About Us2019-07-04T17:34:07+00:00

Every Brand Has A Story To Tell

Savage & Wiser believes that all great brands are built upon a story. A tale that defines who they are and who they serve. A legend that is forged each and every time they go above and beyond to serve their customers. We want to be the ones to help tell that story.

We are a diverse collective of pixel pushers, copy jockeys, brand whisperers, emotion capturers, savage strategists, and sage project managers that live and breathe digital marketing. Our tribe is led by two fearless women, Jami (Savage) & Jessica (Wiser), who built this company upon a set of principles that drives a relentless focus on one single objective: help more entrepreneurs and businesses tell their stories.

Unlike the niche agencies de jour, as a full-service digital marketing agency, we pride ourselves on being able to provide fluidity and cohesiveness when it comes to building and managing the entire brand identity of our clients. Through all stages of design, production, and implementation, our team thrives on building a curated selection of marketing tools to help our clients connect with their audience, all while maintaining an authentic brand voice across all the channels we touch.

The end result? Our clients get to tell the stories they were meant to tell. Reach those they seek to change, and achieve results they never thought possible.

So, what story can Savage & Wiser help you tell?

The Collective

Jami Savage
Jami SavageCo-Founder & Chief Engagement Officer
Jami Savage has the heart of an explorer, forever on the hunt for any opportunity to meet new people, discover new places, and enjoy new adventures.

This sense of adventure and exploration is most evident on Jami’s blog – Adventure Awaits – which is one of the premier family travel blogs. Reaching hundreds of thousands of readers, this blog-turned-media company was no happy accident. No, it’s the result of the relentless dedication and finely-tuned marketing skills of its founder.

You see, in addition to her passion for adventure, Jami has an incredibly strong passion for marketing and brand development.

It all started when the school Jami’s children attended found itself in some troubling times. A concerned parent looking to do whatever she could to help, Jami began volunteering her time to help revitalize the school’s brand. Her work was so impactful that she was eventually hired as Vice Principal and – working alongside her now Co-Founder Jessica Wiser – facilitated an incredibly impressive brand turnaround.

News of Jami’s successful brand revitalization efforts spread fast, and soon enough she found herself consulting on all sorts of marketing projects for local businesses. She quickly learned that, while incredibly talented in a variety of disciplines, most of these entrepreneurs simply did not possess the time required to develop a robust understanding of digital marketing. So instead they leaned on Jami’s expertise, having her lead their web development, graphic design, marketing campaigns, social media, SEO and much more.

After driving strong results for her clients (and making them very happy in the process), Jami was hooked. She loved her daily engagement with entrepreneurs, and the thrill of helping them piece together just the right mix of marketing initiatives to drive positive new results for their business. It was a new, different style of adventure, but one she loved nonetheless.

Jami continued consulting for several years under her own digital marketing shop. In 2018, she began talking with her former colleague Jessica Wiser, who was also running her own shop at the time. The two waxed poetic about what could happen if they joined forces. If they could recreate their days from the impressive school turnaround, using their powers to help an even greater pool of entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed in the digital marketing landscape.

The rest, as they say, is history. Savage & Wiser was born.

Even with all the time she spends building their new agency, Jami is still incredibly passionate about spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children. Jami’s family can regularly be found enjoying all that British Columbia has to offer, including running, hiking, biking, wake boarding, snowboarding and much more. Many of these excursions are shared through Jami’s Adventures Awaits blog, helping families around the world learn how to better travel and enjoy the time they spend together.

Brendan Carr
Brendan CarrWebsite Developer
For over 10 years, Brendan has been one of the most sought-after tech support and web development professionals in all of Western Canada. What makes him so in demand? His ability to put himself in his client’s shoes, and truly understand their unique needs, goals and situations.

With hundreds of clients to his name, Brendan joins the Savage & Wiser team as our digital “Swiss Army Knife,” ensuring that whatever technical client needs arise, we have him standing by ready to take on the task.

