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[Top Agency Series] Building a Successful Lead-Generation Digital Marketing Agency With Ted Lau

[Top Agency Series] Building a Successful Lead-Generation Digital Marketing Agency With Ted Lau

Ted Lau is the Founder and CEO of Ballistic Arts, a high-touch lead-generation digital marketing agency with over two decades of experience. Starting in video production, he transitioned to digital marketing to offer established mid-market B2B organizations a path to increased business through marketing efforts. Ted boasts a diverse clientele, from local organizations to prominent companies across North America. He is also co-host of the Marketing News Canada podcast, where he interviews guests from CMOs to astronauts. His entrepreneurial spirit, tenacity, and commitment to core values have helped shape and grow Ballistic Arts into a successful self-managed company.

[Top Agency Series] Client-Focused Digital Marketing With Clint Thompson of DigiHype Media

[Top Agency Series] Client-Focused Digital Marketing With Clint Thompson of DigiHype Media

Clint Thompson is the Founder and CEO of DigiHype Media. Born from a passion for assisting small- and medium-sized businesses, DigiHype Media specializes in website design, branding, digital paid advertising, and more. With a proven track record in sales management and marketing, Clint has over a decade of experience in digital marketing. His approach focuses on demystifying the digital space for clients and providing value through education and results-driven strategies. His philosophy of “we can, we shall, we will” drives the company forward, offering inclusive digital solutions for businesses of all sizes.

[Top Agency Series] Turning Science Into Stunning Visual Stories With Jason Sharpe of AXS Studio

[Top Agency Series] Turning Science Into Stunning Visual Stories With Jason Sharpe of AXS Studio

Jason Sharpe is the Co-founder and President of AXS Studio, a company that specializes in biomedical communication using 3D animation and interactive design to explain diseases and treatments. With a background in art and sciences, he and his colleagues create visuals that educate and inspire, serving clients ranging from Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies to biotech startups. Jason developed exhibits and animations to elucidate the mechanisms of actions of pharmaceuticals and played integral roles in educating physicians, investors, and patients. 

[Top Agency Series] Crafting the Perfect Customer Journey With Riaz Sidi of Sidi.io

[Top Agency Series] Crafting the Perfect Customer Journey With Riaz Sidi of Sidi.io

Riaz Sidi is the Founder of sidi.io, a digital marketing agency renowned for its expertise in demand generation, performance marketing, and funnel strategy. Sidi.io was named one of Ottawa’s fastest-growing companies in 2022 and 2023. With a background that includes a five-year streak at Postmedia in roles from digital strategist to National Training Manager, Riaz has rich experience in corporate media. A leader always on the cutting edge of marketing trends, he dedicates himself to understanding and optimizing the customer buying journey, leading a team that integrates online platforms to drive growth for diverse clients. 

[Top Agency & E-commerce Series] Agency and CPG Brand Success With Whitney Geller and Yasemin Emory

[Top Agency & E-commerce Series] Agency and CPG Brand Success With Whitney Geller and Yasemin Emory

Whitney Geller is Co-founder and Partner of Whitman Emorson, a Toronto-based design studio focused on solving complex problems with a human touch. She is also Co-founder of Jems, a female-founded, body-safe condom and lube product line. Whitney has worked at the forefront of strategic design with global clients such as MTV, Coca-Cola, Oprah Winfrey, and the Mayo Clinic while at Bruce Mau Design.

Yasemin EmoryYasemin Emory is Co-founder and Partner of Whitman Emorson. It is a team of designers, strategists, writers, editors, and creative thinkers bound by the desire to produce thoughtful and responsive work. She is also Co-founder of Jems, built on the desire to naturalize sex and condom use and disrupt a toxic industry. Previously, Yasemin served as the Senior Director of CO-OP and Associate Art Director at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

[Top SaaS & Agency Series] Real Estate Marketing With Automated Ad Platforms With Stephen Whiting

[Top SaaS & Agency Series] Real Estate Marketing With Automated Ad Platforms With Stephen Whiting

Stephen Whiting is Co-founder of StreetText, an ad tech platform that integrates with Meta to provide businesses with agency-level ad capabilities in-house. Since its inception in 2012, StreetText has transformed real estate marketing, helping clients generate over 5 million leads and achieve hundreds of millions of dollars in value. As an experienced real estate agent, Stephen gives real estate professionals and various other industries the tools to generate leads and effectively run ad campaigns.

