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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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:50pm
#YXE We have a WJ Univeristy session coming for you! Join AM Preston Cicchine TOMORROW at 11:30am for our Art & Science of Marketing seminar and kick your year off right! Reserve your spot! https://t.co/aulFl6hFcw https://t.co/YQqZyGGZKF wj_agency photo
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 1:41pm
Heads up #YYC! We're hosting a WJ University session - Connecting your Business with Customers - tomorrow and still have a few spots left! Be sure to reserve your FREE spot and we 'll see you at 11:30AM! https://t.co/8kTBAWyeKB
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 2:29pm
Despite learning from the ongoing ebbs and flows of the economy, businesses always seem to fall into a pattern of cutting their marketing budgets when times get tough. Learn how marketing can help your bottom line rather than hurt it. https://t.co/dRMvVGX5M1
Monday, January 7th, 2019 at 3:07pm
Are you ready to kick off your best year yet? We have a few spots left in our Art & Science of Marketing session this Thurs at 11:30 a.m. Join our CEO Ryan Townend and gain a deeper understanding of how to develop a marketing plan! Limited space available! https://t.co/iulur5Mjlv
Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 2:26pm
We were doing a little bit of cleaning up before the new year and found the ULTIMATE hashtag#TBT - our first piece of promotional material ever created 16 years ago.
We may have come a LONG way since then, but it’s clear that we’ve always remained true to the mission and values. https://t.co/lVor71DM96
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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 CommunicationsThursday, January 17th, 2019 at 12:15am
Saskatoon are you ready to start fresh this January? Join Account Manager Preston Cicchine this Thursday, January 17th for a WJU Art & Science of Marketing session!

The Art of Marketing Science seminar provides a clear understanding of how to develop and implement a marketing plan. Areas of discussion include research, strategic planning, brand development, tactical implementation and the importance of measurement. Join us at 11:30am for the informative and innovative session. Attendance is free but space is limited, so be sure to reserve a spot while they last!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-art-and-science-of-marketing-tickets-51881658437
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William Joseph CommunicationsWednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 10:35am
SASKATOON!!! Enter to win 2 tickets to see Dierks Bentley at SaskTel Centre (our amazing client) on Wednesday January 23. To enter to win we need you to like this post, share the post and tag who you would take as your date! Draw being done at random Monday January 21. Good luck!!!
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William Joseph CommunicationsTuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 5:25pm
Despite learning from the ongoing ebbs and flows of the economy, businesses always seem to fall into a pattern of cutting their marketing budgets when times get tough. While cutting excess spending to keep afloat is crucial during tough times, research (and experience) has shown us that cutting all marketing initiatives will do more harm than good in the long run.

Times are tough. Learn how to use marketing effectively to help your bottom line rather than hurt it.
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William Joseph CommunicationsMonday, January 14th, 2019 at 8:35pm
Due to super high demand we have added a third session for business owners on branding and marketing in Grande Prairie this Wednesday, January 16 at 3 pm. Please rsvp to secure your spot!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-art-and-science-of-marketing-tickets-54895961298

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