BANNCOMM

Trusted advisory + strategic creative

Consulting and creative execution for today’s digital organizations

BANNCOMM

Trusted advisory + strategic creative

Consulting and creative execution for today’s digital organizations

WHO WE ARE

BannComm is a modern communications consulting partner.

We specialize in highly creative digital marketing solutions for clients on the leading edge of their fields in science, technology and culture.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, our core team of award winning designers and seasoned strategists prioritize creating relationships built on transparency and trust, while delivering work that has measurable and lasting impact.

WHO WE ARE

BannComm is a modern communications consulting partner.

We specialize in highly creative digital marketing solutions for clients on the leading edge of their fields in science, technology and culture.

Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, our core team of award winning designers and seasoned strategists prioritize creating relationships built on transparency and trust, while delivering work that has measurable and lasting impact.

Vanja Bannan

FOUNDER

Rick McLaughlin

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

After working in energy, finance and luxury sectors across Europe and North America, Vanja founded BannComm in 2014. She was fascinated with the constant evolution and innovation of the communications sector, and decided to establish a firm that pushed the digital envelope.

Today, Vanja and her award-winning team have worked with some of the leading companies in culture, architecture, and technology. She focuses on building solid working relationships and aligning the agency with progressive ideas and services.

Vanja is a passionate champion of women and female entrepreneurs, earning recognition in 2020 by Women of Influence for the Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards.

For Rick, the past 20 years have been varied and very rewarding. He has held numerous senior roles as Creative Director, Managing Director, Designer, Teacher and Public Speaker. Rick’s approach is collaborative and his passion is creating great work.

He has a keen interest in the way people think and act, which has been very helpful in navigating the new world of social media. More than ever, success requires working with stakeholders to clarify their needs, developing a focused solution and implementing on time and on budget. He believes personal interactions are the key to getting it right.

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Jordy Fujiwara

STORYTELLING STRATEGIST

Jay Oram

LEAD DEVELOPER

Jordy has over a decade of marketing experience across agency, client-side and freelance positions. He’s been writing for over 25 years—both professionally and with a side gig in fiction.

He studied social psychology in undergrad, then went on to do an MBA in marketing not necessarily because he wanted to be really great at selling widgets, but because the world of commercial communication fascinated him. It sits right at the forefront of the intersection of technology, culture, and biology—some of Jordy’s top interests.

As Lead Developer, Jay is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of our web development projects, but also works closely with clients to make sure we have a clear understanding of requirements and business practices before proposing any kind of solution. Jay studied Philosophy at McGill University, then worked as a translator and teacher before turning to web development. He has over 15 years of experience planning, building and managing complex web CMS and ecommerce solutions.

James White

DESIGN DIRECTOR

Jayan Gnanakumaran

VISUAL DESIGNER

As an award-winning design director & creative, James has been a driving force behind compelling brand experiences for more than 15 years. His ability to reach customers with carefully crafted designs and user experiences has enabled brands to achieve new levels of activation and engagement.

While his focus is primarily in branding, digital and creative strategy, James has an extensive skill set that includes motion design, writing, and sound design/underscoring. His desire to take on new challenges and acquire new skills has led him to be a cohesive influence for creative teams, enabling them to meet whatever new challenges confront them.

Jayan Gnanakumaran is a versatile visual designer specializing in eCommerce Design and User Interface Design. He has worked on both traditional and integrated marketing programs for a wide range of B2B and B2C industries.

Jayan also has extensive experience in front-end development, building from frameworks to creating HTML5 animations. Using these skills he is able to take a project from UX design (including research, wireframing, and prototyping) to the front-end development stage. (HTML/CSS/JS, etc.)

Julia Reynen

SENIOR ADVISOR

Julia is a strategic thought partner and advisor to senior leaders across a variety of industries including tech, higher education, medicine, and the nonprofit sector. She brings a global perspective to the team having worked in Latin American and the Asia Pacific region for well over a decade in both the private and public sector.

Thanks to this international career, Julia developed a strong practice in executing and teaching effective cross cultural communication. This helped her lead organizations through immense growth and retraction periods. 

Julia is passionate about emboldening leaders to drive growth, navigate change and champion a magnetic workplace culture.

