NEWS – Excentric Creative Agency Ottawa https://excentric.ca Your Creative Partner Tue, 09 Feb 2021 15:14:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 New Beginnings https://excentric.ca/new-beginnings/ Wed, 05 Sep 2018 18:41:01 +0000 http://excentric.ca/?p=1827 It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and that fall will soon be here. We have been very productive this summer at Excentric – a few notable highlights include launching a new website for Martello Technologies, developing partner web advertising kits for CAA, and designing a series of beautifully branded reports for Fairtrade America. With new clients coming on board and many new exciting projects on the horizon, I am happy to announce that Maria ...

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Hello

Say Hello To Maria,
our new content strategist
and account manager.

Maria Sturova - Content Strategist and Account Manager

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and that fall will soon be here. We have been very productive this summer at Excentric – a few notable highlights include launching a new website for Martello Technologies, developing partner web advertising kits for CAA, and designing a series of beautifully branded reports for Fairtrade America. With new clients coming on board and many new exciting projects on the horizon, I am happy to announce that Maria Sturova has joined our team. Maria is a senior-level Content Strategist and Account Manager who will be working with clients and helping us deliver our managed marketing services offering.

I first met Maria as a client. As Director of Marketing for a technology company, she hired Excentric to build a new corporate website. I was immediately impressed by Maria’s strategic yet creative marketing sense and loved her warm, professional manner. Maria is someone I knew I wanted to work with long term, so when the opportunity came about, I was excited to have her join our team.

Her nine years of marketing management experience in Ottawa’s technology sector coupled with skills in content marketing, email, and copywriting will be a great asset to our team, and our clients.

Get to Know Maria
We asked Maria a few ice breaker questions
to introduce her to our clients
and help them get to know her better.
How did you first get into marketing?

Growing up, I always loved art, math, and words, but I never knew of a career that would combine all three. My family was very much engineering or science-focused and I came upon marketing in university almost by accident. Now, I can’t imagine myself doing anything else!

What is the one thing you do for every client?

Good question. All clients are different and have different needs and priorities. But, with every client, I aim to simplify the complex. Marketing thinking demands a lot of creativity and creativity is stifled when there are too many pressing deadlines, confusing details, and stressful processes. My goal is to help reduce the clutter, organize, and simplify, to give our client the mental space to be creative.

What do you enjoy the most about your job?

I think it’s seeing the difference that marketing can make and being an integral part of that. I love watching the transformation as our clients’ brands mature, as they reach new audiences, and tell their story in a more effective way. I want everyone to know about the hard work and smart innovation that goes on behind the scenes at these companies.

Just for fun – what are you currently watching on Netflix?

I watch all British comedies that I can get my hands on. In fact, when I first went to the UK a few years ago, I realized that I had conditioned myself to expect anything that is said with a British accent to be funny. So, when I was overhearing people speaking on the street, I kept waiting for the punchline!

“Great things in business are never done by one person,
they’re done by a team of people.”
— STEVE JOBS

Maria will be working closely with me to launch a suite of packaged web-based marketing solutions and to lead our new range of FLEX marketing services, a subscription-based offering where clients set the direction and then sit back and let us take care of the details.

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Excentric named one of Ottawa’s Best Marketing Companies https://excentric.ca/excentric-named-one-ottawas-best-advertising-agencies/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 01:59:23 +0000 http://excentric.ca/?p=1791 On July 31st we were excited to learn we had been selected by ThreeBestRated.ca as a top advertising agency in Ottawa. What does this mean? We asked Three Best Rated and learned the following: “Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction ...

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WHO ARE OTTAWA’S BEST ADVERTISING AGENCIES?

According to ThreeBestRated.ca,
Excentric is in the Top 3!

On July 31st we were excited to learn we had been selected by ThreeBestRated.ca as a top advertising agency in Ottawa. What does this mean? We asked Three Best Rated and learned the following: “Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence.”

We were evaluated based on our experience, achievements, responsiveness, specialization, plus 46 other criteria, and were among the top 3 in Ottawa!

“THANK YOU to our clients and business partners for their trust, support and 5-star reviews,” says Victoria Adams, Principal and Creative Director at Excentric. “And a big thank you to my amazing team! I’m proud of what we have achieved to date and excited for what’s yet to come!”

“Make it simple.
Make it memorable.
Make it inviting to look at.
Make it fun to read.”
– LEO BURNETT
So, what makes a great ad anyway?
  • Tell a good story
  • Make your ad stand out from the crowd
  • Make sure your company brand is front and centre

Excentric applies all these principles to advertising in a number of applications such as:
Magazine Ads, Billboard Ads, Web Ads, Social Media Ads etc.

Learn more about our Advertising Services or Contact Us to learn more.

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Excentric Celebrates 10 Years https://excentric.ca/excentric-celebrates-10-years/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:28:04 +0000 http://excentric.ca/?p=770 Happy Birthday to us! It’s hard to believe that ten years have gone by since Excentric was launched

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

It’s hard to believe that ten years have gone by since Excentric was launched.

In 2004, I was the Manager of Marketing Communications at Nordion. That year I went out on a limb. I left my corporate job and started Excentric.

It’s true what they say about change. It’s good for you. At the time it seemed a bit risky to leave the security of the corporate world. But, in the end it was absolutely the right thing to do.

I’m happy to say that Nordion is still a client of ours to this day. We must be doing something right!

cupcake with sparkler celebrating 10 years

A very special Anniversary thanks to France Gagnon, our first team member who is still with us today. Thank you France, through the many projects, and all those deadlines, it’s been such a joy to have you as part of the Excentric team. And a big thank you to everyone on the Excentric team, our suppliers, partners and of course, our clients. We would not be here without you.

I am so incredibly proud of the quality of work we have produced over the past ten years. During this time we have matured as an organization, established a reputation for excellence, and always strive to provide a superior client experience.
— Victoria Adams, Principal + Creative Director

CHEERS TO ANOTHER 10 YEARS!

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Phillip Van Leeuwen Closes Its Doors https://excentric.ca/phillip-van-leeuwen-closes-its-doors/ Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:32:42 +0000 http://excentric.ca/?p=730 We were shocked to learn about the closure of the Ottawa Byward Market’s Iconic modern furniture store

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EXCENTRIC WAS SADDENED TO LEARN LONG-TIME CLIENT PHILLIP VAN LEEUWEN WAS CLOSING IT’S DOORS FOR GOOD.

We were shocked to learn about the closure of the Ottawa Byward Market’s Iconic modern furniture store. We did not see this one coming. For many years, Excentric had been producing monthly print and email campaigns alongside David Kiss, Van Leeuwen’s Director of Marketing.

We thought we would take this opportunity to showcase a few of the pieces we have designed over the years.

woman holding tablet displaying van leeuwen now offering free interior design service
0% financing or 0 payment for 6 months
15% off all ligne roset June 15 to 18, 2012
Ligne Roset Ad summer's here and so are the savings
van leeuwen brochure
van leeuwen vip invitation
van leeuwen brochure showing sofas
van leeuwen stationary

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