Vanessa Cito / Reach (CA)
Vanessa develops customized social marketing plans and strategy for musicians and
brands across multiple online platforms.
With over 15 years of experience in the music business, Vanessa built her career in
Hospitality, Branding, and Social Media starting her career working for festivals like
NXNE, CMW, and Indie Week, which took her to Ireland to produce the European side of
the Indie Week festival during the 2013 season.
She joined The Marketing Store team in 2010 working with clients such as Nissan,
Infiniti, and McDonalds on branding, CRM, and localized opportunities for growth. In addition to her work in Marketing, Vanessa co-founded both show promotion collectives Big Things Productions and People Put Out Productions (active 2012-2016). She also acted as the booker at The Rivoli in Toronto during 2012-2014.
Vanessa joined the Coalition Music management team in July 2013 to create, curate
content for, provide educational tools, and report on digital marketing strategies for
Coalition Music’s roster of artists as well as their TEMPO Charity and
Canada’s Music Incubator. Noticing a void in assistance for independent artists, Vanessa recently stepped down in her position of 5 years in music management as head of Digital Strategy for Coalition Music to start her new Digital Services Agency, Reach in April 2018.
Vanessa spent 2019 growing Reach to represent digital and marketing for many notable organizations such as Anthem Entertainment (formerly Ole) on their rebrand, feminist festival Venus Fest’s second year, New Constellations Indigenous New Wave tour, Sound of Music Festival, and more. Since branching out, she has represented T. Thomason as management, taking him through The Launch on CTV and releasing a single that dominated the Pop and Canadian Charts. She currently represents pop artist Bedhead, who’s second-ever single Fight No More was picked up on it’s own for Toronto’s favourite Indie station, Indie88 + debuted as the most streamed Canadian Indie on satellite radio.
Mental Health and the music industry
- 31 May, 2020
- 8:45pm - 10:00pm
How to grow your social media as a creative?
- 30 May, 2020
- 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Masterclass: Social Media & Streaming By Vanessa Cito
- 30 October, 2020
- 12:00am - 1:15am