Marketing Sources Directory 2003
Our annual listing of ad agencies, marketing firms, Web design companies, PR firms, creative/production suppliers and media companies to help with your next marketing initiative
Key to Marketing Sources Directory Categories
Advertising Agencies: Multi-disciplinary firms that provide services which may include media buying, producing advertising creative, public and media relations services, Web services, etc.
Marketing & Market Research Firms: Companies that provide marketing or market research services in diverse areas including branding, event management, corporate ID design, consumer research, data collection/analysis, direct marketing and database management.
Creative Suppliers: Companies that provide products and services required to create marketing and advertising projects, including photographers, typographers, graphic designers, professional writers, illustrators, editors, etc.
Public Relations Firms (PR Firms): Companies that develop marketing planning and communications strategies. Specializations may include public, media, government, or investor relations, crisis communications, etc.
Production Suppliers: Companies that provide products and services required to produce marketing and advertising projects, including prepress and printing, bindery, sign/display making, video production and post-production, audio services, duplication services, live production co-ordination, distribution services, etc.
Web Site Design & Development Companies: Companies that provide Web site design, support, maintenance, programming or Internet promotions and other new media services such as interactive CD-ROM design or animation services.
Media: Companies (magazines, newspapers, televison stations, radio stations, etc.) that produce editorial content products, sell advertising in those products and may also provide ad production services.
Other: Companies whose products or services extend beyond the scope of other categories and/or those that provide a service or product not previously listed. Examples include media monitoring, audio-visual rental, artist matchmaking services, display services, sports arena advertising.
PLEASE NOTE: The Marketing Sources Directory represents a sample of Alberta companies that provide marketing products and services, as compiled through independent research and a submitted questionnaire. The directory is not an endorsement of any particular company.
CONTACTS: Greg Macdonald, president; Ernie Pazemko, director; Frank Calder, director
SERVICES: Full-service agency with a focus on the retail industry
CONTACTS: Carmen A. Toth, president
SERVICES: Full-service agency offering research strategies, creative, media buying. Also production of print, photography, audio, video, Web, customer loyalty programs, database marketing
Anderson McFallon Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Wendy Anderson, principal; Andrew McFallon, principal; John Boyd, account manager
SERVICES: Advertising planning and campaigns, in-house communications counsel and contracting, media buying and planning, social marketing campaigns, strategic communications planning
Bless Ad Christian Communications
CONTACTS: Gary W. Hendrick, president; Gaylene Hendrick, administration manager; Tina Wong, art director
SERVICES: Full-service advertising and communications agency servicing the Christian community
CONTACTS: Stephen Nykolyn,
vice-president client services;
Bill Brunton, vice-president consulting, Ken Christoffel, president and CEO
SERVICES: Full-service firm integrating strategy, advertising, interactive and public relations
CONTACTS: Blair Strachan, partner; Dana Longeway, partner
SERVICES: Graphic design – logos and related corporate marketing materials
Calder Bateman Communications
CONTACTS: Frank Calder, senior partner; Margaret Bateman, senior partner; Ernie Pasemko, partner
SERVICES: Radio, television, print, outdoor advertising, media planning and buying, public relations, media training, corporate (re)branding, interactive Web site design and development, investor relations
CONTACTS: Rick Carter, president
SERVICES: Full-service agency with expertise in media buying, design, creative, strategic planning
Circus, An Ad Agency
CONTACTS: Jeff McLean, art director; Robert Falconer, art director; Linda Cirka, production manager; Bob Wood, copy writer
SERVICES: Full-service advertising agency
Creative Intelligence Agency
CONTACTS: Barry Anderson, principal – executive director, strategic services; Dean McKenzie, principal – executive director, creative services
SERVICES: Full-service agency involved in all aspects of corporate and retail communications including print, out-of-home, electronic media, writing, strategic marketing
CONTACTS: Sterling MacDonald, general manager; Theresa Kodecki, marketing manager
SERVICES: Marketing, advertising, graphic design, printing
Focus Design Group
CONTACTS: Dwayne Holland, principal; Christine Cook, studio manager
SERVICES: Corporate ID development, logo design, print material design and development, Web design, copywriting, illustration, tradeshow displays
Fulcrum Communications Group
CONTACTS: LeRoy Parker, president & creative director
SERVICES: Print, radio and television creative, marketing/brand strategy, corporate identity, graphic design, media planning, multimedia production. Also marketing communication for businesses, entertainment, retail
g2 marketing Inc.
