New/Mode is a new kind of organization. We believe in a new mode of operation for the 21st century. We're a purpose-driven enterprise that helps organize bottom up campaigns to drive change.
We’re all about citizen engagement. We represent a new way of using digital expertise to build a community that supports your project or cause.
Civic participation is in our DNA. We believe that community-powered action creates long-lasting and meaningful impact in our communities.
Our Collaborative Values
We aren't just hired guns. Our values drive our work, and we partner with clients who share our belief in strong, open and resilient communities. And we put our money where our mouth is. A portion of NewMode proceeds supports non-profit work to help ensure everyone benefits from access to the Internet that is affordable and free of censorship.
We empower people to speak in their own voice and take action.
The collaborative ethos inspires everything we do. We aim to help build a society that embraces new tools and processes for sharing and cooperation.
We believe that decision-making should be open, transparent, collaborative, and focused on those who will be most affected in their daily lives. Every voice matters.
We want to help create more sustainable, vibrant, and resilient communities.
Steve Anderson is a co-founder of New/Mode and Lead Strategist. His unique expertise includes strategic communications, civic engagement, crowdsourcing and social campaign strategy. He also founded the award winning civic engagement organization OpenMedia and often appears in national and international media to comment on digital issues. His writing has appeared in many publications, such as The Tyee, the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and the National Post.
Shamus Reid is a co-founder of New/Mode and leads operations. Merging a background in progressive strategy and communications with an MBA from the Rotman School of Management, he ensures New/Mode is creating value for our values-led clients. He has held elected leadership roles in the student movement, led BC media relations for Canada's New Democrats and was Press Secretary to the Leader of BC's Opposition New Democrats.
Petra Klupková is New/Mode's Campaign Strategist. With her background in film and event production, she ensures our clients' projects run smoothly. And as an experienced researcher, she ensures client communications are backed by keen insight and evidence. Petra holds an MA in English from UBC.
Dammy Ogunseitan manages NewMode's digital execution. He codes, he posts, he tweets and he gets you and your friends to share. For nearly a decade, Dammy has been working in the digital marketing industry as a marketing manager, strategist and project coordinator. In that time, he has honed his expertise on behalf of both brands and political organizations.
Glyn Lewis is a New/Mode Strategist. His unique expertise includes strategic messaging, online-to-offline organizing, developing online engagement tools and media relations. He was one of the first 100 organizers with the Obama for America nomination and general election campaign, and has led pan-Canadian campaigns for OpenMedia and political campaigns in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia.