It starts with great content.

Passionate, idea-driven and content focused, we pride ourselves on delivering purposeful solutions which inspire, and help our clients connect with their audiences in an authentic way. We work closely and seamlessly with our clients – providing complete transparency, and most importantly, outstanding solutions to your marketing needs.

 

At the heart of it all is a solid strategy and individualized content by specialized passionate professionals. One incredible team – six distinct services.

  • Video & Motion
  • Social Media
  • Live Broadcast
  • Content Creation
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Audio Visual
 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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Calgary, Canada
headquarters
  • Unit 202, 5240 - 1A Street SE
    Calgary, AB T2H 1J1
    Canada
other locations
  • Canada

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Qualico, Hockey Canada, IBM, RBC Royal Bank, Icebreaker, SAIT, Canadian Tire, The City of Calgary, Rosen, Morrison Homes, Freeride World Tour, PMI, Siemens, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Dynamic Risk.  View the Maven Media Group portfolio at https://mavenmediagroup.ca/work

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Videography & Digital Marketing for Land Development Firm

“They brought forward great ideas, but they also listened to us and tried to address our challenges.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

After helping develop a message and a storyboard, Maven Media Group created two videos that explain how to buy a home in a new community. They also managed social media and content marketing.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Empolyees
 
Canada
Cheryl Heilman
Director of Marketing, Qualico Communities
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The in-house team is impressed with the quality of the videos and the customer service they've received. Maven Media Group went above and beyond to meet all needs, while their collaborative approach made them easy to work with. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director of marketing at Qualico Communities. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Maven Media Group?

We needed a vendor to create two videos for us and help us with social media. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

As a land development company, we have to provide a vision to potential customers prior to the community being established. Maven Media Group helped us develop vision statements and storyboards. Then, they created two videos and managed social media and content marketing for us. The videos focus on community development and explain how to purchase a home.

What is the team composition? 

We've worked with a marketing specialist, a communications liaison, and about nine other members of their team. 

How did you come to work with Maven Media Group?

Their founder was a previous employee of mine, so I knew I could trust them.

How much have you invested with them?

We pay them about $100,000 a year.

What is the status of this engagement? 

We started working with them in January 2017 and the relationship is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

We're very happy with the videos Maven Media Group has produced for us. They understand our business and the fact that we need to showcase happy residents.  We don't have customers in our new community yet, so Maven Media Group took an extra effort to find residents in adjacent communities. They've delivered the videos that resonate with people who are buying a home, helping them see themselves in that community.

How did Maven Media Group perform from a project management standpoint? 

They're very proactive and we've never had any complaints. If they have a new member on their team, they heavily engage other members as well to make sure the quality of the work doesn't drop. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're a very collaborative agency. I've worked with multiple companies, and often creative directors try to pitch their own vision to clients. That has never been the case with Maven Media Group. They brought forward great ideas, but they also listened to us and tried to address our challenges.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could charge a bit more. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're very accommodating. If you're willing to hear new ideas and see new designs, they can accommodate that. But if you prefer them to implement your vision, they can do as well. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding & Web Design for Estate Sale Company

"We trust them to follow through on what they promise."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Maven Media Group designed the layout of a website and delivered a package of branding materials. The team created logos, letterhead designs, business card templates, and sample mailers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Marcie Brown
Operation Manager, Frank Hall Appraisals and Estate Sales
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Maven Media Group’s branding and design services have catalyzed notable levels of growth. The team worked collaboratively to achieve group consensus and anticipate problems and needs. Efficient and dedicated, the team met every deadline and fulfilled each of the initial requirements.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the operations manager at Frank Hall Appraisals and Estate Sales. We are an estate sale company that specializes in on-site estate sales, online auctions, and appraisals. I oversee our website and marketing efforts. I also organize and manage individual sales and auctions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Maven Media Group?

