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The place where our passion was born.

The place where our passion was born.

Thirteen weeks ago, Debbie and I uprooted our lives in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, and moved back to our roots to support her father after a diagnosis of Stage 4 Liver Cancer. Some of you may know, the Isle of Man was where we brought up and first met. after getting...

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The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Image Sizes 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Image Sizes 2021

When it comes to a brand’s social media presence, no matter which platform we’re talking about, uploading images with the recommended dimensions is crucial to ensure that the page looks professional and visually striking. And the harsh reality is that in a world where...

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How to Start a Live Video Strategy

How to Start a Live Video Strategy

How to create a Live Video Content Marketing Strategy Ready to try live video? There’s more to live video than knowing which buttons to push. Let’s talk about how to create a live video strategy that connects with your community in an authentic and helpful way, and...

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To Boost or Not to Boost

To Boost or Not to Boost

  When boosting your content will work and when it won’t. Advertising in the social media age requires a dedicated commitment to developing your online presence. The most popular way of doing that is constructing a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter page for your...

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2020 Reflections

2020 Reflections

It's New Year's Eve here on the West Coast of Canada, almost time for wrapping it up. And I just thought, so it was time to make a video and review just what year it's been. Much of my time was sent drinking copious cups of coffee and strategizing with people. It used...

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Facebook Now Recommends You Use #Hashtags

Facebook Now Recommends You Use #Hashtags

Should businesses be using hashtags on Facebook? The answer is now a definite “yes.” In an era of declining organic reach and in the face of a pandemic, Facebook has been working hard to support small businesses. The latest…is by prompting you to add hashtags to your...

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Sharing Chronicles: Working from Home with Erin Duffy

Sharing Chronicles: Working from Home with Erin Duffy

Erin Duffy started telecommuting back in 1992! She has a wealth of knowledge around working from home and there are lots of tips here. Erin also refers to www.escapetheslump.com. This is a genuine free training that she has just released to help folks truthfully...

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Time for some #Covid-19 Good News!

Time for some #Covid-19 Good News!

Don’t you think it’s time for some good news? I’ve been enjoying the spring weather and being able to work alongside many of our clients, consulting and making stuff happen to help them make the most of the current situation. Here are a few examples of what our team...

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How to Fix Your Marketing with Better Messaging

How to Fix Your Marketing with Better Messaging

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...

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What’s On your Marketing Plan for 2020?

What’s On your Marketing Plan for 2020?

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...

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3 unique ways to learn and grow this September!

3 unique ways to learn and grow this September!

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,...

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Making Stuff Happen for Seniors!

Making Stuff Happen for Seniors!

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....

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There’s fit and then there’s #DirkFit

There’s fit and then there’s #DirkFit

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...

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Clients Become Friends

Clients Become Friends

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...

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How do we make stuff happen?

How do we make stuff happen?

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...

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Client Spotlight: Donna Ceriani

Client Spotlight: Donna Ceriani

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...

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Client Spotlight: Fearlessly Fit

Client Spotlight: Fearlessly Fit

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...

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Client Spotlight: Seagate Mass Timber

Client Spotlight: Seagate Mass Timber

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...

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Client Spotlight: Gifted

Client Spotlight: Gifted

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...

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