YOU’RE MAKING WAVES

99.8% of Canadian businesses have fewer than 500 employees. We call them SMEs, and they’re our bread and butter. As a SME your defining traits are potential, drive and ambition. You’re at the point in your growth cycle where you could double in size in a year if things go right and you’re willing to put the work in to make sure that they do.

 

We’re industry-agnostic: we’ve worked with artists and mechanics, realtors and law firms. We know that cool businesses that we jive with exist in every sector, and we’d love to dive into new kinds of business in new industries and help them make waves.

 

ARE YOU THE RIGHT SME FOR US?

 

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BUSINESS OWNERS

You’re no stranger to long days and hard nights of work.  We get that because we’ve been there.  When you don’t have the budget to sustain an entire marketing department, you need an effective marketing crew for the price of one team member. We can help with that.

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MARKETING MANAGERS

AI, voice search, geofencing, promotional calendars, 360-tours, content creation—the list goes on and on and on. As a Marketing Manager, you have a defined budget, big goals, targets to hit and a to-do list that seems to always get longer. When you need a proven marketing team to help conquer that task list and be there to help, you can call on us. 

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BRAND MANAGERS

Getting your brand in front of the right people at the right time seems like a simple concept, but we know that’s not the case. It takes strategy, planning and flawless execution to achieve brand results.  If you want to amp up your NPS and get your brand out there on a defined budget, talk to our crew about how we can be your sidekick.

IS YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA UNHAPPY?

Make your social media stand out like a starfish in a sea full of barnacles.

DOWNLOAD YOUR PRINTABLE DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY SOCIAL MEDIA CHECKLIST TO GET STARTED.

 

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SEAze control of your Social Media and Download Your Printable Social Media Checklist and get expert help navigating the social media ocean 🏝️

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SOME COOL RESOURCES

WHAT WE CAN DO

Every company is different, but the foundation of what works is surprisingly similar: a user-focused website, targeted messaging and an engaging social media presence—all of it based on a brand that is worked out to the tiniest detail. We’ll implement your marketing strategy in a nimble, proactive way, and we make sure to change and update with the times. We’ll keep you up to date throughout the process, giving you as much or as little control and oversight as you want. And if we’re doing it right it’ll be fun too!

Portage College

Celebrating its fiftieth year in 2018, Portage College is one of the largest colleges in Northeastern Alberta, with multiple campuses and thousands of students across undergraduate and post-grad degrees. It's also an important part of the community, holding events and adult education courses, and has a large and well-stocked museum of aboriginal artifacts.

Lakeland Co-op

Lakeland Co-op is part of the nationwide Co-op chain and a 4,300 member business in its own right, with a gas bar, hardware store, clothing store, home centre and fuel cardlock amongst its varied product offerings. Although they have a great range of products, public perception is that they are more expensive than other brands, and too few people know about the key differences between a regular company and a co-op.

Alberta's Iron Horse Trail

The Iron Horse Trail is 300km of trail following the paths set down centuries ago by fur trappers and the first railways. It's one of the province's crown jewels, and when the Riverland Recreational Trail Society wanted to promote the trail and expand its audience, they came to us.

St. Paul & Eastalta Co-op / Federated Co-operatives Ltd.

Octopus Creative pulled off an integrated marketing campaign, spanning a trading area of more than 280km in just over a month. St. Paul and District Co-op and Eastalta Co-op officially formed Cornerstone Co-op in January of 2017, and as of January 2018 this campaign now provides the framework for a system-wide amalgamation campaign to be used by Federated Co-operatives Ltd. throughout the Co-op Retailing System.

Northpark Collision

Northpark is a family-run collision repair shop that has been fixing vehicles in St. Paul since 1985. They're an important part of their community, making charitable donations and doing everything they can to contribute to good causes. They're also a pro-grade repair shop with high-tech spraying facilities and hundreds of combined years of experience.

Kaft CPA

If you've got a small business in North Eastern Alberta, then KAFT CPA are your guys to call. A full-service, friendly business accountancy with a focus on helping small businesses by giving them solid advice. They specialize in tax preparation, bookkeeping and assurance- as well as being just plain lovely people.

St. Paul Junior B Canadiens

Ahh, good 'ol hockey! This is a sport that we love (if our teams make the playoffs that is!) and we were thrilled when the St. Paul Canadiens approached us to support their hockey team. We developed them a cutting-edge website with stick-dropping photography, entirely pro-bono!

JD Collision

Our crew helped JD Collision rev up for their 40th year in style with a 40th-anniversary campaign, long-term marketing strategy, optimized branding, a new website and more! Since then, we've helped them dominate the web with social media, online advertising and SEO to make them the #1 shop in the Lakeland region.

Tru Real Estate Team

Rollie Cartier and Kerri Dechaine are one of the top real estate teams not only in St. Paul, not only in Alberta, but in all of Canada. They have a long-established business and a huge, always-evolving inventory of great properties, but more importantly they have a reputation for being friendly, nice folks who deal with their clients fairly.

Weaver Supplies

What does it take to shake up the industrial supplies business, which has been dominated by a few key companies for decades? Smart sourcing, cutting out the middle-man, and a professional web presence. Weaver Supplies is a start-up company that sells small, disposable products like safety glasses and grinding discs that companies in the construction or utilities businesses need to order often, and which can have a serious effect on their bottom-line.