CEO, Social Media Strategist
Peggy Harnock is the driving force behind The Social Gourmet. As CEO and founder of the agency, she leads a team of driven and inspired creative minds who are dedicated to helping you reach your business goals.
Peggy’s passion for helping businesses thrive comes from being a small business owner herself. For many years, she was a professional ballroom dancer and owned her own studio. She began to build a social media community for the studio, achieving significant results with her digital marketing strategies. Her success inspired her to share what she learned, and she has helped other local businesses take their companies to the next level. She believes that the online face of your brand is the most important way to engage and connect with clients and is dedicated to helping you showcase the most amazing aspects of your brand.
Working with a well-rounded team of driven individuals is a major component of Peggy’s strategy and success. Together, this team works to develop a completely customized message for your brand that is relevant to your industry, your goals, and most importantly, to you and the people who are interested in what you have to offer.
For over 15 years, Amy’s Bachelor of Journalism has been the driving force behind her writing and editing. With the bulk of her work focused on the magazine world, she found her sweet spot with feature writing. Over the past few years, Amy has branched out into other fields of content creation, such as promotional materials, digital content, and social feeds. Along with her many talents, Amy’s passion for community-building, empowering women, and supporting local endeavours led her to The Social Gourmet and made her a natural fit for our team.
Tyler is a creative at heart with more than a decade of graphic design, art direction and marketing experience, mostly in a corporate setting. He loves problem solving, strategizing and working with businesses to develop their brand, and can design just about any sort of visual for any medium you can think of (advertising, digital, print, promo, presentations and more). He’s slightly obsessed with typography and Pantone colours, balanced by a healthy addiction to golf. He lives in the Golden Horseshoe, but spends lots of time in Muskoka and Florida. We’re excited to have Tyler join our team, and to see all the beautiful things he creates!
As a graduate of Niagara College’s Digital Photography program, Brooke has been working as a professional photographer for the past 5 years. Whether it’s showcasing products, demonstrating services, or featuring the team that makes a business succeed, Brooke collaborates with clients in order to create a look and feel for the shoot. Her creative process and outstanding finished products will ensure your business is highlighted in an exciting, and eye-catching way. We are thrilled to have Brooke as a part of The Social Gourmet team.
If you’ve visited our office in Grimsby, you’ve likely been greeted by Biscuit and her wagging tail. Biscuit is a Beagle/Australian Shepherd cross who was adopted by Peggy in the summer of 2013. Biscuit is a very chatty girl who enjoys napping in the sun, going on walks through the neighborhood, and people-watching through the front doors of our office on Winston Rd. She loves anything related to food and is easily bribed for nice Instagram photos.
Building Important Relationships
Our goal is to build a relationship with you and your business, getting to know your industry and your company spirit. We then take those relationships and build your community, allowing your business’ personality to shine through. The relationships you build online can translate into real-life customer relationships, which have a tremendous impact on your company’s return on investment.
Set Your Business Apart With Social
Peggy is a firm believer that focusing on the “social” element of social media is the key to standing out from your competition. Your online presence can make a significant difference, and it’s her mission to get you noticed. A perfect blend of brand personality and professional services is the key to reflecting who you are in the best way possible for the world to see.
The Social Gourmet team is available to work with you as a trusted partner, or work for you as your dedicated social media agency. Find out how we can help you create a social media strategy, improve your engagement and grow your business.Discover What We Do
“There are moments when you meet people who will lead to magical things. Meeting Peggy was one of those moments. Her knowledge and dedication to growing small business is invaluable. Thanks for all that you do!”- Michelle Finocchi, Finocchi at Pure Magic Vacations
“Awesome workshop! If you get the chance to attend one I highly recommend it. Peggy knows her stuff, and her approach to social media is both professional and natural.”- Jessica St. Peter, Brand Web Design
“Having the time to post and be noticed on social media is important to my business, but I simply don’t have the time to learn about all of the strategies involved and/or find the most appropriate material. The Social Gourmet does everything I want it to, and more! Professional, idealistic, intuitive and flexible. I’ll never go anywhere else for my social media presence.”- Jerome Christensen, Mortgage Alliance
“Thanks to Peggy, we have a clear vision for our business and a Social Media Plan that will allow us to have a variety of information geared towards our present and future clients.”- Melanie Hedden-Perron, Rising Star Performing Arts
“A very productive morning was spent at your very informative workshop. Lots of useful and practical information was presented and discussed to help me promote my small business on Facebook.”- Tammy Snow-Johnston, Tammy Snow-Johnston Fitness
“After only a few weeks, I am extremely happy with Peggy’s ability to develop my social media presence. I should have called her sooner!”- David Robinson, Robinson Real Estate
“I just completed Peggy’s Facebook Foundations training session, and I highly recommend it. I got some misconceptions straightened out, made some important changes right there in the workshop, and left with a notepad scribbled with lots of ideas for how to go back to my office and start using our Facebook page as a tool for building great relationships.”- Anna Murre, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
“Fantastic workshop! Many thanks from the Ward Hearing team! We’re looking forward to the next one!”- Brian and Shannon, Ward Hearing Centre
“The Social Gourmet has made a world of difference to my business! When I am tied up with my clients, The Social Gourmet is busy keeping me active and involved in the social media world. Highly recommend.”- Karen Glancy, Right at Home Realty
“In just the first week of implementing the plan The Social Gourmet created for me, I saw my traffic grow. Very professional, knowledgeable, and available to answer any questions and offer up support and guidance.”- Jeannie Skeggs, Include Me Developmental Services
“I heard Peggy from The Social Gourmet speak at a Company of Women dinner and she was fantastic. She provided great social media tips, suggestions, and wise ideas for putting an effective social media plan in place. I highly recommend her for anyone needing help getting their social media strategy figured out.”- Ginny Arnott-Wood, Arnott-Wood Wealth Advisory Group
“With social media being an integral part of the real estate world, we realized we needed a professional. Peggy was recommended to us and we soon realized she was the person for us. She has proven she has our best interest at heart and we highly recommend Peggy and her team.”- Kim Robinson and Brenda MacGregor, Robinson MacGregor Group at RE/MAX Escarpment
“The Social Gourmet has been critical in the creation and execution of our social media strategy. A consistent social media presence is simply not an option in our industry- it’s a necessity, and it would not be possible without Peggy.”- Kimberley Fowler, Creative Campbellville
“Peggy is a superstar with social media! She definitely knows what she is talking about and has a down to earth, relatable style when she is teaching people how to use the different social media platforms. I would definitely recommend her to business owners looking to better their social media pages! Thank you Peggy for all your guidance!”- Kimberley Robb, RetroScripts