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Partners

We may be a small team, but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer a full agency experience. We bring in experts as we need them,  offering you an experienced, skilled, and professional talent pool without breaking the bank. Our partners include experts in marketing and communications strategy, WordPress development, community management, graphic design, copywriting, and research and analysis.

Having a roster of varied experts at our disposal makes things easier for clients: we can meet all of your varied project needs but still offer you the simplicity of a single point of contact managing your project, and a single invoice. It is like hiring a general contractor to take care of the hassle of your home renovation.

There are a few regulars we try and work with as frequently as possible, and we’d like to introduce them to you:

BrianaT023Briana Tomkinson has over ten years experience shaping strategy and creating interactive content on web and mobile for clients in a range of industries, including B2B, government, retail, post-secondary and non-profit. Briana has worked as an agency marketing strategist at Cossette and Dare, where she worked with diverse clients including nonprofits, universities, tourism organizations and large consumer brands. She began her career as a content manager and writer for large web portals as part of the team that managed canada.com (the online home of the Vancouver Sun, Province and Times-Colonist newspapers and Global TV) and myTELUS.com.

In addition to social media training seminars and workshops for private clients, Briana has spoken at a number of events, including the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Industry Summit, presentations to the BC Technology Industry Association and the International Internet Marketing Association, Cossette’s Convergence 2009 marketing conference, and the Northern Voice blogging conference. A blogger since 2003, she is the co-founder and managing editor of TenthToTheFraser.ca, a hyperlocal blog about life in New Westminster, B.C. She also co-founded Summerfest In Grimston Park, an annual community festival in New Westminster, and NEXT New West, a networking and social group for young professionals in New Westminster. You can find her on Twitter @breebop or @10thtothefraser, and linkedin.com/in/briana.

“Briana is an excellent strategist with strong sense of how to use social media to contribute to client’s business success. Her advice and insights are of great value to any organization looking to find a better way to connect to their stakeholders.”

-David Brodie, Senior Account Director, Optimum PR

 

Of DesksOf Desks specializes in efficient WordPress based sites. They are unique in that they offer graphic design work as well as code, and we are happy to call them a partner organization. We love working with them as they are great at finding ways to make budgets work, they always make deadlines – plus Wes and Darrell Koopmans are generally just fun guys to work with. Of Desks is based in New Westminster and Squamish.

 

IMG_4209Kathleen McConnell is a skilled communicator, researcher and analyst with a degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University. She has a gift for gathering and interpreting data to present clear and actionable recommendations through competitive analysis, social media and website audits, market research, interpretation of demographic data, report writing and survey analysis. In addition to working on a variety of engagement projects for Hyack Interactive, she also provides Hyack Interactive’s resume development and career counselling services. With over six years of experience in career advising in a university setting and another three years of experience in training and development, Kathleen has seen thousands of resumes and coached hundreds of people to achieve their career goals. Learn more about these services.

 

 

imagesbybethany0058Brooke Takhar is a freelance writer, editor, blogger, and social media maven. She thrives on curating and promoting client brands through their social media channels. With a sharp eye for detail, creative spark and a love for true and organic engagement, she has executed a variety of campaigns and projects over the past year with Hyack Interactive.