Nadine Spencer is the CEO of BrandEQ Group Inc., a global marketing and communications agency specializing in marketing, communications and PR.
Spencer has earned a reputation as an experienced professional who accelerates strategic growth and brand visibility for clients. Through her coined “People Matter” concept, she has expanded market growth and increased revenues for various multinational enterprises by amplifying their messages to a wider audience.
Nadine has held a variety of senior positions throughout her career. Clients include Burberry, Mercedes Benz, Merchandise Mart, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, The World Bank, The Law Society of Upper Canada, Jamaica National Building Society, and Holt Renfrew. Celebrity collaborations include Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Colin Cowie, Art Smith (former chef to Oprah Winfrey), Chef Selwyn Richards, and Padma Lakshmi.
Recent projects include creating Canada’s first world-class food event, the Delicious Food Show, for which Spencer secured the Food Network as media sponsor in its first year. She also managed all aspects of the show’s production and strategic direction. The show was then acquired by conglomerate Informa and is now the Toronto Wine & Food Show.
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon says “your brand is what people say about you when you aren’t in the room.” Nadine has dedicated her career to making sure people know who her clients are, and developed their reputations so that they can stand on their own. She establishes both individual and corporate clients and helps position them as market and community leaders, shaping their personal brand strategies for both short-term and long-term positive exposure and turning them into sought-after industry influencers. Through effective marketing and leadership, Nadine increases visibility for her clients, and transforms the unknown into the well known.
Nadine has redefined every leadership position she has held, while simultaneously playing a philanthropic role across various communities. As a dedicated philanthropist and servant leader, Spencer has devoted her life’s work to battling poverty and in the advancement of women’s education.
She has been acknowledged in the recent book 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women, and has received numerous awards including the Harry Jerome Award Business award, Dale Carnegie Highest Award in Public Speaking, and the Junior League of Toronto Award for Excellence.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with Honors from York University. She regularly participates in discussions with the White House on issues regarding anti-discrimination, equity for women and girls of color, and other relevant topics related to the uplifting of marginalized people in society.