More than marketing,
the little agency that cares.

Boom12 Communications was born from a love of Halifax and her grit.

We were born out of a love of the Maritimes—the diversity, vibrancy, and richness of our communities. Boom12 was a decision to stay. We’re here for a downtown that shakes, every day since 1867 with a big boom at 12pm. We’re here to work with and support the best our communities have to offer.

Our Team

Boom12 started with a pair of friends back in 2013. We have grown into a family of fiercely local, small-biz focused, marketers from a diverse range of backgrounds and professional experiences.

Scott Gillard

Founder/CEO

Scott has been involved in marketing and communications for over 20 years, he brings a wealth of experience from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Alana Ramsay

Operations Manager

Alana joined our team in 2020 and brings a wealth of knowledge from a variety of office management roles throughout her career. She quickly established herself as a superstar and essential member of the team.

Nick Lutsker

Web Designer

Nick landed at Boom12 only a few weeks after landing in Canada from Ukraine. He brings experience with animation, AR and graphic design.

Kyle Buott

Events Organizer

A long-time political communicator and organizer. Kyle brings years of experience in government and the nonprofit sector. Kyle is currently managing his farm in West Hants while working part-time for Boom12.

Our Values

We love working with small, local businesses. We also give back, contribute to a greener more accessible world, and support the local economy. All while being a good place to work and always working to be better tomorrow than we were today.

Fiercely local.

We choose to work with small, local clients and to buy from local suppliers. As consumers, our team works to buy local products from small, local vendors whenever possible.  

Digitally accessible.

We care about and prioritize digital accessibility. We work to design for everyone not just some. We choose accessible tools and applications and build accessibility into our services.

Giving back.

We support our communities by providing free services, donations, and free web hosting to non-profits and charities. We  support important initiatives like Canon Beazley’s House of Doom, North End Community Health Centre’s Phones for the Holidays campaign, and 60 Sunflowers in support of Adsum for Women and Children.

Getting greener.

We are committed to measuring and reporting on our carbon footprint. Through smarter procurement, conscientious office practices, and a genuine commitment to ongoing learning we aim to be carbon neutral by the end of 2024.

10 Years of Boom12

After a decade of experience helping clients achieve their goals, Boom12 is continuing to grow too.

Partners for Progress

We believe in empowering communities to ignite positive change by providing free services, donations, free web hosting, and support for several special initiatives. Partners for Progress will invest over $30,000 in our communities this year. 

60 Sunflowers

In support of Adsum for Women & Children

We were pleased to join Shoppers Drug Mart and National Bank in sponsoring Rod Wilson’s 60 Sunflowers concert event in support of Adsum for Women & Children in the fall of 2023. The event raised over $60,000 for this essential, exceptional local organization.

House of Doom

Canon Beazley's spooky FUNdraiser for the IWK

We are honoured to support the House of Doom on Lindenwood brought to you by the Canon Beazley, a young cancer survivor, and his family. Canon’s annual haunted house extraordinaire has raised almost $50,000 for the IWK.

Phones for the Holidays

For five years we have been helping collect used phones for M.O.S.H.. We organize the event by pulling together MLA offices and local businesses to bring the gift of safety to street-involved folx in HRM.

A progressive workplace.

If we’re sick we stay home. We observe Labour Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Remembrance Day and we take 9 other holidays and a Christmas break. On our best weeks, we get off early on Friday. We hit up Westcliffe more than we should (and a few others, too!) We laugh our way through the workday. All because we want everyone to look forward to coming to work.