William Joseph Communications

Resolute in Action. Bold in Manner.

Ryan discovered his business sense and creativity during his childhood. He later refined his business acumen at the University of Saskatchewan at the College of Commerce. His early marketing days were spent applying his marketing talents in a not-for-profit setting.

Seeking to advance his career in the media industry, he relocated to Calgary and co-founded William Joseph Communications. His ambition was to create an advertising agency that wielded smart strategy as a foundation for innovative and on-the-mark creative. From small beginnings, the agency grew to house a diverse team of industry experts. Ryan is passionate about continuing to grow William Joseph and forming enduring client relationships.

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Management Team

It takes meticulous organization to keep the gears turning at William Joseph. Management ensures that “busy” never turns into “chaotic”. Be it coordinating between departments, organizing everyone’s hectic schedules, making sure William Joseph looks great in the public eye, or doing a final pass on documents to ensure no detail is missed, our management team is committed to ensuring the cogs in our marketing machine line up.

Accounts Team

As members of the accounts team, we coordinate solutions to your marketing challenges. We are representatives who ensure the directives of our clients are understood throughout the process. With a strong grasp of your business, we coordinate the talents of our creative and digital teams to produce powerful marketing that empowers your organization.

Creative Team

Our team turns crafty strategy into impactful marketing. It’s more than pretty pictures; it is total engagement with your target audience. We bring your brand to life and tell your company’s story over a variety of mediums. Your brand is more than a business card, and our creative team has the experience and imagination to tell your story in any environment. Creating something unique, striking, and commanding is a formidable challenge, but success is only as satisfying as the struggle.

Strategy Team

Strategy is never a shot in the dark. Through thoughtful planning, research, and insight, great marketing illuminates the needs of a target market and undertakes a coordinated effort to provoke an emotionally driven action. Our strategy team is skilled at analyzing and clarifying the needs of your market and building powerful strategies that connect you with your audience and grow your organization.

The WJ Bocce League

Nothing builds a great team quite like a little bit of competition mixed with a lot of socializing. From the moment the snow is gone, our offices engage in a rather heated, season-long bocce ball league, complete with skill, determination, and a gentle amount of smack talk. With mixed teams across all of our departments, account managers and art directors go head-to-head against strategists and copywriters in a battle to see who is the champion of lunch-hour sports. In all seriousness, nothing makes for a better lunch break quite like fresh air, gentle exercise and socializing.  The bocce league is a great way to stretch our legs, clear our heads, and come back to the office a little more refreshed. Follow us on social media to keep up with the action and cheer on your favourite teams!

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Toonie Bets

Speaking of competition: ever wonder how many seasons Full House was on the air? What about the population of Toronto? Or how many albums Celine Dion put out? Chances are our team has had a disagreement about it and settled it with a coin-friendly bet. It’s a trivial thing, it’s a trivia thing, and if you ever want to join in, just stop by the office. By the way, Celine Dion has put out 11 English-language and 14 French-language albums, just so you know.

Theme Music Days

With the nature of our work, mixed with the rapid-pace of our office, it can get a little stressful sometimes. That’s when our office-DJs take over. While our creative office is hammering out some gorgeous work for our clients, they are also curating the perfect themed mix to keep the office moving. From 90’s hip-hop to the quintessential dad-rock, our themed music days keep the office happy.

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Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 2:37pm
We love our incredible clients and are grateful to work with them everyday! So, we were super excited this week when we got to be Santa and deliver WJ presents to all of them! #YXE team with @PattisonKids https://t.co/UYH4zKtBVd wj_agency photo
Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 1:28pm
Check out Ryan's latest Global Saskatoon ADvice segment on how to maximize your marketing efforts during the holiday season! https://t.co/i4lvSYxTon
Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 1:55pm
A Christmas gift for you all! We are hosting a holiday session to help our business owner/marketing manager friends get a jump start on their marketing for 2019. We have a few spots left so we hope you can join us this Wednesday, Dec 5th at 11:30 a.m.! https://t.co/VBimH6XZYu
Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 12:32pm
Because we know Santa visits all of our locations, here are a few shots of our Saskatoon office! We are BIG Christmas fans at WJ! https://t.co/2bVmRK6lfT wj_agency photo
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 2:01pm
Do you work in a science or biotech-based industry? Check out our latest blog to learn how to reach targeted audiences effectively with strategic marketing! https://t.co/kHKZ2gF1lQ #marketing #science #biotech

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William Joseph Communications

We are the difference between momentary achievement and enduring success.Your success requires an agency that offers a fully integrated solution. One that has the vision to see beyond your current borders and the troops to guide you there. With us as your allies, be confident that you can achieve your boldest ambitions. At William Joseph we offer complete marketing solutions composed of strategies, tactics, and designs that effectively tell your story and address your unique marketing goals. Everything from advertising campaigns to experiential design, our team takes your corporate identity and translates it through a wide array of mediums to successfully champion your company.
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William Joseph CommunicationsMonday, December 10th, 2018 at 12:00pm
In the spirit of the holiday season, we ask you to support our client, the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, and participate in this year's Dream Home Lottery.

The proceeds from this event will go to support the Centre and its mission to empower children and families impacted but abuse.

We're so incredibly humbled to work with such a wonderful organization and are proud of the brand we were able to create for them!
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William Joseph CommunicationsFriday, December 7th, 2018 at 5:10pm
We love our incredible clients and are grateful to work with them everyday! So, we were super excited this week when we got to be Santa and deliver WJ presents to all of them! Check out Preston and Monique from the YXE office dropping off flowers to the team at Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation!
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William Joseph Communications added 13 new photos — with Victoria MacLean Reade.Thursday, December 6th, 2018 at 11:22pm
Thanks everyone for coming out to our Christmas Ryan’s Roundup! Everyone left with a little gift from WJ and a lot of holiday spirit. See you all in 2019!
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William Joseph CommunicationsThursday, December 6th, 2018 at 4:59pm
William Joseph was featured in Calgary's Business today!

Despite the many ups and downs of our economy, William Joseph has continued to grow as a business every year since our inception, and for that we are incredibly grateful.

As we finish our 15th year of business, we've had a lot of time to reflect and look back on our journey. Click the link to read more.
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William Joseph Communications added 8 new photos.Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 11:32pm
William Joseph was out tonight celebrating the holidays with our great partner, Ranchman’s! Thanks Doug and Wendy for hosting such a wonderful party. I wonder if Santa asked our CEO if he was naughty or nice?!?

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