CONTACTS: Glori Meldrum, president; Ronda Berry, director of new business
SERVICES: Creative writing, public relations, strategic marketing, brand development, media planning and buying, promotions, special events, graphic design, project management, Web management
HandyRandy Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Randy Milanovic, creative director
SERVICES: Visual communications, marketing, advertising and communications strategy
Hendrick & Associates Marketing Services Inc.
CONTACTS: Gary W. Hendrick, president; Gordon X, creative director; Tina Wong, production
SERVICES: Full-service advertising agency
CONTACTS: Barry Styles, executive chairman & CEO; Pat Sullivan, president & COO; Susan Beck, vice-president media; Steve Williams, vice-president & creative director; Leslie Shortt, director of client services
SERVICES: Communications strategy and planning, creative strategy and execution (all media), media planning and buying, print production, desktop services, account service
Hök Nik Creative Inc.
CONTACTS: Jeff Day, print services director; Marc Pearce, Web services director
SERVICES: Cost-efficient and creative solutions for any media, including the Web
CONTACTS: Cheryl McKenzie, owner; Nan Swanston, owner
SERVICES: Corporate branding, marketing, promotional materials, illustration, colour printing, Web design and hosting, e-commerce solutions
Impact Blue Incorporated
CONTACTS: Ryan McDonald, president & CEO; Colin Innes, vice-president business development; Art Graddon, vice-president client services
SERVICES: Integrated e-business, software and communications solutions specializing in Web marketing, brand strategy, corporate identity, portal development, content management solutions
Iris Meck Communications
CONTACTS: Iris Meck, president
SERVICES: Advertising and marketing solutions including communication and strategic planning, media buying, collateral production, event and conference co-ordination
Joyce Chan (Canada) Inc.
CONTACTS: Joyce Chan
SERVICES: Translation and interpretation, advertisement development, graphic design, printing. Also markets Canadian products to Asian countries
CONTACTS: Christopher J. Wein, managing director; Quentin Collier, creative director; John Partridge, chief financial officer
SERVICES: Web solutions, branding, print design, strategy, advertising
Linda Gammon Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Linda Gammon, senior consultant & owner
SERVICES: Strategic planning, branding, creative services, artwork, media buying and planning, print procurement
Link PR Incorporated
CONTACTS: Annette Bowie, president; Michele Jacques, marketing consultant
SERVICES: Development of marketing/promotion plans and executio. Also communication materials, special events, media relations, media buying, publications, presentations, promotions
Margaret Kool Marketing
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CONTACTS: Andy Feher, Margaret Kool
SERVICES: Full-scale marketing consulting agency providing all facets of communications from strategic marketing, branding, positioning, advertising, social marketing to media and public and relations
Marketing By Design Inc.
