Marketing & Media

Jan 17, 2023
Switchboard PR founder Kathleen Reid announces sale of 'original baby' to national firm Earnscliffe Strategies
Rushmila Rahman

Kathleen Reid caught the entrepreneurial bug early. She claims to always have been “that kid”: the one who had a babysitting club, did the lemonade stand and shovelled walks on snow days. Now, after nine years as the founder and...

Jan 10, 2023
Vancouver real estate company the lone B.C. entry on Glassdoor's list of best places to work in Canada
By the Editors

Glassdoor just released its eighth annual ranking of the best places to work in Canada in 2023, and a Vancouver company not only made it onto the list for the first time, but rounded out the top three. The recruiting site...

Oct 24, 2022
Vancouver beer crowned Grand Champion at 2022 Canada Beer Cup Awards
By the Editors

Who makes the best beer in Canada? According to the Canada Beer Cup Awards, it’s East Vancouver’s Callister Brewing. The relatively small operation posted a huge win this weekend as its Wee Laird Wee Heavy Scottish Ale was dubbed the Grand...

Oct 16, 2022
Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022: Phoebe Jiang and Simon Wong are capturing big wins with Pixieset
Nathan Caddell

I’m halfway through a conversation with the founders of Pixieset and Phoebe Jiang has already fact-checked her co-founder and husband. Twice. BCBusiness can’t thank Jiang enough for doing our work for us as she politely reminds Simon Wong that the...

Oct 5, 2022
Pacific Trader: Vancouver's Wishpond Technologies could be more than just wishful thinking
Michael McCullough

The stock: Be greedy when others are fearful, Warren Buffett famously admonished. Instead of taking the last of your spare change and tossing it into a fountain, a better strategy is to look for glints of hope poking through the rubble...

Sep 27, 2022
BREAKING: Overstory Media Group announces purchase of the Georgia Straight
Nathan Caddell

The Georgia Straight is getting its third owner in 55 years. Right before the pandemic, the previously independently owned Straight was sold to Toronto-based Media Central Corporation, which had also purchased Toronto’s Now magazine. Both the publications fell on hard...

Sep 16, 2022
A new look, old beer on tap for Granville Island Brewing
Nathan Caddell

The name and brand advantage that one of Canada’s oldest microbreweries has had on newcomers has slowly but surely run out over time. Started in 1984, Granville Island Brewing has been an institution since its inception. For a long while, it...

Sep 8, 2022
The Vancouver International Film Festival lineup just dropped, here are 10 films that caught our eye
Nathan Caddell

For some people (yes, I’m talking about myself), the falling of leaves and the fading away of summer brings with it a special time of year: Oscar season. Sure, Will Smith’s right hand left an indelible mark on an awards...

Aug 18, 2022
How and why a financial counsellor bought a professional wrestling ring
Nathan Caddell

To understand why a Vancouver-based financial counsellor bought a 16-foot professional wrestling ring from Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and is now storing it at the Commercial Drive Legion, you have to go back to 2014. That’s when Max Mitchell discovered wrestling. “I wasn’t...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Nicola Carter and Arjan Mundy dream of creative campaigns every day
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: When Arjan Mundy and Nicola Carter met at a frat party in 2014, they didn’t think they would end up launching a digital marketing agency that generates $350,000 in yearly revenue. For one, Carter was working on a degree in...

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