Meet Andrea

Andrea Bannister in bloom communications

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in bloom bouquet

My daughter, the next generation flower lover.

How can I help your brilliant business grow? I’ll use my 15+ years of communication expertise to help your organization create compelling content while reflecting your unique business value.

As the kid with my nose in a book and a pen in my hand, it’s little surprise I chose a career working in words. After earning a Public Relations degree, I launched my career at an international agency, Hill & Knowlton, specializing in media relations for pharmaceutical and consumer products. This taught me how to tell a business story that connects with customers.

Later I took on progressively senior communication roles at Deloitte, insurer RSA and Sun Life Financial, where I led a team of 11 corporate communicators and counseled leaders on effective communication practices. Along the way, I learned to ghostwrite for C-level executives and shift my writing style to appeal to different audiences. During my ten years at Sun Life, I managed amazing assignments including the internal rollout of the global brand, numerous acquisitions, ramp up of a new asset management business and many senior leader conferences.

One constant throughout my career? I love to solve business problems through better communication. Words work…to inform, engage and even inspire.

When I don’t have a laptop in front of me, I love getting my hands dirty with flowers, food and family. I’m a wife, dog wrangler and mom of three young kids. A lifelong gardener, I’m completing a horticulture certificate and am a member of the Garden Writers Association. Whether it’s seeds or stories, I love to sow them all!