Doug leads the development of one of Nova Scotia’s leading travel brands, the Authentic Seacoast Resorts. With more than two decades of executive experience in branding, marketing and communications, Doug has embraced the social web as a unique opportunity to tell the Authentic Seacoast story. Armed with a keen sense of humour, a commitment to community and the desire to create relationships, he has developed a vibrant network of friends on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms that has been recognized globally.
His efforts have seen the Authentic Seacoast Resorts included in the Top 50 Online Travel Influencers and the Top 25 Most Influential Tourist Boards and DMOs Online. In 2010 the Authentic Seacoast Resorts received the Tourism Atlantic Technology Award from the Government of Canada for their use of social media.
Doug was moderator of the Travel PR panel in the Travel Track at Blog World & New Media Expo in 2009 and spoke on one-person social media marketing on a budget during the Tourism Track at Blog World & New Media Expo 2011. The Travel Online Partners profiled Doug in the article "Remarkable Tourism Makes the World a Better Place" and invited him to participate in a podcast "Avoiding Price: The Difference Between Hospitality and Transportation".