hans peter meyer / hpm

Embedded journalist for your business and events (engaged content marketing)

Producer of the #WeAreYQQ
business and community economic development project, evangelist for Comox Valley entrepreneurs and creatives.

Evangelist and events consultant for Picatic.com

hpm's bio

As an "embedded journalist" I develop content for businesses and events. I use my talents as a writer, photographer, social marketer, and video/audio interviewer to help clients tell the stories of their businesses and their events. Why is this important? At a time when media channels are limiting access for traditional public relations, new media channels and embedded journalism give you and your business the opportunity to create media tailored to fit your story and your business needs.

I make the experience profitable – and enjoyable! – for you, the client. Together, we create content that is interesting and compelling for your audience (customers, prospects).

My preference is to work with innovators, change makers – people who are "making shift happen." It's exciting to be around people who are passionate about what they're doing. That's one of the reasons I've launched the #WeAreYQQ Project – because I am also working on ways to bring these innovators together to work collaboratively. This collaborative, innovative process is another service that I'm developing to help businesses and communities grow BIGger!

Specialties: Stories about innovation in...

  • Business development and community economic innovation
  • Technology
  • Forestry
  • Local food
  • Media and creativity.

My personal and professional interests are varied and diverse, and I commit myself fully to whatever I do: family, work, play.

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Jamie McCue

Product Designer

Hans is the man on the street, the man with his ear to the ground, catching what's happening in technology on central-north Vancouver Island. I was fortunate to work with Hans while at the CV Web Posse where he created some awesome video profiles. He is a talented writer and professional social media marketer. It has been a pleasure to work with him and get to know him.

Vickey Brown

Executive Director at Comox Valley Farmers Market

Hans has really upped our social media game at the market, his committment to promoting local food and supporting local farming has made him a great asset to our marketing team. He is consistently developing new ways to reach out to new customers and promote the market and it's vendors and has developed several new marketing tools for us over the past year.

David Frisch

Entrepreneur, Tradesman, Developer

Hans Peter was a great asset to my campaign. Hans' understanding of social media, especially Facebook, allowed me to effectively communicate with my target market. Thank you Hans!

Meaghan Cursons

Community Animateur

Hans provides, feeds and inspires creative thinking. Working with him over the years has been a delight and has helped me to wrap my brain around the complexities of urban and rural development issues, community relationships and partnership development, He is a gifted writer and thinker who encourages lateral thought in others and challenges them to see "another way".

Marty Douglas

Managing Broker at RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty

I have worked with and hired Hans on several occasions, as a consultant/writer and photographer. He brings fresh ideas to projects, has boundless energy and works well with deadlines and associates.


Natasha Milanovich


Owner & Director at Bikram Yoga Comox Valley


Odete Pinho

Agora Planning

Hans is a talented writer with an ability for distilling complex issues of land use development into an accessible and understandable prose. I have enjoyed his regular columns in the Comox Valley Word, the Real Estate Foundation Newsletter, among other publications, for years.

Brenda Southam

Executive Officer at Real Estate Institute of BC

Hans Peter Meyer has written for the Real Estate Foundation Communities in Transition for a number of years and his work is always very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I would recommend Hans for any writing you require. He interviewed me at the BC Land Summit and wrote a terrific piece from the interview. Excellent!

Tiffany Lau

Communications Coordinator for OMG Social Media

I got the chance to work with Hans at an event for Startup Week Vancouver in 2014. Hans gave clear and concise advice to the interviewees and guided them during the process of the video interviews very well. From his professionalism, it was clear he was well organized and experienced in conducting media interviews. I would be delighted to work with Hans at future events as he made the interviews extremely easy to organize and was highly professional in his work.

Arzeena Hamir

Board Director at Investment Agriculture Foundation of BC

Hans is extremely passionate about the local food scene in the Comox Valley and provided invaluable support when we were new to the Valley and trying to sell local food. He is a whiz at social media and got the word out quickly. His writing style is excellent and helped support our product

Mike Templeton

Client Service Integrator at Cidra Oilsands

I would highly recommend Han's for any project large or small involving social media consulting,writing and photography. I have known Han's for over 10 years and have watched him take many clients projects from initial conceptual ideas to fantastic finished projects. Customer satisfaction and acclaim has been the results of these contracts and commissions!

Mike Templeton

Bruce Turner

President, Heuristic Consulting Associates

Hans Peter Meyer is a knowledgeable professional, committed to community development.

