TORQUE Strategies Turns Two! And We Have The Baby Faces To Prove It

In honour of our 2nd birthday we decided to ask each of our TQ’ers 5 fast facts about their experience with us so far. But first, let’s play a game of Guess that Baby-Face! Here are a few of our favourite strategists on their 2nd birthdays. (Click to reveal the answer)

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Bart Given, Managing Director & Chief Innovator

How long have you been with TQ?
Before day one. Back when we were just a code word – “Bombastic”. I sang like Shaggy for two months…

What’s your creative routine?
Tough to call it a routine, but I truly love our ideation sessions. They’re set-up brilliantly through the briefing authored and shared by our “data geeks” – then the “creative freaks” take over and the ideas flow. Challenging ourselves to develop concepts that are purposeful and authentic, while staying objective-based is what fuels our success.

Who’s the funniest?
Duh.

Favourite Donna-ism / Bart-ism / Peter-ism (etc.)
“Q. Any further to add?
Peter: No. (then proceeds to add insights for 5 more minutes..)”
Favourite TORQUE memory?
Any time I get to call attending concerts/music festivals – “work”
How long have you been with TQ?
Since before we had a name!
How many coffees have you consumed since you started? What is your favourite type?
I’m not a mathematician (I’ll leave that to my data-geek friends), but at least 2 per day for the past 24 months. (Truth be told, I just switched to decaf much to my teammates’ shock. I think they’re eyeing me up for a psych eval.)
What’s your creative routine?
I’m surprised nobody has complained about my ideation prep yet… I like to go solo for the first brainstorm – crank out 50 ideas, good, bad and ugly, and then collaborate with the team in ideation. Not sure my teammates love coming to my ideation sessions thanks to that homework, but hey, it’s working!
Favourite TORQUE memory?
So many to count, but probably standing in the field at Squamish Valley Music Festival along with 35,000 people dancing along with Mumford & Sons.
Who’s the funniest?
Momo fo-sho-sho
How long have you been with TQ?
2 years. I guess you could say I’m an OC (Original Consultant)
How many coffees have you consumed since you started? What is your favourite type?
(2.5*7*24)^3 Double Americano
What’s your favourite idea that never came to fruition?
Emoji keyboard before emoji keyboards were a thingFavourite client success?
TELUS’ 2015 World Juniors Program. The program delivered fantastic results.
What’s your creative routine?
Pretty simple. I need an early morning and a cup of coffee and it all flows from there.
Who is the funniest?
Monica
How long have you been with TQ?
2 years!
Who is the funniest?
Bart thinks he is…
Favourite TQ Memory?
Our TQ’ers from Toronto touched down in Vancouver right before the Christmas break, it’s so nice to have everyone in one place to catch up and celebrate our successes as a team :).
Most overused word?
Leverage
How many coffees have you consumed since you started? What is your favourite type?
573 & 3/4 to be exact. Lattes
How long have you been with TQ?
1 month
How many coffees have you consumed since you started? What is your favourite type?
Almond lattes (you can take the girl out of Vancouver…)
Favourite client success?
How about future client success? I can’t wait to see our Athletics Canada athletes perform at Rio #degrasseordie
Favourite TORQUE tradition?
Friday ping pong in the boardroom– you have to play with a drink in hand!
Who’s best dressed?
Hunter’s got the best fur coat around 😉
How long have you been with TQ?
4 weeks
How many coffees have you consumed since you started? What’s your favourite type?
Zero, I’m not a coffee drinker, so I rely on a daily handful of jellybeans for an extra boost of energy.
What’s your creative routine?
Physical activity – I find that my favourite ideas come after a good work out.
Favourite TORQUE tradition?
Chill and chat, as it’s the perfect way to wind down with the team after a busy week!
Who is the funniest?
It’s a toss-up between “Donna” and Spicer. The back-and-forth between the two of them is golden.
How long have you been with TQ?
4 weeks

How many coffees have you consumed since you started? What is your favourite type?
27, white chocolate mocha!

Favourite TORQUE tradition?
Tacofino Fridays

Favourite client success?
I’m loving working with the Canada Sevens team helping them maximize the effectiveness of their pre-tournament marketing efforts

What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
Hike the Baden Powell trail

Who is the funniest?
Bart has some particularly witty one liners