CONTACTS: Aurea Vasseur, president
SERVICES: Project management, strategic marketing, graphic design, advertising campaigns, database development and management, Web site design and development, event marketing and sponsorships
Ogilvy & Mather
CONTACTS: Mark Pigott, president, Phil Copithorne, creative director
SERVICES: Full-service agency
Palmer Jarvis DDB
CONTACTS: Helene Leggatt, president; Martha Jamieson, vice-president public relations; Kathy Shapka, vice-president media director
SERVICES: Integrated communications, branding, corporate communications, public and media relations, creative and media services, design, recruitment advertising
CONTACTS: Larry Bannerman, general manager; Joe Hospodarec, creative director; Linda Waldner, vice-president operations
SERVICES: Creative solutions and concepts, planning, branding, consulting, campaign development, Web design
CONTACTS: Jim Freeman, president & senior strategist; Layden Brown, vice-president
SERVICES: Visionary thinking and strategic planning, strategic partnering, marketing, advertising
CONTACTS: Andy Shortt, president & creative partner; Charles Blackwell, creative partner; Darcy Parke, creative partner
SERVICES: Full-service advertising, design, Web design, strategic planning, media planning and buying
CONTACTS: Monique Fikar, director of client services, Lori Billey, creative director
SERVICES: Advertising strategy, design and production services including television and radio.
Rose Country Advertising and Public Relations
CONTACTS: Brian Stecyk, president; Ted Tennison, APR; Andy Holt, creative director
SERVICES: Full-service communications. Also public issues management and food packaging
TAG Advertising and Marketing
CONTACTS: Steve Boyd, partner & creative director; Todd Sloane, partner & creative director
SERVICES: Communications strategy, creative for all media, production for all media, integrated plan management, media planning, buying and analysis
CONTACTS: Jeff Robinson, managing director
SERVICES: Integrated resources including strategy, research, database, direct response, online/interactive, print and broadcast production, media planning and buying, design, corporate identity, promotions and multimedia
CONTACTS: Gary Makar, general manager & vice-president advertising; Todd Trifaux, vice- president integrated marketing; Cara Whillans, vice-president recruitment marketing and media
SERVICES: Strategic branding, print, radio and television creative and advertising, media planning and buying, collateral material design, special event planning and co-ordination, recruitment advertising, employer branding, communications strategy and planning, media relations, crisis and issues communications
CONTACTS: Catherine Proulx, partner; James Webb, partner; Phil Klassen, partner
SERVICES: Strategic planning, marketing and communication strategy, corporate identity and branding, publicity planning, market research, Web site development and e-branding, design and production for all media
Venture Communications Ltd.
CONTACTS: Arlene Dickinson, president & owner; Todd Blevins, national creative director; Wayne Morishita, national client marketing director
SERVICES: National full-service marketing communications firm
Watermark Advertising Design
CONTACTS: Paul Vella, vice-president brand development, Steve Bottoms, CEO
SERVICES: All areas of marketing communication including design
CONTACTS: Kathy Watts, president
SERVICES: Print, radio and TV production, multi-media campaigns, media planning and buying, research communications strategy, special promotions, event planning, Web design, Web content development, graphic design, copywriting, media releases. Specializing in small to medium-sized businesses as well as the not-for-profit sector
William Joseph & Associates
CONTACTS: Ryan W. Townend, principal; Tim Beingessner, principal
SERVICES: Creative, strategy, event management, fund development, interior design, publications
Zero Gravity Inc.
CONTACTS: Rich Thompson, president, CEO & co-founder; Margo McKee, creative director/managing partner
SERVICES: Strategic planning, advertising, print collateral, online marketing, event planning, investor relations, media relations
Marketing & Market Research Firms
Balance Media Limited
CONTACTS: Andrea Bell, project director; Adam Jevne; Managing Director
SERVICES: Web, print, identity and advertising development
Bottom Line Productions
CONTACTS: Darka Tarnawsky, president; Alexandra Shewchuk, vice-president; Brad Walker, director of Operations – Calgary
SERVICES: Communications, strategic marketing, event planning, media relations and development
Brainstorm CGP Inc.
CONTACTS: Barry Chung, Beth Gallup, Korrie Ponney, principal partners
SERVICES: TV, audio and video production; Web, CD and DVD content creation; marketing and communication planning; corporate storytelling, Internet-based training
CONTACTS: Randy Cronin, managing partner
SERVICES: Marketing communications strategy development, campaign management, supplier management
CIS Research Centre
CONTACTS: Kim Thornton, partner; Steven Dennis, partner
SERVICES: Market research, focus groups, survey design and implementation
CONTACTS: Sheri-Lee Turner, managing partner
SERVICES: E-mail marketing, interactive marketing, brand and Web development, direct marketing and consulting
The Communicators – Event & Awareness Inc.
