Testimonials show the essence of who we are and what you can expect. As each person gets something else out of a relationship, each testimonial also tells something about the person and what is important to them. We enjoy sharing a few of them with you.
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“Ingeborg is a creative, “think outside of the box” marketing professional, with a high level of business acumen and professional decorum. Her involvement in the creation of strategic documents for Octaform (business plan, gap analysis, etc.) was instrumental in determining the growth and future of the company. As well, Ingeborg’s work ethic was extremely strong. She led by example, and was a very strong, respected leader.”
Teena Bogner, Director, Operations , Octaform Systems, Inc.
“…I was so glad to see the depth of research, suggestions, and guidance that you provided. I think we’re definitely getting our money’s worth with you. I can really see how your recommendations will help us lay a solid foundation for our future success while giving us the direction to immediately begin the process of taking our marketing and outreach efforts to the next level…”
Josh Hunt, CCS
“It is such a pleasure working with Ingeborg. She is passionate, focused, results-driven and yet very personable – a rare and increasingly critical combination for those working at the Vice President and Principal levels. Ingeborg has a remarkable ability to clearly communicate vision, and generate momentum to the project at hand. She brings an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, employing proven methods – as well as seeking out new and innovative strategies – to move a company forward. I would work with Ingeborg again in a heartbeat – and that wouldn’t be soon enough!”
Jeannette Duguay, Principal, JenTekk Solutions
“Working with Ingeborg is a genuine pleasure. As a client her clarity in what she needs, openness to team input and consistency in feedback made developing her brand identity a real pleasure. As a partner in developing marketing strategies her insight into current principles and practices is incredibly valuable and adds depth to any marketing plan. She provides the perfect balance of professionalism and a personal touch.”
Sarah Hancock, Director – Client Services, Red Rocket Creative Strategies
“Ingeborg is a talented, detail oriented person who is always striving to improve herself and her knowledge within the field. She is an out of the box thinker and extremely creative. She is also very knowledgeable, ethusiastic and a strong leader. I enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her for anything she wants to accomplish.”
Roland Monteiro, General Manager, Hospitality Operations, River Rock Resort
“Ingeborg Carr falls into the category of the “perfect customer.” She is one of those rare clients that combines creative, big-picture thinking and an ability to get to the essence of the details, too. Her feedback is always consistent. Her forward, strategic thinking informs the bigger needs of her organization, as well as those of her team. She has the ability challenge and support in the same sentence, helping the creative team to reach new heights of excellence without compromising the flow. She is friendly, funny, smart and an absolute pleasure to work with — not to mention an enthusiastic and professional destination marketer. I’d like to recommend her to other suppliers but, honestly, I’d rather keep her for myself!”
Christopher Dallin, Brand Strategist, Red Rocket Creative Strategies
“I had the pleasure of working very closely with Ingeborg for most of 2011. She was a fantastic, hardworking, and driven boss with a solid vision for where the marketing of TR should head. The impact she has left on the company has been profound. Before she headed the marketing department the company had little to no online social media presence and a dated, yet functional website. Upon her departure the organization has been completely 100% online integrated as well as re-branded with a fresh and eye catching modern day website. Ingeborg also spearheaded the initiative to embrace an online blogger personality to promote the city and draw attention; to my knowledge the first of any tourism board anywhere to do so. This was a hugely successful campaign garnering tens of thousands of views worldwide, all directed at Richmond.
She is an intelligent and technologically savvy 21st century marketer with a constant smile on her face. Thanks for a great year!”
Chris Stanley, Digital Content Producer
“… Ingeborg proved to be a high-quality professional with excellent technical talents. She demonstrated repeatedly her extensive knowledge of marketing and business development in a demanding and constantly evolving business environment. Her integrity coupled with her broad knowledge base, extensive work experience and her drive to succeed convinces me that she will achieve any future endeavors she decides to undertake…”
Chris Winfield, President, Winfield Allen, Inc.
“I got to know Ingeborg well when she was a client of ours at Think! Social Media. She was always great to work with and entertained our ideas. However, what was most fascinating is the insights she offered back to us on our business. This kind of openness is invaluable to a young company and her suggestions carried us a long way.”
Rodney Payne, Co-Founder, Think! Social Media
“I had the opportunity to work with Ingaborg while I was the Chair of the Marketing Committee for Tourism Richmond. One of the areas where I feel the organization now really excels at is in the area of social media marketing, an area that I also am very passionate about, but have novice experience. In this regard Ingeborg really brought the organization to another level significantly increasing both their following and conversion on Facebook and Twitter. I felt very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from Ingeborg but also found her very receptive to the ideas that both myself and the rest of the committee were able to bring forward.”
