Laurie Jones - Managing Director
Laurie has learned this business one step at a time. And, over the last 20 plus years, he's worked in every single aspect of it. Ad agency account person. Marketing Director on the client side. Consultant to a number of B.C.'s larger corporations. Laurie has allocated his own budgets, and made the kind of big picture decisions that every marketing director gets faced with. It's given him the ability to find the best solutions quickly. Everyone he works with has come to appreciate this level of no-nonsense pragmatism.
After studies at UBC, Laurie spent eleven years with J. Walter Thompson and Foote, Cone & Belding. He worked as an Account Executive, Supervisor, Director and, subsequently, Group Account Director for both national and regional clients – including Scott Paper, Labatt, Molson, Toyota, Mazda, Hyatt and selected Unilever brands.
Laurie then moved client-side with Marathon Realty, the real estate arm of Canadian Pacific Limited, as Director of Marketing and Communications. There he was responsible for the external and internal marketing and communications activities for the company's Western Canadian operations.
Laurie's expertise is unique in that he is equally adept at strategic planning and 'hands on' execution and management of marketing/communications programs.
Laurie has provided senior marketing counsel to a variety of private and public sector organizations including Volvo Canada, Telus, Tourism British Columbia, BCAA, VanCity Savings, Unisource Canada, Subaru Canada, the University of Phoenix and various ministries of the Provincial Government.