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    #chinatownyvr Foursquare List

    We love our neighbours and our neighbourhood. We’ve put together a new Foursquare list highlighting a few of our favourite spaces and places around Chinatown. Heading over this way? Remember to tag your Instagram photos with #chinatownyvr!

    If you think we forgot someone or if there’s a place we should checkout, just let us know in the comments below!

    Goodbye Note From Cristi

    Last week we had to say goodbye to our Intern, Cristi Porta. Before she left, she shared her Village&Co. intern experience.

    What would you tell all future interns?

    I would say expect the unexpected; the wonderful thing about working in this agency is that everyday is different, this group works hard but also has a lot of fun in the process. Oh, and be ready to hit the ground running (no slow-pokes work here, everyone hustles).

    What was the best advice you received while at Village&Co.?

    Be yourself.

    Thoughts on Social Media before and after:

    - Before: “Social Media is FUN!”
    - After: “Social media has so many levels, and each is extremely important. Creating a copy for a client has a lot of effort and creativity behind it (that’s why Village&Co are the experts).”

    Funniest/Best one liner was__________:

    "I’m trying to run a business here."

    Sum up each member of the team with one GIF

    Justin: When you ask Justin a question.

    Nora: “I’m trying to run a business here.”          

    Kiran: The one with all the answers.     

    Cassandra: When Cass receives a DM from Mr. Stroumboulopoulos.

    Megan: After I think I create the perfect post and Megan has a peek over it.

    Monkey: If you’re eating it, she wants it.

    Sum up your experience at Village&Co. in one GIF.

    Final Words from Cristi

    I want to thank Village&Co. for choosing me as your intern this term; not only did I learn more about the industry, but I really discovered a lot about myself. This awesome group of individuals are defiantly a power-house in social media. Social media marketing is a 24-7 job and I realized that after taking on this internship. From 11pm GroupMe chats on ideas for a client, to the early Sunday morning GIF email chains, Village&Co. is on it (for real, this team never stops)!

    I came into this internship believing I would want to focus on the accounts side of the industry, so the team made sure I was able to get my feet wet and experience what an accounts manager does. Halfway through my internship they allowed me to dabble in the more creative side of the agency which I came to realize I really enjoyed… something I would have never figured out if not for this amazing opportunity!

    If you are interested in social media marketing and want to get a feel for an marketing office environment with the day-to-day workings, I highly recommend you apply for the next round of interning here at Village&Co. I promise you will not be disappointed!


    A Goodbye Note from Rameez

    Curious about what it’s like working at Village&Co.? Well, here’s a peek from Ram’s first hand experience these past few months. 

    What would you tell all future interns?

    Go above and beyond. Even on the smallest tasks, challenge yourself to exceed your own expectations. A lot of interns complain about having no work. Do things that will add value to the company.

    What was the best advice you received while at Village&Co.?

    Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re confused. There is nothing worse than spending half your day trying to figure it out. 

    Thoughts on Social Media before and after:

    - Before: “Writing posts and tweets is the EASIEST thing ever!”
    - After: “There is so much that goes on when writing copy.”

    Funniest/best one liner was____________.

    "I’d rather gargle glass #IRGG". 

    Sum up each member of the team with one GIF

    Justin: Trend-setting King of pop-culture.

    Nora: I have no idea if she is ever kidding.

    Kiran: She is always on top of everything. Literally. 

    Cassandra: When Cass catches a mistake I made.

    Megan: When Megan is silently observing the platforms I manage.

    Monkey: The cutest, most spoiled dog ever. 

    Sum up your experience at Village&Co. in one GIF.

    Final Words from Ram

    I was greeted by a wonderful company. Emojis and hashtags were a regular occurrence, and all of them included various laughs. I had lessons in memes and found out GroupMe is one of the greatest inventions on a smartphone.

    I enjoyed the office I worked in, as well as the people inside, but I also learned an incredible amount. Experience with copywriting, platform optimization, pitching, research, social media, status meetings and the occasional lunch order can now all go on my resume.

    Since working here I’ve laughed, been stressed out, made mistakes, and made a few accomplishments (I’ve also been waxed for a client’s benefit, but that’s another story!). 

    The greatest part of working at Village&Co. is that I actually know what I want to do when I grow up and get a “big boy job”.

    So now when people say: “What do you want to do when you’re done at UBC?”

    Instead of rambling and saying I’ll probably work in an agency but I’m not really sure, I can say: “I want to be an account manager.”

    I’m pretty lucky I had this opportunity at Village&Co. to show me that, and even luckier that it only took a few months. So I say “I would rather gargle glass” than leave this wonderful office.

    A million thanks and I’ll see you real soon!



    As proud supporters of Vancouver Pride, we are looking forward to all the festivities that this year’s Pride will bring to the city — including the brand new sidewalk on Davie and Bute. ‪#‎monkeyyvr‬


    We’d like to introduce you to our neighbourhood. We’re located at the corner of Facebook & Twitter, just down the street from Instagram & Tumblr. Come visit!

