KOLLECTIVELY | Brand, Business and Marketing Strategy
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Whatever the stage of your business,
you want to grow, expand, reach for the stars.
You want your story to cut through the
clutter, and drive your bottom line.
We can help get you there.

Kollectively is a network of senior-level brand and marketing professionals with more than 20 years of experience energizing start-ups to large corporations. We run lean, we operate agile and we deliver excellence – just like the clients we serve.

Our clients are market leaders and boundary-pushing innovators. They expect to access high-level strategic thinking and that’s what we offer, no compromises. We build your brand by asking the right questions and creating the roadmap to get you there.

ABOUT KOLLECTIVELY

New or mature, your business needs to get noticed –
whether by consumers, corporations or investors.

With smart questions and the right research, a plan to get your business moving doesn’t have to take months. Our business model keeps us nimble and honest and allows us to bend and sway with the evolving needs of your market to deliver results that matter.

We find out what makes you unique – and how you can market that value to your customers. Are you in the launch phase? Are you crossing the chasm into market acceptance? Are you an innovator? How do you position a product that no one has heard of yet? Why does your brand matter?

At Kollectively, our goal is to truly understand – holistically – what your business objectives are, where you’re positioned in the market, and where you want to grow.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Here’s how we can help you.
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BUILD SOUND STRATEGY

We help unlock big ideas to better solve your business needs. We’ll find the answers and build your plan on thoughtful foundations. Kollectively does the critical strategic thinking right up front so you can make better decisions about moving forward.

    • Qualitative research, including internal/external stakeholder interviews
    • Quantitative Market Surveys
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Key Findings Reports 

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DEFINE YOUR BRAND

Start-up or established corporation, we help you move from business strategy to ‘take notice’ brand visibility across all channels.

      • Brand Strategy (Value Proposition)
      • Brand Positioning
      • Naming Strategy
      • Market Positioning
      • Target Audiences and Persona creation 
      • Key Messaging Development by Audience 
      • Visual Identity + Logowork

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DEVELOP and ACTIVATE the Strategy

A strategy is only as good as its execution. We build resource-respectful, high-impact marketing and communication plans that fit the stage and phase of any business.

      • Marketing Strategy (Acquisition through Activation, Retention and Referral)
      • Communication Plans
      • Investor Pitch Development
      • Resource Allocation Plans
      • Website buildout 
      • Talent hiring and training 
      • SEO/SEM 

OUR KOLLECTIVE

Our Kollective builds an expert team right-sized for your business. You only pay for the laser-focused expertise you need. You aren’t paying extra for fancy corner offices.

We bring together senior strategists with tremendous experience across industries and agencies. We’ve guided big brand visioning, corporate transformations and start-up adventures. We’ve launched our own entrepreneurial ventures. We know what it takes to get businesses noticed.

Our senior-level strategy and brand experts are always available to you, no matter what the size of your project. And we have an extensive, trusted network of superstar content marketers, designers, developers and digital and social experts who make Kollectively clients their priority.

Blending traditional business pedigree with lean start-up resourcefulness, Katrina Caroll-Foster has a passion for entrepreneurship, a love of big thinking and an eye for detail. From well-established enterprises to ambitious start-ups – including founding and raising funding for her own start-up – Katrina leads clients in results-driven strategy. Strategic, pragmatic, and with a knack for asking the questions that matter, she delivers fresh ideas and delivers a path towards growth.

 

Katrina champions small business and newly-minted entrepreneurs as a sought-after mentor. Working with talented founders from a range of businesses, she mentors for Futurpreneur, the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and BCIC. In 2007 she co-founded YES! Vancouver, a pioneering organization that offers mentorship and networking to young professional women, as well as raising funds for DFS.

 

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Julie Selby specializes in working with large and small companies using proven techniques to uncover the company’s DNA, how to simplify their vision and message so everyone understands, but most importantly using the story to help grow their business. A strong strategist, communicator, facilitator and leader Julie combines big business understanding with entrepreneurial experience to identify key business issues, develop brand strategies that inspire, build teams that are driven to succeed and ensure the strategy gets off the shelf and into the world. Ideally suited to companies that are changing the world for the better, are looking to take their business to the next level, and, of course… embrace questions.


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Tracey Solomon has spent the last fifteen years providing strategic consulting services to companies in a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, entertainment, manufacturing and government.

 

Since cutting her consulting teeth at Accenture (then, Andersen Consulting), Tracey has remained passionate about the power of companies to tell stories through their products and services, with the goal of building strong brands. She has taken the best practices she learned while working with companies including GE Capital, Lucent Technologies, and Pfizer, and applied them to help companies small and large build stronger brands.


