A Vancouver Advertising Agency

As a small Vancouver agency, we are responsive, affordable and
reliable. Because we have big agency experience, we bring
conceptual and strategic thinking to every project we tackle.

What We Do

Featured Work

Here’s what we’ve been up to lately. Scroll down further to see more of our work.

Sempio BBQ Sauce

Here’s a catchy little number we did for a Korean BBQ sauce. This campaign was featured across Canada on the Food Network.

Dr. Bernstein
Karen's Story

Testimonials can be dry - so we used cartoon animation to add some pizzazz to our inordinately authentic spokespeople.

We wanted to maximize our media buy, so we used a consistent message and look across all mediums. 360 degree branding can help a campaign seem bigger than it is. It’s also efficient, as you don’t have to completely win a viewer’s attention to tell a new story each time.

This campaign is currently running on TV, radiolanding pages, and online banner ads.

Dr. Bernstein
Lee's Story

Testimonials can be dry - so we used cartoon animation to add some pizzazz to our inordinately authentic spokespeople.

We wanted to maximize our media buy, so we used a consistent message and look across all mediums. 360 degree branding can help a campaign seem bigger than it is. It’s also efficient, as you don’t have to completely win a viewer’s attention to tell a new story each time.

This campaign is currently running on TV, radiolanding pages, and online banner ads.

Vancouver Digital Advertising
Vancouver Digital Advertising
Vancouver Digital Advertising

J Ross Recruiters

With Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation coming into effect July 1st, J Ross Recruiters did not want to lose their current mailing list. So we made them a fun and unique campaign to encourage their current list to subscribe to their newsletters.

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Vancouver Print Advertising

Our ads are conceptual. They tell stories. They’re anything but ordinary,
because everyday ads are forgettable, invisible, and ineffective.

Vancouver Print Advertising

MS Society

With MS, signals from the brain fail to reach the body. This can lead to a sudden loss of movement in the limbs, paralysis, or even blindness. It's a degenerative disease that forces a body to betray itself. The MS Society is fighting to end this malady. And they could use your help.

The epic photography took the idea to the next level. It was recently selected as an Applied Arts winner and it won a silver at the Summit International Awards.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Donald's Market

Print ad for the best independent, local, organic grocer in Vancouver (WE Best of the City Awards - 2013).

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Short Notice Movers

Ghosts. Bad vibes. Crazy roommates. Sometimes there's no time to wait. You need to evacuate and you need to do it now. Thankfully there are companies like Short Notice Movers.

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Shake 'em Buns

What would you have for your last meal? We made this for my favourite Hong Kong burger joint. (Ogilvy 2008)

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Loan Express

Look around and you'll see a sea of lousy loan ads pandering to the lowest common denominator. Loan Express wanted to set forth in a new, thoughtful direction. They came to us because they know that ads with concepts sink in. And they work swimmingly.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

CampbellCare - Winter Ready?

It gets cold here in Canada. If your furnace goes out in the middle of winter - it’s bad news. This vivid print campaign was featured on Ads of the World.

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Evan Living

One thing you'll notice about the Georgia Straight is that almost all of the big, full-colour ads are for developments. With Evan, we wanted to do things a little differently, to stand out from the sea of renderings.

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Ethical Funds

Did you know your Canadian Pension Plan supports Big Tobacco, sweatshop labour, and the weapons industry?

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Pardon Services Canada

We added some levity to a heavy topic. 10% of all Canadians have criminal records for stupid stuff they did when they were kids. PSC expunges records so they can travel, get a job, and live a normal life.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Mattress Choice - Better Dreams

This is the most colourful and whimsical campaign ever made for a mattress store.

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Vancouver Website Design

If your website looks professional, so does your company.
Do you like the cool scrolling effect on this site? We can do it for you.

Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

Industrial Forestry
Service Ltd.

We rocketed IFS into the 21st Century by refreshing their 56-year-old logo and providing them with a brand-new website.

www.industrialforestry.ca
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

Strategic Natural
Resource Consultants Inc.

Strategic wanted a sophisticated site to showcase their new branding and message. When you grow from Forestry to Natural Resource Consulting you need talk to match your walk.

www.snrc.ca
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

McCue Engineering
Contractors

McCue wanted a site that was modern, sophisticated and positioned them as a leader in in-situ water remediation for the mining, industrial and oil & gas sectors.

www.mccuecontracting.com
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

PRIMED Educational Assoc.

This is a fun site designed for nursing students. It has games and online quizzes to help them master the big exam. We also made the iPhone app.

www.primededucation.ca
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

Cape Scott Park Website

Once the Virtual Hike through 3 breathtaking trails gets your blood pumping, you’ll be dying to try the real thing.

www.capescottpark.com
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

Mattress Choice

Crazy dreams? Ask the Dr. Floyd, the Dream Doctor, what they mean.

www.mattresschoice.com

Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Just like Jackie Chan, we do our own stunts.
They don’t cost you anything in media, and yet you get press.

Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Western Union

We did this stunt in the toughest, rowdiest and most expensive shopping districts in Hong Kong. (Publicis 2007)

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Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Nika Shoe Repair

Stunts don’t get much simpler than this: a broken heel and some chalk. The results? Nika was featured on over 25 blogs from around the world.

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Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Alpine Credits - YES

If you’re tired of hearing “No” for a home equity loan, find out what “Yes” feels like. A feel-good stunt for Alpine Credits in 2011.

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Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Disneyland

Disney had US $200 to promote their Halloween Night Pass, so we spent the money on actresses and monster costumes and the rest on garlic.
(Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong 2007)

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Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Rob Hadley - Hypnotist

When the wheels move, the hypnotism begins. You are getting sleepy. You are getting ssssszzz.

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Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Buy Low Foods - Notepad

Eggs, Milk, Soup, Bread. The average grocery list is a mess. It has you doubling back and forth from one section to another. To make the experience more efficient and enjoyable, Buy-Low Foods gave away a free memo pad/shopping list designed around the floor plan of the store. It's 25 pages with a magnetic backing to keep on your fridge at home. And with a list in one place, it keeps shoppers coming back and buying more than ever.

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Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing
Vancouver Guerilla Marketing

Yellow Pages - Direct Mail

We turned expensive Canpages (Yellow Pages) ads into laminated envelopes and mailed them back to their owners with an offer to take them online for half the price.

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Vancouver Transit Advertising

Transit is one of the cheapest, yet most effective mediums in Vancouver.
It’s a moving billboard that stays up for months, for a fraction of the cost of print.

Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising
Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

CampbellCare

This campaign ran on the backs of 35 buses in Vancouver, and in the interiors of 50, for almost ten weeks - all for less than the price of a full-page ad in a major newspaper.

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Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising
Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

Anthea in Transit

Anthea the poet is back. You can find her versatile verse in the buses and Skytrains throughout Vancouver.

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Vancouver Transit Advertising
Vancouver Transit Advertising

Anthea Poon Transit

Last year we focused on Anthea’s unique name. This year, it was her mad language skills. These ads are running throughout Vancouver.

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Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising
Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

Alliance Career College

From Hourly to Salary

There are dozens of schools in Vancouver and they all advertise on transit. So how do you stand out? Conceptual headlines in bright, vivid red is a good way to turn a small media buy into a big attention-getter.

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Vancouver TV Advertising

With TV comes credibility. And it’s not as expensive as you think.
We do live action, motion graphics and kinetic type. Let’s talk brass tacks.

Loan Express

Have you ever stalled for time? Sometimes, those few... extra... seconds... can make or break your evening. Because that's how long it takes to get money from Loan Express. Anytime, day or night.

Motion Graphics Reel

A quick taste of our past work.

CampbellCare

We did this in the style of horror movie trailers. It’s spooky - but not as scary as a winter without heat.

Auburn Retirement Residences

“You get your own garden???” Was the most common reaction we got to this ad. Mission accomplished.

The Peak 100.5

Don’t you hate it when the drive stops before your song?

Pardon Services Canada

Everyone makes mistakes. Casting my girlfriend as the party girl was not one of them.

Vancouver Radio Advertising

Most radio is wallpaper for the ears. We do it differently.
Our ads tell stories. Sometimes very, very strange ones.

Simmons Mattress Gallery - King Henry

Why would six women stick with this scoundrel for so long? This spot won a Summit Award in 2006.

Clean Energy Canada

More jobs, less pollution - renewably powered LNG seems like a no-brainer.

So who better to remind the government of its environmental commitments than some madcap voice over actors?

Events and Adventures

Finally, the traffic report has good news. This just in: Active couples are finding love all over Seattle.

Alpine Credits - Santa

It’s one thing to act like Santa. It’s another to think you are Santa.

VSA - The Power of Price

Let the power of price compel you! This eerie ad possessed the airwaves for one night only: Halloween 2013.

CampbellCare - Winter

Keeping on with the cold campaign that ran on transit, TV, and print.

Mattress Choice - Better Dreams

If your dreams are getting lame - you need a better bed.

Vancouver Branding & Strategy

We have branding kits for new businesses and refresher kits
for established companies who want a modern look.

Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

Strategic Natural
Resource Consultants Inc.

We rebranded one of the biggest forestry companies on the island into one of the biggest natural resource consultants.

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Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

McCue Engineering
Contractors

We completely re-engineered McCue's brand to better position them for a more lucrative market. We gave them a new tagline, look, logo, newsletter, stationery, website and even a new name.

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Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

Alpine Credits

I spent time in the offices of Alpine Credits. Everything from the way they answered the phone, to sit-in meetings with their new clients, found its way into the look, feel and tone of a brand we refreshed from the 80s to now.

