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Dave Maguire


 “Dave is awesome! He relates everything in the class to real world situations, which gives students the best perspective for what to expect from a job in advertising.”

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Dave Maguire has been a successful marketer, entrepreneur, teacher and trainer for over 25 years.

Drawn to teaching and training, Dave has recently been an Instructor at Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College and Success College. In addition to his BAH and MBA, Dave has obtained a Certificate in Adult Education, and has conducted volunteer seminars for ISANS (Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia).  Dave presently teaches Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, and a variety of marketing courses at Mount Saint Vincent University, and is teaching Computer Applications to a number of Aboriginal communities in Nova Scotia, including Sipekne'katik First Nation, Millbrook First Nation, Annapolis Valley First Nation and Glooscap First Nation.


After completing his MBA, Dave developed his initial marketing skills at giants McCain Foods and Moosehead Breweries. As a Brand Manager, Dave successfully managed a wide range of marketing activities, including advertising, promotions, packaging, pricing, new product development, and research.


Dave then launched a highly successful advertising agency called Pulse Marketing, with partner Bill Murphy. The agency was a stunning success, growing from 10 employees and annual revenues of $2 million to 45 employees and annual revenues over $8 million. Under Dave's leadership, the agency won advertising and communication contracts with McDonald's Restaurants, Atlantic Lottery, Molson Breweries, and more. Dave also consulted with a wide range of small businesses during this period. After 7 successful years, Pulse was sold to Cossette Communications, Canada's largest communications company.


Dave then introduced Moxi Creative, Atlantic Canada's first virtual agency. This venture won the Halifax Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year Award in 2009.

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