CONTACTS: Joanne Toller, partner; Shawna Ogston, partner
SERVICES: Event management, media relations, fund development
Cristall Marketing Limited
CONTACTS: Mark Cristall
SERVICES: Organization and development, strategic planning, marketing communications, market research and analysis, e-business solutions
Criterion Research Corp.
CONTACTS: Maureen McCaw, president; Barry Davis, senior research analyst
SERVICES: Provider of full-service market and social research consulting – project design, data collection, data processing and analysis. Also offers recruitment services, focus group moderating and individual in-depth interviews.
CONTACTS: Donna Deschenes, principal/creative director; Guy Regnier, principal/creative director
SERVICES: Strategic marketing and communications plans, corporate communications and identity programs, market positioning and brand strategies, Web strategy and development, multi-media strategy and development
Donovan Creative Communications (DCC)
CONTACTS: Michael Donovan
SERVICES: Brand building, investor communications, print, digital media, strategic marketing, planning and research, copywriting, communications, public relations, creative
Environics Research Group
CONTACTS: Michael Heffring, CEO; Joan Bell, COO; Yvonne Brouwers, Executive vice- president
SERVICES: Syndicated studies, custom, market research, performance management, reputation and issues management
The Event Group Inc.
CONTACTS: David Howard, partner; Jim Button, partner; Leslie Gallacher, partner
SERVICES: Event management and marketing company specializing in creating and managing a wide range of events for a diverse clientele – corporate, not-for-profit and public events
Fat Cat Media Relations
CONTACTS: Brenda Knight, president
SERVICES: Media relations strategies, campaigns and workshops, marketing and communication campaigns, event planning and development, project management
Grandview Consulting Inc.
CONTACTS: Lorne Daniel, managing partner, Laurie Harder, marketing co-ordinator; Shannon Kerraghan, consultant
SERVICES: Strategic planning, marketing planning, writing, co-ordination of production ( printing and design) for communication projects
Hargreaves & Associates
CONTACTS: David Hargreaves, president
SERVICES: Consumer surveys, focus groups, business to business surveys
Incite Solutions Inc.
CONTACTS: Ted Kouri, principal; Jared Smith, principal
SERVICES: Research planning, branding, design and the overall management of marketing activities
CONTACTS: Tim Olafson, senior vice-president & managing director
SERVICES: Custom and syndicated research products and services including concept and product testing, attitude and usage studies, public opinion, omnibus surveys, tracking systems, brand loyalty research, volume forecasting, marketing models and advanced analytics
LSL Marketing Consultants
CONTACTS: Lori Colborne, president
SERVICES: Marketing plans, ongoing management plans, seminars/workshops/keynotes, external and internal customers
Millennium Strategies Inc. (Millennium Marketing)
CONTACTS: John D. Klovansky, president & CEO
SERVICES: Product launch plans and execution, business plan writing and critique, action plans, marketing plan creation
CONTACTS: Melodie Creegan, president; Stephen Dougherty, partner
SERVICES: Brand strategy and campaign development, market research, communication design and implementation (print, new media, television)
Not Your Average Jo Communications
CONTACTS: Jo Williams
SERVICES: Communications strategy, marketing, special events, public relations, media relations, writing
Odvod Media Corp.
CONTACTS: Orville Chubb, Randy Hayashi, Trudy Callaghan, partners
SERVICES: Marketing and communications, visual identities, promotional materials, integrated plans and strategies
Prime Time Marketing & Communications
CONTACTS: Deb Tansley, president; Lori Forrest, account supervisor
SERVICES: Marketing planning, strategy and execution, design, copywriting, account services, production management
Research Innovations Inc.
