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Trusted Directories Latest News

HEY..Business owners! Why should you want to be Trusted over all the other options out there for advertising?

So as a business owner in Saskatchewan (or further afield as we plan to expand..and explain...across Canada) , why should you allocate some of your precious marketing budget to being a Trusted Directories partner?    www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com are the number 1 most visited and trusted directories in their cities for a reason! 

Well, lets explain things really simple ...because, lets face it, there's more than enough smoke and mirrors in this new marketing landscape and quite frankly we are AGAINST that as a company!  

 

FIRSTLY WE ARE TRUSTWORTHY, and we are the real deal ...so if you over promise and under deliver as a company ..stop reading NOW , we are not for you and never will be an option for you to consider!   

 

At Trusted HQ we like numbers, we like data and we like charts....but most of all we love comparisons!  
So lets do a comparative analysis of  TRUSTED DIRECTORIES  vs the 'other options'  out there competing for your time, your attention and YOUR budget!

We could pretty it up, pay for some slick design or make it into an infograph! But you know what? That takes time, and it would'nt really be the best use of OUR time to do that, and definitely not your time,  to decipher it (we have to admit, some infographs have beaten us mentally).  




Here at Trusted HQ, we prefer spending our time helping our partners succeed,  and let's face it, if you run a successful and in demand business ( as we know YOU do! ),  time is the most precious thing you have! 

Let's lay it out there , Trusted is the ONLY  Saskatchewan Marketing company EVER,  that has been recognized and won awards for excellence in marketing locally ( SABEX)  , Provincially (ABEX)  and Internationally ( STEVIE AWARDS) to date... and the caliber of businesses we partner with, and the results we bring them are a big reason why we are so successful! 

See the 2 charts below - to see Trusted against some of the ' other options' locally, nationally and by general medium. These are on and offline,  so  see what we have to offer in comparison....see why we are recognized internationally for our efforts, and make your own mind up.  

 

Here are some excel spreadsheets we created to show the options/ differences etc.. They are by no means all encompassing, this is a focus on  Saskatoon, SK- we would welcome a comparison with any media/ anywhere in Canada or the World (contact us if you would like that, or for us to answer any other questions.)


*the average cost is $monthly unless otherwise specified 
** Trusted Pros and Consumer Choice refused to answer any questions about their business/ practices/ marketing budget- so we did not include them.  

 

 

 

Read the testimony of business owners just like you that took the leap of faith and signed up to something DIFFERENT here 

 

" Another thing to consider is that the Trusted team works more hours to promote our partners,  with more passion, than any other marketing reps or companies that you have worked or will ever work with -  $ for $ ...that I guarantee" Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Founder

 

 

We don't sell click throughs, that is a fraction of our worth...but when we look at our partners analytic data we see that consistently, we are the number 1 marketing referral source,  and we can and DO show anyone that wants to see! So, if you have any questions or would like to see the figures and facts for YOURSELF ...contact our leader : sara@trustedcanada.com  

S & E Trusted Online Directories thinks BIG when it comes to marketing in Saskatchewan

best saskatoon marketing social media S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc won the 2014 ABEX Marketing Awards - Here is footage from the Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Award ceremony November 1st 2014. The S & E Trusted Online Directories finalist  vignette video, the moment we find out we won and our Founder Sara Wheelwright's acceptance speech, themed THINKING BIG ! 

 

 

 

To find out more about The services offered by the new Trusted Marketing Agency - visit Trustedmarketingservices.com

Paul Martin's Nov 5th commentary on NewsTalk radio was about the ABEX Awards ( that he co-hosted with John Gormley) and you can hear that he also had a BIG theme..check it our here for yourself :

Trusted wins the 2014 Saskatchewan ABEX Award for Marketing

S & E Trusted Online Directories Inc, the owner of the Trusted Saskatoon and Regina Directories and  Trusted Marketing Services,  was a finalist for the prestigious Saskatchewan Chamber ABEX Award's for the 3rd consecutive year in the Marketing category, and this year we won! The 2014 ABEX Awards was held at the Regina Delta and the theme was masquerade, the event was a sell out,  as the best and brightest professionals and businesses from across Saskatchewan came together in all their finery to celebrate the success of the finalists across the many categories.   

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This is a huge accomplishment for such a small Saskatchewan business that only launched in 2011!! We are so proud of our hard working 5 women team, headed up by the founder, leader and marketing maverick Sara Wheelwright, who created & implemented an excellent and unique local marketing strategy, that resulted in her accepting the top Marketing Award in Saskatchewan for 2014. In addition Trusted is the first advertising / marketing company ever to win the Marketing Award in the 31 year history of the ABEX Awards!!  So If you are considering a marketing agency or a new advertising direction for your company...Choose a marketing agency that walks the walk and knows how to achieve excellence! ABEX AWARD for Marketing 2014

Sara's acceptance speech was all about THINKING BIG, and it was very well received by the large crowd!( we will post a copy of it when we have it!) Trusted would like to extend our thanks to the sponsor of the Marketing Award Handy Events, the Trusted directory partners across the province for providing such amazing levels of customer service and all of our fans and followers across our many social platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linkedin & You Tube Finally we must extend our thanks to the Saskatchewan Chamber for recognizing the efforts of little Saskatoon company that THINKS BIG!  marketing advertising Saskatchewan It has been a heck of a year for Trusted - we have won the 2014 SABEX Marketing Award, The ABEX Marketing Award, Stevie Award (for  a Women owned PR, Marketing , Ad Agency with <10 employees in North America), been a finalist for the 2014 SABEX New product/ service Award. 

