A number of people have asked me what I’m up to these days, so I thought it was time to spill the beans.
1. I am now working part-time with Carol Vincent and her team at Redbird Communications here in Victoria. It’s been very rewarding work, and Carol’s approach to running an agency has been enlightening. I’ve learned a ton, always a good sign.
Carol quite literally came to my rescue in The Dark Days and has been a genuine and gracious mentor to me. I couldn’t have found a better person to work for.
It’s a smart gang and the transition has been an easy one.
Redbird’s client base includes The Heart & Stroke Foundation, BC Hydro, and The Vancouver Sun & The Province newspapers, the last of which has shown incredible loyalty by coming over with me from Copeland.
2. I am helping Robbins Parking, another former Copeland client, with a number of marketing and branding initiatives.
I can’t say enough good things about this company either – and if I didn’t mean that I would simply keep my mouth shut and say nothing. They are 7 years into exporting their management model into Texas, and are now one of the two largest parking management companies in that state. This is a huge Victoria success story.
3. I’ve also popped out a few campaigns for some fine ad agencies from the T-CAAN network I used to belong to.
I’m grateful to have all this work. And, well, that’s what’s keeping me busy.