Over a year ago, we decided to branch out from doing only on-site sales to also doing online auctions. This required a new, up-to-date website and new branding. We also wanted ongoing communication with our clients through mail services and ads.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to ensure that these design choices were in-line with our brand, that the programs were user-friendly, and that the framework that was created was something we could use as a foundation for a long period of time. We needed someone to help us execute our vision and ensure that we were relaying information in a way that was clear and easy for our clients to navigate.

We wanted to build a shared vision, and it was important for me to be part of the design team rather than just hiring a company to do it in our place. This new branding and website will be the backbone of our business if we eventually move to have auctions exclusively online.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We chose Maven Media Group because Thom (Partner, Maven Media Group) was honest and trustworthy from our first conversation with him. He listened to our needs and was genuine in his approach and willingness to assist. We knew early on that he was someone we could work with.

Describe the project in detail.

We began the project with some introductory conversations, and Maven was able to take the ideas that we shared during those conversations and bring them into reality.

Maven created our logos and website design and layout in addition to our letterhead, business cards, and mailer templates.

What was the team composition?

Their team has been ever growing, just like ours has. The work has been mainly led by Thom and his designer Melissa (Designer, Maven Media Group). No matter who they’ve brought in to assist, the level of excellence and consistency in their work has remained on par.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Our company has been growing this past year at a steady and rapid pace, and we’re very proud of the success that we’ve achieved. There is no way for me to exactly quantify the efforts Maven has made because this company didn’t exist in its current state before them. I can, however, say that it would not exist at the level it does now without them. Also, because we were able to collaborate at each step of the way, we were extremely happy with the final product.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We’ve found a flow in our work together so that things happen effectively and efficiently. We’re often able to anticipate what each other may need. For lack of a better term, we are a well-oiled machine. Maven has allowed us to take part in decisions along the entire way, and we’ve worked together to create something that we were all proud of.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re extremely dedicated to our vision. They’ve both met and exceeded every deadline that we’ve asked of them, no matter how rushed or seemingly improbable, and they’ve done it with a smile. We trust them to follow through on what they promise.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No. There is always room for improvements, but Maven is most likely aware of it and already on the case.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Branding & Social Media Marketing for Home Building Co.

“Maven Media's strategies have significantly improved web traffic and overall online engagement.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Maven Media developed a content plan, including an editorial map and topics to explore. They also provide email marketing and social media management services.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Calgary, Canada
Sam Hudson
Marketing Director, Morrison Homes
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Maven Media employs effective content development strategies that continue to improve web performance and online engagement. In addition to delivering consistent results, their team is also very responsive, collaborative, and timely, bringing lots of new ideas to the table in the process.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the marketing director at Morrison Homes, a large volume production homebuilding company in Canada. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Maven Media Group?

We needed help marketing our content in order to drive more traffic to our website.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Maven Media initially developed a content plan, interviewing our internal teams and researching our industry and laying out a content map that outlined different topics to explore. They now provide email marketing services, and continue to create content for our social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

What is the team composition? 

We primarily work with Thomas (Operations Manager and Partner, Maven Media Group), as well as Melissa (Designer and Content Creator, Maven Media Group) and a few others every once and a while.

How did you come to work with Maven Media Group?

I already knew Thomas, so we had some initial discussions about the project and, after shortlisting some other firms we considered, we ultimately felt Maven Media was the best fit. 

How much have you invested with them?

We've invested about $30,000 CAD (about $22,300 USD).

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working with them since March 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Maven Media's strategies have significantly improved web traffic and overall online engagement. We're very pleased with indicators in our performance, as they continue to help us track our analytics. 

How did Maven Media Group perform from a project management standpoint?

They're very responsive, flexible, and timely. We hold weekly meetings over the phone to go over the status and performance of different content outlets. Not only do they work well within our project requirements, but they also bring a lot of great new ideas to the table.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their enthusiasm sets them apart. They're always looking for ways to improve our performance, yet receptive to any feedback we may have. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don't think so. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Approach the relationship as a partnership and be open to exploring new ideas. They're also receptive their clients, so don't be afraid to be honest and provide any feedback or pushback when appropriate. 

4.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 4.0 NPS
    Willing to refer