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Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

PRIMED Educational Associates

We built the PRIMED brand from scratch. It went from one tutorial with four students to becoming a nation-wide brand, recognized by the Canadian Nursing Association, with 10 classes a year in 5 cities across Canada (all sold-out), an iPhone app, a lucrative online quiz and a successful business model that runs itself.

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Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

Mattress Choice

After almost a year of strategic planning, we built this multi-branded store around a simple premise: “Better Sleep, Better Dreams.”

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Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

Other Logo Designs

We have made professional logos and taglines for companies in every business sector - from parks to pardons, learning to loans.

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Vancouver Digital Advertising

We're always a step ahead*. Mike has been shooting brands to the top of Google for almost a decade. And we've been building Vancouver social media kits since the day that Twitter appeared. Banners. Apps. Digital Strategy. We're well seasoned in this arena.

*Immersion now accepts Bitcoin.
Vancouver Banner Advertising
Vancouver Banner Advertising
Vancouver Banner Advertising

Dr. Bernstein Diet
& Health Clinics

You want to fix up your figure. How about your resolution? Why stop at 20 when you can lose 30? With Bernstein you're in the clear. This spot won a Summit Award in 2014.

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Vancouver Smartphone Apps
Vancouver Smartphone Apps

PRIMED Education iPhone App

Yes, we make iPhone apps. Android apps too. The nurses make passive income every day from this baby.

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Vancouver Digital Advertising
Vancouver Digital Advertising
Vancouver Digital Advertising

Dr. Bernstien - Beaches

Dr. Bernstein wanted us to do a campaign that speaks to Vancouver. What is more West Coast than our beautiful beaches?

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About Us

We are an idea company.

Mike - writes

Seann - designs

Ben - programs

Erin - pins

Peter - snaps

Jeremy - blogs

Oran - styles

Kristen - writes

 
We used to work for the clients of big agencies. Now we just work for clients. With the middleman gone we charge a lot less for the same product.
There are downsides to buying direct, of course. We don't have secretaries, fancy lounges, or expense accounts. Sorry. We don't smoke cigars or drive fancy cars. In other words, you don't have to pay for any nonsense.
Just ideas and hard work.
Contact us for a free quote. We’ll get you excited about your advertising again.
--
Mike Catherall founded Immersion Creative in 2008. Previously, he was an award-winning copywriter for international agencies Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis for accounts such as Disneyland, Western Union and Mercedes-Benz.

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Testimonials

Here’s what they’re saying about us.

When we called Mike, we had an idea of what we were trying to do but had been unable to articulate it in a coherent way to others. Mike helped us organize our thoughts and worked with us to develop a concept that clearly describes who we are to potential clients. The best thing about working with Mike was that he became a key part of our team, described to us decisions that had to be made and provided expert advice on the implications of our decisions. The end result: a product that we love and feel is our own, but could not have happened without Mike's expertise and insight.

Rob Miller
Miller Titerle LLP

Immersion Creative was vital to the growing success of our business. We had a good product, but nobody knew about us. Through social marketing and creative advertising Mike helped us acquire 540% more students.

Laura Housden and Marlene Burrows
PRIMED Educational Associates

We are a twenty-year old company which has gone through several different identities and images. Mike Catherall's approach was that of a genuine stakeholder. He spent time in the office, researched our business and competitors, and gained an implicit understanding of what we did and what we stood for. He articulated his understanding and defined us to the marketplace, and indeed to ourselves. The staff are proud and the market views us as genuine (in a marketplace of glib, commonplace articulations of identity). His approach is unconventional but it works - we are making more money.

Azmairnin Jadavji
CEO, Pardon Services Canada

Working with Immersion was inspiring. Young, energetic and creative...this company makes good things happen. I recommend them without hesitation.

Shaun Korman
Strategic Forest Management Inc.

I got a random call yesterday from someone who just "wanted to congratulate us on an amazing campaign." I also got a call tonight from someone who wants to buy a condo. I'll be meeting with him next Sat so keep you posted:) So all in all, stellar feedback on the campaign from my colleagues, randoms and potential clients. Thank you!

Anthea Poon
REMAX Select Realty


Mike’s creativity, passion and drive for perfection have helped our organization move into the next
phase of our brand existence. I would recommend Immersion Creative to any company looking for a fresh approach to their advertising campaign.

Kurt Wipp
Alpine Credits


Contact

Immersion Creative
Dominion Building, 815 - 207 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7

1-800-785-1958
Toll-free in Canada and the United States.

Quotes
For a free quote, contact Mike Catherall at 604.551.1682 or send an email to:
mike@immersioncreative.com
Media
Please send media kits to:
media@immersioncreative.com
No phone calls please.
Job Seekers
We are always interested in fresh talent. Send a copy of your CV and online portfolio to: jobs@immersioncreative.com
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Clients
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