About Joanne Gore Communications
Joanne Gore Communications helps companies tell their story to a new generation of print and business buyers.
The company is led by Joanne Gore, a veteran marketer, speaker, published writer and mentor. Joanne has spent the last three decades helping companies of all sizes maximize their marketing and communications efforts.
We help your lean marketing team thrive so you can hit your business goals.
Joanne oversees a pool of like-minded B2B professionals – each having at least 10 years of success doing what they do best. In addition to a passion for marketing and communications, is expertise in vertical markets and technology solutions including:
Customer Communications (CCM)
Customer Experience (CX and CXM)
Meet the Team
Our Founder and President, Joanne Gore, is a B2B marketer who’s passionate about print and has spent the last three decades helping companies stretch their marketing and communications dollars – and stand apart from the competition.
Her career began as a Graphic Design professional after graduating from Dawson College in Montréal. She quickly honed her craft working within the print industry as both a bi-lingual typesetter and art director until joining the marketing team at Delrina (acquired by Symantec), where she developed and implemented the company’s global marketing standards.
She embraced and refined her corporate marketing and communications expertise and has worked with some of the largest brands in the technology and print industry including: Compaq Canada (acquired by HP); BorderWare Technologies (acquired by WatchGuard Technologies); DST Output (acquired by Broadridge); Xenos (acquired by Actuate/OpenText) and Avanti (acquired by Ricoh).
Joanne’s had the privilege of working with a lot of smart people and companies – when you work with JGC, you gain access to her Rolodex.
Joanne is an industry speaker, guest lecturer and regular contributor to What They Think and Graphic Arts Magazine. She is the Xplor ABOD Vice-Chair and Past-President, Xplor Canada, as well as a mentor for the Ontario Summer Company, a Government initiative for youth entrepreneurship and employment. She’s also a health and wellness coach, avid Zumba enthusiast and TV junkie.
Sydney Finn – Data Miner
Sydney Finn is a Digital Marketer who is motivated by high performing campaigns, great results, and continual growth.
Sydney graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) degree & minor in Marketing from Ryerson’s Information Technology Management program. She began her career as a Digital Marketing Specialist at Rogers Digital Media, where she worked on SEM & SEO for top brands such as Today’s Parent, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Flare, CityTV, Sportsnet, and more. Here she learned the key skills required to improve online presence, grow traffic, and multiply conversions.
She then went on to work at ClearFit (B2B online hiring software) where she was responsible for driving registrations & purchases through many online channels. Sydney has managed the Digital Marketing efforts for many organizations across all industry types.
Aside from paid campaigns like Google Ads, Facebook Ads, Bing Ads, LinkedIn Ads, etc., SEO, and website/funnel optimization, Sydney provides support in other business areas such as data mining, reporting, lead management and conversion. She is also proficient with tools such as Marketo, Salesforce, Hubspot and Shopify (to name a few).
In her spare time, Sydney can often be found outdoors – whether on the ski hills or hiking with her dog Dolly.
Tanya Pobuda – Word Wizard
BJourn, PMP, MA Prof. Comm, PhD Candidate
Tanya Pobuda is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in the joint Ryerson and York University Communication & Culture program, studying communication, representation in board games, serious games, and simulation in higher education, training and communication. She holds a Master’s of Professional Communication (MPC) at Ryerson University and has a Bachelor’s of Journalism, High Honours from Carleton University. Tanya has had a 26-year professional career in marketing and communications, Web design, and project management in a number of multinational PR firms including Hill & Knowlton and Shandwick, beginning her career as Toronto-based technology journalist and news editor. Tanya is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), with a specialization in large-scale national and international change management, research and development, and community social innovation projects.
Filomena Tamburri – Word Wizard
Filomena Tamburri is an award-winning content creator with a rich experience in media, publishing and
corporate communications. Over an extensive career, she and her teams have won more than a dozen
awards for editorial and content excellence.
