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Join Our Team!

Everyone who works at Brand Ambition just happens to be a woman who left a “reliable” job to work for herself.  Each of us understands the stress and achievement that comes from being a business owner.   When it comes to balancing your ambition with your budget – we “get it”.  We also know, that good marketing & branding offers a return on investment.  It can be the kick your business needs, and its why it is so important to us, to design marketing plans and customized branding that is in line with your vision for your business.  We know that your future is a dream – a goal that you see for yourself, and we want to do everything we can to help hold that space for you.

If you are just starting out, and feel as though you don’t know enough to give your business what it needs – know that you can have a team of professionals in your corner.  Come work with us, and manifest your business goals through beautiful branding and strategic marketing plans.

THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Katie Dempsey

Katie Dempsey

Marketing Director

Katie has been marketing for holistic practitioners for over 6 years, and has been the marketing coordinator at two major wellness centres including Durham’s largest wellness centre and spa.  A fortuitous meeting at a BBQ put her in touch with her “online marketing guru” who taught her all the secrets of email & content marketing.  Her most unique skill is her ability to look at a product or service from the “client’s eyes” and this skill informs all her marketing planning and coaching. Katie encourages women to empower feminine traits in business, and celebrates beauty, intimacy, community, and connection as business metrics.   She believes small business development is the best strategy for regional economic success.

 

Kiki Carr

Kiki Carr

Managing Director

Kiki Carr built a reputation for trends and style as a recognized blogger in Toronto’s wedding scene where she was able to work with some of the most exclusive and creative entrepreneurs.  Kiki successfully created an online identity with branding and styling, and was shocked at the opportunities her blog afforded her in both Canada and the U.S.  Realizing the power of branding she decided to work with other entrepreneurs to harness the fan base that she knows awaits every business owner.  She recently joined Brand Ambition, a boutique marketing and branding agency for entrepreneurial women where she celebrates the use of beauty to build successful businesses.

 

Deborah Senior

Deborah Senior

Brand Strategist

Deborah heads up Strategy for our key clients. “Leading strategy at this boutique creative agency in the heart of downtown Bowmanville is a marketer’s dream.” Not only do I have the wonderful opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners ready to launch their next phase of growth; I do this with the privilege of working with an all female cast. What I love best is delivering amazing strategy and planning sessions that enable concrete action.

Lauren Knox

Lauren Knox

Project Director

Lauren believes in delivering the highest standards of marketing and branding strategies. She has experience in digital and social tactics and has managed accounts for The Beer Store and consulted for multiple start-up companies. The results are what matters most and she is proud to have been responsible for growth in product and service engagements in each role she has been involved in. Her skills in recognizing clients’ wants and needs, have allowed Lauren to grow as a confident, organized, prioritized, tactful and skillful expert in building brand awareness and communicating marketing and branding efforts to clients in a wide range of industries.

 

Ali Williams

Ali Williams

Brand Strategist

Hayley Middleton

Hayley Middleton

Administrator

I am a mother to 5 and finally found my true Love.  Being a Network Marketing Professional is an amazing part of my world.  I adore being a part of the Brand Ambition Team it has become such a wonderful addition to my heart.

I do enjoy Wine, Dancing, adventures, and shopping…who can resist that?

 

Heather Neads

Heather Neads

Social Media Director

THE BRAND AMBITION TEAM

Beth McCahon

Beth McCahon

Virtual Marketing Assistant & Stylist

Beth McCahon is a graduate from both Seneca College Digital Media Arts program as well as Humber College Business of Fashion program. Beth found herself thriving in the fashion industry where she wore several different hats, from event coordinating, styling, and even working for one of the largest modelling agencies in Toronto. It was through this network that Beth began working in public relations. Beth is currently compiling the most comprehensive list of Toronto based bloggers and creatives, and is leveraging that list to become a force in the new field of influencer marketing.  She is always looking for new avenues to promote projects, and people.  

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Carlie Wright

Carlie Wright

Social Media Strategist

Carlie graduated from Loyalist College in Advertising & Marketing.  She has specialized in building community followings for bloggers and boutique retail locations.  She loves old Hollywood and is a popular blogger in that niche. Carlie is a believer in the power of social media and the cultivation of a “fan base”. She recently joined Brand Ambition, a boutique marketing and branding agency for entrepreneurial women, where she leads social media campaigns and trains entrepreneurs to grow and utilize their social leverage.

Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams

Photographer

Ashley Adams is a professional photographer, graduating from Ryerson University with a degree in image arts.  She has recently completed advanced training in marketing photography and now specializes in flat lays, product photography and styled shoots designed for advertising and service promotion.  Ashley became passionate about social media, using it to promote and share her images.  She now trains Brand Ambition clients to communicate their brand through consistent Instagram and Facebook social media profiles. 

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Lija Karklins

Lija Karklins

Graphic Designer

Lija has been working in graphic design for more than 5 years. As a graduate of the York/Sheridan Bachelor of Design Honours Program, she was the lead designer at Benefit Cosmetics in Canada before joining us at Brand Ambition. Lija’s experience in the beauty industry has giving her a sophisticated sense of design, as well as experience designing for print, packaging and web. Lija is always growing her skills and is currently learning hand lettering.

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Laura Hoad

Laura Hoad

Graphic Designer

Laura is a graduate of the Fanshawe College Interior Decorating program and Durham College Graphic Design program. She has also completed a certificate in Image Consulting from George Brown College. This background has formed a strong design, colour, and style foundation that allows her to take a unique approach to all her design work. Laura loves watching movies, reading books, cooking amazing vegan food, hand lettering, and trying every kind of DIY project!

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Tatiana Gomez

Tatiana Gomez

Web Developer

Tatiana is graduate from the Contemporary Web Design Program at Durham College and has a Bachelor of IT Security at UOIT. She knows about WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery and among others. If your website is malfunctioning, you need an update or e-commerce capabilities, her skill-set is available to you.

Rachael Watkins

Rachael Watkins

Graphic Designer

Rachael used to work as a designer at Pizza Pizza where she learned the technical skills to manipulate a single brand onto all different print types and platforms. Since joining us at Brand Ambition, her creativity has been able to stretch its wings, and she now blows away clients with her bold and colour filled brands.

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Jenn de Jong

Jenn de Jong

Web Developer/Designer

Jenn is graduate from the Contemporary Web Design Program at Durham College and has experience in computer animation, graphic design as well as corporate branding and retail design. She knows about WordPress, HTML5, CSS3, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery and among others.

I am extremely insightful and motivate myself, and those around me by constantly pushing to seek the best from every project and person with Passion, Integrity, and Energy!