CONTACTS: Coral Thygesen, president; Graham O’Shea, general manager
SERVICES: Full-service research and consulting, including survey/study design, data collection, data analysis, follow-up implementation, action consultants
Right Field Marketing
SERVICES: Marketing plans, business coaching and workshops
Start Marketing Inc.
CONTACTS: Jacqueline Drew, president
SERVICES: Strategic business planning, marketing and creative services, sales training and development
Strategy Summit Ltd.
CONTACTS: Brad Ferguson, president & CEO
SERVICES: Market and marketing strategy, differentiation, advertising strategies, marketing and sales process strategy, outsourced marketing management
Street Smart Strategic Planning
CONTACTS: Roger Mercier, managing partner
SERVICES: Qualitative focus group research, strategic planning and brand positioning strategies, HR studies and ad agency creative briefs
Sun Dogs Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Bryn Murray, president
SERVICES: Intergrated marketing communications, marketing research, design, copywriting, Web development
Tandem Marketing Design
CONTACTS: Todd Fraser, managing director
SERVICES: Print, new media, brand development and identity
The Thinktank – Marketing Company
CONTACTS: Betty Ledgerwood, owner
SERVICES: Brand evaluation, identity creation, communications and strategies implementation
Toma & Bouma Management Consultants
CONTACTS: Darrell Toma, Jerry Bouma
SERVICES: Market and product opportunity analysis, competitive analysis. Specializes in agri-food products and experience in technology/research and development
Varzari Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Lynda Varzari
SERVICES: Marketing and communications services through strategy, training and brand development
CONTACTS: Sarah Classen Stickland, owner and designer
SERVICES: Graphic design, visual identities, print design, Web design, packaging design, corporate communications, marketing materials, book design
Advanta Design Group Inc.
CONTACTS: Kent Davidson, president; Stephen Anstey, vice-president and business development
SERVICES: Industrial product design, brand strategy development, graphic design, Web design and development, marketing communications
CONTACTS: Jeff Plante, new media producer
SERVICES: Interactive new media and digital animation for film, television and corporate communications
Animatters Animation & Design Studios
CONTACTS: Kelly Davies, president
SERVICES: Print, Web, broadcast television, video, DVD production; animation for broadcast, Web, print and special promotions
CONTACTS: Dan McWilliam, president; Lori McWilliam, creative director
SERVICES: Corporate identity, image building and branding, communication planning, packaging and advertising design, creative and production services, new media development
CONTACTS: John Arthur Smith, creative director client services
SERVICES: Concept to final production for all aspects of advertising
Bossanova Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Jan Thalheimer, owner and creative director
SERVICES: Graphic design for print, electronic media, copywriting, brochure writing, illustration
Chad Johnston Photographics
CONTACTS: Chad Johnston
CONTACTS: Cindy Revell, illustrator
SERVICES: Provides illustration for magazines, ad agencies, children’s book publishers
CONTACTS: Geoff Plewes, principal; Trevor Paddock, principal
SERVICES: Brand development, ID development, advertising, investor relations, Web design, Web systems
CONTACTS: Don Bartoconei, president
SERVICES: Commercial photography (studio and location), high-end digital photography and traditional film
Critical Path Marketing Communications
CONTACTS: Kim Deley, president
SERVICES: Graphic design and communications, logos, corporate ID, annual reports, advertising, brochures, copywriting, event materials, presentations, point of sale
Design Plus Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Gwen Hetherington, creative director
SERVICES: Graphic design, corporate ID, corporate communications
CONTACTS: Jack Born, executive
SERVICES: Graphic and communications design, logo, visual/corporate identity packages, stationery and other collateral
e=mc2 event management inc.
