About Us

 

Your story is inspired—why should the storytelling be any different?

 

Hour Media was established in 2015 with high quality, professional and effective digital communications at the forefront. We’re committed to telling your important stories while delivering effective messaging to your key stakeholders.

We’re experts in translating traditional communications strategies into effective, contemporary and professional digital execution. We use creative digital strategy and communication to get your audiences engaged and excited about you, without losing any of your brand’s authenticity.

Hour Media is experienced and equipped to manage every aspect of your digital needs. Spanning education and training, web design, social media management, strategic communications, and video content, Hour Media will expertly deliver everything you need to succeed in the digital world.

Our entirely in-house design, production and management operations result in a veritable farm-to-table creation process for all your digital needs. Your brand will celebrate a united digital presence thanks to the comprehensive range of Hour Media’s services offered. Because we are equipped to develop, manage, and maintain all aspect of your digital portfolio, your digital presence will be consistent and united across platforms, mediums and messages.

About Us

 

Your story is inspired—why should the storytelling be any different?

 

Hour Media was established in 2015 with high quality, professional and effective digital communications at the forefront. We’re committed to telling your important stories while delivering effective messaging to your key stakeholders.

We’re experts in translating traditional communications strategies into effective, contemporary and professional digital execution. We use creative digital strategy and communication to get your audiences engaged and excited about you, without losing any of your brand’s authenticity.

Hour Media is experienced and equipped to manage every aspect of your digital needs. Spanning education and training, web design, social media management, strategic communications, and video content, Hour Media will expertly deliver everything you need to succeed in the digital world.

Our entirely in-house design, production and management operations result in a veritable farm-to-table creation process for all your digital needs. Your brand will celebrate a united digital presence thanks to the comprehensive range of Hour Media’s services offered. Because we are equipped to develop, manage, and maintain all aspect of your digital portfolio, your digital presence will be consistent and united across platforms, mediums and messages.

Carly

Creative Director & Founder

Hour Media founder, Carly Hourigan, was the Senior Producer, Strategic Communications for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper for three years. During her time at the Office of the Prime Minister, she traveled extensively across Canada and internationally, visiting 35 countries to film, produce, and edit videos that outlined the Government’s strategic narrative. She was responsible for overseeing all of the Prime Minister’s digital assets as well as producing content for his wife, Laureen Harper, and various Cabinet Ministers. Carly was the youngest woman ever to hold this role. Prior to the 2015 general election, Carly left the Prime Minister’s Office to start her own production company & creative agency. Carly holds an honours degree from McGill University in political science and Italian literature.

Matt

Director of Photography / Camera Operator

Hour Media’s Senior DOP, Matt Filice specializes in a wide range of production needs. With more than 15 years of industry experience, his method is deeply collaborative, working closely with the entire creative team to create unique imagery designed to provoke emotional response. Matt has worked with clients such as Nike, Ikea, Destination Canada, ATM, Rogers, Live Nation, VICE & INK Entertainment. Matt is a RED Camera expert and has recently completed his training on the Bolt High Speed Cinebot. Matt is an absolute perfectionist and is able to design, build and create compelling sets and scenes that make him one of the most highly sought out producers in Canada.

Justin

Director of Design & Development

Justin is Hour Media’s Director of Design and Development. He holds a passion for design that serves as the driving force behind all his creative endeavours. This passion fuels Justin’s knack for eye-catching, practical video and website development. His obsession with artfully integrating functionality and modern design contributed to his exemplary work on creative projects with organizations such as TD Bank, KPMG, Expert Development Canada and Algonquin College. Justin’s tempered desire to always achieve the best outcomes from his work makes him a reliable and exceptional design and development leader.

Jeremy

Multimedia Designer & Developer

Jeremy is the lead Multimedia Developer & Designer at Hour Media. His interest in the rapidly growing world of technology and how it affects multimedia allows Jeremy’s work to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest in the digital world. Jeremy’s attention to detail and attentiveness towards even the smallest considerations assures that his work is always well thought out and polished. Jeremy is a graduate of the Interactive Media Design program at Algonquin College.

