Hard Work & Determination

We understand the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur.

On the best of days, owning your own business is a bit of a gamble, and we could all use a hand-up.
That’s what the Raw Power Marketing Project is all about.

The RPM Project 2016

If you are an entrepreneurial company in Alberta and Saskatchewan and know $15,000 in marketing services would help your company race ahead of the competition, this contest is for you.

Owning a business takes hard work, determination, and talent. And when times get tough, even the best run businesses need to be supercharged to get ahead. William Joseph works to boost your internal marketing team or acts as your external marketing team. If your business needs a marketing boost, today is your lucky day. Enter the Raw Power of Marketing contest and fuel your business’ growth with powerful objective driven marketing.

To boost your company’s bottom line, we will be giving one hardworking entrepreneur the chance to win $15,000 in marketing from William Joseph to help provide solutions to the complex challenges that owning an independent business presents. Our crew knows what a difference an investment in marketing can make for businesses, and the RPM Project was created to reward the hard work and dedication of entrepreneurs in Alberta and Saskatchewan with great marketing from William Joseph.

Entry is now closed and interviews are currently being conducted. Stay tuned for the announcement of the final six applicants.

 

How Does it Work?

William Joseph is an entrepreneurial marketing and communications agency that wants to support other entrepreneurs. To do this, we are holding a contest for entrepreneurs to win $15K in marketing.

Following the first round, contestants will be shortlisted and invited to meet with William Joseph. Six companies will then be asked to film a 2 to 3-minute video that includes a description of their business and its unique value proposition, as well as how $15,000 in marketing would help their company. The winner will be selected based on the short video and the quality of their answer.

Entry is now closed and the first round is underway.

The RPM Project Update

The RPM Project 2.0 has been kicked into full gear, and six finalists have been chosen:

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Saskatoon Finalists

Wildfong Enterprises

Wildfong Enterprises is a family-owned business with deep roots in the farming and agriculture industry. After pricing out a new set of concaves to replace on their combine, Rick Wildfong realized there was only one company producing extended-wear concaves, and thus honed in on a gap in the market. His son posed the question: “Why are we not making these ourselves?”  Wildfong Enterprises was created shortly thereafter, and is operated by Rick Wildfong’s son and daughter, Russell and Danielle Wildfong. Currently, Wildfong Enterprises is focused on a new design in their extended-wear concaves, that use a smooth continuous bar with customizable specifications to provide farmers in North America a smarter and more efficient way to harvest.

The Whimsey Store

The Whimsey Store was born on a hunch owner Kari Permantier had that handmade goods needed a physical shop to be sold in, as opposed to the traditional method of selling them in online shops on websites such as Etsy or Ebay. Every item in The Whimsey store is handmade by artists from across Saskatchewan, a feature of the store that Kari believed was essential to the store’s success. The Whimsey Store opened in November 2015 and has been received with enthusiasm and interest by Saskatchewan shoppers and artists.

Jakeco Holdings

Jakeco Holdings is a packaging supplier who provides packaging solutions to various industries such as agriculture, mining/minerals, commercial/retail, animal nutrition, and more. They offer custom packaging for a wide-range of products. Jakeco is 100% family owned and operated and uses only high grade materials and clean production methods, adheres by strict quality control stands and offers a wide selection of packaging.

 

Calgary Finalists

The Meeting Revolution

Founder and CEO of The Meeting Revolution Tammy Sherger had a successful career and worked her way from a clerk to a senior executive driving multimillion dollar initiatives and running multiple teams, before stepping away in pursuit of a new goal: beginning a meeting revolution! Years of hours wasted in inefficient and ineffective meeting led Tammy to develop an online system which assists companies to use meetings as not only a means of top-down communication, but as a values-building, community building, results achieving tool for engaging employees and transforming businesses.

ArroWhere

What is the ArroWhere Effect? ArroWhere is an apparel and accessories company that has created a patent-pending design that not only allows wearers to be seen up to ¼ mile away, but also advises motorists which direction to go in, should they want to pass them on the roadway. The reflective arrow featured on the back of the clothing articles and accessories points either left or right, depending on where the wearer is in the world and which side of the road they are cycling, running or walking on. The symbol both allows the wearer to become noticed by motorists, while also effectively communicating with them how they should proceed, if they would like to pass the wearer.  ArroWhere apparel and accessories are currently available to purchase online, and ship worldwide.

Mosaic

Mosaic Inc. is a digital consulting firm in Calgary which provides clients with digital strategies and a roadmap for understanding the ever-changing business environment. They assist clients by guiding them through plans that directly align with their organization’s vision and goals. Mosaic is an objective organization who can provide recommendations to businesses’ as to which technologies or combinations of technologies they should utilize in order to achieve their goals. Managing partner Chris Emstrom, a systems-thinker by nature, offers clients an “unobstructed wide-angle lens to tactical and strategic opportunities and offers value in delivering a specific and measurable roadmap.”

Stay tuned to find out which of these six innovative business owners will win 15K in marketing and communication services to help rev up their marketing and take their organization to the next level.

Eligibility Requirements

Entrant must:

 

Rules and Regulations

Winners 2015
Bow Home Services

Bow Home Services

Bow Home Services is a Saskatoon based property improvement company that focuses on paint services, while expanding into deck and fence building. Their goal is to expand their service offerings year-round by expanding into commercial properties. With a marketing grant from the RPM Project, they hope to become the recognized experts in painting and renovations.

GMS

Global Mountain Solutions

GMS is a hazard management and rescue operations company based in Canmore that provides emergency and avalanche services to a variety of industries worldwide. With a marketing grant from William Joseph, GMS would like to connect to a wider client base.

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