CONTACTS: Ken Christopherson, principal/executive producer; Jocelyn Flanagan, principal/executive producer
SERVICES: Organizers of industry conferences, official openings, fundraising galas, awards banquets. Also provider of creative concept, theme design, budget management and production stage management
Equinox Design Consultants
CONTACTS: David Moore
SERVICES: Corporate identity design, brochures, Web design, illustration
CONTACTS: Dan Finocchiaro, creative director; Jo-Anne Finocchiaro, director; Lindsay Danielle, sales
SERVICES: Design, digital production, brand development, project management, packaging. Specializing in packaging from food to product
CONTACTS: Lisa Toliver-Fox; owner & designer
SERVICES: Graphic design, promotional print materials, publications, corporate ID, annual reports, newsletters
CONTACTS: Brad Hendricks, managing partner; Geoff Summdch, managing partner; Spencer Fonger, managing partner
SERVICES: Creative for design of print advertising, TV, radio; creative for corporate communications
Gallup Photography Inc.
CONTACTS: Mark Gallup, photographer
SERVICES: Original and stock photography
CONTACTS: Chris Bedford, president; Alex Berenyi, interactive director & principal; Michael Dangelmaier, creative director & principal
SERVICES: Full-service design in communications including advertising, marketing programs, branding, identities, corporate communications, publication design. Also specializing in signage, Web applications, Web sites
Kim Griffiths Photography Inc.
CONTACTS: Kim Griffiths
SERVICES: Industrial, food, commercial, architectural, editorial and advertising photography
Laughing Dog Photography
CONTACTS: Dustin Delfs
SERVICES: Commercial and editorial photography
CONTACTS: Rob Johnstone, co-owner; Val Lawton, co-owner
SERVICES: Illustration, storyboarding, copywriting, editing
McRobbie Design Group
CONTACTS: Ken McRobbie, creative director; Robyn Stuart, art director
SERVICES: Creative services that help companies develop and achieve their full potential — branding, print, interactive
Merlin Edge Inc.
CONTACTS: Laurie Watson, president & creative director; George Koch, vice-president & partner; Charles Conboy, vice-president, marketing & senior strategist
SERVICES: Marketing strategy, brand development, investor relations, annual reports, multi-media presentations, Web site development, advertising, brochures, business-to-business marketing
CONTACTS: Don Myhre, director; Rob Weidemann, art director
SERVICES: Corporate communications, creative and strategic marketing, design and illustration
CONTACTS: Tara Langlois, principal; Bernie Roessler, principal
SERVICES: Graphic design, information design, illustration, copywriting, editing services
Roth and Ramberg Photography Inc.
CONTACTS: Dale Roth, photographer; Michele Ramberg, photographer
SERVICES: Advertising, corporate, industrial and editorial photography
textweave writing & editing
CONTACTS: Brenda Belokrinicew, owner/operator
SERVICES: Writing or editing of reports, courses, manuals, etc.
Top Draw Inc.
CONTACTS: Ken Jurina, president
SERVICES: Graphic design, corporate branding, Web site development, multimedia production, copywriting, photography
Vision Design Communications Inc.
CONTACTS: Gord Gilroy, principal; Lisa Todd, account manager
SERVICES: Strategic marketing through design, illustration, writing and photography from print to Web
Public Relations Firms
Bray, Michaels & Associates
CONTACTS: Robert Bray, Warren Michaels
SERVICES: Corporate communications, media strategies, image management, creative writing, video production, executive coaching, television production house
Brian Hetherington & Associates
CONTACTS: Brian Hetherington, president
SERVICES: Issues management, media relations, consumer affairs, business and product promotions, special event planning
CONTACTS: Monique Chenier, president
SERVICES: Research analysis, implementation and evaluation of communications programs, branding, collateral, newsletters, event management, presentations, speech writing, Web site, video development, media relations, advertising, community relations
Communica Public Affairs Inc.
CONTACTS: Doug Ford, partner; Alan Roth, partner
SERVICES: Public consultation services for capital development projects, including Aboriginal relations and engagements
CONTACTS: Larry E Clausen, president & CEO; Bill Watson, vice-president
SERVICES: Reputation management, strategic communication management, government relations, community investments, crisis learning, issues management, media relations, social marketing, public aff