Steve Harris — Digital Analytics and Measurement, Entrinsic
Dave is an extremely effective and creative communicator who is driven to produce fantastic content, and to consistently improve results – both through the effective application of qualitative and quantative measures of success. I have seen the outcome of Dave’s work drive results several times higher than even the client’s best expectations, while maintaining a quality which is second to none.
Gern f — United Steel Workers of Montreal
My years in the Canadian Music industry have put me up against some real pieces of work, but I must say that once in a while you run across someone who really is doing what they say they are gonna do, putting action to thought and idea. This is what you will find when dealing with Dave Jaffer. He comes through on his promises, and is a straight shooter.
Joanna Campbell — Partner/Managing Director, All Beef Media
Dave is an excellent community manager! A skilled writer, he is able to take on the voice of any brand and use sharp and personable engagement to build a strong online community. He has a deep understanding of social media and its best practices, and delivers impressive results.
Ellen Teitelbaum — Owner, Refresh Communications
Dave went above and beyond simply reporting on the event, finding satellite stories and interesting angles that gave his articles resonance and heart. Despite a grueling schedule, Dave delivered on time, exuding professionalism and positive energy. It would be a pleasure to work with him again.
Ken Schick — ACD, Armstrong Partnership
He challenges you to think outside of the box with positive encouragement. If you want to improve your Social Media skills, take a course with Dave.
Michael Irwin — YMCA of Greater Toronto
Dave is an accomplished professional in the world of Social Media with a keen understanding of brand and traditional communication and marketing practices. I quickly needed to gain knowledge and adapt to the ever changing social platforms and Dave proved to be a valuable teacher and guide.
Boris Cho — Mad Love Industries; Cornerstone Insurance Brokers
Dave is extremely personable, strategic, and thorough. I am lucky to have had the pleasure of having Dave as a professor and a mentor in the field of social media marketing.
Chris Allinotte — National Marketing, CARQUEST
Having taken Social Media training with Dave, I now feel much better equipped to take on new challenges in Marketing and Communications to continue building my online community (and my sales!)
Liz McDonnell — Editor, OpenFile
He imparts knowledge through conversation and collaboration rather than speaking at his students, and always makes you feel like your input is valuable. He is a true asset to social media as well as teaching.
Alexis Mantell — Ontario Trillium Foundation
Each class gave me insights and learnings I could use the next day. Smart, funny, generous with his experience/understanding of the digital space.
Mark Teo — (Former) Music/Film Editor FFWD Weekly
As a freelancer, Dave has been refreshingly low-maintenance: He never misses deadlines, his work comes in clean and he’s a tenacious veteran who never needs his hand held in sourcing interviews, press materials or story ideas. It’s rare that writers make the lives of their editors easier, but Dave possesses that very quality. Aside from his evident abilities as a writer, he has also never shied away from a heavy workload — at SXSW, armed only with a iPad and a Flipcam, Dave churned out thousands of words, photos and video content after enduring exhausting, 16-hour spurts of sensory overload.
He’s one of the few writers I’d label old-school — usually the sign of a curmudgeonly entitled asshole — yet completely likeable, frank and talented. I certainly look forward to working with him in the future.
Carl Comeau — Hyperbole Media Management
First class individual. Works hard and does high quality work.
Cecile Mouly — Community Manager and Editor, SourceKnowledge
Dave possesses a rare gift: he is a storyteller. His stories are a result of a path he is usually willing to explore even if it appears unconventional and risky.
Brett Hooton — McGill University Assistant Communications Director
Dave Jaffer is an excellent writer, who has become one of Montreal’s most respected music critics. But what is truly unique about Dave is that his expertise and professionalism extend to all fields of cultural criticism.
Liam Maloney — Hour Magazine; CBC; independent photojournalist
Dave is a talented writer with an acutely sensitive nose for news. His sharp wit and encyclopedic knowledge make him a great addition to any editorial team.
Christopher DiRaddo — Independent publicist
Dave Jaffer is a talented writer and journalist with a keen eye for the story and an impressive knowledge of the arts.
Matt Charlton | Pigeon Row
Dave is a journalist’s journalist. He looks hard for the music that matters and writes about it with a voice that is unique and engaging.
Brendan Bourke | Canvas Media; Arts & Crafts; Solid Gold
I find his writing to be some of the best amongst his peers. He is passionate and professional at all times.
Dean Pogue | National Director of Promotion/Publicity, Roadrunner Records
Always prepared for an intelligent interview, he has a very unique and believable writing style and will always speak his mind.
Patrice Caron | BangBang; M Pour Montréal, GAMIQ
Dave is a totally committed journalist who’s informed, curious and knows how to tell a story. A very big plus for any music related publication.
Leonardo Calcagno | BangBang; BaronMag
Superb writing skills.