Strategically Navigating Business Financing Complexities With Ami Kassar

Strategically Navigating Business Financing Complexities With Ami Kassar

Ami Kassar is the Founder and CEO of MultiFunding, a company helping businesses achieve their growth goals through creative and personalized funding solutions. He authored The Growth Dilemma, is a regular contributor on the current state of the financing market through his weekly articles in Inc., and has provided valuable advice to the White House, the Federal Reserve Bank, and the US Treasury Department. Ami has been interviewed by numerous national publications, including The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Forbes.

Transforming Furnished Real Estate Through AI With Andria Santos of Fülhaus

Transforming Furnished Real Estate Through AI With Andria Santos of Fülhaus

Andria Santos is the CEO and Co-founder of Fülhaus, an AI-powered interior design and furnishing company providing enterprise solutions for the real estate and hospitality industries. Before Fülhaus, she had a career in law and real estate. Andria’s passion for design and technology led her to start Fülhaus with a focus on vintage designer furniture before pivoting to the tech-driven enterprise it is today. As CEO, she enhances property performance through smart design and cutting-edge technology.

[Top Agency Series] Data-Driven Digital Marketing: Harnessing Analytics for Success With Jessica Li

[Top Agency Series] Data-Driven Digital Marketing: Harnessing Analytics for Success With Jessica Li

Jessica Li is the President of Advertience, a media investment management consulting firm that helps organizations leverage data for insight-driven advertising. With over 22 years of experience in online marketing, she has worked with esteemed brands like Alibaba, Yahoo China, and Under Armour. Jessica is passionate about operational efficiency and data analytics, implementing automation to optimize reporting systems. She holds a background in biomedical engineering, aligning an engineering mindset with marketing strategy to create a unique approach at her agency.

[Top Agency Series] Unveiling Nonprofit Branding Secrets With Ben Hagon of For Good Intent

[Top Agency Series] Unveiling Nonprofit Branding Secrets With Ben Hagon of For Good Intent

Ben Hagon is the CEO and Co-founder of For Good Intent, an award-winning creative communications agency that exclusively serves nonprofit organizations across Canada. With a background in graphic design from a prestigious school in London, he is acclaimed for his work in healthcare, public health, and community service disciplines. Over the years, Ben has earned nearly every major North American creative award, published works, served on boards, and spearheaded his agency’s rapid ascent as Canada’s leading full-service firm for nonprofits. He is renowned for integrating strategic consulting with creative execution, helping organizations articulate their narratives and craft visually compelling campaigns.

[SaaS Series] Navigating Chargebacks and Fraud With Michael Zavet of Shieldify

[SaaS Series] Navigating Chargebacks and Fraud With Michael Zavet of Shieldify

Michael Zavet is the CEO and Co-founder of Shieldify, an AI-driven software and technology company focused on combating fraud and chargebacks in the e-commerce industry. With prior personal experience in round chargeback challenges in his own nutraceutical company, he offers practical solutions to help businesses retrieve hard-earned revenue and reduce losses. As a serial entrepreneur, Michael has a deep understanding of the complexities in e-commerce transactions and has equipped Shieldify to become an effective dispute management platform.

[Ecommerce Series] Sockrates: Crafting the Perfect Promotional Gift With Sam Moses

[Ecommerce Series] Sockrates: Crafting the Perfect Promotional Gift With Sam Moses

Sam Moses is the Founder and CEO of Sockrates Custom Socks, a Florida-based company that specializes in producing high-quality custom socks with the fastest turnaround time in the industry. With over 4,000 clients, including Google, Netflix, and Disney, Sockrates has become the go-to for businesses looking for fashionable, personalized footwear as corporate gifts. Bringing extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, Sam’s ingenuity is demonstrated in Sockrates’ unique and efficient production model. He is committed to creating products that people will actually wear and appreciate, solidifying his brand’s reputation for both quality and creativity.

[Top Agency Series] Design, Research, and Development With JP Holecka of Power Shifter Digital

[Top Agency Series] Design, Research, and Development With JP Holecka of Power Shifter Digital

JP Holecka is the Founder and CEO of Power Shifter Digital, a digital product and service design studio that creates simple and easy-to-use mobile apps, web apps, and websites. He is a digital innovation expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry. As the founder of Power Shifter Digital, JP has successfully guided major brands such as Energizer, Deloitte, Lululemon, and TELUS through the digital landscape. Known for his commitment to enhancing work environments and agency culture, he also co-founded the Trove group of agencies. JP is an expert in creating user-centered digital products and is an advocate for safe creative spaces where ideas prevail.

The Art of Ethical Data Capture: Swish Goswami’s Surf Story

The Art of Ethical Data Capture: Swish Goswami’s Surf Story

Swish Goswami is the CEO and Co-founder of Surf, a platform that aims to ethically capture consumer data and monetize audiences. Under his leadership, Surf has pivoted from social media analytics to focusing on zero-party data through a unique rewards system. He has raised over $9 million, executed two acquisitions, and created partnerships with giants like Amazon Prime Gaming and Netflix. Swish also hosts Track Limits, a leading Formula One podcast, and chairs a charity accelerating youth entrepreneurship in Canada.

