Tell Your Story! Abbotsford Firms Unite To Share Digital Storytelling Secrets

By September 16, 2013Business, Business News, The Net

The age of digital marketing is here! Three innovative firms have teamed up to share their Digital Storytelling secrets with Abbotsford businesses on October 1st, 2013.

Relevention, Domain7, and Jelly Marketing will co-host this exclusive one-day workshop to inspire and equip local for-profit and non-profit businesses to effectively tell their company’s story online. Each playing to its strength, these three firms will provide a user-friendly run down of what it takes to bring a story to life in the digital age. Companies are invited to bring management, board members and marketing staff together for this opportunity to brainstorm, plan, and strategize with some of the best Digital Storytellers in the business.

“Abbotsford is home to some top tier companies working with global brands. I wanted to get together these Abbotsford companies who are known across Canada and around the world for digital excellence,” shares Darian Kovacs, Principal at Jelly Marketing.

Get advice from those who deliver as the secret weapons of successful marketing are revealed. Each host company will present their signature strength within the Digital Storytelling sphere: Relevention — Research Strategy, Domain7 – Web Strategy, and Jelly Marketing – Social Media & PR Strategy.

Come get (re)introduced to the crucial components of compelling marketing: story and strategy. With Relevention, Domain7, and Jelly Marketing at the helm, businesses will be coached through an inside-out approach to both key elements in expert detail. Also, organizers are offering a bonus gift to businesses or organizations that pre-register: $150 in FREE Google Adwords credits.

For companies in the charitable sector, a pre-event luncheon will be held for those who are eager to incorporate storytelling into their organization. Hosts will share their success stories and provide practical ideas for digital fundraising and promotions. The lunch is a FREE option for charities from 11:00am – 12:30pm.

Digital Storytelling workshop will be held Tuesday, October 1st from 1:00 – 5:00pm at Ramada Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre in Abbotsford. Exclusive networking wine and cheese reception to follow.

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Darian Kovacs

Darian Kovacs

Darian is the Principal and Marketing Strategist at Jelly Marketing. He brings over a decade of experience in Internet Marketing and Public Relations.

Back in 2008, Darian started his own interactive marketing agency focussing on mobile apps and it was during this time that he recognized a specific need for businesses to be able to take their app to market in the digital sphere. He has worked with dozens of local businesses and charities to increase their visibility and presence online. Darian loves developing creative action plans to build awareness for organizations and great ideas. [@dariankovacs]

Kevin Gilbert

Kevin Gilbert

As content strategist with Vancouver digital agency Domain7, Kevan has helped tell stories online for dozens of clients, including UBC, United Way and Central1. With a degree in Media Communications from TWU and having studied project management at SFU, he brings both grand vision and pragmatic advice to digital storytelling. As a passionate speaker and writer, Kevan explores questions of how we can become better, whether that means telling better stories, building better businesses, or making a better world. He is a proud dad and doting husband, and has been known to improvise songs for almost any occasion.


Braden Douglas

Braden Douglas

Braden Douglas, a seasoned marketer with over 10 years of experience, has fused strategic planning and unique creative designs to form the backbone of Relevention Marketing Inc. – one of the fastest growing results-based marketing agencies in British Columbia.

During the course of his studies in Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University, Braden discovered his intuition and passion for marketing. He pursued this interest after graduation at Procter & Gamble and later Frito Lay. His faith and vision eventually lead him to a position at Power to Change, where he managed several high profile national campaigns. Braden opened Relevention Marketing Inc. in 2007.

The company is built on his conviction that relevant strategic marketing plans and invention, in the form of data-driven ideas and creative execution, are essential elements for growth. In a few short years, Braden and his elite team of professionals have achieved impressive growth with business increasing over 40% annually, earning Relevention several business awards from the local Chamber of Commerce.

Braden is also an accomplished public speaker who enjoys sharing his strategies for success in practical and accessible keynote addresses and seminars. Once you meet Braden, you will immediately see that he is not only knowledgeable about marketing but also brings a fun intensity to everything he does.

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