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“One-on-one marketing is HERE” ~Gary Vaynerchuk

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Marketing Quotes | 0 comments

Gary Vaynerchuk One on one marketing meme sbk MARKETING

One of my favorite speakers, Gary Varynerchuk (@garyvee) speaking at Nordic eCommerce Summit in 2012

What the video here:

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Broadcasting Your Personal Brand Social Media Series

Posted on Apr 4, 2014 in Events & Training | 0 comments

Broadcasting Your Personal Brand Social Media Series

9 Week Social Media Series

9 Weeks, of bringing your passion to life, creating your blog, learning and implementing 7 social media tools, and reaping the benefits of being online!

Presented by sbk MARKETING with partner ZaypoProject



2014 Sessions, 9am-11am

Oct 4 - Bringing Your Passion to Life ~ Clarifying Your Personal Brand

Oct 11 – It’s Time to Blog ~ Finding Your Voice

Oct 18 – LinkedIn ~ Connect Your Network

Oct 25 – Twitter ~ Tweet That Passion

Nov 1 – Facebook ~ Broadcast Your Brand

Nov 8 – Pinterest ~ Sharing Your Interests

Nov 15 – Instagram ~ Using Photos to Connect

Nov 22 – Google+ ~ Building Your Community

Nov 29 – Social Media Dashboards ~ Making Social Easy and Quick!

Who should attendBroadcasting Your Personal Brand” 9 week social media series:

  • Individuals wanting to broadcast their personal brand on a variety of social media platforms
  • Individuals seeking community and connection around their passion
  • Beginner bloggers
  • Beginner social media users
  • Business owners that want to harness the power of a blog for business growth and use social media tools to find and build their customer base
  • Non-profits ready to capitalize on blogging and social media
  • Individuals that need some time carved out of their busy schedule to write content and promote their work online

What to expect

This 9-week series is designed to give participants a variety of useful information each week and focused on one social media tool a week. Participants will implement their learning’s immediately in class and be assigned out-of-class exercises as well.

Sessions are two hours in duration. The first hour is spent sharing information and the second hour is hands-on behind your computer ~ creating, developing, asking questions and building your online brand.

The sessions will move very quickly and be packed full of information and how-to’s. We will use online resources, books, videos, online communities and handouts that will help participants learn and practice outside of class.

Bonus features

  • Complimentary Blogging Planner
  • Weekly handouts, online resources and how-to guides
  • Weekly challenges and assignments that will ensure learning
  • Google+ Hangout Follow-up Q&A and Blogging Inspiration Session on January 10, 2015 9-10am
  • Complimentary access to “You Need an Email Database and Email Newsletter” online how-to-course
  • Access to Private Google+ Community that will answer your future questions, create a supportive community and keep you blogging!


  • $299 for entire series – early bird rate, until August 1/2014
  • $325 for entire series – after August 1//2014 date


  • sbk MARKETING’s office, The Commons (in Ramsay) #150, 1900 11 Street SE
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada  T2G 3G2

The Commons sbk MARKETING Calgary

Limited seating, register today, you deserve it!

   Payment Available via PayPal:


About the Speakers

Shannon Bowen Kelsick sbk MARKETINGShannon Bowen-Kelsick of sbk MARKETING is a marketing professional of 20 years, a blogger and a social media consultant. She has helped businesses, non-profits and individuals build their brand online, one blog post and one tweet at a time. Shannon believes blogging is for everyone, that everyone has a voice and that everyone has valuable thoughts, ideas and experiences to share.

 Here’s what people are saying about Shannon:

“She ignited the audience with ideas and tips to assist them in social media and really inspired everyone to be themselves and to just go for it! “  ~ Benny

“Shannon is one the most open and creative people I have ever worked with.” ~ Eunice

“She’s expert in her field and great at engaging our audience, and at speaking to a wide range of skill levels.” ~ Kath

“She is passionate about what she does, is very generous in sharing her expertise and promoting others”  ~Doug

Kristan Nielson Leadership Training WomenGuest Speaker:

Kristan Nielson of ZaypoProject is a coach, consultant and leader in the field of organizational development. She has worked with thousands of leaders in such industries as oil and gas, mining, government, non-profit, professional services, sports, education, broadcasting, transportation, real estate development, telecommunications, banking, health services, and construction and engineering. With over a decade of experience she has provided 20,000+ hours of consulting, training and coaching services to small, medium and big business.

Email us for more information.

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AB Communications Forum, Calgary Feb 24-25 2014

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 in Events & Training | 0 comments

AB Communications Forum, Calgary Feb 24-25 2014

“Alberta’s Communication Professionals Conference.”

Program snipits:

An example of sessions

  • Telling your story without boring everyone to death with corporate speak
  • The flood is imminent, staying afloat with social media

Workshops on Feb 25th:

  • Engaging stakeholders during a crisis event
  • Web writing with style

Location: Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

For more information visit:

Price: $549-$999

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The Gathering. Feb 19-20, 2014

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 in Events & Training | 0 comments

The Gathering. Feb 19-20, 2014

The Gathering – A Society of Cult Brands

Want to get excited about this event? Check out the promo video for The Gathering, it will get you pumped.

A two day conference, put on by Cult, happening on February 19th and 20th 2014 in Banff, Alberta.

Sample sessions:

  • What Great Brands Do
  • Catering to Core Customers
  • The Las Vegas Brand
  • Stay Relevant by Staying Local
  • Behind the Scenes of Viral Campaigns

Register here for The Gathering.


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Calgary Women in Communications Luncheon – May 29, 2013

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Events & Training | 0 comments

Calgary Women in Communications Luncheon – May 29, 2013

Women in Leadership Foundation presents Calgary Women in Communications Luncheon on May 29th 2013 at the Fairmont Palliser.

Panel speakers include:

  • Zahra AL-Harazi – CEO and Creative Director, Foundry Communications
  • Deanne Carson – VP Marketing and External Relations, Calgary Stampede
  • Susan Donlan – VP Corporate Communications, TD Bank Group
  • Ruth Kelly – President and Publisher of Venture Publishing Inc.


  • 11:00am to 12:00pm – Registration and Networking
  • 12:00pm to 12:15pm – WIL Welcome and TD Comments
  • 12:15pm to 12:45pm – Panel Presentation
  • 12:45pm to 1:15pm – Q&A

For more information and to reigister:

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