ABOUT BIGDAWGS

Our mission is simple…


We add electronic devices to marketing! Founded in 2009 by Edgar Davin, bigDAWGS promotions began offering custom manufactured sound devices and musical greeting cards. Using our very own technology, we were able to manufacture everything in-house, and at low quantities—something which was (and still is) unheard of in the industry.


We add electronic devices to marketing! Founded in 2009 by Edgar Davin, bigDAWGS promotions began offering custom manufactured sound devices and musical greeting cards. Using our very own technology, we were able to manufacture everything in-house, and at low quantities—something which was (and still is) unheard of in the industry.

Innovative Marketing Technology


Over the years we have grown to offer a complete line of electronic devices which includes sound, LEDs (flashing lights), LCD video screens, webUSB (webkey) devices, and NFC (near field communication). They are used in a variety of applications such as printed cards, marketing material, product packaging, displays, signs, media kits, press kits, and more.


Using electronic devices in marketing materials is an ever growing trend. Realizing this fact, bigDAWGS is dedicated to constantly developing new technologies and innovations for such devices used in marketing.

THE TEAM



In 1994, Edgar Davin began his career in the direct mail marketing industry. In the years that followed, he earned two diplomas from Seneca College—one in Electronics, and the other in Computer Programming. By the year 2000, he was appointed the Director of Project Development, and was named one of the top rising stars in the industry. In 2002, he started Hardcover Media—a Toronto based web design, new media, sound and animation, digital printing, and font design firm which became a fast growing company that was sold several years later.


Having years experience in direct mail, printing, and technology, Edgar Davin not only wanted a way to improve the effectiveness of direct mail and print marketing, but wanted to create the “WOW FACTOR” experience that is missing from marketing materials today. In 2009, he founded bigDAWGS promotions using innovative technology that he himself engineered, designed, and developed.




With a decade’s worth of experience, Ann O’Brien is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and well-connected professionals in the electronics in print industry. She was recognized as USA’s #1 top selling agent in musical cards and sound chips. She has worked with entertainers such as Jimmy Osmond, Patti Labelle, and Joseph R Gannascoli (from “The Sopranos”) as well as many Fortune 500 companies such as Trane, Sony Pictures, Yamaha, Coors, RR Donnelley, Deloitte and Disney.


“Having spent almost ten years selling sound and electronics for advertising and marketing coupled with loving what I do has resulted in building many solid business relationships with clients who continue to call when they have a challenging project that needs a major WOW factor!”

– Ann “Maggie” O’Brien



In 2009, Marlene first came on board as a consultant. While an expert in operations and process management, Marlene also holds a B.Com from the University of Toronto. She immediately fell in love with bigDAWGS and was appointed the title of VP of Operations. Not only is she in charge of manufacturing, but she has helped build the very production processes and techniques used in our facilities today.




With a strong entrepreneur spirit combined with years of C-Level sales experience, Patrick is able to plan and execute “outside the box” marketing initiatives that focus on getting results. Patrick comes from a very diverse background in business ranging from the Hotel Industry to Security and everything in between including his own successful online business venture. His unique experiences allows him to quickly understand his customers’ needs regardless of what industry they are in.