At Martketer we’re big on story telling, so we figured it’s about time we told you ours. Like all good stories, we’re starting at the very beginning.
Martketer Inc. was founded in March 2013 by Ariele Parker, bringing on one employee to start, and based out of a small co-working office. Brimming with big ideas, we began small, offering clients logo design and websites. By our second year of business, we had begun growing, and we quickly realized that we had a passion for working with both non-profits and startups.
When we were awarded the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s Marketer of the Year Award in 2015, our business volume skyrocketed and we began gaining credibility in the Okanagan Valley and beyond. With industry awards under our belt, the agency continued to grow, requiring us to hire more team members and expand our service offerings. It was around this time that we signed on our first tech client, introducing us to a whole new industry. We continued to work with tech companies as this sector became a passion for our team, and as a result, increased the span of our agency’s focus. We also started working with the Okanagan Centre for Innovation (OCI), allowing us to learn about the downtown office building that brings together tech, social enterprises and non-profits from around the city. As we started to research OCI, we fell in love with the concept and decided that the new centre would be the perfect space for our company to continue to grow. As a result, we committed to office space on the 6th floor of the building.
Currently in 2017, with the move into our new office fast approaching, officially becoming a community partner with Accelerate Okanagan, and plans to open a satellite office, Martketer has surpassed some significant milestones. Having signed on a new Managing Partner has also allowed us to further finesse our internal processes and validate our service offering expansion, increasing our need for new team members as well. We have big plans for Martketer’s future, and as the past five years have been nothing short of eventful, we know that this is just the beginning of our story.
Now that you know about us, let’s start the discussion. We would love to learn your story and see how we can work together.