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Creative digital marketing solutions unlike any other since 2011

We were established in 2011 and headquartered in Toronto, Canada. During these years of operation, we have worked alongside partners in all sectors and verticals.


B&M is a full-service marketing agency in Toronto that specializes in brand marketing, social media, digital marketing, web design and development, PPC, SEM/SEO, video production, public relations and technology and application development. In the ever-changing world of business, we work daily with a variety of people and companies in cutting edge marketplaces.

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Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission is simple – provide the building blocks and structure for successful brands. It is founded on the principles of strong communication, transparency and forging long-term relationships.


Our vision as an agency is to drastically improve our clients’ ROI from marketing and advertising projects. We do this through increased lead generation, growing brand awareness and improved customer service. This is evident in our pristine reputation. We have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the strategies, tactics, budgets and timelines required to create campaigns that make an impact, both on your customers and your bottom line.


Our collaborative culture and team spirit set us apart from the never-ending list of potential agencies. We truly believe that handshakes last longer than ink. In concert, transparency is a non-negotiable while we develop the creative and strategic thinking that changes our clients' businesses and the markets we touch.


With offices in Toronto, Canada, and San Diego, California, we cater to clients across North America with a full in-house team of marketing and technology professionals.

A Brief History
of Advertising

10,000 BC

We’re pretty sure that there was no creative brief for this assignment. We’re not sure what these people were saying other than “We were here.” Still, humans have been sharing creatively crafted messages for a very long time.

1440

The Printing Press was invented giving people the ability to share messages with large audiences. Fortunately, junk mail was still a long way off.

year 1468

1468

This is the first, documented print ad in history. It was run by William Caxton to promote a book. We don’t know what it says or if it worked since, in 1468, a tiny percentage of the population could read.

year 1850

1850

Volney B. Palmer opened the first American advertising agency in Philadelphia. At the time, nobody monitored advertising and advertisers could, and did, tell outright lies. False advertising was highly effective until the lawyers got involved.

year 1915

1915

Broadcast Radio debuted with live music, news and “theatre of the mind” radio shows. Marketing messages were buried right into the scripts giving us the first branded content. Radio was supposed to be the end of the printed word. It wasn’t.

year 1927

1927

Television made its debut. There was only one channel, and there was always something good to watch. Today, we have over 1,000 channels, and there’s never anything on. Forget radio; everyone knew that TV was the end of the printed word. It wasn’t.

year 1949

1949

In 1949, ads boasted that “Doctors Prefer Camels.” Now we have fake Doctors in lab coats standing in fields of flowers pitching remedies for diseases and conditions that most of us can’t pronounce and didn’t know existed.

year 1960

1960

Bad puns and catchy jingles were all the rage in the ’60s. People smoked at work. Men wore ties and ran the agencies. Women wore dresses and were called secretaries. It took 50 years for the Me-Too movement to change all that. All except the bad puns, sadly, they’re still around.

year 1970

1970

Borrowed Interest defined the 70’s and, to this day, borrowed interest is considered to the lowest form of advertising. Celebrities sold everything from cars to cough drops. In hindsight, advertisers didn’t always pick the ideal, long-term spokespeople.

year 1972

1972

That year, the first large scale public demonstration of the ARPANET was conducted and the hot new app, electronic mail, was introduced. Back then, SPAM was still popular lunch meat.

year 1980

1980

Among other things, the ’80s gave us three-martini lunches thinly disguised as brainstorming sessions. Some of us kind of miss those days.

year 1990

1990

Branding became a thing in the ’90s. Until then, branding was only used as a verb when cattle were involved. We believe that your brand is your promise. Keep your promise and watch your brand grow and flourish.

year 1995

1995

The FNC passes a resolution defining the term “Internet.” Chat rooms evolved, and people learned to type with one hand. For the first time in 550 years, the printed word starts to decline, and trees everywhere appreciate it.

2000

Integrated Communications was the new thing in Y2K. The idea was that ad agencies could sell more stuff and make more money from every client. It didn’t work. Marketers preferred specialists to generalists. It was around this time that people started using stock photo handshakes as metaphors for anything to do with business.

year 2003

2003

Facebook launches as a bunch college nerd spend their Friday nights rating women’s looks online. Just think, if they had had girlfriends at the time, Facebook probably wouldn’t exist. Whatever happened to My Space? In 15 years, click-throughs and hashtags have replaced brochures and newspapers.

2011

Brand & Mortar, a digital marketing company, opens in Toronto. Our philosophy from the start has been to grow our business by helping our clients grow theirs. Eight years later, it seems to be working.

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Our flexibility, creativity, and proactive approach will allow you to grow current markets, enter new markets, and execute on a well-developed strategy. We love it when a good plan comes together.

With offices in Toronto and San Diego, we’re up for any challenge. Let’s start talking about how we can help you achieve your goals.

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416 729 1154

We know that transparency is non-negotiable and that strong communication is the foundation of any great relationship. With the knowledge and expertise at Brand & Mortar we are confident that we can make an impact on your business and its bottom line.

Toronto

31 Powerhouse St. Suite 203
Toronto, ON. M6H 0C7
info@brandandmortar.com
416 729 1154

San Diego

8910 University Center Lane
Suite 400, San Diego CA 92122
projects@brandandmortar.com
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