Branding & Buzzing

We’re food people with a passion for marketing.

We understand the business and how it works. It’s why top names in the industry want to work with us.

They know we bring the goods.


When Sean’s not eating his way through the city, he’s building social & digital strategies for clients and guiding the team towards a flawless execution. You can usually find him on Twitter going on about the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sean is a sought-after speaker at Restaurants Canada Show, Canadian Chef Federation Conference, NSF International, Innovation Guelph Conference and Canadian Association of Exposition Management. He’s also a regular contributor to Canadian Restaurant News as a social marketing columnist.

He lives by the agency’s credo: “Make Friends.”

SEAN Beckingham


Telling stories about food since 2011


We started Branding & Buzzing with a belief that social media would change eating, cooking and dining out. We were right. Today, when North America’s best food and bev brands want to own a moment, spread the word or launch a product, they knock on our door. These days, we greet them with a smile and a Jarritos.


Our strength has always been our reach. We worked in the food space for years, and our peers at the time are now the country’s top chefs, mixologists and restauranteurs. We use our clients’ products to make their menus better. They use their menus to showcase our clients’ products, and we all eat very well.



Our clients are some of the most well-known names in food and foodservice. You’ve heard of them because that’s our job. And we do it well. Let’s talk about what we can do for you.



Over the past two decades, Marian has become one of the most well-known women in the food and beverage business. She’s been featured on Fox TV, Food Network Canada, CTV and CBC Radio.

Marian’s been a chef, owned a cooking school, managed luxury culinary brands and up-and-coming culinary talent, edited the Food section of a major Canadian magazine and founded the Windsor chapter of Slow Food. She’s never met a challenge she didn’t meet or a charcuterie plate she didn’t like.

Marian Staresinic



We’ll create a day or multi-day event starring your brand and give chefs, restaurants, foodservice operations and mixologists an easy way to participate.


  • Recruit social media influencers to participate.
  • Show up to a well-planned, well-designed and very well-run event.
  • Look forward to the next event being better than the last one.

Discover how we placed product on the lines of Canada’s top culinary scholarship competitors.


We’ll educate your people so they can educate their people, demonstrate your products’ value and show potential customers how best to use it.


  • Line up top chefs, facilitators and experts.
  • Host well-run industry events at top locations attended by operators and decision-makers.
  • Use the workshops to identify future influencers.