Cristina Baldini

Professional Manager

Hans Peter is a very dynamic individual specializing in food & culinary media along promotional product design. He is an advocate for connection the growers to the diners.

James Street

Co-owner at Whole Hog Farms

Hans Peter Meyer was instumental in helping Brambles Market announce its vison through Social media. His ability to partner a variety of current technologies brought the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island Food Scene to its followers in fun, articulate and dare I say....delicious writing as opposed to the mechanical advertorials so often seen in the food media.
James Street

Jack Minard

Executive Director at Comox Valley Land Trust and recently retired from the Tsolum River Restoration Society

Peter has created a consistent network and uses this on our behalf whenever possible to promote and advance our important work. HPM's work is always interesting timely and innovative. We enjoy his articles, websites and his latest venture into the various "Social" media.

Robin Rivers

Writer. Editor. Digital Content Manager.

His passion for local food and story telling through writing, photography and new media makes Hans an asset to any team and a motivated self-starter when creating original projects.

He is always looking for and creating new ways to celebrate as well as promote Vancouver Island and it's bounty.

Gerry Pattison

Owner at Pattison Farms

Hans Peter Meyer is so passionate about local foods and local food production . He is a great advocate for moving the local food movement forward and produces very artistic photo's and commentary on our locally produced food

Gregor Mowatt

Director of Operations

Hans Peter Meyer is a passionate foodie with a mission to introduce the local bounty of the Comox Valley. Using various media formats, Hans cares a great deal about our local food and drink scene. Great photographer, as well!

Susan Gagnon

Director of Communications & Research at Coast Forest Products Association

Hans Peter Meyer's caliber of photographs is exceptional. He is able to capture a certain magic in many of his photos - not always seen in the forestry industry. I have used his pieces in my communications projects with great results.

Amanda Woloshyn

Creative Director, AWMD

I've met few others that share Hans passion for food, drink, and being social. His involvement and commitment to his passions and his community make him an active, driving force in the very alive local food interest and industry. He is creative and ambitious in engaging all pieces of the puzzle, and introducing new media.

Gary Hynes

Editor at EAT Magazine

Hans has excellent interviewing skills. A pleasure to work with him.

Ronald Pierre

Chef/Owner at Locals-Food from the Heart of the Island

Got great support from Hans with social media set up for our restaurant. His dedication and passion to promote the culinary scene in the North Vancouver Island is been constant, fair and enthusiasm. We are fortunate to have Hans share his passion with other through the world of social media and printed material. His writing is pleasant and interesting to read and always express in a professional manner.

Victor Costanzi

Professional Bio

Hans Peter is an exceptional artist-photographer. His collection of photos (over several years during a music festival) capture strength, humor, drama and intimacy. I own the whole collection - TRIBUTE enough!!

Sincerely,

Victor Costanzi

Celina Owen

Editor ~ In Transition

Hans is a thoughtful, engaging writer who brings a personal, creative touch to his projects. He connects ideas, people, and images to bring stories to life.

Sandy McKellar

President at Tree Frog Creative Communications

Hans Peter Meyer has a long history with the forest sector and this familiarity combined with his extensive collection of stock photography make him a valuable resource for those working in forestry communications.

Natasha Davis

Owner, NATASHA Design House

I worked with Hans on a couple of past book projects. Not only is his photographic images captivating and powerful; he is a great talent to work with and work for.

Marci Hotsenpiller (formerly Crossan)

Communications, Public Consultation & Public Relations

Hans brings a journalistic "eye" to his photography work. His photos have helped me tell a client's story to the press on numerous occasions. He's also fast and completely professional--which helps if you're on deadline.

Joel Solomon

worked with hans peter

Hans is a high value addition to any event that seeks a stream of video interviews, blogs, social media posts, and overall content to extend the reach and impact of the event. I appreciate Hans' low key, persistent, and respectful style of engaging attendees, and gaining their confidence. His photography is excellent. His writing is adaptable and good quality. Im always confident when I see Hans on board as a communicator for events and presentations.

Tiffany Lau

worked directly with hans peter

I got the chance to work with Hans at an event for Startup Week Vancouver in 2014. Hans gave clear and concise advice to the interviewees and guided them during the process of the video interviews very well. From his professionalism, it was clear he was well organized and experienced in conducting media interviews. I would be delighted to work with Hans at future events as he made the interviews extremely easy to organize and was highly professional in his work.

