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  • Owen Matthews posted an article
    Land your dream job or learn to promote your own business with Alacrity's Marketing Bootcamp. see more

    VICTORIA, BC - November 28th

    This fall, Alacrity Canada ran their pilot digital marketing bootcamp with the support of the Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology at the Province of British Columbia. The program ran from September to November, concluding with 8 program graduates. Within two weeks of graduating, over 50% of the students found employment or contract work. The Alacrity Digital Marketing Bootcamp takes a unique approach leveraging industry experts, mentors, and hands-on experiential learning to provide students with industry applicable experience, turning them into career ready graduates.

    Digital marketing is a career field that is rapidly growing and in high demand, particularly within the tech industry which produces a staggering $5.22-billion annual economic impact in Victoria. Skills needed to enter this career field include writing copy and ad creative, search engine optimization (SEO), setting up ad campaigns, email marketing, creating websites and landing pages, and more. Dan Gunn, VIATEC’s chief executive, says that the thriving sector’s growth has been held back by a lack of seasoned talent and leadership. Alacrity Canada aims to help close this gap in the long term by providing students with the correct tools to jumpstart their careers in the industry, gaining crucial career experience.

    Alacrity Canada’s intensive and immersive bootcamp curriculum was created by Ania Wysocka, whose background includes running her own design agency and getting her award-winning panic attack and anxiety relief app ‘Rootd’ to to rank #1 in both the App & Google Play stores organically. The course is facilitated by Mike Williams, an experienced performance digital marketer who has co-founded and exited two local companies. Mike currently sits on the board at Victoria’s tech hub, VIATEC. 

    Commenting on the Victoria market, Mike William notes, “We need more digital marketers in Victoria. Digital marketing allows businesses to scale and grow rapidly, so the more trained digital marketing professionals there are the more fast-growing companies we’ll have in Victoria. We want to help students learn digital marketing skills to propel their careers and to help businesses scale and grow faster.”

    Liam Chang, a recent graduate of our program says, “I would recommend this course for anybody who is currently working in any kind of role where you’re dealing directly with your customers and marketing. I learned an incredible amount of useful information and have already been putting it to use at BC Shavers and Hobbies”.

    The Alacrity Canada Digital Marketing Bootcamp is aimed at recent graduates, individuals looking for a career change, or employers that would like their marketing employees to be on the cutting-edge of this ever-evolving industry. Alacrity Canada provides job placement support to all graduates in the form of introductions and a job board. The second cohort of the bootcamp will begin on January 14th, 2020. 

    Alacrity Canada has found a recipe for turning newcomers to the field into career ready graduates. They look forward to hosting the next local cohort in January 2020.

    To register for the winter cohort, please visit: https://www.alacritycanada.com/digital-marketing-course/

     

    About Alacrity Canada:

    Alacrity Canada facilitates success and economic growth in the Western Canadian technology sector by providing support and entrepreneurial mentorship to promising entrepreneurs, in addition to finding and connecting these individuals with the venture capital funding needed to develop thriving local tech companies. In 2019 Alacrity Canada founded Alacrity Academy, in conjunction with the Province of British Columbia. 

     

     

  • The Frosty Pop Corps posted an article
    Frosty Pop gets 11th Apple feature with new arcade puzzle game Teeter. see more

    VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 30, 2016 — Today, The Frosty Pop Corps released "Teeter", an original arcade puzzle game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The game is currently featured in countires around the world in the Apple App Store. 

    “This is the first time I have eschewed the free to play model for a paid one,” said founder Faisal Sethi. “So although this is not the first time I have been featured in the App Store, the validation feels a bit different. It will be interesting to see the consequential effects this time out comparatively to the others.”

    Since 2015, The Frosty Pop Corps have been featured 11 times in the App Store, most recently with Walls & Balls (free), the first release of a planned trilogy of ball games.

    “ Teeter is definitely ‘The Empire’ of my mobile trilogy,” said Sethi. “In hindsight, I suspect it will be recognized as the best one, and hopefully worth the box office breaking $1.99 USD price tag.”

    Teeter can be downloaded here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/teeter/id1084084901

     

    About The Frosty Pop Corps: 

    The Frosty Pop Corps makes beautifully designed digital toys for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod (and sometimes Android device) in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.

    The studio has been featured multiple times by Apple in the Best New Games, New Games We Love, Recommended Apps & Games, and 15 Hidden Gems sections of the Apple App Store.

    Founder Faisal Sethi has been nominated for two SXSW Interactive Awards. His projects have been featured on TechCrunch, MSN, Yahoo!, CBC, CTV, The Next Web, The Canadian Press and then some.

    Faisal has worked with Walt Disney, Jonas Brothers, Zappos, and the National Film Board of Canada, among others. In 2009, his team was honored with an award for their museum exhibit design for The Canadian War Museum.

    Faisal has a Bull Terrier named Moses and loves the CBC.

     

    Press Inquiries: 

    To recieve press copies of "Teeter", please email hello [ at ] frostypop.com.