. As Google Partners, we can better help you locate customers and konnect with them.

Blog

Konnect Communications has every quality you would want from a consulting firm. They are responsive, proactive, and experts of their domain. Their ability to clearly communicate complex issues and solutions has been a refreshing change of pace, as has been their attention to detail while training personnel when deploying new processes.

Laura Kelly, VP, Marketing, NES Financial

Building New Castles

“In order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles.” – Maria Popova

G is for Google

“We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time. Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android. And we haven’t stopped there. We are still trying to do things other people think are crazy but we are super excited about. We’ve long believed that over time companies tend to get comfortable doing the same thing, just making incremental changes. But in the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant.” – Larry Page

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What’s your ideal?

“The best brands are built on ideals. Having an inspirational reason for being impacts brand equity and purchase intent.” – Jim Stengel

Offices

North America

  • 820 – 330 Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario
    M5H 2S8
    Canada
  • +1-888-532-5557 x 2
  • Toronto

Europe

  • 6 Botha Close
    Cambridge
    CB23 6HZ
    United Kingdom
  • +1-888-532-5557 x 5
  • Cambridge

Middle East

  • P.O. Box 123, P.C. 134
    Jawharat Al Shatti
    Muscat
    Sultanate of Oman
  • +1-888-532-5557 x 3
  • Muscat

South Asia

  • T53, T-Block, 9th Street
    Anna Nagar West
    Chennai 600040, Tamil Nadu
    India
  • +1-888-532-5557 x 4
  • Chennai

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