Sara personally has won the YWCA Saskatoon Entrepreneur Award,  Stevie Award for Female Canadian Entrepreneur in Canada and she was a nominee for the Saskatoon BPW 2014 Young Athena Award.   Soon we are going to need a new Awards cabinet at Trusted Saskatoon HQ!!

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Trusted founder announced as recipient of 2 International Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Sara Wheelwright the Trusted founder was nominated, applied and was announced as an Award winner for the The Stevie® Awards for Women in Business - The world's premier awards for women executives, entrepreneurs, and the organizations they run. The Stevie® Awards are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes.

 

 

Sara received a message from the Stevie Awards to tell her the great news  "This is a significant achievement for which you are to be applauded. This means that independent judges agreed that these entries are worthy of international recognition, and will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners. Stevie Award placements will be determined in the final judging that will take place later this month." 

 

Sara is an award winner in 2 award categories:

International Female Entrepreneur of the Year – Marketing, advertising, public relations, business services  –10 or Less Employees

Female Entreprenur of the Year in Canada

She will find out wether she is a Gold, Silver or Bronze Award winner in each category in New York on Nov 14th at the glamorous Stevie Awards Ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel which will be broadcast on USA National Radio and televised.

Betty Ann Heggie was the first Saskatchewan Woman to win a Stevie Award in 2009  in the Women Helping Women category. 

Sara turned 40 this year and says " It has been the most amazing year !!I could never have imagined all the success Trusted has enjoyed, I am so excited to attend the Stevie Awards in New York, and to be the recipient of any award is staggering. However, the success of my company doesn't just rely on me, but also on my hard working, dedicated team and the amazing businesses we partner with.. I am exited to bring  two Stevie Awards back to Saskatchewan, regardless of the metal!!"  



The Trusted team has had an amazing year in 2014, winning the SABEX Marketing Award, Finalist for the 3rd year in a row for the ABEX Marketing Awards , in addition, Sara was a finalist for The BPW Saskatoon Young Athena Award and she won the Saskatoon YWCA Women of Distinction Entrepreneur Award.

Trusted marketing and social media tips- Knowing what to promote on Facebook

The Trusted team have been recognized as being amongst the best marketers in Saskatchewan, and one of the factors to a successful marketing strategy is knowing what your audience is interested in, and also very importantly knowing when you have something that will appeal to the masses!  Too many companies spend their time selling themselves instead of listening to their audience. The key to social is starting conversations with your customers and prospects that they are interested in! 

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Here is a great real case study that happened on Trusted Regina's Facebook page recently.

Trusted Regina's Facebook page recently won a ' Battle of the Pages ' with Trusted Saskatoon's Facebook page, - the details of which you can see below in the post from the Trusted Regina Facebook page on September 11th 2014 

 

We then had the task to choose 6 random winners that week and give out the prizes, which is fun!  

An important thing to note, is that at Trusted we always announce the winners publicly, and send them a message. We also ask the fans to reach out to them if they haven't responded within a few days- it's super important to be transparent with your fans and we always try to get pics of the winners with their prizes too- there are countless ' suspect ' contests on Facebook, and people have become  quite cynical of contests....and many actively stay away from entering ' big prize contests' as they think most are scams

 

One of the winners chosen was Chad Burkley, and when he contacted us to claim he sent a message to say he was thrilled to win, but that he wanted to pass on the prize to someone else to pay forward this act of kindness- which we thought was both unexpected and lovely of him, so we decided to ask Chad to pick the next winner ! 

His email in reply we shared in a post on Facebook ...and then the marketing magic happened! 

 

We knew what we had would engage most people, and make them smile- a winning combination. We put the post  together, with our own additional ' surprise', found a great image that we knew would capture attention,  and then we invested $40 boosting it to our target audience- a local audience 18+.

The results speak for themselves- with over 580 likes and over 140 + shares ( amazing considering it happened on a Friday night (generally Fri- Sun in the summer are the worst times to do FaceBook posts ) & within 24 hours we had reached over 21,000 people, picked up 75 new likes to the page and introduced our BRAND and our personality to a new audience.

 

Or we could have just picked another winner ourselves and posted them....


You see, sometimes things unplanned happen, and great marketing isn't about guessing, it's a skill set, it's knowing what to do when something is presented to you, and how to use it with the view to furthering your companies overall Marketing mission! 


At Trusted we have the marketing skills, and we know how to get every last drop out of every $1 we invest in advertising - both for ourselves and our clients. 

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