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.

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.

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.

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.

Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

JRoss Recruiters

JRoss works with top shelf brands such as Tiffany’s, Holt Renfrew and Fairmont. They wanted a campaign that was equally sophisticated - yet unique. Photographer Matthew Chen helped us bring high fashion to high concept.

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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

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.

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Vancouver Print Advertising

APBC - A World Without Paramedics

Here's a massive campaign we made for Ambulance Paramedics of British Columbia. These ads ran throughout British Columbia.

This ad won gold at the 2015 International Summit Awards.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Wolfes Combatives

Wolfes teaches special ops fighting tactics. Their headquarters is in Point Grey. So we decided to target curious UBC students and travellers. We made the ads look like zombie apocalypse movie posters and launched on the premiere of the Walking Dead.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Wolfes Combatives

These posters take toughening up to a whole new level.

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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

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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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

Bonds Group of
Companies

We were asked to create a sense of urgency, so we looked to Back to the Future. No one ever raced time quite like Marty McFly, as his family back home faded away.

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Vancouver Outdoor 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 Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Loan Express - Everyone Loves Cash

The greatest gift? It's cash. This fun and colourful campaign will run on print, billboards, direct mail and social media.

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Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising
Vancouver Outdoor & Transit Advertising

Sempio BBQ Sauce

When your brand has the opportunity to turn a static ad into a moving one - you run with it. People are drawn to fun like a moth to an all-night rave. Here’s how it looks when the doors are moving. This ad won silver at the 2015 International Summit Awards.

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Vancouver Print Advertising
Vancouver Print Advertising

Loan Express
Need Money?

The fastest way to get $1500 in unmarked, non-sequential bills. This campaign integrated TV, print and billboards.

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Vancouver Transit Advertising

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.

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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 Transit Advertising

Hyde Park

Most ads for real estate are pretty boring. And they all look the same after a while. This developer wanted something totally unique to match its excellent USP. Dreamy, high-concept photography is one of our specialties, so we were a good fit.

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Vancouver Transit Advertising

Vancouver Boudoir

Ooh la la. This ad turns a lot of heads. It must be the beautiful font.

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Vancouver Transit Advertising

Anthea Poon Transit

"As anyone who follows pop culture knows, there’s a rarefied few artists who don’t need two names: Madonna, Slash, and Eminem. On that front, give it up, Vancouver house shoppers, for the mono-named marvel Anthea, whose billboards, bus ads, and personalized website proudly bill her as “The only name to know in Vancouver Real Estate”. Kind of like Bono, but for those interested in living in Yaletown rather than two doors down from the Joshua tree in a red hill mining town where the streets have no name."

- Best of Vancouver 2014. Georgia Straight.

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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 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.

Durum Properties, Inc.

Movie Trailer or Corporate Video? Why not both? This is an epic corporate presentation video we made for Durum and the Bow Water Land Trust out of Calgary, Alberta. The incredible score was composed by Marc Wild of Sempio and APBC fame.

Loan Express
Cash is Always Fresh

The greatest gift? It's cash. This fun and colourful campaign will run on print, billboards, direct mail and social media.

Loan Express
Last Minute Gift Idea

The greatest gift? It's cash. This fun and colourful campaign will run on print, billboards, direct mail and social media.

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.

This ad won silver at the 2015 International Summit Awards.

Strategic - UAV

When you have an $80,000 kick-ass drone, you want to show that baby off. Infrared. Super-zoom. High-tech surveying capacity. This UAV has it all. Strategic was thinking Predator. I think we nailed it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Bernstein - Gameshow

Some many benefits, so little time. These “game show” style spots were featured on the Peak 102.7. We effectively doubled the frequency of our media buy through 15 second spots book-ended at the front and back of the commercial break.

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.

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
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 Wildfire

We did a complete rebrand for Strategic Wildfire. As a recruiting tool, they were looking to appeal to action-loving 20-somethings. I love the cool black & white to colour fade on the website.

www.strategicwildfire.ca
Vancouver Web Design
Vancouver Web Design

The Vintage Shop

Clean. The secret to making perfect beer or wine is perfectly sterile materials. The Vintage Shop custom designs everything from ribless carboys to funnels with impeccable cleanliness in mind. We take the same approach with design. We built their site to be as uncluttered and easy-to-navigate as possible.

www.thevintageshop.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
Vancouver Web Design

Naikoon Provincial Park
Virtual Hike

Explore this majestic park in Haida Gwaii via a virtual hike. Visit the Tow Hill blowhole, the trailhead, and viewpoints from Rose Spit and Hiellen River. Then, come visit the park IRL. This site won bronze at the 2015 International Summit Awards.

www.naikoonpark.com
Vancouver Banner Advertising
Vancouver Banner Advertising
Vancouver Banner Advertising

Dr. Bernstein Diet
& Health Clinics

We did these banners in a fun "game show" style using our characters from TV: Karen and Lee. These banners integrate well with the radio currently playing on the Peak.

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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

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

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
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 Branding & Strategy

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

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

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
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
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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About Us

We are an idea company.

Mike - directs

Seann - designs

Doug - programs

Erin - pins

Peter - snaps

Hope - accounts

Oran - styles

Jaclyn - 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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