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Shift Communications

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Shift Communications
Ottawa, Ontario

Skype: shiftottawa
Email: matt@shiftnow.ca

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Hello! And Welcome to Shift

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, we combine creativity with smart strategic planning to help our clients build their brands, raise their visibility and ultimately, increase their revenues.

We invite you to take a look around and become familiar with our services, our work, our clients and everything that makes Shift, shift!

the work we do

We create marketing solutions for both small and mid-sized businesses. Whether you’re needing a new logo, requiring an increase in website traffic or simply looking for smarter advertising, Shift can tackle those marketing challenges plus much more.

We collaborate with a variety of industry professionals ranging from art directors, copy writers, photographers, designers, coders, printers and suppliers to provide our clients with the best possible solutions available.

Doctors Eye Clinic

Challenge presented: Over 50% of people have not seen an Optometrist in 5 years and DEC recognized a strong campaign was needed to help inform the general public concerning the importance of regular checkups. We were required to develop two independent campaigns that were targeted to different demographics: 1) Age 16 to 30 2) 25 and above.

How the solution met the challenge: The “Sightless” and “This Could Get Awkward” campaigns were both successful in targeting the required demographics on a level that propelled the viewer to take action and book an appointment with an optometrist.

oddjects Inc

Challenge presented: Develop a clean, crisp website for oddjects Inc that would showcase the stores funky and trendy home decor. Based in Halifax and Singapore, oddjects brings fashion, trend and quirky innovations to your home space.

How the solution met the challenge: We rose to the challenge by developing a website that embodied their unique and quirky design while maintaining the ability to grow and support additional features such as e-commerce and multiple languages.

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work

Shepell.fgi

Challenge presented: Develop a series of appealing and relevant social marketing health communications (newsletters) for CPC, following strict Shepell.fgi and CPC brand standards, that compel employees to read the piece and thus increase their awareness on the subject.

How the solution met the challenge: Branded photography, bright colors and strong graphical elements were used to present the information in a clear and well-organized manner and to engage the reader. Information was well laid out, allowing the reader to easily understand the material.

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work

THIRD WAVE

Challenge presented: ThirdWave provides marketing, Salesforce and support automation consulting services to clients in both the public and private sectors. They needed a website that would allow them to promote multiple products from within one site.

How the solution met the challenge: Working with Aaron Whitman president of Able Sense a Halifax based development firm, we developed a site that visually separated ThirdWave's products through the use of color while maintaining consistency throughout the entire site with typography and graphic elements.

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work

TUG

Challenge presented: Develop an e-Commerce site and promotional campaign for The Uncommon Group, an innovative client with a high regard for design. Their stylish coffee shops, confections, and wares have made a big impact, with their products, being shipped around the world.

How the solution met the challenge: This umbrella e-Commerce site encompassing all 5 brands meant maintaining the look, tone and feel of each individual sub-brand within the Uncommon Group, while keeping a unified look and style. This was successfully achieved through color, typography and graphical elements that tied all brands together.

uOttawa

Challenge presented: The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine was in search for an engaging and interesting way to present complex topics online.

How the solution met the challenge: We developed a video that mimics a classroom environment through the use of narration and a whiteboard style animation as a visual aid. Viewers are engaged on multiple levels, aiding in a better understanding of the topic.

My Pet Food Network

Challenge presented: The online pet food market is saturated with retailers and finding a competitive edge is often difficult. My pet Food Network Inc, a new online pet food business which rewards its current customers for recommendations, needed a new brand and promotional material.

How the solution met the challenge: We developed a strong brand for the new business that included a logo, icon set, stationary, brochure and website design that was implemented with a template shopping cart system.

Moderation Town

Challenge presented: Moderation Town is a 6-part comedy web series produced by Showcase.ca about a small town that is forced into web moderation as a source of income after their local factory closes.

How the solution met the challenge: We were contracted by Stitch Media as design consultants for the website and episode graphics that included fake screen shot designs and animations.

A simplified,
direct relationship

At Shift we believe a direct client-designer relationship is a win-win. That is why we have built our service model around it! We offer our clients a streamlined approach by removing layers from the design process.

A focus on quality

At Shift we believe that quality is not synonymous with cost, when it comes to both product and process. Our goal is to spend more time consulting with our client upfront in the design process, to understand their challenges, opportunities and goals

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Shift Communications has been applauded for helping clients find unique solutions to meet their business challenges, and ultimately bring about improved business performance. Our strength is in recognizing when the solution is to optimize and refine a current initiative, versus when to employ an entirely new approach.

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We believe creativity is not always about inventing, so we like to ask the right questions to understand, first, how things can be better.

Our loyal clients

We proudly offer the flexibility and personalized services that many larger agencies lack. At Shift, we’re your full brand-building partner and we’re here for you every step of the way.

Our experience, in combination with our direct working relationship, allows us to achieve our clients’ desired result more effectively.

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work

"By offering the ability to talk directly to the creative, my project details were not lost and my vision was executed perfectly."

- Gillian Dawson | Health Strategy Consultant | Shepell.fgi

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work

"There are many good design-communication firms out there, but Shift’s exemplary service model really sets them apart."

Vince Baker | Director of Operations Doctors Eye Clinic

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work

"Shift can tackle any project we request. Whether its a website, episode assets or animation, they execute our vision perfectly, on time and on budget."

- Evan Jones | Partner | Stitch Media

Our loyal clients

We proudly offer the flexibility and personalized services that many larger agencies lack. At Shift, we’re your full brand-building partner and we’re here for you every step of the way.

Our experience, in combination with our direct working relationship, allows us to achieve our clients’ desired result more effectively.

Advertising, branding, web, animation and Design work