Page Two’s Creative Director Receives Second Teaching Award

May 23, 2018

Peter CockingWe are thrilled to share that our creative director, Peter Cocking, is the 2017 recipient of the Chick Rice Award for Teaching Excellence. Presented by Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the award recognizes an educator of high calibre, who has made distinguished contributions to student learning in both the classroom and the community.

Peter has taught at Emily Carr University as an adjunct professor of design since 2002. In 2013, he received the Ian Wallace Teaching Award for sustained teaching innovation and excellence. He has lectured on design and typography across Canada and the U.S., including at the national conferences of the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the American Association of University Presses, and at the Type Directors Club in New York. As a designer and art director, Peter has received more than fifty awards over the course of his career.

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An Essential Marketing Read: The 1-Page Marketing Plan

May 3, 2018

Allan DibIt’s our pleasure to announce the forthcoming re-release of our client Allan Dib’s Amazon-bestselling book—The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd.

Dib is a serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer, who has started, grown, and successfully exited multiple businesses in various industries. He is passionate about helping businesses find new and innovative ways to leverage technology and marketing to facilitate rapid business growth. As a highly sought-after business coach, consultant, and speaker, he frequently shares his proven strategies and cutting-edge tactics with people all over the world.

In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been difficult and time consuming, which is why it often doesn’t get done—or done right. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the quickest way to create a reliable plan that will propel growth for your business.

Since launching The 1-Page Marketing Plan at the beginning of 2016 on his own, the book has generated over 650 organic, positive reviews on Amazon to date, and hovered steadily between the first and fifth bestselling marketing book on the e-commerce site. Page Two is thrilled to have been able to help the author re-release his bestselling title into trade.

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Young Africa Works: Hope, Energy and Ingenuity

May 1, 2018

We’re honoured to have collaborated with the innovative team at the Mastercard Foundation on a special project supporting the launch of their Young Africa Works strategy  which aims to reduce poverty on the continent by addressing youth unemployment. They are committed to help enable 30 million African youth—especially young women—to secure dignified, fulfilling work by 2030.

We worked with the foundation to create a book sharing the work and insight of young African artists who submitted artwork in response to the question, “What do you hope for African youth?” This was a unique project for Page Two as it involved reaching out to artists across the African continent for art submissions and helping to review over 500 amazing entries. The caliber of the artwork was incredible and we found the artists’ statements accompanying their submissions captivating. Check out their art and their hopes for their continent here.

We’re proud of the finished product, we feel inspired by these young artists, and we are pleased to help the Mastercard Foundation express its vision for the organization’s new strategy.

Find out more about the foundation’s strategy online and you can explore the digital edition of the  book online as well.

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Congratulations to Bestselling Page Two Author—Bob Joseph!

April 30, 2018

Bob Joseph - 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian ActA heartfelt congratulations to Page Two author, Bob Joseph, for the enormous success he has experienced (so far) with his second publication—21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act—which was released less than three weeks ago and has already hit multiple bestseller lists across Canada!

In the initial few weeks after launch, 21 Things debuted on both The Globe and Mail’s and The Toronto Star’s Canadian non-fiction bestseller lists, and is currently one of Indigo’s Top 10 New Non-Fiction Releases. Joseph’s book was also the top-selling Canadian history and Native Canadian literature book on Amazon, and #2 on the bestselling Canadian literature list just after Rupi Kaur. And most recently, 21 Things advanced from 7th position to 4th on the BC Bestsellers List after being on the list for two consecutive weeks.

Bob Joseph The Globe and Mail

It’s been a great privilege to work on this important book, which was based on a viral blog post written by the author in 2015. As the founding president of Indigenous Corporate Training and a cultural sensitivity trainer, he has always been committed to contributing to the reconciliation process. It’s clear that the complex and essential subject matter of the book resonates with readers, and we are thrilled that Joseph’s work is receiving the recognition it deserves. You can learn more about the motivation behind writing the book in his interview with the Vancouver Sun, or meet Joseph in Vancouver for a dialogue at his presentation and Q&A event about 21 Things in June.

“There have been recent events that have caused many to say that reconciliation is not possible, but I don’t agree. It just means we have to work harder. I know we can do it. The ongoing interest in the article, the website with over 80,000 visitors last month, and now this book, sustains my optimism that as a country we are not only capable of change but desire change.”Bob Joseph


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Welcoming Our New Clients: Bruce Haden, Bruce Irvine, and Mark Holland!

April 25, 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re working with Bruce Haden, Bruce Irvine, and Mark Holland—three urban design experts who are known as innovators in their fields!

Bruce Haden Bruce Haden is a principal at Human Studio Architecture and Urban Design, and was previously the principal at Dialog’s Vancouver studio until 2015. As the principal at Dialog, he had leadership roles in many widely recognized projects including the LEED Platinum Student Nest Building at the University of British Columbia, the Vancouver House tower, and the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, B.C.—for which the firm was awarded both the Governor General’s award and the World Architecture Festival design award. As an active member in the design community, Haden assisted both Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in setting up their Design Review Panels, and was a founding board member of Urbanarium. He was also the design correspondent for CBC Radio’s The Early Edition for two years, and the Vancouver correspondent at Canadian Architect for a decade. 

Bruce Irvine is a diverse planner with a background as a senior manager and planner in both the public and private sectors, and is known for bringing policy ideas into reality and delivering business plans that reduce costs while increasing sustainability practices. Previously, he was the director of community planning for the City of Coquitlam, the vice president of Calgary Economic Development, and the manager of development and building approvals for the City of Calgary. Notable projects include Calgary’s Currie Barracks and The Bridges, Edmonton’s downtown plan, and affordable housing work across western Canada. Irvine is the principal at City Forum Consulting and works with non-profits to further city building.

Mark HollandMark Holland, president of Holland Planning Innovations Inc., started his career as a city planner for the City of Vancouver, where he subsequently became the founding manager of its sustainability office. Holland worked as a sustainable community planning consultant for ten years, and then moved into the real estate development industry. Among the many accolades he has received, Holland was awarded B.C.’s Planner of the Year in 2010 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work promoting sustainable communities across Canada in 2013. Holland is a professor in community planning at Vancouver Island University and has co-authored the widely referenced book Agricultural Urbanism, which explores the ways sustainable food systems can be integrated into city planning and design.

In their upcoming book, the three authors will collectively examine how urban communities can be revitalized and re-energized by strategic urban planning and design.

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