CREATIVE STRATEGY. INSPIRED COMMUNICATIONS.
At Bridge Communications we understand that communications is the key to the success of any business. We are rigorous planners, who offer consistent branding and targeted messaging. While we take our work seriously, we also enjoy what we do.
What We Do
Evidence – Based Communications
We are strong believers in numbers – communications is both an art and a science, and we support our work with research and ongoing assessment. Metrics mean marvellous campaigns. So does alliteration!
Here is a small sample of the awesome projects we’ve worked on.
CLIENT: The City of Vancouver Being a part of the future of a great city like Vancouver is exciting, that’s why Bridge Communications was pleased to be hired by the…
Public Safety Campaign CLIENT BC Health Regulators “Saying you are one doesn’t make you one” Bridge Communications has undertaken all aspects of communication since the BC Health Regulators were founded…
CLIENT: The College of Pharmacists of BC Background Pharmacy robbery is a surprisingly frequent and often violent crime. It happens in all kinds of neighbourhoods causing serious emotional and often…
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BIG PICTURE: We leave no stone unturned.
At Bridge Communications, we have over 30 years of experience. We are focused on producing results and getting the job done. Our commitment is to provide our clients with sound, practical and effective programs with measurable results – and we do it! Working with us is working with proven experts. And did we mention we are a lot of fun.
Marlie began her marketing career in her hometown of Edmonton, soon moving to Vancouver to join McKim Advertising to manage the premier Tourism British Columbia account. Since founding Bridge Communications in 1995, Marlie has had the opportunity to undertake strategic planning, marketing, communications planning, public consultation, and public relations for a number of organizations including Variety – the Children’s Charity, the College of Registered Nurses of BC, the BC Registered Health Professionals, the BC College of Social Workers, the City of Vancouver, DP World and dozens of non-profit groups.
Known as a skilled facilitator, Marlie is adept is getting straight to the issue and to the point, while ensuring that everyone around the table is treated with respect.
An active member of the community, she serves on the boards of the Vancouver International Film Festival and Bard on the Beach and has recently concluded her tenure as chair of Vancouver TheatreSports™ League. Her work in the community has been acknowledged with a number of awards.
Marlie is a graduate of the Canadian Board Diversity Council’s director education program, attended the federal government school for Crown corporation board members and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD).
Norene has been in the marketing and communications business for 35 years. She has successfully managed clients in the government, industrial, consumer product, tourism, hospitality, financial services and retail categories including Canada Safeway, Port Metro Vancouver, London Drugs, White Spot, Scott Paper and DP World.
She developed the strategy transforming the Workers’ Compensation Board of BC to its current WorkSafe BC brand identity including communications, advertising and public identity, a project not dissimilar in scope to that proposed for the District. Two additional related projects include the merger of First Heritage and Delta Credit Unions into its current Envision Financial identity, including naming and brand strategy; and the branding, launch and ongoing communications for BC’s successful container stewardship program, ‘Return-It’.
She is a past president of the Advertising Agency Association of BC, former board member for BCAMA, and twice chaired the annual Lotus Awards, BC’s premier advertising creative show. She currently serves on the board of the VanDusen Botanical Garden Association and sits on the Governance Committee.
Elyse Newbert is an experienced communications professional. Prior to joining Bridge Communications, Elyse gained extensive experience in communications planning, media relations and issues and crisis management working as Senior Staff to the federal minister responsible for Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Industry and the Minister Responsible for British Columbia.
Most recently, Elyse ran the Ministers’ Regional Office in Vancouver, overseeing stakeholder relations and media management for the Federal Government in British Columbia. Elyse was responsible for drafting province wide communications and tour plans for major federal announcements, including budgets and Speeches from the Throne, and led the creation of products for BC announcements. Elyse also had the responsibility of planning, leading and executing all public events for the Minister in British Columbia.
Elyse brings almost a decade of experience in high stakes communications and event planning, with a deep understanding of the media market in British Columbia and what it takes to deliver a strong message to the public. With a specialization in media training, messaging, crisis management and event planning, Elyse will help any client plan, execute and deliver on a communications plan.
A graduate of the University of Toronto with a Honours BA in History and Political Science, Elyse also enjoys the arts, reading and running. Elyse is married, and is the proud owner of a rescued, toothless black cat named Rosie.
We worked with Bridge Communications for a provincial public awareness campaign. Thanks to Marlie and Norene’s expertise, we established a benchmark and created a successful campaign across TV, print, radio and online. We highly recommend Bridge Communications.
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