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The Company Trapeze is a creative agency located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in brand development and brand marketing across digital and traditional landscapes. We have set a high bar for creative excellence and depth of experience in a wide variety of market sectors. We compete worldwide, serving clients across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. 

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Our Services

Our core services concentrate on idea generation, brand development and brand marketing. We’re here to interpret what you have to say so that others will catch and embrace your message, whether that comes to you on a mobile device, website or a highway billboard. We also have a long-standing track record in website design and development. Our diverse and talented team collaborate to bring clients well-rendered concepts, in terms of originality, design aesthetic and technical mastery of digital platforms. 

Thinking

THINKING Beyond good old-fashioned listening (step one), we are skilled account planners and well-rounded marketers who believe in developing comprehensive brand strategies for our clients. We think “strategy” first and employ specific marketing tactics from there. 

  • Brand / Communications Assessment
  • Competitive Analysis / Market Research
  • Audience Identification & Characterization
  • Interactive Brand Planning Workshops
  • Brand Strategy Development
  • Integrated Marketing Plans
  • Digital Marketing Strategies
  • Media Planning & Buying
  • Change Management Strategy & Implementation

Creating

CREATING Behind every great piece of communication is the development of a core idea that threads it all together. Finding that idea and pulling that thread is our craft. Trapeze excels at executing marketing initiatives where many disciplines are involved and working in harmony. All of our creative services are offered in-house, with a dedicated team working on your business.

  • Conceptual Development
  • Brand Identity & Graphic Design
  • Advertising: Digital, Print, Broadcast
  • Copywriting/Digital Content Generation
  • Video Scripting & Production
  • Website UI Planning
  • Website UX Design
  • CMS Development/Drupal and Wordpress
  • Search Engine Optimization Strategy, Implementation & Reporting

Delivering

DELIVERING It’s one thing to generate ideas and another to make sure it all goes off without a hitch. We have a team of highly skilled ‘Trapeze Artists’ who know just how to deliver your projects and jump through hoops – on time, on schedule and on budget. With sound internal processes in place – a successful implementation is always the end result.

  • Account & Project Management
  • Art Production
  • Digital Marketing Implementation & Reporting
  • Website Maintenance Support
  • Website Training
  • Supplier Management

Analyzing

ANALYZING Success looks different for every client and every project. First and foremost, we believe in analyzing overall marketing effectiveness and measuring what is useful, effective, important and actionable. Ideally, baselines and metrics are established at the beginning of a project to guide what we do. Do we get results? Plenty. Do we promise results we can’t deliver? Never.

  • Online Marketing Metrics Analysis
  • Website Analytics
  • Full Integrated Analysis of Digital Camapigns
  • Social Media Listening

Our Team

Agency Director, Owner
Creative Director, Owner
Associate Creative Director
Operations Manager
Project Specialist
Senior Art Director
Director, Digital Marketing and Web Development
Web Developer/Designer

Company Facts

Here’s a quick reference to all things Trapeze. If we haven’t answered all your questions you may remember the telephone. When you call, a really nice person answers.

