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

 

Overview:

Venture is a leading national marketing and communications agency that helps entrepreneurs build global brands. Working with entrepreneurs to carve new paths is our passion –whether we’re working with Canada’s largest corporations or the country’s most exciting start-ups. We’re good at it. We’re growing. And we want you.

We are looking to add a communications specialist to our Calgary team. In this role, you will primarily be responsible for developing digital content, copy writing marketing and communications content and executing public relations for entrepreneurial companies.

This position is a full-time contract position for four months.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Working with an Account Manager to develop communications strategies and products for entrepreneurial companies
  • Understand brand positioning and broad strategic goals and incorporating them into communications strategies
  • Researching, writing and editing pieces for marketing communications campaigns, predominantly web content, blog posts, articles, white papers, and social posts, as well as internal agency content
  • Copywrite and proofread in a wide variety of styles, tones and formats, both for traditional and digital marketing and communications materials
  • Developing and executing content marketing campaigns
  • Developing and executing public relations campaigns and tactics, including developing engagement strategies, writing traditional and digital news copy
  • Work with digital analytics to identify effective tactics and refine execution of products
  • Working closely with the Social Media Specialist to proactively manage online conversations and trends and identify any that would require immediate escalation.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Completing or recently completed post-secondary education with a focus on Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business, English or related disciplines, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in writing for a variety of marketing and communications pieces
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player with a passion for extraordinary customer service
  • Strong time management skills with a sharp eye for detail
  • Knowledge of current marketing and social media trends and campaigns

To apply please send your CV, cover letter and two writing samples to careers@venturecommunications.ca.

 

Overview:

Venture is a leading national marketing and communications agency that helps entrepreneurs build global brands. Working with entrepreneurs to carve new paths is our passion –whether we’re working with Canada’s largest corporations or the country’s most exciting start-ups. We’re good at it. We’re growing. And we want you.

This position is a full-time contract position for four months.

Core Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Development and execution of meaningful, shareable content for a variety of clients
  • Social strategy and campaign ideation and implementations
  • Strategy and campaign ideation and implementation for the use of crowdfunding campaigns
  • Analyzing of social data and metrics; issuing periodic reports and implementing appropriate strategies and recommendations for improvement
  • Collaborate with the Communications Specialist to create integrated marketing and communications campaigns.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends, insights, topics and best practices.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Completing or recently completed post-secondary education with a focus on Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business, English or related disciplines, or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in developing comprehensive social media strategies with proven results
  • Demonstrated competency on all social media channels, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, G+ and YouTube.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent 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.
  • Experience with executing social media strategies for crowdfunding campaigns (such as Kickstarter) would be an asset
  • Ability to manage multiple, changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • A team player with the ability to work collaboratively across departments

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to careers@venturecommunications.ca.

 

Job description

Venture is seeking a client marketing manager to actively participate in the servicing of Venture's key customer accounts with a focus on building customer loyalty, maintaining customer relationships, and generating additional service opportunities.

The ideal candidate will have 3 years of experience in a marketing and/or communications field, and should have a university degree in the social sciences, including communications, English, political sciences, history, or something similar.

The candidate's responsibilities will include:

  • Actively following the Venture process for delivering marketing programs.
  • Delivering client contact reports, budget control reports, and the development of accurate estimates in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Routinely holding face-to-face meetings with the clients assigned to them, as well as managing the relationship in a professional, ethical, and disciplined manner.
  • Working with other communities to integrate Venture’s offerings into a hollistic approach based on the customers’ needs.

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

 

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