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The Trusted team are excited to announce that TrustedCalgary.com is coming to Calgary!


What are Trusted Online Directories? 

The Trusted Online Directories www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com have been established in Saskatchewan now for over 6 and 5 years respectively. The concept is pretty simple, our team seeks out locally owned, accountable businesses in the cities we serve. Then, after verifying that they are indeed the ' real deal',  with our unique Trusted Verification process, we sign them to an annual contract. By signing that contract, the companies agree to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees of Service . 


Once businesses qualify to become Trusted Directory partners, we promote them to the public via a cohesive and effective local marketing campaign both on and offline. Trusted is an awesome service for the public, our founder, an immigrant, had the idea after struggling to find great local businesses in Saskatoon! The public love the ease of choosing a local business from a local, verified and restricted list, without the risk of a bad experience. 

Trusted is a unique branding and sales tool for businesses. Trusted offers quality focused local businesses a unique way to differentiate themselves from their competition, attract new customers, build loyalty with existing customers and increase visibility in their home city. We restrict the number of businesses in each category, which benefits the business AND the consumers who are overwhelmed with choices on Google! 

The Trusted team gets to know our partners, this means we can market them better than anyone else!! Essentially, we are local marketing experts and our products are the businesses we partner with. Trusted has helped businesses across Saskatchewan go from surviving to thriving and we offer absolute and undeniable measurability and results! 


 

We have worked out any kinks over the last 6 years and added some new and awesome features in the last 12 months. Individual listing pages for each business listing, an area to embed a YouTube video in each partners page and more! We have fine tuned our directory marketing strategy too, picking up a display cabinet full of local and international marketing and entrepreneur awards on the way. Most recently our founder Sara Wheelwright was the recipient of a 2017 NEYA Award (Saskatchewan Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Award) in the growth category.  We also launched www.trustedmarketingservices.com in 2014, a full service marketing agency that offers support, free training sessions and additional advertising products to the Trusted Partners and others. 


 

The Trusted Online Directories concept works! 

We know what we are doing when it comes to marketing and promoting locally owned and accountable quality businesses. The team feels 2017 is the right time to introduce the Trusted Directories as an advertising medium to locally owned and reputable businesses in cities outside the borders of Saskatchewan, starting with our cousins in Calgary!  We have 100's of success stories to share across the many industry sectors we cover, from retail to service providers. We know that essentially, given the choice, consumers want to deal with trustworthy, local businesses. 

www.trustedcalgary.com

If you are a Calgary business interested in finding out more about Trusted Directories and whats involved to become a Trusted Calgary partner, get in touch with us today or nominate your Calgary and area business here .  



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 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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434 20th Street West
Saskatoon, SK   S7M 0X4
Ph: 306.244.4150

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