[Top Agency Series] The Art of Growing Your Agency: Insights From Felix Velarde of 2Y3X

[Top Agency Series] The Art of Growing Your Agency: Insights From Felix Velarde of 2Y3X

Felix Velarde is the Founder and CEO of The 2Y3X Programme, a marketing firm designed to help agencies triple in size in two years. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and a pioneering figure in the digital marketing industry, with a career spanning over several decades. He founded one of the first web design agencies in the United Kingdom and grew it into a highly successful enterprise.

Felix is recognized for his strategic leadership and expertise in scaling agencies rapidly through The 2Y3X Programme. As an anti-racism campaigner and advocate for inclusivity, he values integrity and balance within the workplace. He is also the author of Scale at Speed, a book aimed at helping businesses triple their revenue and build superstar teams.

[eCommerce & Israel Business Series] How Getida Recovers Millions for Sellers With Yoni Mazor

[eCommerce & Israel Business Series] How Getida Recovers Millions for Sellers With Yoni Mazor

Yoni Mazor is the Chief Growth Officer at Getida, a company dedicated to maximizing profits for sellers through effective FBA reimbursements. With a wealth of knowledge in navigating Amazon’s complex reimbursement processes, Yoni and his team at Getida employ a data-driven approach to identify and rectify inventory and financial discrepancies for Amazon sellers. Before co-founding Getida, Yoni launched and grew an Amazon FBA venture to $20 million in annual revenue, highlighting his profound grasp of the e-commerce sector. Yoni’s blend of military intelligence expertise from the IDF and entrepreneurial accomplishments affords him a unique outlook on growth, strategy, and resilience in the competitive world of e-commerce.

[Top Agency Series] The Magic of Direct Response and AI in Nonprofit Growth With Mike Nellis

[Top Agency Series] The Magic of Direct Response and AI in Nonprofit Growth With Mike Nellis

Mike Nellis is the Founder of Authentic, a marketing agency that specializes in online fundraising, media, and creative design, and has helped raise over $1 billion online. With a deep-rooted political background, including work for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Mike possesses a profound understanding of engaging communities and stakeholders digitally. He’s also the Founder of Quiller.ai, an Adweek 2023 AI Efficiency Award-winning tool designed to revolutionize online fundraising using generative AI technology.

[Top Agency Series] Scaling a Content Agency With David Tile of Article-Writing Co.

[Top Agency Series] Scaling a Content Agency With David Tile of Article-Writing Co.

David Tile is the Founder and CEO of Article-Writing Co., a rapidly expanding content creation agency in North America. He has a proven track record of transforming businesses by providing top-quality content that significantly improves their SEO ranking, enhances websites with compelling and industry-relevant blogs and website copy, and drives successful email campaigns.

David’s expertise extends beyond content creation to transforming emerging entrepreneurs and C-suite executives into thought leaders. Before establishing Article-Writing Co., David served as the Chair of Marketing & Engagement of Sunnybrook Next Generation and as a research analyst at Northstar Research Partners.

[Top Agency & SaaS Series] SaaS Solutions To Screen Your Innovation Ideas With Ian Ash

[Top Agency & SaaS Series] SaaS Solutions To Screen Your Innovation Ideas With Ian Ash

Ian Ash is Co-founder of Dig Insights, a tech-enabled insight and strategy consultancy on a mission to help insights teams answer the question “what next?” He is the Creator of Upsiide, an innovation insights platform that allows researchers and marketers to test ideas, concepts, and communications in a fast, clever, and cost-effective way. Ian has over 20 years of experience leading large-scale international market research projects across different industries. He provides his clients with expertise in brand valuation, data mining, customer segmentation, market optimization, concept testing, and usage and attitude studies.

[SaaS Series] The Power of Data in Business Success With Jan Kestle of Environics Analytics

[SaaS Series] The Power of Data in Business Success With Jan Kestle of Environics Analytics

Jan Kestle is the President of Environics Analytics, a marketing and analytical services company that produces data products and software. Specializing in proprietary data, purpose-built software, and industry-focused consulting, Environics Analytics provides data-driven analytics to help organizations of all sizes better understand customers and markets.

Jan has been a leader in the marketing information industry for over fifty years, helping customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy, and engagement. She is an expert in using statistics and mathematics to help solve business challenges. Active in the marketing community, Jan was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Marketing Association and the GIS Leadership Award from BeSpatial Ontario.

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