Ashley

Editor

Ashley’s career began once she graduated from film school with a BA degree in hand. In her second and third years of studies, Ashley received two awards for best television production.  She has edited award winning music videos for artists like Jason Durulo, Black Coffee and Liquid deep; worked on pieces with Richard Brandon and John Newman; as well as edited hundreds of episodes of television series Tomz.

With 10 years of video editing experience, Ashley’s career has inspired her to enjoy close working relationships with her production teams, and fostered a key passion about her line of work.

Jennifer

Manager, Social Content & Client Relations

Jennifer Knobbs is a London 2012 Olympian in Synchronized Swimming. After retiring, Jennifer pursued a new career and graduated with honours and the Academic Award of Excellent in Sport Management from Humber College. Throughout her career, she has gained expertise in communications, marketing, events and project management. Her creative, outside of the box mindset has led to a passion for designing and developing social media content. Jennifer’s determination and enthusiasm makes her a great leader. The energy she brings on a daily basis, motivates those around her to achieve goals and continuously reach new levels.

Carly

Creative Director & Founder

Hour Media founder, Carly Hourigan, was the Senior Producer, Strategic Communications for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper for three years. During her time at the Office of the Prime Minister, she traveled extensively across Canada and internationally, visiting 35 countries to film, produce, and edit videos that outlined the Government’s strategic narrative.

She was responsible for overseeing all of the Prime Minister’s digital assets as well as producing content for his wife, Laureen Harper, and various Cabinet Ministers. Carly was the youngest woman ever to hold this role. Prior to the 2015 general election, Carly left the Prime Minister’s Office to start her own production company & creative agency. Carly holds an honours degree from McGill University in political science and Italian literature.

Matt

Director of Photography / Camera Operator

Hour Media’s Senior DOP, Matt Filice specializes in a wide range of production needs. With more than 15 years of industry experience, his method is deeply collaborative, working closely with the entire creative team to create unique imagery designed to provoke emotional response. Matt has worked with clients such as Nike, Ikea, Destination Canada, ATM, Rogers, Live Nation, VICE & INK Entertainment. Matt is a RED Camera expert and has recently completed his training on the Bolt High Speed Cinebot. Matt is an absolute perfectionist and is able to design, build and create compelling sets and scenes that make him one of the most highly sought out producers in Canada.

Justin

Director of Design & Development

Justin is Hour Media’s Director of Design and Development. He holds a passion for design that serves as the driving force behind all his creative endeavours. This passion fuels Justin’s knack for eye-catching, practical video and website development. His obsession with artfully integrating functionality and modern design contributed to his exemplary work on creative projects with organizations such as TD Bank, KPMG, Expert Development Canada and Algonquin College. Justin’s tempered desire to always achieve the best outcomes from his work makes him a reliable and exceptional design and development leader.

Jeremy

Multimedia Designer & Developer

Jeremy is the lead Multimedia Developer & Designer at Hour Media. His interest in the rapidly growing world of technology and how it affects multimedia allows Jeremy’s work to stay up-to-date with the latest and greatest in the digital world. Jeremy’s attention to detail and attentiveness towards even the smallest considerations assures that his work is always well thought out and polished. Jeremy is a graduate of the Interactive Media Design program at Algonquin College.

Ashley

Editor

Ashley’s career began once she graduated from film school with a BA degree in hand. In her second and third years of studies, Ashley received two awards for best television production.  She has edited award winning music videos for artists like Jason Durulo, Black Coffee and Liquid deep; worked on pieces with Richard Brandon and John Newman; as well as edited hundreds of episodes of television series Tomz.

With 10 years of video editing experience, Ashley’s career has inspired her to enjoy close working relationships with her production teams, and fostered a key passion about her line of work.

Jennifer

Manager, Social Content & Client Relations

Jennifer Knobbs is a London 2012 Olympian in Synchronized Swimming. After retiring, Jennifer pursued a new career and graduated with honours and the Academic Award of Excellent in Sport Management from Humber College. Throughout her career, she has gained expertise in communications, marketing, events and project management. Her creative, outside of the box mindset has led to a passion for designing and developing social media content. Jennifer’s determination and enthusiasm makes her a great leader. The energy she brings on a daily basis, motivates those around her to achieve goals and continuously reach new levels.