Jason Tse, Manager, Market Research and Air Service Development, Vancouver Airport Authority
“Ingeborg is a strong leader in her field of marketing and tourism marketing. She has a strong understanding of modern marketing principles, how to apply them and rally people behind her vision.
Ingeborg knows when to delegate and when to step in to make corrections. She is a strong communicator, gets stuff done and produces results.”
William Bakker, Chief Strategy, Think! Social Media
“When you meet Ingeborg you are struck by her energy, enthusiasm, and intelligence. In addition to her marketing expertise, she has a great sense of design and the ability to clearly communicate her vision. She welcomed my creative freedom and provided valuable feedback on my work. Ingeborg was a joy to work with and I would work with her again in a heartbeat.”
Cheryl Takahashi, Owner, Takahashi Design
” Thanks for the insight into the exciting things happening in the electronic media world! Your expertise, vision and passion is surely going to take the marketing initiatives of TR to the highest level.”
Chris Browne, General Manager, Accent Inns
“Ingeborg and I worked together on partnership and promotion for Richmond. I was so impressed with her – not only because she clearly understood and embraced the marketing needs that Richmond had, but also for her enthusiasm, which not only was an obvious part of her work for the destination, but spilled over into anything that had to do with growing business and consumer involvement in that business.
It is amazing to watch what happens when you combine enthusiasm with professional skills and talent, and that is what made working with her such a pleasure – and what makes recommending her so highly so very easy!”
Jim Brody, Senior International Sales Manager, TripAdvisor
“Ingeborg was a very inclusive, approachable and caring manager. She strived to create the ideal environment for her employees to work effectively. Ingeborg’s infectious laugh was a common sound around the office, and it was balanced well by her powerful work ethic. Her vision for change didn’t seem to end; nor did her enthusiasm and motivation to implement that change.”
Kevin Smith, Communications Specialist, Octaform Systems, Inc.
“Ingeborg is an accomplished marketing and content strategist who has a knack for effectively delivering on complicated projects. She not only excels at both online and offline marketing, but also understands content requirements and the technical aspects of content management. She’s a skilled collaborator and a decisive leader. It has been a pleasure to work with Ingeborg!”
Rogier Gruys, Experiences Manager, Canadian Tourism Commission
“…professional, optimistic, positive … upbeat and inclusive of all …prepared, organized, dynamic, …you rock Lady!”
Dave Richardson, President & CEO, Octaform Systems, Inc.
“…Her skills in developing new markets and produce creative work in a fast-paced environment have proven to be invaluable to the growth of our company. Ingeborg has been instrumental in the development of a technical product and in acquiring awards for the company. Her abilities to negotiate and solve problems have guided our business operations through several critical moments…”
Brownie Dove, Branch Manager, HFI, Inc.
“…Ms. Carr is a dynamic and personable individual with a keen sense of determination about “getting the job done”. She is highly organized, possesses good communication skills and is considered very reliable…”
Tom Mullan, Retired CFO, Octaform Systems, Inc.
“It was an absolute pleasure working for Ingeborg. She is an excellent leader and her management style is second to none. She communicates excitement, great enthusiasm and passion for all her work which is contagious and transfers to all who work with her.”
Helen Keohane, Marketing Specialist, Octaform Systems, Inc.
“I know Ingeborg to be an insightful energetic marketer with a focus on the development of relationships that will benefit the organization. She is a far – sighted business person with a clear focus on what should be accomplished and by when. I will jump at the opportunity to work with Ingeborg again.”
Bruce Nickson, Executive Director , International Internet Marketing Association
“Ingeborg is a very nice and open person, honest, hard working, sympathetic, and most of all, she has the vision when doing business. When planning a project, she is one that I would really like to have in my team.”
Lucian Savluc, Software Engineer – user interface design & data architecture, NGRAIN
“It was a great pleasure to work together in achieving our goals. Her persistence and clear vision was always helpful in an ever changing economic landscape. Her “get-it-done” attitude and concise guidance was instrumental in our success”
Blas Bigotti, Territory Manager – Product Specialist, Octaform Systems, Inc
“… At the time she joined we were completing two very large projects, product integration as a result of our company merger and the production of our first business to consumer website. These two large projects would not have been brought to successful completion without her effective direction and management…”
Ruth Simons, President & CEO TIC
“I think you did a tremendous job designing and coordinating the production of the trade show booth we used in the Toronto IIDEX show. It allowed our branch to put forth a very professional image.”
Steven Naylor, Regional Manager HFI