Natasha Netschay Davies
Integrated New Media Communications Specialist
Natasha Netschay Davies develops online communications and digital/social media strategies for clients from a variety of industries. She teaches Social Networking at Simon Fraser University in PR and Digital Certificate programs, provides counsel on curriculum for SFU’s Lifelong Learning faculty, as well as provides new media corporate training to both business, government and non-profit sectors. In 2009, she built a social media department for B.C.’s largest independent PR agency. In her role as director of digital and social media at Peak, Natasha customized social media programs for clients including TELUS International, 7-Eleven Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association, Coast Capital Savings, and the British Columbia Public Employer’s Association.
Recognized as one of Canada’s first high-tech journalists, Natasha found her beat covering the web’s early days – when it was still called the Information Highway. She was executive editor of Internet News, managing editor at Stockhouse and a business technology reporter for The Globe & Mail. Natasha was involved with several dot-com start ups including Orato.com and Onvia.com, as well as an online arts broadcaster for podcast Modem Women and TravelLive.
New Media & Communications Instructor
As an instructor, Natasha has taught the intricacies of the web to students enrolled in government-funded initiatives through the YMCA, developed curriculum streams focused on digital journalism for the Art Institute of Vancouver, and taught web PR and writing at Langara College.
Frequent Speaker on Social Media, Relevant Content, Online Crisis Communications
A sought-after speaker on all things all things related to converged media, Natasha regularly gives talks at industry conferences including the British Columbia Association of Integrated Marketers (BCAIM), the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), and the Technology Council of North America (TECNA).