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.

Client Services Team

As members of the client services 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, February 15th, 2019 at 11:05am
The latest edition to the WJ art collection is very special! Did you know Freddie had a diploma in graphic design and created multiple album covers and the now famous Queen crest? As an agency with a strong design foundation, we're honoured to be in such company. #FreddieMercury https://t.co/tU6sG0Jgrv wj_agency photo
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 9:01am
#GrandePrairie - we have a Valentine's Day surprise for you! Our CEO Ryan is hosting a Ryan's Roundup in your city tonight! Come meet pros from all industries for a night of networking fun! Sign up! https://t.co/OlzaLDQ9TW
Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at 11:16am
Team lunch for our Client Services and Operations teams yesterday was long overdue! #wjculture https://t.co/tWBjaN3ZzT wj_agency photo
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 2:57pm
Who watched the big game on Sunday?! One thing that got us thinking - is the $5 mill price tag for a 30-second ad spot worth it? Check out our blog to find out: https://t.co/pBp4skLPKn #SuperBowl2019
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 2:51pm
It's the first Thursday of the month, you know what time it is: Join us for a night of fun and meet some of #YYC's biggest movers and shakers at Ryan's Roundup! 4:30-7PM at #Ranchmans, sign up! https://t.co/oWXmD1nxsN https://t.co/ohxRKdj2Fn wj_agency photo

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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 CommunicationsFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 4:23pm
We love TWT Group Inc. and wanted to show them just how much on Valentine's Day yesterday! These will come in handy for the long weekend!
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William Joseph CommunicationsFriday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:46pm
The latest edition to the William Joseph art collection is a special one!

A talented showman (to say the least), Freddie Mercury had a keen sense for both theatrics and design. The Queen front man had a diploma in graphic design from Ealing College of Art and applied his visual talents to various Queen projects, including multiple album covers and the now famous Queen crest. Did you know that the creatures included in the logo (two lions, two fairies and a crab) represent the zodiac signs of each band member?

Coincidentally, many pop culture legends have or had a background in graphic design, including Pete Townshend, David Bowie and Alan Rickman.

As an agency rooted in creativity and built up of many talented artists ourselves, it's safe to say we're pretty fortunate to be in such company.
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William Joseph Communications added 3 new photos.Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 10:25am
Happy Valentine's Day from ours to yours - we love you SEO much!
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William Joseph CommunicationsWednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 4:57pm
The website for our client Hillcrest Financial is live! We've had a blast working with their team on this project and are proud to share it with you all.

Take a look at our work and the amazing services Hillcrest offers!
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William Joseph CommunicationsMonday, February 11th, 2019 at 11:52pm
Grande Prairie - A Valentine’s Day surprise. A Ryan’s Roundup in Feb 13 at the Skylark Lounge at the Pomeroy Hotel after work. Who’s in?

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ryans-roundup-in-gp-tickets-56390809429

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