WHAT WE CREATE

Digital communication is the backbone of most businesses and organizations

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Digital audits and analyses
    • Candid, powerful and action-oriented assessments of where you stand today and what opportunities you must seize
  • Content: strategy, creation & distribution
    • Words, pictures, animations, video–without content and a place to put it, there is no communication
  • Web design & development
    • Ensuring your corner of the Internet is modern, accessible, effective and actively contributing to your business
  • E-Commerce
    • Selling online isn’t just here to stay, it’s the way of the future

 

  • Search Engine Optimization
    • To rank high in search engines, you must speak the language of the algorithms that power them. Our experts are fluent
  • Search Engine Marketing
    • Optimization and proper audience research leads to ads people actually want to click on
  • App Development
    • The mobile universe grows every day. Apps are your opportunity to live in each customer’s pocket
  • Branding: audit & identity
    • Your story and how you tell it builds a narrative in the minds of your market
  • Strategic advisory for senior leadership
    • Guidance in creating and maintaining culture for teams and stakeholders that are increasingly digital
WHAT WE CREATE

Digital communication is the backbone of most businesses and organizations

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Digital audits and analyses
    • Candid, powerful and action-oriented assessments of where you stand today and what opportunities you must seize
  • Content: strategy, creation & distribution
    • Words, pictures, animations, video–without content and a place to put it, there is no communication
  • Web design & development
    • Ensuring your corner of the Internet is modern, accessible, effective and actively contributing to your business
  • E-Commerce
    • Selling online isn’t just here to stay, it’s the way of the future
  • Search Engine Optimization
    • To rank high in search engines, you must speak the language of the algorithms that power them. Our experts are fluent
  • Search Engine Marketing
    • Optimization and proper audience research leads to ads people actually want to click on
  • App Development
    • The mobile universe grows every day. Apps are your opportunity to live in each customer’s pocket
  • Branding: audit & identity
    • Your story and how you tell it builds a narrative in the minds of your market
  • Strategic advisory for senior leadership
    • Guidance in creating and maintaining culture for teams and stakeholders that are increasingly digital

OUR WORK

Highlights from our portfolio

Function and form, tailor made to address each client's challenges.

OUR WORK

Highlights from our portfolio

Function and form, tailor made to address each client's challenges.

+VG ARCHITECTS

business / web

+VG Architects wanted their website to do their work justice. They had big, bright pictures—professionally shot and wonderfully framed—but so did their competition. In order to stand out, we engineered their homepage to imbue the photography with subtle yet tasteful animation.

“We have received many compliments on our new site, and more importantly, have gained several new clients who contacted us through the forms on our Contact page”— Nicole Konrad, +VG’s Director of Marketing and Associate Partner

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+VG ARCHITECTS

business / web

+VG Architects wanted their website to do their work justice. They had big, bright pictures—professionally shot and wonderfully framed—but so did their competition. In order to stand out, we engineered their homepage to imbue the photography with subtle yet tasteful animation.

“We have received many compliments on our new site, and more importantly, have gained several new clients who contacted us through the forms on our Contact page”— Nicole Konrad, +VG’s Director of Marketing and Associate Partner

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ALLISON WILLSON

identity / web

Allison Willson is a Toronto based designer, who specializes in creating beautifully customized and curated spaces. We’ve built her a digital showroom: a new online HQ in the form of a portfolio website. As her brand continues to gain prominence in the design community—she was recently featured on the cover of House & Home!—this new platform provides a solid foundation upon which to grow.

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ALLISON WILLSON

identity / web

Allison Willson is a Toronto based designer, who specializes in creating beautifully customized and curated spaces. We’ve built her a digital showroom: a new online HQ in the form of a portfolio website. As her brand continues to gain prominence in the design community—she was recently featured on the cover of House & Home!—this new platform provides a solid foundation upon which to grow.

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RON WHITE SHOES

e-commerce / web

Ron White is the Canadian superstar who revolutionized the way shoes feel. It was up to BannComm to revolutionize how he sold them. Ron himself says, “Vanja and her team have dramatically transformed our global online business. They were competitively priced and have been nothing but professional and helpful in working with my team and I to redesign, build and deploy our new website. Sales from month one went up over 200% and haven’t stopped!”

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RON WHITE SHOES

e-commerce / web

Ron White is the Canadian superstar who revolutionized the way shoes feel. It was up to BannComm to revolutionize how he sold them. Ron himself says, “Vanja and her team have dramatically transformed our global online business. They were competitively priced and have been nothing but professional and helpful in working with my team and I to redesign, build and deploy our new website. Sales from month one went up over 200% and haven’t stopped!”

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reaching out

Please contact us at hello@banncomm.com
or fill out this form.