Dunia Tozy
Dunia TozyVideographer
As a wife, mother, photographer, videographer, TV personality and entrepreneur, Dunia Tozy is a true Renaissance woman.

After years of acclaimed work as a TV host and video journalist in the Vancouver area, Dunia transitioned from her life of interviewing politicians and celebrities to helping clients capture everyday moments through the magic of photography and videography, launching her own multimedia company: Love 2 Media.

On top of all of this, Dunia still finds time to teach photography classes, draw, paint, spend time with her family, and launch a new web talk show series titled “Parenthood Lifestyle with Dunia Tozy.” You can learn more about Dunia at www.duniatozy.ca.

Jessica Wiser
Jessica WiserCo-Founder & Chief Storyteller
A consummate fixer, Jessica Wiser has dedicated her entire career to helping brands fix the gaps in their branding and marketing strategy, and become better versions of themselves.

For nearly a decade, Jessica served as the Director of Marketing for one of Canada’s largest hospitality chains, managing a diverse portfolio of several dozen properties, each with their own unique brand identity. In this role, she was responsible for building comprehensive marketing plans for each location, overseeing the branding, advertising and marketing materials, web presence, social media strategy, multimedia, customer review channels, and so much more. While incredibly challenging, Jessica’s ability to weigh both creative and business implications before making decisions allowed her to flourish, creating beloved brands in Canada’s restaurant and nightlife scene, and driving positive ROI for the entire hospitality group.

With such a diverse range of proven marketing skills, it wasn’t long before entrepreneurs came knocking on Jessica’s door. A bevy of brands sought her help in their own marketing activities, and before she knew it, Jessica was spending her spare time helping small businesses through her newly-created niche digital marketing agency: Socialwise.

After several years of building bar and restaurant brands by day and creating digital marketing campaigns for her clients by night, Jessica reached a crossroads. She loved her day job, but recognized that her true passion was helping entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes tell their stories through innovative marketing campaigns. And so, Jessica decided it was time to go all in, and build a new full-service digital marketing agency.

To help make this dream a reality, Jessica turned to longtime friend and former colleague Jami Savage. Having worked with one another to execute a dramatic turnaround of a failing business over 10 years prior, the pair knew that when they came together, the end results exceeded the sum of their parts. With Jessica and Jami, 1+1 always seemed to equal 10.

It was the perfect match, sowing the seeds for what would become their new digital marketing agency: Savage & Wiser.

When she’s not building the agency, Jessica spends her time on other life passions, including caring for her family (which includes a young daughter, 4 rescue dogs, and 10 farm ducks), working with various B Corps, and doing her part to make sure she leaves the world a little bit better than she found it.

Cara Grazzio
Cara GrazzioAccount Manager
A highly-skilled digital marketing master, Cara does a little bit of everything here at Savage & Wiser. From planning content calendars and creating custom social media graphics, to designing swoon-worthy Instagram feeds and beautiful Brand Guides (which have been known to bring more than a few clients to tears), Cara’s ability to see the full digital marketing picture for the businesses she works with allows her to build comprehensive campaigns that drive real results for business owners.

If you’re going to trust just one person to help your business share its story with the world, you’d be well-advised to pick Cara.

Kelly Bertog
Kelly BertogCopywriter
A passionate storyteller, Kelly Bertog has been writing for as long as he can remember. A Marketing Communications Graduate from Syracuse University, Kelly has spent his career carefully crafting messaging for startups, Fortune 100 companies, and everything in between.

If there’s a story to be told, he’s ready to write it.

Erin Lenko
Erin LenkoProject Manager
A loyal and dedicated team member, Erin is passionate about serving all our clients here at Savage & Wiser. With a role that is constantly evolving as our fast-paced industry changes, no two days are quite the same (which is how she likes it)! Though there is one constant that Erin loves. Each and every day, she gets to work with amazing entrepreneurs, helping them grow their amazing businesses…a perk she wouldn’t trade for all the vacation days in the world!

Outside of the office, Erin is a loyal Spark Leader, a crafty mom, and a very engaged community volunteer.

