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Strut can do it all and BOWEN has benefited from their full service marketing offering, as well as their creative approach of mixing technology with traditional communications.

- Ken Vinge, Vice President, Corporate Development of BOWEN

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The CodeSearch program, and the technology platform Strut built to facilitate it...has completely changed the way we search for missing children.

- Amanda Pick, Executive Director of Missing Children Society of Canada

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Strut Creative has the ability to balance forward, cutting-edge perspectives while maintaining an image which supports our core beliefs and values. We truly benefited from solution-based teamwork on the project.

- Tim Stensland, Recruitment Consultant of Calgary Board of Education

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Strut has a gift for finding impactful solutions that meet the immediate communications needs, while always bolstering our long-term branding objectives. They have truly become part of our communications team.

- Tyra Henshel , Vice President, Communications of Shell Canada

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I believe Strut offers the greatest return on investment. While many shops offer breathtaking creative, few pair it with sound business strategy. Strut delivers exceptional strategic work on-time and on-budget.

- Randall Graham, Creative Director of MuchMusic

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Strut developed creative solutions that gave the GO2 initiative a strong foundation, and generated public awareness of the initiative for our launch. Strut was a pleasure to work with both creatively and professionally.

- Jason Bostick, Active Living Specialist

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Help Bring Abducted Children Home

Two little boys recently found in Canada after a 5-year international abduction search need your help to return home to England. Donate now to their gofundme campaign to get them home for the holidays.

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Strut's Den Mother: A Q&A with Natalie Selinger

Natalie Selinger is not only the one person who is able to keep all our sorry butts in line, she is also one-half of the reason any of us are even here (not here here in a metaphysical sense, we mean at Strut). 

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Oh-em-gee, this guy Chris McPhail is obvi a BD ICYWW

All of Managing Director Chris McPhail’s answers here are short and sweet, which makes sense - dude is busy. 

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Blake Mann would have written a much more clever headline than this

Note from the editor: Hello reader. If this isn’t your first Strut Q&A, you know I usually pepper these things with some commentary — asides that I put in mainly because I find them funny and what is the Internets for if not stuffing with nonsense that mainly only has value to the person who made it. 

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Poetry, PHP and Punk: A Q&A with Strut's Technology Director Tom Muir

Alliteration is plain fun but in this case it’s also a great way to describe our Technology Director, Tom Muir. A paradox wrapped in a mystery coated in a crunchy techie-shell, his enthusiasm for the things that energize him in life – music, poetry, technology, his family – never drops below a 10. 

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Strut's Definitive Guide to Foosball Terminology

We sometimes look at the “tech guys” as though they're speaking an alien language, or at least something made up. Well, it turns out they are! After some serious investigation, we discovered that our office “foosballerz” had, over the years, invented their own language for describing different plays, moves, and wacky occurrences at the table.

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Sarah Howard is friends with a prince! (basically)

You might say she was once merely in the presence of royalty, but we’ve decided that pretty much makes them best friends. 

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Aren’t we all beer-lovin’ code monkeys at heart?

Okay, maybe we’re not. But Keaton Johnstone is and he’s just so good that we're happy to let him represent the rest of us. 

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Exploring Haida Gwaii with Canadian Geographic

Ten days with two Canadian legends — Wade Davis and Bristol Foster — and two classic wooden ships, exploring the magical archipelago of Haida Gwaii. There is simply no better way to understand the Haida lands, waters, peoples and cultures.

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Gemini Monkey… That’s all you need to know about CD Russ Bugera

As our fearless creative leader, no one frankly wanted to take on the task of writing a pithy intro for Russ — probably the pithiest person in the office. 

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Meet Jason (Jay) Eggleton: Strut’s renaissance man

That’s right, at Strut if you are both outdoorsy (fishing and the like) and indoorsy (programming, bleep, blop, bloop and the like), you are something of an anomaly. 

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Climate change is real and we can’t turn off the tap

Alberta needs a new approach for energy.

There has been an unprecedented political shift in Canada’s energy heartland. One that opens up new possibilities for much-needed change, and new ways of bringing together different people and perspectives to make that change happen.

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Virtual Reality makes for an unreal home-buying sales experience

With the maturation of virtual reality (VR) technology and consumer-focused hardware like the Oculus Rift, the capabilities now exist to create immersive 360º experiences to transport audiences to places they couldn’t go otherwise.

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Abby Miller is a fast-talking, multi-tasking, old-souled phenom

What does an account manager do? If you take Abby Miller’s answers as any kind of indication, they watch a lot of Friday Night Lights, swear and dance by themselves.

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What do Katy Perry and JFK have in common? Dave Cunnington, of course

They’re both answers in Dave Cunnington’s highly revealing, deeply personally Strut questionnaire. 

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Danae Thompson always wants to be right

Which is okay, because we think she often is. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re a designer, momma, former art director and current My Little Pony hair styliste.

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A Strut Dozen: TV Show Themed Easter Eggs

If you're a follower of Strut's Twitter feed, Facebook page, or Pinterest boards, you may have noticed a curious series of colourful eggs over the past several days leading up to Easter.

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Strut in Marketing Magazine: Why Marketers Should Push Forward, Not Pull Back

In a column for Marketing Magazine this month, Strut Creative’s founder Aaron Salus shares his insights on how downturns are in fact the best times to think forward because brands can capitalize when the economy turns back around.

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Celebrating Historic Shipwreck Discovery with Royal Canadian Geographical Society

Last night, Strut directors Aaron Salus and Chris McPhail were invited by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society to attend a special reception in Toronto to celebrate the discovery of HMS Erebus, one of two ill-fated Franklin Expedition ships lost in 1846.

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Illustrating a point: Gary Doer's Letter to John Kerry as an Infographic

With Ambassador Gary Doer’s participation in today's panel discussion held in Washington, D.C. regarding post-veto Canada-U.S. relations, we thought we’d share our infographic interpretation of his letter to Secretary of State John Kerry.

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