Angelina Cho

Now hiring: Digital Media Coordinator

Starburst is seeking a full-time, on-site digital media coordinator with a related post-secondary degree or diploma. This entry-level position is a great introduction to the agency world for a new grad or individual with limited advertising or digital media experience.

The successful candidate will assist in optimizing online advertising accounts including Google AdWords, Bing, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter ads, participate in the planning and execution of digital media campaigns, as well as help in reporting and measuring the success of paid media efforts.

We are looking for an analytical thinker with a strong interest in digital marketing. The successful candidate is comfortable in analyzing and providing insights into large sets of data. The Digital Media Coordinator will stay on top of emerging industry trends and assist in recommending effective strategies for digital campaigns.

This position will report to the Digital Media Manager and presents significant potential for career development and growth. Starburst provides team members with competitive compensation and health benefits plus opportunities for professional development and networking.

Starburst offers an exciting fast-paced advertising and interactive agency environment and is a high growth company, growing tenfold over the past six years. Our integrated approach and commitment to quality has driven our success and won us a list of clients that includes national brands, local businesses and governments. Starburst has been recognized with awards from the Advertising Club of Edmonton and the Edmonton chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume by email to recruitment@starburstcreative.com by Wednesday, September 6.

Rob Jennings

All Weather Windows & Starburst Creative win Best Radio Commercial at CHBA Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence.

Starburst Creative congratulates All Weather Windows on their strong showing at the Canadian Home Builders’ Association Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence, held Saturday, March 18.

All Weather Windows was recognized at the event with the very special Supplier of the Year award in recognition of their exceptional products and outstanding service to the home building industry in Edmonton.

They also won Best Radio Commercial for Don’t Let It In, a 30-second radio advertisement promoting All Weather Windows Renovations turn-key window and door installation service. The ad was developed by Starburst and aired on major radio stations in Edmonton and Calgary late last year. The award was accepted at the event by Tracy Nadiger, director of marketing at All Weather Windows.

 

Starburst worked with Fay Poholko at All Weather Windows to develop the ad. The spot was written by Rob Jennings with concept and creative support from Brenna Voogd and account support from Chantelle Campbell and Kiri Wysynski. Recording and production was handled by KOKO Productions in Vancouver, while the media campaign was planned and bought by Sara Kerr at Mediactive.

 

Rob Jennings

Now serving brunch.

Starburst took some time out this morning to purchase, prepare and serve brunch to families staying at Edmonton’s Ronald McDonald House. We all smell like eggs and bacon but it was well worth it.

After breakfast was done, Kristi Hammond, Donor Relations Officer at Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta, took us on a tour. As a parent of two young children, I was really moved by the good work being done there to support families in the middle of one of the most difficult and emotional experiences one can imagine.

And though our team may have shed some tears during the tour, the families staying there seemed so strong. I think that’s because Ronald McDonald House is helping them cope during a stressful time by contributing a level of normalcy back to their lives. Before we left, I decided that we needed to do a little bit more and let Kristi know Starburst would also be making a financial contribution.

It was a very rewarding morning and I’m very proud of the Starburst team. I would also like to thank Brock Harrison and Kayla Sommer for planning this opportunity for our agency to give back. Each month, a new department takes over the Culture Committee for our agency and organizes social events or outings–this was their suggestion for January and it was a great one.

Rob Jennings

Starburst Creative opens new office in Toronto

EDMONTON, AB (January 5, 2017): Starburst Creative, an Edmonton-based marketing and advertising agency, has opened its Toronto office, marking the first new market expansion for the eight-year-old agency.

“Last year was an incredible year of growth for Starburst and we’re excited to begin 2017 by expanding into the country’s largest and most competitive market,” said Rob Jennings, President and Creative Director at Starburst. “We’re looking forward to another great year and our expansion into Toronto represents even more potential for new and exciting things.”

Account Supervisor Chelsea Rho will initially staff the Toronto office. Originally from the Toronto area, she’s been at Starburst since 2012 and is intimately familiar with the agency’s client base and service offerings. Future recruitment will focus on further building out the Toronto office’s capacity.

“Starburst already works with a number of national brands that have significant operations in eastern Canada,” Jennings said. “Not only is this expansion an opportunity to build our client base, but it will allow us to serve our existing clients even better.”

The new office is located at Suite 400, 901 King Street West.

About Starburst Creative:

Founded in 2008, Starburst Creative is a full-service advertising and interactive agency that integrates creative and consulting capabilities to help organizations achieve their business and marketing objectives. It is organized into five departments – creative, interactive, communications, media, and account service. It operates with a full-time staff of 18 people and has won numerous awards from the Advertising Club of Edmonton, Digital Alberta, and the International Association of Business Communicators.

Rob Jennings

Welcome additions to the team.

Over the past three months, we have added four new members to our team. With that quantity has come a lot of quality and we could not be happier with the talent we’ve welcomed on board.

Introducing the newest members of the Starburst team (in no particular order):

Colin Christiansen – Digital Media Coordinator:

Colin joins us as a recent graduate from the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction. Colin is new to the industry but brings a vast knowledge of print, TV, radio and digital campaigns to the Digital Media team. His keen desire to stay current on consumer marketing and tech trends has already helped us find new and innovative solutions for our clients. Colin isn’t all business. He unwinds by watching soccer, working up a sweat running or biking, or dabbling in creative punditry for a laugh (or sigh).

Paulina Van Vliet – Designer:

Paulina quickly found her passion for graphic design after taking design classes while studying Sociology at the University of Alberta. As her desire to explore the industry grew, she abandoned her original plan of becoming a peace officer and enrolled in Design Studies at MacEwan University. Paulina is enthusiastic about the variety of work and experience that agencies offer but is fuelled by planning the next traveling adventure with her husband.

Mark Watson – Designer:

Also a recent MacEwan design studies graduate, Mark’s studies focused on user experience and user interface in web design. At Starburst, Mark’s talent is deployed on a range of design work but shines brightest on projects users don’t just see but also interact with. Mark is what we call a healthy-active guy. He looks forward to hitting the slopes in the winter, beaching it through the summer, and hitting the gym all year round.

Kristina Weir – Marketing Assistant:

Kristina joins the Starburst team after receiving her Bachelors of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing from NAIT. Kristina uses her administrative and marketing skills to assist with day-to-day operations of some of our biggest clients. Originally from Yellowknife, Kristina has taken a shining to Edmonton’s river valley, our many festivals, and our esteemed hockey and football teams. (She even interned with the Eskimos.)