Filomena graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in Journalism and has worked as a cross-
platform publisher for several media brands, including the SBC family of action sports brands;
DesignEdge Canada for designers and creatives; and Graphic Monthly Canada for the printing and
graphics industry. She has successfully executed large events such as trade shows, conferences and
A seasoned word wizard, she excels at telling compelling stories that amplify a brand and increase its value to customers. From press releases to case studies to magazine features – her expertise and broad body of work is highly effective at engaging with all types of audiences. In her spare time, Filomena loves to travel, read, hike, spin and make beaded creations.
Steven Cantor – Creative Shaman
Steven Cantor is an accomplished and experienced visual designer and creative director with a unique balance of artistic, technical and business expertise. Expert in concept and strategy development for traditional marketing campaigns, web / interactive communications and user interface / user experience. Proven ability to motivate and inspire creative teams to deliver superb creative work under tight deadlines.
A graduate of Collége Dawson (Montreal) and Carleton University (Ottawa), his vast project experiences ranging from designing annual reports, brochures, advertisements, product packaging, catalogs, logos, billboards and web sites, to more complex projects such as software application user interfaces, interactive product demos and web based applications. In recent years Steven has taken up user interface design projects for mobile devices from Apple, Google Android and Blackberry.
Steven Cantor has been the principal visual designer and department lead on multi-million dollar software interfaces such as WinFax PRO, pcAnywhere, Symantec Norton Utilities plus many more. He has created web and marketing communications projects for Microsoft Canada, Research in Motion, Q9 Networks, Moneris, Avanti Systems, Platform Computing, Virgin Mobile, Descartes, Prostate Cancer Canada and Habitat for Humanity. He has worked with many small and medium sized businesses and has been instrumental in many start-up and venture backed initiatives.
Steven understands the importance of knowing the long-term vision of a company and how to accurately and consistently reflect and strengthen that message in all visual and written communications.
Trish Berlad – Community Builder
Trish Berlad has been working in the medical industry for nearly two decades. Starting as a dental assistant, Trish quickly put her business and people skills to work as she transitioned up to office manager of a Toronto dental practice.
A people-person at heart Trish helps JGC clients engage with their communities of prospects, vendors, customers and helps them tell their story to today’s business buyers.
Trish studied Business at Seneca College and graduated at the top of her class as a dental assistant. In her spare time, Trish enjoys reading, and making mouth-watering charcuterie tables.
Denise Colasacco – Task Master
Denise Colasacco is a 30-something year old mother of 2 with a vibrant personality and a “get-it-done” mentality. To know her is to know that she is always hustling to check off the boxes on her to-do list while consistently delivering exceptional quality of work and service – all with a smile. To her, the glass is always half full.
After graduating from Humber College with a diploma in Marketing, she began her career in the manufacturing and industrial field where she grew for 12 years. She learned the ins and outs of operations and how to efficiently manage time.
After having her two beautiful children, Emma and Adriano, she made the decision to find a career path that allowed more flexibility. Denise takes pride in her ability to prioritize and enjoys a healthy work/life balance. Denise loves her life and the special people she has chosen to have in hers. She knows that in order to succeed, you must love yourself and learn to grow everyday.
Dan Foreht – Problem Solver
Dan Foreht is a problem solver. With a background in logistics, project management, business and sales leadership, Dan has been solving business problems for more than 30 years – with service industry insights spanning oil and gas, waste management, automotive and transportation.
Dan calls is likes he sees it – and he sees it all. He is a self-professed audiophile, passionate about the automotive industry (he loves cars) and crafting the perfect burger.
In his spare time, Dan can be found in his garage talking about cars, current events, music and television.
At Joanne Gore Communications, we encourage a healthy work/life balance. It’s our belief that our laptops are our office and that with the right software, discipline and processes we can help you no matter where you (or we) are.
Help B2B companies generate awareness, customer engagement and growth
OUR CORE VALUES
We treat people (and budgets) with respect
We know how to have a good time
We work from anywhere
We are curious by nature
We mentor and support new business buyers
Communication is the heart of everything
Creative ideas that stretch your marketing dollar