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30 Nov | 2017

What Do I Need to Know When Choosing an SEO Company?

SEO

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

SEO huh? Are you getting value or bamboozled?

Search Engine Optimization is about doing business properly. Think about how you do your thing. When you do it right, you get the reward. When you do it poorly, you get penalized. I’m certain you have discovered there are no shortcuts to excellence. Whatever business you are in, whether you’re selling a service or a product, a systematic process ensures that you consistently deliver on your promise. SEO is no different.

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25 Oct | 2017

A Simple System to Help You Design the Perfect Annual Report

Reports & Investor Communications

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Does your annual report present your annual figures in a concise and transparent manner?
Does it explain your management strategy in a compelling and credible way?
Does it act as a powerful sales tool for prospective business partners?
Does it enhance the credibility of your brand?
Does it act as a positive source of motivation for your staff?

Your annual report is the single most important measure of your company’s reputation. If it doesn’t do all of the above, then maybe it’s time to revisit your corporate communications strategy

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29 Aug | 2017

What Makes the Corporate Brand Naming Process Successful?

B2B Branding

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Choosing the right name for your company isn’t easy.

First of all, you may have a myriad of ideas, and not know which direction to go in. Add that to the fact that your colleagues will likely have a variety of their own ideas, along with reasons why theirs are the best.

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13 Jun | 2017

How to Attract Corporate Sponsors for Your Association

Web Design

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Many associations today are faced with the challenge of how to attract corporate sponsors.

Our client, Skate Canada BC/Yukon, is an example of a real success story in this regard. They have created a thriving member engagement program, and as a result, have attracted solid long-term funding from sponsors.   

To start, Skate Canada BC/Yukon has an amazing website dedicated to amateur sport.

The website gets millions of hits a year because Skate Canada has crafted and maintained a well-developed value proposition. They know what the skating community wants and they deliver.

Although Skate Canada is a provincial sport agency, the national body looks to them for innovation and leadership.

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06 Jun | 2017

Membership Engagement Strategy: Essentials for Success

Creative Strategy, Corporate Communications

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Membership engagement strategy is a hot topic among association administrators and nonprofit leadership.

And it’s no wonder.

Associations and non-profits today face many challenges, including splintered and subject-specific interest groups, changing participation in organizations and civic groups and shrinking budgets with fewer grant opportunities.

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30 May | 2017

5 Questions to Ask When Building your Member Value Proposition

Marketing & Advertising

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

At a recent event hosted by a non-profit organization, I had the good fortune to catch up with a friend who serves on the organization’s board.

Our discussion quickly turned to the business of operating the Association. He was challenged by the lack of member engagement.

When I asked about his Member Value Proposition, he was at a loss to properly describe it.

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01 Feb | 2017

Bid Books are Big Business

Brochures, design, bidbooks

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Bid books are comprehensive documents used to attract significant events or programs to a particular city or facility. The best example of bid book is when the Olympic committee sends out a request for interested cities to become a host city. The bid book is an essential part of the award submission process. Bid books include letters of support from all levels of government, descriptions of venues, community demographics, accommodation facilities, security, medical services, media infrastructure, telecommunications and transportation networks. The list is exhaustive, but necessary.

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18 Aug | 2016

How to Generate Leads From Your Website

Lead Generation, Digital Marketing

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Great, you’ve built an amazing website! It is one of the first essentials steps for showcasing who you are in a meaningful manner to your audience. Once it's been launched, then what?

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11 Aug | 2016

How Can B2B Companies "Automate" Their Sales Process?

Sales Management, CRM

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

There's a new buzzword in the sales game, and it is sales automation. You’ll hear the proponents claiming, “with a modest investment, these automated sales systems work for you 24/7 and they never take a break… just think of the savings associated with reducing your sales costs.”

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04 Aug | 2016

A Simple Guide to Social Selling

Social Media, Sales Management

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

People are more connected than ever because of technology. Honestly answer this: have you ever checked your email while sitting in the bathroom? Most of us might sheepishly answer: YES. Is it comforting to know that you’re not alone in your constant appetite to be in touch?

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Perry Boeker

Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

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  • Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.
  • Web Project Manager Audrey is an experienced web technologist. Her favourite technologies are Opensource, Agile, and Open Space technologies. She loves to find a way to bring diverse skillsets together to deliver a project on budget that exceeds customer expectations. Her experience in leading major web projects, a track record of exceptional customer service, plus a commitment to community development allow her to add long-term value to a client’s web brand.
  • Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.

  • Principal and Managing Director Gil is an award-winning Creative Director who balances a keen design sense with the ability to translate abstract concepts into dynamic visual tools for marketing and corporate communication. 
He's an expert in using traditional and online media to elevate corporate visibility and deliver bottom-line results.
  • Digital Marketing Strategist
  • Communications Designer
  • Office Administrator & Proofreader
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  • Commmunications Designer Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design, Kane has travelled all the way from the shores of Western Australia to join the Red Rocket Creative team. A talented, multidisciplinary designer with several years of industry experience, Kane consistently delivers well researched, strategic and innovative design solutions to each of his clients.
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  • Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.
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  • Office Administrator Sangeet comes to Red Rocket with a Diploma in Financial Management from BCIT and is currently working towards her Degree in Business Administration. Her primary goal is to keep the office running smoothly, while keeping her coworkers cheerful.
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  • Writer Terry Dove, writer. Terry is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of writing and communications experience, particularly for the resource and investment sectors. With a Canadian Securities Course designation, a B.Sc in marketing and MFA in creative writing, he brings a unique blend of education, skills and experience to our team. Before joining Red Rocket, he owned and operated Dove Communications Inc. (2000-2012) and Rainier Communications Inc. (1990-2000).
Member Engagement Essentials
Member Engagement Essentials