Rosemary LeBarge
Rosemary LeBargeGraphic Designer
When you mix equal parts creativity and entrepreneurial vision, you get Rosemary LeBarge.

A graduate of The Arts Institute of Vancouver (where she received the “Best in Show” award), Rosemary started her career by diving headfirst into the corporate design world. After several years of fine-tuning her skills and her leadership abilities on the corporate side, she transitioned to creative entrepreneur, opening up her own creative studio. Now with several designers under her umbrella, as well as a cohort of other female entrepreneurs she’s met along the way, Rosemary has built a network of creative professionals that allows her to serve clients of all types, delivering the utmost in quality and creativity.

When she’s not managing her creative empire, Rosemary enjoys blogging, photography, and managing the boutique party store she co-owns in Langley, British Columbia: Paper & Parties.

Morgan Green
Morgan GreenPhotographer
Talented in a wide range of photography styles, Morgan is vital in helping Savage & Wiser clients shine. Through corporate photo shoots, headshots, campaign pieces, and much more, Morgan uses her keen eye to discover the unique details of each client that we want to share with the world.

With such energy and passion for photography, it’s no surprise that you’ll find Morgan behind the lens on weekends too, capturing some of life’s most beautiful moments during her work as a wedding photographer.

Whether capturing the perfect image to compliment a new brand campaign, or giving couples memories that will last a lifetime, Morgan has an unparalleled ability to find those perfect moments to snap her shutter. Lean more about Morgan at www.amazingdayphotogaphy.ca.

Braighton Polack
Braighton PolackWebsite Developer
Braighton is what you might call the man behind the curtain.

A web developer specializing in creating custom WordPress themes and plugins, his work has been used in nearly every type of application.

Personal blogs, business websites, eCommmerce stores – Braighton has done it all! And with experience in all the major development styles, such as .net/c#, c++, java, javascript, php and more, Savage & Wiser clients can rest easy knowing that however they need to function online, Braighton will get them there.

The Collective

Jami Savage
Jami SavageCo-Founder & Chief Engagement Officer
Jami Savage has the heart of an explorer, forever on the hunt for any opportunity to meet new people, discover new places, and enjoy new adventures.

This sense of adventure and exploration is most evident on Jami’s blog – Adventure Awaits – which is one of the premier family travel blogs. Reaching hundreds of thousands of readers, this blog-turned-media company was no happy accident. No, it’s the result of the relentless dedication and finely-tuned marketing skills of its founder.

You see, in addition to her passion for adventure, Jami has an incredibly strong passion for marketing and brand development.

It all started when the school Jami’s children attended found itself in some troubling times. A concerned parent looking to do whatever she could to help, Jami began volunteering her time to help revitalize the school’s brand. Her work was so impactful that she was eventually hired as Vice Principal and – working alongside her now Co-Founder Jessica Wiser – facilitated an incredibly impressive brand turnaround.

News of Jami’s successful brand revitalization efforts spread fast, and soon enough she found herself consulting on all sorts of marketing projects for local businesses. She quickly learned that, while incredibly talented in a variety of disciplines, most of these entrepreneurs simply did not possess the time required to develop a robust understanding of digital marketing. So instead they leaned on Jami’s expertise, having her lead their web development, graphic design, marketing campaigns, social media, SEO and much more.

After driving strong results for her clients (and making them very happy in the process), Jami was hooked. She loved her daily engagement with entrepreneurs, and the thrill of helping them piece together just the right mix of marketing initiatives to drive positive new results for their business. It was a new, different style of adventure, but one she loved nonetheless.

Jami continued consulting for several years under her own digital marketing shop. In 2018, she began talking with her former colleague Jessica Wiser, who was also running her own shop at the time. The two waxed poetic about what could happen if they joined forces. If they could recreate their days from the impressive school turnaround, using their powers to help an even greater pool of entrepreneurs and small businesses succeed in the digital marketing landscape.

The rest, as they say, is history. Savage & Wiser was born.

