We thank our partners
We rely on our partners every day to keep our company functioning to the standard our clients have come to know and expect. With the guidance of mentors such as Gary Manning (Diply) and Eric Vardon (Arcane), service providers such as Gather Content, Google, and Facebook as well as innovation centers like Tech Alliance, Propel and OCE we have been able to thrive daily.
All in all, we couldn't do what we do without our amazing supporters so kudos to you for giving us the guidance and the tools to change the world of content marketing.
TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario
When entrepreneurs need help starting or growing a tech-based business, they turn to TechAlliance. As the Regional Innovation Centre for London and surrounding areas as part of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, TechAlliance is the ultimate resource for tech companies at any stage of their growth. TechAlliance offers services to help start, grow and connect companies in many industries including digital media, the life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and clean technology.
Thank you for all the help you have given us over the past few years. We could not have built Contend to where we are without the direct and indirect assistance of your wonderful organization.
Western Discovery Parks
Western Discovery Park/Western Research Park
For nearly three decades, Western Research Parks have served as a strong link between academics and commerce, and a key contributor to the movement of an idea or a discovery from concept to the marketplace.The original Park, now called Western Discovery Park, is located adjacent to Western University and is home to over 200,000 square feet of office space, lab space and industrial grade space, including the Stiller Centre for Technology Commercialization, one of Canada’s most successful biotechnology incubators.
Without the support and benefits we receive from the team at the Park, we could not operate at the same caliber and level of professionalism we do today. The ability to work with some of London's best tech-based and science-based companies has been a true asset to our business.
Propel is quickly emerging as one of the Southwestern Ontario's most active startup accelerators. Located at Western University, the center provides co-working space, seed funding, world-class mentorship, and hosts training programs, events and workshops for startups at all stages of growth. Propel is also the home of PSI, a sales-focused incubator program for the region’s most promising entrepreneurs.
In the earlier months of Contend, Propel allowed us to stay viable and curate our business into a successful startup primarily through workspace and mentorship opportunities.
Ontario Centres of Excellence
Ontario Centres of Excellence/OCE
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies, and businesses. In partnership with industry and academia, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s colleges, universities and research hospitals. Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) can help you turn your idea into income. You can access expert talent in Ontario’s research institutions to solve your innovation challenge. You can gain real-world skills and experience in research and development in many sectors including energy and environment; advanced manufacturing; advanced health technologies; communications technologies; digital media; and social innovation.
We are very humbled to work in the same building as OCE in London and credit their initiatives in the Make Your Pitch program for funding and starting Contend in the beginning. Although we make look for additional programs in the future, we still attend OCE Discovery every year.
Scrunch is a data-driven Influencer Marketing platform that enables brands and agencies to discover the right bloggers and social media Influencers. Scrunch has one of the world's largest Influencer databases with over 20 million profiles and billions of data points. The platform makes it easy to get the data you need about your Influencers, plus has some awesome CRM and outreach style functions to make managing your campaigns easy.
Together, Scrunch allows Contend to access 350 million of the 850 million influencers in Contend'sdatabase, allowing ou to tap into a more diverse portfolio of influencers globally.
Gather Content & Gather Content Affiliates
GatherContent was born from the first-hand experience of the stress associated with wrangling content for websites. Our founders ran a digital agency working on chaotic and content-heavy projects. They quickly realized they were not alone in their frustrations with content not being given the respect it deserves. Since GatherContent launched in 2012 we've helped tens of thousands of teams, across 135 countries, avoid hours of pain. We continually strive for a better way to organize, structure, produce, manage and migrate content for web projects - fighting the good fight against bad content.
We are powered by Gather Content's mastery in code and simplistic software solution for content workflow. In addition, we give you full access to Gather Content's servers with our team of curators, support ninjas and editors creating a custom solution for any business.
Google Adwords Certified Partners
Google’s mission is to organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
We are proud to say we are Google Adwords certified partners with Google and work closely with them on behalf of some of our clients and partners on a daily basis.
Facebook Marketing Partners
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. Facebook is defined by our unique culture – one that rewards impact. We encourage people to be bold and solve the problems they care most about. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products, constantly iterating. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished,” reminds us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission to make the world more open and connected.
We are proud to say we are Facebook Certified Marketing Partners with Facebook and work closely with them on behalf of a majority of our clients on a daily basis.
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