    2012 has truly been one extraordinary year. Happy New Year to our friends and families, clients and colleagues of the past, present and future. We can’t wait to see what 2013 brings!

    Office Snapshots

    We’re pleased as punch to have our space featured on Office Snapshots. It’s humbling to be included on a list with such beauties from Adobe to Zynga. Since moving into our Strathcona space in February, we’ve really felt at home in our new, eclectic neighbourhood. When designing our office, we took our inspiration from the stunning, elemental surroundings of Vancouver, but couldn’t have predicted the interest our chopped wood wall would create with our daily visitors. But when you’re a storefront in the Village, that’s part of the fun. Next time you’re in the area, pop by and say hello!

    Beaches To Tide You Over

    Beach culture is simply part of our daily lives in Vancouver - the Instagram tag #igersvancouver being great evidence of that. For this (last official summer) long weekend, we’ve put together a handy Foursquare list with local beaches and a few outdoor pools you can hit up. So get out there and Instagram your feet in the sand (because you know you will) - and when you tag your photos include #vancouverbeach to share with the community!

    Magscene on Main

    Businesses and cultural spaces along Main Street will come alive this weekend thanks to Magscene on Main. Beginning yesterday, local Vancouver arts and literary magazines are hosting three days of interactive events for people to drop in, meet the team behind the publication and learn more about Vancouver’s vibrant magscene.

    Today, we’re very excited to be sharing our space with COLOR magazine. Delving into the unique culture of skateboarding, this magazine is filled stunning photos, artwork and fantastic articles. If you’re interested in checking out this event, drop by Village&Co. at 231 Union Street tonight at 6:30. The guys from COLOR have named the event ‘Partying Matters’ – it’s tough to resist.

    Are You Our Next #CommunityManager?

    When you’re looking for that career move, does the word “social” leap off the screen? If so, we have the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

    We’re on the lookout for people ahead of the curve. A proactive person with an enthusiastic spirit. Someone who shares our social DNA and is eager to be at the forefront of social media innovation.

    Ideally, our candidate already has Community Management experience and is a graduate of a  communications or marketing program who has a keen interest in rolling up their Community Management sleeves. This role requires 360-degree thinking and leadership skills. You’re not just a trend spotter - you’re an opportunity spotter. Social media never sleeps and having your finger on the pulse is essential. You already know how to build a content calendar, cover live events via social media, measure the results and get creative. At the end of the day, managing an online community is second nature to you. 

    If you fit these skills and are interested in being our next Village Person, send us your LinkedIn profile. But, if you’re really interested in grabbing our attention… surprise us.

    Before they were grandparents, they were champions.

    We first launched “Before They Were Grandparents” with our friends at Bayshore Home Health, to create an online platform where old and young could share their stories. Through dozens of photo and video submissions and a unique live storytelling event, this fresh, online initiative has grown into an exciting offline movement.

    Continuing our storytelling series, the second “Before They Were Grandparents” event focused on Vancouver’s rich history of sport. Gathering a diverse group of athletes together, many of whom are members of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, we held our event in the fitting venue of Vancouver’s Athlete’s Village. Our guests were captivated by our storytellers and, considering the accolades they hold, we felt there was no better banner for our event than, “Before they were grandparents, they were champions”.

    A Visit From The Constable

    We knew moving to Strathcona/Chinatown would place us in the heart of a thriving neighbourhood, but we didn’t expect to have our very own Community Officer.

    Constable Wes Fung is a member of the Community Policing program by the Vancouver Police Department and, as we found out, a true Apple fan. From all of us at Village&Co. to Constable Wes and the other Community Officers of Vancouver, we’d like to say thank you - and we’ll see you around the neighbourhood.

    Village&Co. & The Loden Hotel & Tableau Bar Bistro

    Between traffic, tourists and occasional construction, Downtown Vancouver can sometimes be overwhelming. But amid the hustle and bustle, there is a spot where anyone can grab a peaceful moment. Located in the heart of the Coal Harbour neighbourhood, The Loden Hotel and Tableau Bar Bistro provide award-winning service as some of Vancouver’s top boutique hotels and restaurants.

    With The Loden Hotel and Tableau Bar Bistro as our newest clients, we plan to go beyond what’s expected of a hotel or restaurant online. Being no stranger to socializing unique destinations, we’re excited to bring the personalized approach to service of these inviting spaces online.

    Village&Co. & Union Street

    Take a look at the newly refreshed Union Street area and you’ll see fresh boutique shops, quaint cafés, a smartly placed bike shop, a bartending school and an abundance of Vancouver’s top restaurants and watering holes. And between all of these storefronts, you’ll now spot a social media agency. We’ve outgrown our office off Commercial Drive and have relocated to a new space on this eclectic strip in Strathcona

    We love it here! 

    If you’re in the neighbourhood, stop by and say hello. We’re just a stone’s throw from the Jimi Hendrix Shrine - you can’t miss us.

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