Introducing Your Best Marketer Award Top 10 Semi-Finalists

There are thousands of ways to promote a small business, and some of the best don’t even require much spending. Our Best Marketer Award salutes the company that demonstrates the most innovative and impactful integrated marketing initiative executed in BC. Through a multi-channel approach, this business demonstrates creativity and increases customer engagement. The award is assessed on the following criteria:

  • Integration:
  • Creativity:
  • Engagement:

Last year, husband and wife team, Frances Riley and Richard Haley (pictured above), scooped the award for their innovative and fresh marketing approach at Prince Rupert’s The Argosy. In 2018, who will take the crown? Here are the contenders, your Top 10 Semi-Finalists:

BC Buzz Honey

Location: Langley

BC Buzz Honey provides a home for all natural, unpasteurized honey from across Western Canada. The company is the brainchild of Chris Davies and Kris Friesen, who saw a gap in the market for locally produced, high quality honey. Their products sell at farm locations in Langley and Mission.

Domestic Objects

Location: Vancouver

Domestic Objects crafts gorgeous, handmade play tents for local and international markets. The company is owned and operated by Vancouver Mom, Sarah Jagger, who conducts regular trips to Indonesia, the Philippines and Taiwan in search of fabric, supplies and ideas.

Empty Desk Solutions

Location: Port Hardy

Founded by social media expert Brittany Hardy, Empty Desk Solutions creates tailored social media content, advertisements, blogs and branding for busy entrepreneurs, allowing them to focus on their small business.

Fortune Marketing

Location: Kelowna

Fortune Marketing is the only agency in the Okanagan that provides both marketing and sales services to new construction real estate developers. They have a strong portfolio of project success and take a personal interest in delivering a high level of service to developers and homeowners.

Island Lake Lodge

Location: Fernie

Island Lake Lodge has been a progressive force with Content Marketing for a number of years. Last year they made a 22-minute TV show called – Winter of our Content. This ski focused show has been syndicated across North America and was broadcast to over 300 million homes in 2016/17.

JY Knows It Business Consulting

Location: Vancouver

JY Knows It Business Consulting is a full service digital marketing agency specializing in social media optimization, reputation management and website development. The company is based in Downtown Vancouver.

Longevity Graphics

Location: Coquitlam

Longevity Graphics specializes in web design and internet marketing for local businesses within the construction, trades and services industries. They’ve been in business in Coquitlam since 2001, recently expanding to three offices in the Greater Vancouver Area, and Toronto.

Nettle’s Tale Swimwear

Location: Vancouver

Brought to fruition by an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign in 2014, Nettle’s Tale produces ethically and locally made swimsuits designed for the everyday woman. The models used on their site represent a diverse range of ages, size, and ethnicities.

Twirling Umbrellas

Location: Kelowna

Twirling Umbrellas is a digital creative agency focused on transforming brands and using the internet to make people’s lives better. They specialize in helping small and medium businesses with web design and digital marketing servies.

Two Wheel Gear

Location: Vancouver

Two Wheel Gear invented the bike suit bag in 1999. This movement grew into a premium brand of specialized bags and panniers for bike commuters. Today, their products is carried across Canada in retail giants like MEC.