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.

Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Miller Titerle + Company

With You To The Very, Very End

When your law firm has won an award, spread the word. Shout it from the rooftops of dilapidated gas stations in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Who wants to work at a law firm with a sense of humour and some edge? A lot of young talented lawyers apparently.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Miller Titerle + Company

The client wanted something badass and it doesn't get cooler than lawyers on horses. Jim Titerle even did his own stunts. Big thank you to horse wrangler/stuntman Danny Virtue for this.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Miller Titerle + Company

After winning (again) as one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top Law Firms, Miller Titerle wanted to up the crazy. How do you get wilder than Lawyers on Horses, you ask? Ha! Lawyers with flame throwers! Peter Holst is an exceptional photographer but he put his foot down on that one. Still, Lawyers Fast-Roping From Helicopters is pretty bananas.

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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

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

Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Shearwater (Peregrine)

This was the third instalment of our legendary diving theme with photographer Peter Holst. In the past, we used European mythological creatures such a mermaids, Poseidon, the kraken, and sirens. For this campaign, we introduced lost cities in Indonesia and Egypt.

The campaign highlights Peregrine as the undisputed leader of luminosity in an array of vivid colours.

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Vancouver Print Advertising

Shearwater - Teric

The Watch That Transforms You

These ads crashed their server and sent distributors into a panic trying to keep up with demand. Ha!

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Shearwater

Mermaids aren't supposed to the nice. They lure sailors to their doom. So you can just imagine what the wrath will be from this furious fish-lady. The best ads tell stories. Sometimes very strange ones. The process of making this ad was documented by photography website: Wonderful Machine.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Shearwater

Luxury Deep Down Under.

The formula for an opulent watch ad is both straightforward and bizarre. Celebrity + moody lighting + band across the knuckles + smirk.

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Vancouver Print Advertising

Fish Safe BC

A tricky brief. Fishermen are wary of WorkSafe. They don't want anyone in a suit near their vessel for fear of fines. Fish Safe are not WorkSafe, they are just fishermen helping fishermen. But how to show that?

This ad won silver at the 2016 International Summit Awards.

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Vancouver Outdoor Advertising

Transit is one of the most cost-effective, 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 Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

ITPC

This was a two-part campaign for the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre that ran in Skytrain stations throughout the Lower Mainland. The teaser ad asked the question, which was answered a couple of weeks later in the same placement. We worked with ITPC to coordinate follow-up interviews with passersby to measure the recall and recognition of the message and found the strategy effective.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

RCABC - Beam

This campaign was directed to all of the tradespeople in BC. These reminders of pandemic protocol helped to keep job sites open.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

RCABC - Double Down

This campaign called for increased vigilance during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in BC for all trades. It was featured on job site posters and online. It won Silver at the Summit International Awards (2020) in the new Coronavirus Response Category.

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Vancouver Advertising
Vancouver Advertising
Vancouver Advertising

Canadian Metal Health Association

Celebrate Everyday Victories Campaign

To bring awareness to the free BounceBack program made available by CMHA, we enlisted the help of various celebrity influencers including BC Lion’s quarterback Mike Rielly, local radio host Casey-Jo Loos and rock band Mother Mother.

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Vancouver Print Advertising

The Umbrella Shop

Whimsical, elegant, and magical. The Umbrella Shop wanted to tell a love story through stylish photography. Immersion joined forces with photographer Matthew Chen and Co. to create this campaign.

This ad won gold at the 2016 International Summit Awards.

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APBC - A World Without Paramedics

Inside Skytrains and buses, and on the backs and sides as well - everywhere you turn, these haunting ads are there.

The client wanted dark and scary, so we created the most disturbing campaign we could think of.

Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia

Our roof leaked, badly, right when I was writing these ads. This exposed us to the elements, security risks and a relentless parade of strangers in our space. When casting, we wanted a real troupe of mischievous comedians to truly tap into the impish energy of the inconvenience.

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Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising
Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

Laser Eyes!

This crazy billboard shot to the first page of Reddit worldwide and was featured on CBC, generating enormous buzz for the client.