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Stephanie DeBou brings a unique perspective, business savvy, and great energy to her clients’ brand challenges. Her 15+ years of experience working in senior sales and marketing roles has her focused on a holistic view of the business needs, while never losing site of the details that move the work from strategy into execution.

 

Stephanie has worked for a number advertising agencies, both global and local, in addition to working for several technology start-ups, and also founding her own. She has conceived and delivered marketing communication plans for a range of industries: from small local businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, IBM, and Bayer. Her skills include creative, content, and digital strategy, in addition to business development consulting and project work.

 

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KOLLECTIVELY PARTNERS

Part of creating the right (sized) team for our clients is the ability to quickly pull together a group of trusted experts to collaborate on each project. We are proud of the external team we work with, from Creative, to PR, to Digital and beyond. Each of their talents contribute to our clients’ success. Our featured partners include:

WHO WE’VE WORKED WITH

KOLLECTIVELY BRINGS AN INSATIABLE CURIOSITY TO EACH PROJECT BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT EVERY BUSINESS HAS A FASCINATING STORY TO TELL.

Our strategists have worked with market leaders and innovators in technology such as cloud-based computing, biotech and pharmacare, and in industries all the way from banking, chocolate and hospitality.

Entrepreneurial, driven towards excellence, and seeking change. Though the businesses our kollective have worked with may seem divergent, they all share these critical traits. They’ve inspired and challenged each of us to translate big ideas into market-ready, get-noticed solutions.

FundRazr
Brand Strategy / Key Findings Reports / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy / Qualitative Research
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BC Innovation Council
Logowork / Naming Strategy / Qualitative Research / Quantitative Market Surveys
BCIC
ScoopMAE
Brand Development / investor Readiness / Key Messaging / Market Positioning
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CareCru
Brand Development / Key Messaging / Logowork / Marketing Strategy
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Powersim
Digital Strategy / Hiring / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy / Stakeholder Interviews
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Sponsifi
Brand Positioning / Investor Pitch Development / Logowork / Market Positioning / Naming Strategy / Qualitative Research
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Powersim Inc.
Brand Strategy / Digital Strategy / Key Findings Reports / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy / Qualitative Research / Quantitative Market Surveys / Talent hiring and training / Website Buildout
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Hedgehog Technologies
Brand Strategy / Key Findings Reports / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy / Website Buildout
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Colony Networks
Brand Positioning / Brand Strategy / Key Messaging Development / Qualitative Research
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Biosign
Brand Positioning / Brand Strategy / Key Findings Reports / Key Messaging Development / Market Positioning / Qualitative Research / Quantitative Market Surveys
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Semios
Brand Strategy / Competitive Analysis / Market Positioning / Marketing Strategy / Naming Strategy / Qualitative Research
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Wavefront Wireless
Brand Positioning / Brand Strategy / Communication Plans / Key Findings Reports / Key Messaging Development / Qualitative Research
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Vitality Link
Brand Strategy / Communication Plans / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy
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Hoseanna
Brand Strategy / Competitive Analysis / Digital Strategy / Investor Pitch Development / Key Messaging Development / Logowork / Marketing Strategy / Naming Strategy / Visual Identity / Website Buildout
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Forum for Women Entrepreneurs
Communication Plans / Digital Strategy / Key Messaging Development / Website Buildout
FWE
Gastown Business Improvement Association
Brand Strategy / Communication Plans / Digital Strategy / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy
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Chill Winston
Communication Plans / Digital Strategy / Key Messaging Development
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Rick Hansen Foundation
Communication Plans / Digital Strategy / Key Messaging Development
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Seventh Generation
Digital Strategy
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6S Marketing
Digital Strategy
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Fluid Creative
Digital Strategy
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Opus Vancouver
Brand Strategy / Communication Plans / Logowork / Marketing Strategy / Talent hiring and training
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DreamBank
Brand Positioning / Brand Strategy / Communication Plans / Key Messaging Development / Marketing Strategy
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Pacific Training Institute
Brand Positioning / Brand Strategy / Communication Plans
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Brockmann’s
Brand Positioning / Brand Strategy / Market Positioning / Naming Strategy
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Frontier Group
Brand Positioning
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CONTACT US

We’d love to hear from you! Here’s our contact info.

Email: info@kollectively.ca | Phone: +1.604.202.1077 | Vancouver, BC

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