David Frisch

worked directly with hans peter

Hans Peter was a great asset to my campaign. Hans' understanding of social media, especially Facebook, allowed me to effectively communicate with my target market. Thank you Hans!

Jamie McCue

was with another company

Hans is the man on the street, the man with his ear to the ground, catching what's happening in technology on central-north Vancouver Island. I was fortunate to work with Hans while at the CV Web Posse where he created some awesome video profiles. He is a talented writer and professional social media marketer. It has been a pleasure to work with him and get to know him.

Susan Gagnon

was hans peter's client

Hans Peter Meyer's caliber of photographs is exceptional. He is able to capture a certain magic in many of his photos - not always seen in the forestry industry. I have used his pieces in my communications projects with great results.

Gary Hynes

worked with hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

Hans has excellent interviewing skills. A pleasure to work with him.

Vickey Brown

was hans peter's client

Hans has really upped our social media game at the market, his committment to promoting local food and supporting local farming has made him a great asset to our marketing team. He is consistently developing new ways to reach out to new customers and promote the market and it's vendors and has developed several new marketing tools for us over the past year.

Mike Templeton

was with another company when working with hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

I would highly recommend Han's for any project large or small involving social media consulting,writing and photography. I have known Han's for over 10 years and have watched him take many clients projects from initial conceptual ideas to fantastic finished projects. Customer satisfaction and acclaim has been the results of these contracts and commissions! Mike Templeton

Ronald Pierre

was hans peter's client

Got great support from Hans with social media set up for our restaurant. His dedication and passion to promote the culinary scene in the North Vancouver Island is been constant, fair and enthusiasm. We are fortunate to have Hans share his passion with other through the world of social media and printed material. His writing is pleasant and interesting to read and always express in a professional manner.

Victor Costanzi

worked directly with hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

Hans Peter is an exceptional artist-photographer. His collection of photos (over several years during a music festival) capture strength, humor, drama and intimacy. I own the whole collection - TRIBUTE enough!! Sincerely, Victor Costanzi

Arzeena Hamir

was with another company when working with hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

Hans is extremely passionate about the local food scene in the Comox Valley and provided invaluable support when we were new to the Valley and trying to sell local food. He is a whiz at social media and got the word out quickly. His writing style is excellent and helped support our product

Celina Owen

was hans peter's client

Hans is a thoughtful, engaging writer who brings a personal, creative touch to his projects. He connects ideas, people, and images to bring stories to life.

Meaghan Cursons

reported to hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

Hans provides, feeds and inspires creative thinking. Working with him over the years has been a delight and has helped me to wrap my brain around the complexities of urban and rural development issues, community relationships and partnership development, He is a gifted writer and thinker who encourages lateral thought in others and challenges them to see "another way".

Sandy McKellar

was hans peter's client

Hans Peter Meyer has a long history with the forest sector and this familiarity combined with his extensive collection of stock photography make him a valuable resource for those working in forestry communications.

Natasha Davis

was a consultant or contractor to hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

I worked with Hans on a couple of past book projects. Not only is his photographic images captivating and powerful; he is a great talent to work with and work for.

Marci Hotsenpiller (formerly Crossan)

was hans peter's client

Hans brings a journalistic "eye" to his photography work. His photos have helped me tell a client's story to the press on numerous occasions. He's also fast and completely professional--which helps if you're on deadline.

Natasha Milanovich

was with another company when working with hans peter at hanspetermeyer.ca

Hans is a talented writer with an ability for distilling complex issues of land use development into an accessible and understandable prose. I have enjoyed his regular columns in the Comox Valley Word, the Real Estate Foundation Newsletter, among other publications, for years.

Cristina Baldini

was hans peter's client

Hans Peter is a very dynamic individual specializing in food & culinary media along promotional product design. He is an advocate for connection the growers to the diners.

James Street

was a consultant or contractor to hans peter at EatDrinkMEDIA.ca

Hans Peter Meyer was instumental in helping Brambles Market announce its vison through Social media. His ability to partner a variety of current technologies brought the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island Food Scene to its followers in fun, articulate and dare I say....delicious writing as opposed to the mechanical advertorials so often seen in the food media. James Street

Robin Rivers

was with another company when working with hans peter at EatDrinkMEDIA.ca

His passion for local food and story telling through writing, photography and new media makes Hans an asset to any team and a motivated self-starter when creating original projects. He is always looking for and creating new ways to celebrate as well as promote Vancouver Island and it's bounty.