Press - Reddit | CBC | Adweek Online | Adweek Print
Buzzfeed | The CHIVE | Mashable

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Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising
Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

DBM Law

DBM wanted to show that they were established in the Tri-Cities, diversified in their areas of law, and community-oriented.

As they have been based on Austin Avenue in Coquitlam for over 40 years, we shot each lawyer on location in front of well-known Tri-Cities landmarks and vistas such as Buntzen Lake, the Coquitlam Crunch and White Pine Beach.

When this campaign originally launched we used transit shelters along Austin Avenue to show each lawyer in turn, along with their area of law, to highlight the depth of their practice.

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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.

RCABC - Beam

The goal of this video was to keep job sites open for all BC trades by reinforcing pandemic protocol. It won Bronze at the Summit International Awards (2020) in the new Coronavirus Response Category.

CruiseComp - A Surprise Sonata

This ad won Silver at the Summit International Awards. See the rest of the Who/What/When/Where/Why/How series at: https://www.cruisecomp.ca/support/

APBC - More Paramedics

This massive integrated campaign was a continuation of 2015's A World Without Paramedics. In this more hopeful future, paramedics always arrive on the scene in under 8 minutes and 59 seconds. The TV ads were split to show at the beginning and the end of the commercial break.

Loan Express - Foiled!

It shouldn’t be this hard to get a little cash. Next time, 10-15 years from now, our protagonist should use Loan Express. Fast. Safe. Simple. Anytime. Day or Night. This ad will be airing on APTN and possibly on stations and billboards near you - very soon.

APBC - A World Without Paramedics

Here's a massive campaign we made for Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia. These ads ran everywhere from Canucks games to cinemas and generated enormous buzz.

This campaign has been mentioned in:
Global News
Times Colonist
Marketing Magazine

This ad won gold at the 2015 International Summit Awards.

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 - Lee's Story

People watch diet ads and think, "Yeah, but you gain it right back."

So, we invited Lee to return to the studio, three years after making the first Bernstein ad, to prove that the weight stays off for good.

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

URSA

We did a new naming, positioning, logo and branding for URSA Tactical, a new wildfire outfit out of Prince George.

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Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding
Vancouver Branding

Coquitlam Continuing Education

We designed this course catalogue to be like a magazine - to pique students' interest. It’s super colourful and fun.

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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

Cruise Comp

CruiseComp is an app designed by IFS to simplify the timber cruising process for the forestry industry. No more pencils, tape or cruise cards required. We built them a website, brochure, and instructional videos to help promote the app to the industry.

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Vancouver Website Design & Online

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

David Doig + Associates

We have featured lawyers on horses, lawyers amongst their community in front of Tri-Cities’ landmarks, lawyers rappelling from helicopters and now, lawyers on boats. Photographer Matthew Chen did a beautiful job of using the stars to illustrate the navigational component required for a complex legal world.

daviddoig.com
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

Escott Sportfishing

We rebuilt the Escott Sportfishing brand from the inside out, starting with a full Immersion Experience in the Haida Gwaii with Captain Danny Escott himself. After four days of hunting Tyees and taking in the Escott lodge from a staff to guest perspective, we built a newer, sportier, more authentic look.

www.escottsportfishing.com
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

Cruise Comp

CruiseComp’s website was designed to make advanced technology accessible to forestry professionals and timber cruisers.

cruisecomp.ca

Vancouver Radio Advertising

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

Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia

Our roof leaked, badly, right when I was writing these ads. This exposed us to the elements, security risks and a relentless parade of strangers in our space. When casting, we wanted a real troupe of mischievous comedians to truly tap into the impish energy of the inconvenience.

Dr. Bernstein Diet & Health Clinics - What’s Changed For You?

Testimonials have always worked will for Dr. Bernstein so we did a two-part campaign for each of their most successful Poster Patients.

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?

Matress Choice Scuba

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Alpine Credits - Santa

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

About Us

We are an idea company.

Mike - directs

Oran - designs

Katie - manages

Dennis - programs

Hope - operates

Jeremy - blogs

Jaclyn - writes

Marla - produces

 
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.
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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 + Company

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
600-777 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z IS4

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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