What’s your focus?
Brand development, brand positioning and brand marketing.
Why are you called Trapeze?
Risk standing out from the crowd. Dare to be different. Trust that we will catch you.
Founded
1997
Who owns the company?
Richard Fisher, Agency Director
Valerie Nathan, Creative Director
Why pick Trapeze?
Most of our attempts to answer this sound like a sales job. And because we’re honest enough to say that, now you have at least one reason to pick us. Beyond that, we would say that Trapeze is a good company, run by good people, who offer something that is substantive in terms of thought, depth and quality of work.
What are your key services?
Strategic planning, brand identity design, website design, CMS development, digital marketing, advertising, and graphic design.
What kind of clients do you look for?
We have branded and marketed billion dollar corporations and start-up businesses. Our priority is to work with clients who have clear objectives, who are open-minded, and who are prepared to invest adequately relative to their expectations. We love to have interesting marketing problems to solve, period. And much like you, we look for chemistry with our clients.
It makes life fun.
Are there clients or projects you avoid?
We work best when we are asked to think and generate ideas — to be true marketing partners in your business. If you are looking more for a production house or print shop, we can refer you. There is a happy place for everyone.
Do you respond to RFPs?
Yes, if they have clearly stated objectives, adequate budgets for the task at hand, and reasonable time frames. That said, RFPs are extremely time consuming for clients and agencies alike, and they don’t guarantee great outcomes for anyone. If you are fishing around, we can recommend another process to help you evaluate agencies. Just ask. (Even our competitors will thank us for this.)
What do you charge?
One million dollars. Truthfully, we quote by the job. We’re fair and we’re competitive.
Why should I believe you?
We’d love to sell you on the idea of working with us, but perhaps someone else could do an even better job. Once we’ve met, we will be happy to connect you with clients who have benefitted from our unconventional wisdom firsthand. In the meantime, you can read some client testimonials within our Work samples on this site. 
Have you ever won any awards?
Trapeze has won national advertising awards from the organizations that count – our peers. This includes BC’s Lotus Awards, Canada’s Marketing Magazine Awards, Applied Arts Awards, and over 20 awards from the Graphic Designers of Canada. We have also won vertical industry awards, such as, and most recently, the BC Medical Association Award of Excellence in Communications for our Smoking Cessation Campaign created for the BC Public Services Agency. This work was also honoured by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), receiving a Gold Quill Award.

Our Clients

We work in diverse sectors and that keeps life interesting. This includes business and industry, as well as the corporate, not-for-profit and public sectors. Recently, we have had some very rewarding opportunities in the high tech and healthcare sectors, as well as large-scale real estate development projects and packaged goods.

Mostly, we just like to work with enthused clients who have interesting problems to solve and who share a genuine passion for all things marketing.

Select Clients

Sector Experience

Arts & Culture
  • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • Victoria Jazz Society (Annual JazzFest)
  • Cowichan Cultural Centre
  • Haida Gwaii Museum
  • Victoria Film Festival
  • The Robert Bateman Centre
Business associations
  • British Columbia Funeral Association
  • Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Victoria Business Association
Death Care Services
  • Royal Oak Burial Park
  • BC Funeral Association
  • McCall Funeral Directors
Sports and Recreation
  • Field Hockey Canada
  • Rowing Canada
  • Township of Esquimalt Parks and Recreation
  • Park N Play
Manufacturing
  • Pacific Energy Fireplaces Products Ltd.
  • Catalyst Paper
  • Western Forest Products Ltd.
  • Ralmax Group of Companies
Financial Services
  • Antrim Investments Ltd.
Packaged Goods
  • DeeBee’s SpecialTea Foods Ltd.
Professional Services
  • Bains Consulting
  • LL Brougham Inc. Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Dr. Cheryl Fraser
  • Lowe Hammond Rowe Architects
  • Lunds Auctioneers
Retail
  • The Bay Centre
Real Estate
  • Bosa Properties
  • OMICRON
  • Homex Developments
Education
  • Mulgrave School
  • St. Michaels University School
  • Vancouver Island Boarding Schools
Environment
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
Government
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • District of Port Hardy
  • Township of Esquimalt
Health & Wellness
  • Cosmedica Laser Centre
  • Ministry of Health
  • BC Healthy Communities
  • Gevity Consulting
  • Childrens Health Foundation Vancouver Island
  • Park N Play
Not-for-Profit
  • Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island
  • Victoria Humane Society
Technology
  • Genologics 
  • Gevity Consulting
  • Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizen’s Services
  • Capital Regional Emergency Service Telecommunications
  • Ocean Networks Canada
  • Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility
Grocery Products/Food Services
  • University of Victoria Food Services
  • Degrees Catering
  • DeeBees Organics
Research
  • Pacific Institute of Climate Studies
  • Borders in Globalization (University of Victoria)
Travel, Tourism, Hospitality
  • Great Wine Capitals of the World
  • Tourism Ucluelet
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • Hotel Grand Pacific

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