You’re curious about our name, KIAI (key-eye). We’re sure you’ve heard it before. Have you ever seen a karate movie or visited a Japanese martial arts studio? Then you’ve heard that scream.
“Yaaaa!”, that’s a kiai. Ki means “energy” and Ai means “unite” in Japanese.
Kiai is the convergence of energy. It’s a force that flows through all things.
KIAI Agency applies this idea in our mission to empower small and mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, artists, and startups.
Our expertise includes: branding strategy, graphic design, website development, social media marketing, Internet advertising, content marketing, e-mail campaigns, and search engine optimization.
Work with KIAI Agency to stand out with your story and succeed with a brand that you love: yours.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at Vancouver Island University and joined KIAI Agency in early 2017 as the Content Manager after working in other agencies for the past 5 years. I’m responsible for managing our writers and editing their content. I also create blog posts and web page content for both KIAI and our clients, as well as help with the text-based part of SEO. Being the Content Manager extends to my personal life in that I’m a writer in my spare time. I absolutely love working behind the scenes and getting creative!
I'm originally a journalist, with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and a Post Graduate degree in Marketing, Business Management and People Management. For the past 13 years, I’ve worked as a reporter, chief editor, photographer, designer, PR and brand strategist. In 2016, I published my first book, called “Build Your Brand: The 10 essential steps before launching your business”. I absolutely love my work. You can never get bored working with creative minds and I feel like what we do for our clients at KIAI is pretty special.
My early career was accounting but that was as exciting as watching paint dry, so I moved into management and fairly quickly into sales and marketing where I have been most of my 30+ year career. I’m a people person and I’ve presented at many conferences, workshops and seminars. What I bring to the table is my knowledge, experience and the passion to help clients be successful. I love helping small and mid sized businesses grow and become more profitable using the latest marketing tools in an successful and cost effective manner.
I started my career in Graphic Design by creating simple logos for family and friends. Over time, while getting more experience, I began to refine my craft until I found my own style. I fell in love with branding and advertising manipulation and soon started to work for a marketing company. A few years later, I joined KIAI Agency and was introduced to some extraordinary projects! By focusing on minimalism and problem solving in a simple and practical way, I believe that, through design, I have found my way to make a better world.
After finishing college with a degree in Foreign Trade, I attained my master’s degree in Executive Management. For the past 14 years, I’ve been studying marketing trends, scenarios and audience behaviors, guiding our clients to make the best decisions for their businesses. I really enjoy managing people and setting the strategies and the direction of our company. Our market is always changing and growing. We want to offer our clients the very best solutions, and it’s my job to bring this knowledge and skillset to KIAI.
KIAI is a full marketing agency who will elevate your business with ingenious brand strategy, increase your website traffic with SEO and digital marketing and convert website visitors with eye-catching design and persuasive copy.
Your business will have a unique marketing strategy because we leverage every ounce of our creativity. Your marketing will be guided by research and the trends in your industry. KIAI doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all marketing.
Because we can make a positive impact through our work, we also choose our clients and deliver our very best because we want to see them succeed. We will be not only your loudest cheerleader but your most powerful advocate.
By working with you to lay the brand foundations that advance your business, your brand voice and identity will guide your company’s culture, visual style and marketing strategies. All services in one place. All support in one team.
I just love the work they did! My website is amazing and I am always complimented on it! They are always there if I need them for anything and I cannot recommend them highly enough!
They are absolutely stellar in the discipline of Search Engine Optimization. They make it very scientific and easy to implement and I urge you to get in touch with them.
Daniela and KIAI’s team have created a solid and profitable personal brand for me, which led me to the most amazing opportunities outside the field. I even wrote and published a book and I’m very grateful and proud of everything we achieved. I highly recommend KIAI for branding or any service. Anybody would be lucky to have them.
Very responsive, knowledgeable about what is needed and wanted by the Internet public! I would highly recommend them for the next project!
Doug and his team go above and beyond… Doug even came all the way to my practice to coach me on how to make good quality movie clips for my website and you tube and helped “direct” the first few movies we did!