Fireside Chat: Growing Your Business with a Marketer


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May 21 | 10-11:00 am PT

“If I just had a bigger budget to hire a marketer and get the word out, I could grow my business.”

Does this sound like you? Maybe you’ve hired a marketer in the past and didn’t get the results you expected. Or, maybe you’re thinking about investing more in your marketing and you want to make the most of it.

A strong brand is the sum of all touchpoints with your customer. It may include those flashy campaigns, but there are many other factors you should consider. Taking the time to do the groundwork will help you get better results.

On May 21 we’re hosting a fireside chat with two experienced marketing professionals who will give you a glimpse of how marketers think, so you can improve your own marketing or give a stronger brief to a marketing firm.

  • Fern Sabo is the Founder of Spring Creative, a marketing and design agency that specializes in graphic design, branding, digital marketing, and website development. In 2022, Spring Creative won two Gold Design Awards for their work with Kootenay businesses and community organizations.
  • Victoria Levy is the Vice President of Client Services at Talk Shop, a North American communications agency with offices in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Toronto. She began her career in journalism and then transitioned to communications in 2017. She spends her time at Talk Shop focused on client strategy, issues management, and speaker training. Victoria is also an adjunct professor at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, teaching in both the undergraduate and MBA programs.

Join us to hear from these marketing professionals and ask your own marketing questions!

Tuesday, May 21 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Virtual Fireside Chat

Free and open to everyone! This session will be offered in both English and French

Facilitator: Fern Sabo, Founder of Spring Creative and WeBC Regional Ambassador, West Kootenays

Panelists: Victoria Levy, VP of Client Services, Talk Shop

Meet the Facilitator

Fern Sabo

Regional Ambassador, West Kootenays
Embarking on a dynamic career path at the age of 19, Fern Sabo now has over 28 years of experience as an accomplished marketing professional and business management expert. With an educational background in business administration and web technology, she has honed her skills and knowledge to excel in the entrepreneurial world. Her drive to adapt to the ever-evolving digital landscape led her to establish Spring Creative Inc. in 2018, providing invaluable support to local businesses and organizations.

Spring Creative is a marketing consultancy with clients across western Canada, specializing in marketing, branding, design, and technical support. Spring Creative serves a variety of clients, but Fern initially focused on working with local businesses. She takes pride in the agency’s collaboration within her community, particularly those making positive contributions.

Fern’s experience with WeBC began a decade ago when she sought resources for her technology-based consultancy. This was the beginning of her special connection with WeBC. For her, WeBC wasn’t just a place for resources; it became a vital support system guiding Fern through the challenges of starting and running her business. Due to her strong ties to her community and her seasoned professional career, WeBC extended an invitation for Fern to serve as a Regional Ambassador in 2023. As she takes on her new role, she is eager to share her experiences and support other women on their entrepreneurial journeys.

Meet the Panelists

Victoria Levy

Victoria Levy is Vice President of Client Services at Vancouver-based communications agency Talk Shop. Victoria began her career in journalism, working in newsrooms across Northern BC and Southwestern Ontario. She transitioned to working in communications in 2017 and spends her time focused on client strategy, issues management, and speaker training. Victoria is also an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, teaching business communications in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, Eugene, as well as family and friends.

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