Even with all the time she spends building their new agency, Jami is still incredibly passionate about spending time outdoors with her husband and two young children. Jami’s family can regularly be found enjoying all that British Columbia has to offer, including running, hiking, biking, wake boarding, snowboarding and much more. Many of these excursions are shared through Jami’s Adventures Awaits blog, helping families around the world learn how to better travel and enjoy the time they spend together.

Jessica Wiser
Jessica WiserCo-Founder & Chief Storyteller
A consummate fixer, Jessica Wiser has dedicated her entire career to helping brands fix the gaps in their branding and marketing strategy, and become better versions of themselves.

For nearly a decade, Jessica served as the Director of Marketing for one of Canada’s largest hospitality chains, managing a diverse portfolio of several dozen properties, each with their own unique brand identity. In this role, she was responsible for building comprehensive marketing plans for each location, overseeing the branding, advertising and marketing materials, web presence, social media strategy, multimedia, customer review channels, and so much more. While incredibly challenging, Jessica’s ability to weigh both creative and business implications before making decisions allowed her to flourish, creating beloved brands in Canada’s restaurant and nightlife scene, and driving positive ROI for the entire hospitality group.

With such a diverse range of proven marketing skills, it wasn’t long before entrepreneurs came knocking on Jessica’s door. A bevy of brands sought her help in their own marketing activities, and before she knew it, Jessica was spending her spare time helping small businesses through her newly-created niche digital marketing agency: Socialwise.

After several years of building bar and restaurant brands by day and creating digital marketing campaigns for her clients by night, Jessica reached a crossroads. She loved her day job, but recognized that her true passion was helping entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes tell their stories through innovative marketing campaigns. And so, Jessica decided it was time to go all in, and build a new full-service digital marketing agency.

To help make this dream a reality, Jessica turned to longtime friend and former colleague Jami Savage. Having worked with one another to execute a dramatic turnaround of a failing business over 10 years prior, the pair knew that when they came together, the end results exceeded the sum of their parts. With Jessica and Jami, 1+1 always seemed to equal 10.

It was the perfect match, sowing the seeds for what would become their new digital marketing agency: Savage & Wiser.

When she’s not building the agency, Jessica spends her time on other life passions, including caring for her family (which includes a young daughter, 4 rescue dogs, and 10 farm ducks), working with various B Corps, and doing her part to make sure she leaves the world a little bit better than she found it.

Erin Lenko
Erin LenkoProject Manager
A loyal and dedicated team member, Erin is passionate about serving all our clients here at Savage & Wiser. With a role that is constantly evolving as our fast-paced industry changes, no two days are quite the same (which is how she likes it)! Though there is one constant that Erin loves. Each and every day, she gets to work with amazing entrepreneurs, helping them grow their amazing businesses…a perk she wouldn’t trade for all the vacation days in the world!

Outside of the office, Erin is a loyal Spark Leader, a crafty mom, and a very engaged community volunteer.

Rosemary LeBarge
Rosemary LeBargeGraphic Designer
When you mix equal parts creativity and entrepreneurial vision, you get Rosemary LeBarge.

A graduate of The Arts Institute of Vancouver (where she received the “Best in Show” award), Rosemary started her career by diving headfirst into the corporate design world. After several years of fine-tuning her skills and her leadership abilities on the corporate side, she transitioned to creative entrepreneur, opening up her own creative studio. Now with several designers under her umbrella, as well as a cohort of other female entrepreneurs she’s met along the way, Rosemary has built a network of creative professionals that allows her to serve clients of all types, delivering the utmost in quality and creativity.

When she’s not managing her creative empire, Rosemary enjoys blogging, photography, and managing the boutique party store she co-owns in Langley, British Columbia: Paper & Parties.

Dunia Tozy
Dunia TozyVideographer
As a wife, mother, photographer, videographer, TV personality and entrepreneur, Dunia Tozy is a true Renaissance woman.

After years of acclaimed work as a TV host and video journalist in the Vancouver area, Dunia transitioned from her life of interviewing politicians and celebrities to helping clients capture everyday moments through the magic of photography and videography, launching her own multimedia company: Love 2 Media.

