Senior Community Manager
Hi, I’m Craig, the Senior Community Manager for Ford of Canada. I’m based in Oakville, Ontario, which is home to Ford’s Canadian headquarters. I am super-excited to have my team of community managers from across the country represented here on Ford of Canada’s official blog.
After spending more than a decade as a Senior Marketing Coordinator for one of Canada’s largest print publications, I decided to start my own digital agency, and used my knowledge in Social Media to promote it.
It was through social media that I met Ammar Khan, social media manager at Ford Canada. As a social media influencer / blogger, I was invited to attend several Ford events such as NAIAS and the Blue Party. After attending these events, and reviewing most of Ford’s fleet, I had dreamed of working with Ford of Canada as a community manager. A few months later, that dream became a reality.
I’m a husband, father, social media engager, youth group leader, community builder, designer, brander, blogger and volunteer.
Send us your comments here on the blog, or feel free to reach out to me on Twitter – @FordCraigSilva. I’d love to hear from you. Cheers!
10 quick facts about Craig:
1. Best thing in my life: My beautiful wife Wendy and my 2 awesome daughters, Rachel and Lauren
2. What’s on my playlist: Metallica, Alice In Chains, Green Day, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Godsmack, Seether, Headstones, Rob Zombie
3. What I like to do: Camping, road trips, travelling, karaoke, bass guitar, drawing, PS3
4. Favourite Shows: WWE Monday Night Raw, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Las Vegas), Cake Boss, Celebrity Apprentice
5. Favourite Quote: “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” ~ Ernest Hemmingway
6. Personal Blog: http://www.bigdaddykreativ.ca/blog/
7. Favourite Athletes: Georges St. Pierre, Brock Lesnar, “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson , “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
8. What I’m craving right now: Low and Slow Southern BBQ – beef brisket, corn on the cob and sweet potato fries
9. Best way to contact me: @FordCraigSilva and @BigDaddyKreativ
10. Favourite vehicles: 2013 Raptor SVT, 2012 F-150 Harley Davidson, 1969-1973 Mercury Cougar, 2010 Ford Expedition Max King Ranch, 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 1973 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500, and 2013 Ford F250 Superduty