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When you talk to new customers, do they immediately understand how you can help them? If you’re not sure, maybe it’s time to tweak your marketing message. One of my favorite marketing books is StoryBrand, written in 2017 by Donald Miller. I love it because it’s all...read more
Reflecting today on #MLKday about greatness and how it's actually embedded in our DNA. Martin Luther King Day or #MLKDay is celebrated as a federal holiday because he made a difference! He stepped up for what he was made for, the greatness that was in him came out,...read more
Calling All YouTube Creators
After the US Federal Trade Commission fined YouTube for $170 million for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), YouTube and content creators are required to set future and existing videos as made for kids or not.
Here’s all you need to know in order to comply with the new COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) guidelines.read more
As you read this I’m en-route to my old home town of London, England. I’ll be attending Chris Ducker’s Youpreneur summit, picking up on his ideas about building personal brands, while working and strategizing with one of our VIP clients. Super excited for many...read more
Got a new WordPress site but not sure how to care for it? WordPress is a powerful platform that needs a bit of regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly and quickly. Here's a simple guide to maintaining your WordPress site each month. If you're doing your own...read more
With so much happening in our society today, it can feel overwhelming and difficult to navigate ways to help causes you support. However, Forever Yours Lingerie proves that Instagram is an outlet through which a network of change can be established. A model, muse and...read more
Hey, good morning everybody. It is Monday, September 30th. Last day of September. Beautiful day outside. My goodness. It's a little chilly though. Not as chilly as Calgary or Montana right now. But Hey, today in British Columbia, across Canada really, is orange shirt...read more
We’re so excited for next month already – we wanted to let you know about 3 amazing events we’re involved with. Leading Edge Live Women’s Event – Seattle Sept 11 &12 Featuring Courtney Carol, co-founder of Leading Edge, Mike Michaelowicz, author of Pumpkin Plan,...read more
Do you remember the glory days of going to your local video rental store, calling people over to your home and watching a movie together? Those were the days. Nowadays, with family and friends spread all over the globe it’s not always possible. If that’s the case, say...read more
In keeping with Senior Citizen's Day it's time for another #SummerShowcase – this time into the world of our client focused on Assisted Living in BC and Alberta Canada. When we were first approached – gosh 6 years ago now, The Hamlets was almost invisible online....read more
Meet the Man from Aspen himself …the name is Schultz, Dirk Schultz! I saw Dirk speak on stage. When I realized he and I were the same age, I kind of got a reality check. You see Dirk is a personal fitness trainer, as well as a lifestyle coach. I struggle with...read more
I’d like to introduce you to my dear friend and client, Augie Byllott. Augie has a business based in Florida called Creating Wealth USA. He’s the kind of guy that could have retired, put his feet and relaxed by the pool. But nope, not Augie, he’s on a mission to help...read more
What I love the most about We Make Stuff Happen is that our client relationships are never simply business transactions. At our agency our clients very quickly become our friends and feel like extended family. Let me explain what I mean with a little story about my...read more
Time for another Summer Showcase. This week, we want to shine the spotlight directly at ourselves. Why would we showcase our own business growth? Well, here's the thing. We do a great job informing everybody about the amazing clients that we have, and sometimes...read more
Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to be featured on a number of Podcasts as a guest. I have compiled them together for you here. So, sit back, relax and enjoy! Coming later this year, we're launching our own Podcast. We'll be featuring special guests...read more
Welcome to another Summer Showcase! Today, I'm outside and I’m thinking about one of our most cherished clients. Her name is Donna Ceriani. I met Donna about four years ago. We were in the same mastermind together. She’s a stunning lady and super smart. I always...read more
We’re very fortunate – almost 95% of our business comes via referrals. We love it when a fellow industry professional who has designed a great websites for their clients says, “your website isn’t enough, you not only need a great website but an active blogging and...read more
Here’s a #tbt for you! Back the fall of 2012, I met Ralph Austin, the founder of Seagate Structures for a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee. We got to chatting and Ralph shared how he felt about his current website and that it wasn’t serving them well at all. Ralph was...read more
You know how we love sharing stories that capture the essence of the client work that we do here at We Make Stuff Happen?So, we’re going to showcase how we work here alongside our amazingly talented clients.Introducing Kim Sykes & Paul Kotter and the work that...read more
I'd like to tell you a story about a Father's Day, some 15 years ago. This is really the birth of self-employment for me. It's a story that some people know, but it's not one that I've shared and I'll tell you why. It's one of those stories that you question if you...read more
Hey, good morning! Jonathan here and it's a very wet day here in British Columbia. We’ve been so blessed with an early summer for a week. We were up in the 90s' on the weekend and now we're back to the 60s or low 20s to high 20s, whichever side of the coin you live...read more
Top-Notch Teamwork! "When you have a big idea you need smart people on your team who can SEE that vision with you. Even better if they can run WITH you to make it real. Through crazy idea stage, to heartfelt birthing, with strategy, top-notch responsiveness, calm,...read more
Two years ago, I went out on a limb and shared a very vulnerable time of my life and chose to it share live over Facebook - here's the story: My wife Debbie and I have three daughters - Gemma, Ellen, and Maddie - that's how my original social media name came about...read more
What do businesses need to know about Internet Safety and trust online? As businesses continue to move more and more of their marketing and management programs online, it's important to consider the real risks of doing business in an online environment. Password hacks...read more
What a decade it’s been scrolling, thumbs-upping, swiping and double-tapping! Now, it’s time to build out your content calendar for the year ahead. No clue where to start — start here and grab this list of 152 special days to add to your 2020 social media schedule!...read more