How Did We Become A Full Circle Marketing Agency?
Our Story Is Also Your Story
This is the story of how we became a marketing agency. One that provides full circle marketing solutions. It is also a story about the businesses we help. It’s about the relationships we've built and continue to build. Ones that over time lead us down a path of providing more robust and innovative solutions. Our story has always been about helping our customers reach their goals. You can be part of the story too!
The Story of Strand Printing
In 1983, Mike and Marg Strand realized the need for a printing company in Lacombe, Alberta. At that time it was a large town located in Central Alberta. The company acquired printing presses and equipment from the Lacombe Globe. And Canadian University College, as it wound down its offset printing trades program. Strand Printing operated in the old Creamery Building. It was then sold to Dan Bradford in August 1999. Dan and his family grew and moved the business to a new location on Highway 2A. The address now occupied by Sunny 94 radio. The Bradford’s ran the business for 10 years before selling it to the current owner Bruce Clarke in March 2010. Business growth necessitated a move to a larger facility, now located on Wolf Creek Drive.
The Story of Strand Media
Bruce's background was in sign manufacturing where he worked 15 years with the sign division of the Jim Pattison Group, owned by Jimmy Pattison, a Canadian business magnate, investor and philanthropist. This experience provided Bruce with firsthand exposure to one of Canada's most entrepreneurial businessmen and corporate conglomerates. Shortly after purchasing Strand Printing, Bruce acquired a small sign company allowing him to add signs to the services offered, as well as a change to the corporate identity.
Strand Media's customers soon started to ask if we could provide hats or tee shirts and as a result, we embarked on adding corporate SWAG to our product offerings. Strand Media became the business destination of choice for any marketing products needed including print, signs and vehicle graphics and corporate SWAG. All of our products are customized and branded to the needs of the client
It wasn't long before clients started asking about various web services. Strand Media continued to add more solutions to help customers reach their goals. This is when we realized we had come a long way from the small printing shop that we had started out as. We are now offering smart and targeted marketing solutions, These services available to businesses and industries across every vertical market imaginable. Strand Media has become a full circle marketing agency.
Strand360 – Your Full Circle Marketing Agency
With the acceleration of digital technologies and that part of our business growing rapidly, we had a decision to make. We determined re-branding would be more reflective of our full circle marketing services. The name 'Strand' has enjoyed a very strong presence throughout central Alberta for almost 40 years. We felt it was important to preserve our heritage. We also acknowledge not everyone is digitally savvy and the need to communicate through our traditional channels is still quite valid and strategic.
We selected the term '360' to define the full circle of adaptable solutions we offer our clients. From traditional to digital marketing products, tools and services, we continue to strive towards excellence for our clients by providing them with multi-channel marketing solutions. Our re-brand will help position us a clear leader when it comes to helping businesses whether they are starting up or rebuilding their corporate identity with stronger marketing services and products.
We are a full circle marketing agency you can trust. We listen and ask questions that help us understand your pain points. With this knowledge we provide custom tailored services. Ones that help you reach your business goals.