New Directions
new directions
Welcome

Welcome to the entrepreneurial revolution.

The world is changing faster and faster every day. The future belongs to the people who’ve seen the new possibilities and made the new connections. It belongs to the people who’ve had the guts and determination to head off in new directions. It belongs to the entrepreneurs.

It belongs to you.

Passion for Change
passion for change

It takes a special someone.

You’ve got a fire in your belly. A drive. Hell, if we were being fancy, we’d say you’ve got a passion for change. You see the world as it could be. New products, new businesses, even whole new ways of doing business — it doesn’t matter. What matters is that when you do see a better way of doing things, you have to bring it to life. And you have to do it your way.

Determination
determination

We get it.

Everything it takes. The special insight to see new possibilities. The determination to tough it out in the face of all the naysayers. That…bizarre instinct you have to see challenges as opportunities. And that sense of commitment that keeps you in the driver’s seat the whole way through. Everything that brought you to where you are today.

Because we’ve been there ourselves.

And we're the marketing partner who can take you higher.

We don't just get what it takes to be entrepreneurs We have skin in the game
Anyone can read a Wikipedia page about entrepreneurs. What you need is a marketing company who lives in the same trenches you do.
Well, here we are.
Downward Bracket
Arlene Dickinson

First off: this is Arlene Dickinson. You might know her as one of Canada’s leading entrepreneurs. Or maybe you‘ve seen her as one of the stars of CBC’s Dragons‘ Den. Or maybe you’ve checked out one of her two national bestselling books, Persuasion and All In. Or maybe you caught one of her many speaking engagements as the voice of the entrepreneurial movement in Canada.

(We like to call her “boss”.)

You Inc.

Second thing: this is YouInc. It’s a digital lifestyle platform that encourages, celebrates, and embraces everything that makes entrepreneurs unique, while also providing them with the resources, support, and tools necessary for success. We launched YouInc in 2012 with the aim of helping entrepreneurs share, connect, and grow by entertaining them, educating them, and helping them connect with one another.

Our experience, our mindset, and our resources should convince you we are the agency partner to take your business further.

How can we help?

On the one hand, we speak your language. We know what drives you and what keeps you up at night. No other agency will understand you like we do.

On the other hand, we know marketing. (We should, since we've been doing it for over 30 years.)

Venture is one of Canada’s largest independent full-service marketing agencies. We come at things strategy first, specializing in truly understanding the entrepreneurial approach to business - your approach - and how marketing can help take you to the next level.

  • strategic brand & marketing planning
  • creative development
  • digital and traditional execution
  • media buying
  • PR

There are three ways we can make a difference.

Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
Are you trying to reach entrepreneurs?
Are you trying to be more entrepreneurial?
Not ready for Venture?
If you’re just starting out and establishing your business, it’s too early for us to help. Check out our list of resources to help you get going in the right direction:
Open Positions

 

Venture Communications is one of Canada’s largest independent marketing communications firms. We deliver highly creative marketing solutions that are informed by our deep understanding of what drives business.

Overview:

We are currently seeking a Project Manager for our Calgary office. This role will interact with Account Managers and other team members from across the agency, and lead successful delivery of online and offline projects for our clients.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • The Project Manager is ultimately responsible for the successful development of both online and offline projects, working with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team of resources to ensure projects are delivered on-time and on budget with complete accuracy.
  • Planning, scheduling and control of all project activities toward these objectives, applying technical, theoretical and managerial skills to satisfy project requirements, while building positive professional relationships with vendors, colleagues and associates.
  • Working both independently and with team members to estimate costs for new project work, including change management elements on active projects. Providing regular updates on project status and budget.
  • Development of specs for projects as needed.
  • Quality assurance and proof-reading of all project work.
  • Practices project management principles, methods and techniques; recommends process/procedural improvements.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned and willingness to go above and beyond

Desired skills and experience:

  • 5+ years of work related experience required, in role(s) that required careful data reporting, analysis and data collection from multiple, varied sources. Advertising agency experience an asset.
  • Experience in managing projects budgets and schedules for: Print, Broadcast (Television, Radio), Direct Mail, Websites, Digital Marketing – Online Display & Rich Media, Email, Social Media and CRM projects
  • Proven experience in and successful management of projects with cross-functional teams (Client Marketing, Creative, Production, Strategy, Media, Interactive and Events)
  • A deep understanding of print production, broadcast production, website development methodologies and experience in managing websites in multiple programming languages (HTML, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP and Flash) is an asset
  • Strong understanding and continuous execution of the fundamentals of project management, including: Scoping Project Specifications, Scheduling, Risk Management, Issue Management, Change Management, etc. PMP or CAMP certifications preferred.
  • Expert in PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Strong teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills

Please apply including your resume and cover letter, or send both to: careers@venturecommunications.ca

While we appreciate all applications, only selected candidates will be contacted.

 

 

We are currently looking to add a full time Writer to our Calgary team. This role is responsible for developing predominantly digitally-consumed and social-media-based written content under the direction of the Director of Content and Social Media. The successful candidate will have proven experience writing for a variety of media channels, across various industry topics.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Copywriting and proofreading in a wide variety of styles, tones and formats.
  • Researching, writing and editing pieces for marketing communications campaigns, predominantly in the form of web content, blog posts, articles, white papers, and social posts.
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with multiple simultaneous assignments.
  • Inherent understanding of writing for a target audience(s) and with specific marketing campaign objectives in mind.
  • Collaborate in the creation of client content calendars; establishing workflow of creation, editing and publishing of content.
  • Proactively proposing new, innovative, sharable content ideas.
  • Establish strong cross-departmental relationships.

Desired skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years in a related capacity (copywriting, journalism, public relations).
  • Superior grammar skills and high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with social media content creation (including blog writing, promotional campaign creation, and infographics) across various channels and media types.
  • Established written portfolio.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Firm understanding of brand strategy and development.
  • Proven understanding of content marketing.
  • Demonstrated competency on all social media channels, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, G+ and YouTube.
  • Proficiency in WordPress and Adobe Design Suite considered assets.

Agency experience and French language proficiency considered assets.

To apply please send your resume, at least 3-4 samples of relevant long form copy and cover letter to careers@venturecommunications.ca

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Info
Speaking Engagements:
speaking@venturecommunications.ca
Marketing and Growth Strategy:
marketing@venturecommunications.ca
Technology Strategy and Build:
technology@venturecommunications.ca
Investments:
investments@venturecommunications.ca
Calgary
2540 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3S3
Canada

Phone: +1 403 237 2388
Toronto
504 Wellington St W
Toronto, ON M5V 1E3
Canada

Phone: +1 416 849 1874
In The News
See what we're up to
July
07/19/2017 Arlene Dickinson talks to CBC about her new podcast
07/18/2017 Arlene Dickinson offers entrepreneurs fresh advice on new CBC podcast
April
04/11/2017 Arlene Dickinson returns to CBC’s Dragons’ Den