As you may have already heard, on October 15th we’ll be merging with Edmonton-based MKM to become one of western Canada’s largest independent agencies. It’s a moment that will mark an exciting new chapter in our respective agency stories.
When RED began 11 years ago, there were just two partners and a space heater. Today, we are 40 people strong, a company full of skilled people that we feel truly humbled to be surrounded by. MKM celebrated its 21st anniversary this past year, and still retains clients that were signed on in its early days. That’s impressive. While this merger has been in the works for a while, we’ve spent time over the past week drinking beer together, talking about floor plans, and sharing ideas on how we’re going to build the kind of agency we all want to work for.
RED’s future is one in which digital blends with traditional, strategy becomes creative, and problems are solved in entirely new ways. Our clients will now have access to an even deeper pool of strategic thinkers, digital developers, and creative inventors. Day-to-day contacts remain the same, but you may see a new face or two joining your meetings with us – they’ll be people just as committed to building your business as we are.
MKM will move its entire operations into RED on October 12th and will hit the ground running the following Monday. To say we’re excited would be an understatement, and we’re looking forward to introducing you to our newly expanded team. They include:
Jesse Bailey – Account Coordinator
Ian Burmaster – Contract Production Artist
Alanna Calhoun – Account Supervisor
Chris Harney – Web Developer
Shirley Marchand – Office Administrator
Tracey Niven – Designer/Production Artist
Danielle Perris – Account Coordinator
Marek Pietraszko – Technical Team Lead
Lauren Schwindt – Account Supervisor
Christy Yaseyko – Senior Art Director
Michael Witbeck – Senior Art Director
This summer, RED’s partners wrote an audacious new vision, one that scared us a little – but excited us a lot:
RED creates experiences that affect the human condition and change the world.
Bold, right? But with news like this, we feel like we might actually do it.
Thanks for your continued support and if you have any questions whatsoever, feel free to contact us directly:
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