Colin Wiebe

Senior Creative Director

Strategic Planning | Results Driven | Accomplished Presenter | Active Listener | Highly Resourceful | Fiscally Responsible | Customer Focused | Creative Problem Solver
The Province, The Vancouver Sun, Tech Web Direct, iZ Technology, Imagination Park, Assumption Life

Summary

Colin gained his creative insights and experience as the Senior Creative Director of advertising for Pacific Press Newspaper Group in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Managing a team of graphic artists, Colin’s department produced ad campaigns and special sections for advertisers running in both of Vancouver’s major daily newspapers, The Vancouver Sun and The Province. His department also supported over 75 sales people.

Colin was responsible for consulting with corporate advertisers and developing in-house initiatives as well as designing promotions for internal and external events such as the widely popular, worldwide 10K race, the Vancouver Sun Run. Colin pioneered one of North America’s first digital advertising departments. Pacific Press was the first newspaper in North America to be 100% paginated and became a model for many to follow.

Consulting on the digital pagination workflow, Colin developed the first online outsourcing model before broadband or browsers existed. Colin’s business model code-named ADRATS (an acronym for Ad Design Remote Artists Technology Systems) was a concept that mainstream media would not adopt until much later.

Colin left the newspaper business to follow the opportunities offered during the dot com bubble. He founded Fast Creative and took on the role of Creative Director for a number of start-up ventures. Fast Creative took it’s first client from $0 revenue to $6 million in sales in less than one year. That’s pretty fast. Colin was the founder of Imagination Park, (CSE:IP) a publicly traded Company on the Canadian Stock Exchange. Colin recently founded Matrix Blockchain which is developing a Smart Contract Application called Starwire.io for the entertainment industry.

Expertise

Brand Development
Strategic Planning
Graphic Design
Key Account Management
Brand Positioning
Social/Media Strategy
Market Research and Analysis
Event Planning
Media Management
Public Relations

Expertise

Brand Development
Strategic Planning
Graphic Design
Key Account Management
Brand Positioning
Social/Media Strategy
Market Research and Analysis
Event Planning
Media Management
Public Relations
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