Sirf Marketing 2013 in Review

Happy 2014 from Sirf Marketing

Ringing in 2014 in Style

2013 was a big year for Sirf Marketing. We experienced a lot of changes, new additions to our services, great new clients, and exciting news.  We thought we would share our stimulating year with you.

David & Dianne at the Chamber Awards
David & Dianne at the Chamber Awards

We started the year off with a bang with two nominations for Penticton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellent Awards – Best New Business (Sirf Marketing) and Business Leader of the Year Award (David MacCoubrey). The award ceremony was very fun. Although we didn’t walk home with any of the awards – we were pleased just to be nominated. It was a definitely positive way to start the year. Find out more here: https://sirfmarketing.com/2013/02/11/2013-penticton-business-excellence-awards/

One sad point during the year was the inevitable end of Giving Others a Boost. GOAB was a pet project for Sirf Marketing, and Sirf Owner David MacCoubrey served as Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the non-profit. The board of directors was comprised of hard-working entrepreneurs that had to take time to focus on their own lives, and businesses. It was a fun venture helping local entrepreneurs, wineries, charities, and more. Maybe, it will be restarted one day!

Entry in Challenge Penticton Poster Contest
Entry in Challenge Penticton Poster Contest 2013

In June, Sirf Marketing was proud to celebrate our second birthday, complete with a new website launch. The update included: a sleek new look, a trendy slider, contact forms, and new sections, such as, our FAQ section, or our updated portfolio section. The site was received with a lot of positive feedback, and a stark increase in traffic. What a great birthday gift.

In August, Sirf was pleased to announce our new service – Email Marketing. It was a much needed tool in our marketing toolkit. We also started our own monthly newsletter, that comes out in the second week of each month. Our newsletter contains social media tips, Sirf Marketing news, specials, client news and more. We have ran campaigns for various clients with much success. Keep an eye out for our next newsletter. If you are not already a subscriber – sign up using this link: http://eepurl.com/DHQD5

muscle-bikini-website-300x168Also in August, was JCI Penticton’s Mr. Muscle Miss Bikini Beach Party. The funds raised went towards JCI Day Camps. Sirf Marketing was proud to be able to be a sponsor of the event by donating a website to the cause. The event raised over $4000.00 for the children’s charity.

One of the new additions to our website was increased blog posts, that offered helpful tips for marketing. Here are some of the top posts from 2013:

One interesting project Sirf Marketing started in late October was Spotted in Penticton. The page is designed to highlight people and activities in Penticton. Find out more, or become a fan at: https://www.facebook.com/SpottedInPenticton

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David at Unleashing Ideas Conference

In November, David was invited to be a breakout speaker at the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Fall 2013 Conference in Kelowna. It was aptly titled: The Unleashing Ideas Conference. It was a great experience, and David thoroughly enjoyed discussing marketing topics with interested entrepreneurs.

And at last, but definitely not least, are the wonderful clients that we worked with this year. From Gregor’s Gourmet to MACCID Consulting Inc. to CMS Consulting Inc., it was great to continue working with these great clients. Sirf Marketing also enjoyed working with new clients, as well. We were pleased to work with Outlast Taekwondo, Sea to Sky Technologies, Pound It Pottery, and The Coconut Express….among others.

The Coconut Express Penticton WebsiteWe look forward to working with these awesome businesses in the future, as well as, new clients. We already have new projects planned to come out in early 2014. What other great clients will we help in 2014?

We do plan on offering some exciting new services in the upcoming year. We are uniquely partnered with local and national organizations that will expand our service offerings to serve you better.

Some new services that will be offered in the new year are:

  • Enterprise Content Management (Document/Records Management)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cyber Security
  • Remote Help Desk
  • IT Management
  • App Development
  • and more!

2013 was an exciting year, and 2014 is shaping up to be another awesome year. Keep an eye on Sirf Marketing as we continue to grow into our fourth year in 2014. We wish you the best of luck with your ventures in the new year!