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meet the ceo

Lindsay Sganga is a millennial with a social media mission. After graduating from Journalism School she could feel the world was taking a turn when it came to media, and she knew she needed to be at the forefront of it, thus began her social media & digital career. When everyone around her was mastering print & television, her attention was on blogging, Facebook, Instagram and digital content creating. She made a space for herself in this digital industry at the young age of 20 from working with bloggers, to becoming a digital editor at 22 years of age, but she didn’t stop there. Right in the height of the social media takeover she worked to create social media content and campaigns with companies such as Chevrolet and Topshop Canada as the Social Media Director at Toronto's, Notable Life Inc.

After a few years of incredible experience she realized something was missing. There was far too great of a gap between her and the client, and she could no longer abide by the methods of traditional marketing. So she decided to start her own agency The Happy Place by Lindsay Sganga, where the platform is storytelling, the ethos is authenticity and the mission is investors over followers. Her mission today is to help you create a brand that can evolve with digital change. She provides you with the team you’ll need to succeed socially. The Happy Place is your brand’s digital marketing team, but fundamentally, their goal is to help you harness your brand’s power - since no one can tell your story better than you.

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Social Media is a catalyst for your business.

What we do at the happy place is different than any other agency because we bring your brand to life online. We measure engagement through human connection not just numbers. 

We empower and inspire brands to show up as the best versions of themselves digitally. 

We believe your social media presence should be a creative place, a powerful place and most importantly a happy place.

 
 
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meet the team

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Ally is an entrepreneur living in Toronto with the goal to impact people through the power of social media. After working that full-time corporate she bet on herself and decided to utilize her passion and talent with photography, social media marketing and content creation full-time. Ally has worked on influencer and marketing campaigns with prestigious brands such as Reebok, Activia, Casely, JP Gaultier, Pura Vida, Diffeyewear, MVMT and many more. Her success within the Toronto community had her eager to expand by exploring an international market where she now connects with online business coaches, fitness experts, social media agencies, nutritionists and fellow network marketers as a virtual assistant with an expertise in social media.

Ally believes we all have a story to tell and wants to be the catalyst for brands to confidently share theirs. Your voice is your tool and she wants to help you ignite that fire inside your business so that you can see for yourself that your biggest and most important tool in your business - is your brand story and she’s here to tell it for you.

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Lauren De Cloet is a marketing enthusiast, content creator, and entrepreneur who has spent the early stages of her career in digital marketing roles for both agencies and brands. Her social media marketing specialties include brand awareness, engagement tactics, relationship management, product positioning and sales enablement for B2C companies.

Lauren’s passion for meaningful relationships developed in her young childhood days. Continuing this interest for connections, she studied Human Resources and Marketing Management at the University of Guelph. Her love for learning did not end there. Recently, Lauren finished a post-graduate program in Integrated Marketing Communications and is studying for her CHRP designation.

After applying this knowledge into the digital space, she notes the power of storytelling, creative strategies, and authentic relationships - and follows this strategy for all of The Happy Place accounts that she manages to strengthen the brands.

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Nadia Monaco is an Account Manager at The Happy Place who thrives when she is creating. She has both education and work experience in the Communications and Marketing field and finds great joy in turning a clients vision into reality.

She loves meeting and connecting with new people both on & offline, collaborating with her colleagues on new ideas, and loves building content calendars! She believes social media is an essential outlet to foster relationships for your business while also making your platform another extension of you and your brand. She thinks it’s an imperative form of marketing in todays society but also meant to be a fun space to build your own community and interact with your consumers.

When she isn’t working she can be found at home with a cup of coffee and her journal or watching a 90s sitcom. She loves live music, is very passionate about beauty and could spend hours in a record store. The Happy Place gives her the freedom to work in an evolving and always exciting industry and believes there is always more to learn!

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