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Our Story

Webacom is an off the beaten path creative agency, conceived in 1995 among the blue, oceanic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.

In 2000, Jay Somerville, with a past in marketing and technology, acquired the company and changed the name to better reflect what the agency did, “web and communications”. In 2003, Jay joined forces with his son Jason who now manages operations.

As the agency grew, new marketing services were offered including branding, print, content marketing, SEO, social media, and mobile marketing.

To truly help their clients, Webacom needed to offer all levels of marketing. To attract top brands from around the world, Webacom expanded their service area and now has two locations on Vancouver Island and the lower mainland. Today, their core business remains the same, serving clients of all sizes and helping businesses succeed with the latest marketing strategies available.

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Our key players

We represent the best of which can be offered, with degrees from accredited universities and a deep background in business and marketing.
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Jay somerville

Founder

I’m a loving husband and father of three children. I’m a marketing guru, and internationally recognized speaker, and founder of Webacom. I’ve been in the technology industry since 1980 including security, computers, marketing, and advertising.

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Jason somerville

Director

I have a wonderful wife and daughter and I’m also co-founder of Webacom. I mostly manage the operations side of the company and help bridge the communication gap with clients, monitor deadlines, and solve any mysterious elements of a project.

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Lorie Collins

Office Manager

I’m a mother to two gorgeous girls and dubbed “the happy girl” by my co-workers. I love to inspire a cheerful attitude in those around me. I started as a receptionist but I’ve evolved during my tenure and now affectionately known to our clients and staff as “the go-to gal”.

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Kandace Knutson

Sr. Designer/Developer

I am blissfully married to my husband and the proud mother of two daughters. I’m also a web designer & developer. I’ve been an artist for twenty years and my portfolio reaches into database programming, app development, and animation.

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Ashwani Sinha

Sr. Strategist

I used to teach computer architecture and web design in Uganda then moved to Canada to further my education. After graduating with a masters in business administration, I’m now focussed on SEO, social media, web development and Software System Integration.

 

Kathy Somerville

Bookkeeper

I’m happily married to my husband Jay, Webacom’s founder. I’m also the bookkeeper and the one who keeps a tight ship. In addition to looking after our home and wonderful children, I love to play with my sweet granddaughters, Brooklyn and Arianna.

Paul Sweder

Account Executive

I love meeting new people, and as a result I’ve been in the direct sales industry for over 15 years working with companies from MasterCard to Victoria Tourism. I’m the proud father of two boys; my second child is two months old, and my older son is 16. I recently married the love of my life; we had been dating for over three years and my life is now complete! If I am not at home with my family, you will find me out on the ocean or on the golf course.

Laurel Piper

Accounts Manager

I’m a recent graduate from Vancouver Island University, with a Bachelor in Business Administration and Major in Management. I have many hobbies but like to focus most of my free time, Scuba Diving in the Nanaimo area, volunteering at a dive shop as a PADI Dive Instructor. I am also a creative painter and love playing the violin.

Yvonne Wu

Intern

I’m an international student and currently studying at Vancouver Island University for a Master of Business Administration focusing on marketing. I’m bi-lingual in English and Chinese. As Webacom embraces different cultures and welcomes talents, I believe my multi-cultural experience and skills can help pull Canadian people and Chinese people together and create a harmonious business environment.

Betsy Wophill

Intern

I’m a hyperactive girl who grew up with four awesomely obnoxious siblings and a Superwoman Mother in sunny Nigeria. I love cooking, being outdoors and having a wonderful time with my family and friends. I’m now interning at Webacom, after a Masters in Business Administration degree. I’m learning from amazing people each day and loving it.

Molly

Mascot

I’m Molly and I work hard assisting the team with creative campaigns and greeting customers. I’m very fast on a keyboard and can paw 3 words a minute, assuming there are no distractions. I’m currently single and prefer males with big paws and pushed in faces.

Bella

Mascot

I’m Bella, Webacom’s newest furry mascot, here to keep Molly company. I’m a purebred French Bulldog and I assist with creative Facebook campaigns, preferably with doggy pictures.

 

Want to join our team?

We’re always on the lookout for new talent, and if you’re interested in joining a team of like-minded creative professionals, we’d love to hear from you!

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The Webacom Way

We try to make work a stimulating and happy experience. We put this first, believing that superior service depends on the high morale of our staff.

We have developed a truly multinational, multitalented team from around the globe to offer more insight in a growing international market. Our staff’s thoughts, ideas, and opinions are always welcomed and valued.

We exist to build the business of our clients and our recommendations would be the same if we owned their companies, without regard to our own interest. No matter where our clients are from and no matter which location they employ, they can expect the same standards of behaviors no matter what.

Excitement and Innovation

As professional communicators, we take great responsibility in our marketing abilities to create perfect results for our clients we fundamentally support.

Our team has spent the last two decades refining our process through learning, adapting and evolving. As a result we have weeded out the guess work to ensure that our strategies are in line with our client’s goals and building their sales time and time again.

Our unique approach brings together new ways of listening carefully to our clients for actionable insights. We have implemented new practices for content creation, digital production, data analytics, and operations to support and measure more dynamic customer interaction and content distribution.

Above all, we are committed to our clients, inspired by their success, excited by change, and fueled by a passion for collaboration and bold innovation.

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Our Community

We cherish helping others through our time, resources, ideas, and donations. Our success over the years has given us the incredible opportunity to partner with a host of charitable and community organizations.

We work with these groups as we would any of our clients; our goal is help each organization grow financially and socially, while also growing awareness of their great causes.