Gerry Pattison

was with another company when working with hans peter at EatDrinkMEDIA.ca

Hans Peter Meyer is so passionate about local foods and local food production . He is a great advocate for moving the local food movement forward and produces very artistic photo's and commentary on our locally produced food

Gregor Mowatt

was hans peter's client

Hans Peter Meyer is a passionate foodie with a mission to introduce the local bounty of the Comox Valley. Using various media formats, Hans cares a great deal about our local food and drink scene. Great photographer, as well!

Amanda Woloshyn

was with another company when working with

I've met few others that share Hans passion for food, drink, and being social. His involvement and commitment to his passions and his community make him an active, driving force in the very alive local food interest and industry. He is creative and ambitious in engaging all pieces of the puzzle, and introducing new media.

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Hans Peter Meyer has written for the Real Estate Foundation Communities in Transition for a number of years and his work is always very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I would recommend Hans for any

Brenda Southam

was hans peter's client

Hans Peter Meyer has written for the Real Estate Foundation Communities in Transition for a number of years and his work is always very knowledgeable and easy to understand. I would recommend Hans for any writing you require. He interviewed me at the BC Land Summit and wrote a terrific piece from the interview. Excellent!

Jack Minard

was hans peter's client

Peter has created a consistent network and uses this on our behalf whenever possible to promote and advance our important work. HPM's work is always interesting timely and innovative. We enjoy his articles, websites and his latest venture into the various "Social" media.

Bruce Turner

was with another company when working with hans peter at Small Town and Rural Communities Institute of BC

Hans Peter Meyer is a knowledgeable professional, committed to community development.

Marty Douglas

was hans peter's client

I have worked with and hired Hans on several occasions, as a consultant/writer and photographer. He brings fresh ideas to projects, has boundless energy and works well with deadlines and associates.

Projects

Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.

The #WeAreYQQ Project (2015-)

Vancouver Island Local Food Heroes (2012-2013)

Working in the Woods Today: BC's coastal forest industry in the 21st century (2005-)

The #WeAreYQQ Project (2015-)

The #WeAreYQQ Project is a business and community economic development project focused on the Comox Valley region (served by the Comox Airport, YQQ). We are inspiring and supporting a talent and entrepreneur driven economy. Want to see bottom-up talent and entrepreneur led economic growth in your community or region? Interested in what we're learning? Please be in touch.

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Vancouver Island Local Food Heroes (2012-2013)

At hanspetermeyer.ca we think “local food” is best: the most nutritious, the most flavourful, the lowest
carbon footprint, the best for our local economy. We choose to work with businesses and organizations that
are part of the “local food” economy. Our Vancouver Island #localfoodhero promotion is a celebration. It’s
about putting the limelight on folks who are making our region a ” good food” region. It’s about celebrating
flavour, health, craft, and our local food economies. It’s about farmers and chefs, wineries and restauranteurs,
servers and vendors, markets and… well, just about anyone or any business or organization that’s doing
good stuff. Building skills and talents to tell the “good food” story It’s also about engaging the public –
as individuals who enjoy good food and drink, as someone who grows, produces, or prepares good food
and drink – to help tell this story. With new media tools it’s easy to let our friends and neighbours, as
well as the larger world, know about what tastes good, what’s healthy, what’s good for our communities
and families. We’re using our monthly promotions, sponsored by restaurants and retailers who actively
support #localfood, to encourage you to become ambassadors, story-tellers for our region. We invite
you to help us in this celebration by using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or VIMEO, Flickr,
Pinterest, and blog posts. When you post, you’re helping market the local food sector. You’re helping to
build your community’s capacity to grow and deliver good food. And, you’re having fun and maybe winning
something cool along the way. Watch this space for upcoming #localfoodhero news and promotions…

Select posts

Working in the Woods Today: BC's coastal forest industry in the 21st century (2005-)

An initiative to capture the images and stories of coastal BC's iconic industry today, in the early 21st century.
My goal is to produce a book about Working in the Woods Today, BC's coastal forest industry in the 21st
century - from pre-harvest planning and engineering, through falling, yarding, sorting, and booming, to
regeneration and stand management. My focus is on the people who work in it, the environments they are
working in, the technologies and machinery they are using in BC's primary industry. Follow the project on
FB at j.mp/WorkingInTheWoodsToday-FB and on Twitter at @CoastalForest.

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Blog

Some highlights from my blog

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea, or just say hello.

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