On top of all of this, Dunia still finds time to teach photography classes, draw, paint, spend time with her family, and launch a new web talk show series titled “Parenthood Lifestyle with Dunia Tozy.” You can learn more about Dunia at www.duniatozy.ca.

Len Clarke
Len ClarkeSEO & Adwords Strategist
Designing a beautiful website is only half the battle. The second half? Making sure people actually find it!

That’s where Len comes in. With years of experience helping businesses thrive online, Len is an expert in driving traffic to websites. This includes optimizing structured data, Google page speed, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising campaigns, and much more, all of which play a crucial role in ensuring people can find and enjoy your website quickly and easily.

When you’re ready for your site to be seen by the world, Len’s the guy to call.

Cara Grazzio
Cara GrazzioAccount Manager
A highly-skilled digital marketing master, Cara does a little bit of everything here at Savage & Wiser. From planning content calendars and creating custom social media graphics, to designing swoon-worthy Instagram feeds and beautiful Brand Guides (which have been known to bring more than a few clients to tears), Cara’s ability to see the full digital marketing picture for the businesses she works with allows her to build comprehensive campaigns that drive real results for business owners.

If you’re going to trust just one person to help your business share its story with the world, you’d be well-advised to pick Cara.

Kelly Bertog
Kelly BertogCopywriter
A passionate storyteller, Kelly Bertog has been writing for as long as he can remember. A Marketing Communications Graduate from Syracuse University, Kelly has spent his career carefully crafting messaging for startups, Fortune 100 companies, and everything in between.

If there’s a story to be told, he’s ready to write it.

Braighton Polack
Braighton PolackWebsite Developer
Braighton is what you might call the man behind the curtain.

A web developer specializing in creating custom WordPress themes and plugins, his work has been used in nearly every type of application.

Personal blogs, business websites, eCommmerce stores – Braighton has done it all! And with experience in all the major development styles, such as .net/c#, c++, java, javascript, php and more, Savage & Wiser clients can rest easy knowing that however they need to function online, Braighton will get them there.

Brendan Carr
Brendan CarrWebsite Developer
For over 10 years, Brendan has been one of the most sought-after tech support and web development professionals in all of Western Canada. What makes him so in demand? His ability to put himself in his client’s shoes, and truly understand their unique needs, goals and situations.

With hundreds of clients to his name, Brendan joins the Savage & Wiser team as our digital “Swiss Army Knife,” ensuring that whatever technical client needs arise, we have him standing by ready to take on the task.

Jody Wall
Jody WallGoogle Expert
As British Columbia’s only award-winning Google Trusted Photographer, Jody Wall has a gift for bringing businesses to life through the magic of his lens.

For his work with Google, Jody has photographed an astounding number of unique businesses – over 1,000 to date! And when he’s not shooting, he is sharing all that he’s learned throughout his years of experience through engaging and informative workshops and seminars across the country.

Morgan Green
Morgan GreenPhotographer
Talented in a wide range of photography styles, Morgan is vital in helping Savage & Wiser clients shine. Through corporate photo shoots, headshots, campaign pieces, and much more, Morgan uses her keen eye to discover the unique details of each client that we want to share with the world.

With such energy and passion for photography, it’s no surprise that you’ll find Morgan behind the lens on weekends too, capturing some of life’s most beautiful moments during her work as a wedding photographer.

Whether capturing the perfect image to compliment a new brand campaign, or giving couples memories that will last a lifetime, Morgan has an unparalleled ability to find those perfect moments to snap her shutter. Lean more about Morgan at www.amazingdayphotogaphy.ca.

Witty, Wise, Savagely Skilled

More than just witty one-liners, our team comes fully loaded with training and certification in all the vital facets of digital marketing.

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Company We Keep

These logos represent more than just the brands we’ve served. They represent the passion we’ve shared. The results we’ve achieved. The businesses we’ve elevated.

Most importantly, this list represents the trust we’ve earned, and continue to earn each and every day as we give our all to our clients.

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