Blue Ocean is a successful and rapidly growing company that is always looking for talented people to join our team. We are looking for people who think like we do and want to be part of a team that takes pride in our relationships and our work.
We had Blue Ocean build us a new web site and online store. We were able to take our ideas and theirs to create Canada's Best Coffee website & online store. Within three months of launching our new website, we have had over 1000 orders and rank as #1 on Google for our products. Finally getting the exposure we needed. I believe that Blue Ocean and its team are committed to each and every clients needs and continue to support us through our growth.
Bradley G. The Coffee Connection www.singlecup.ca
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta has increased its online presence considerably with the assistance of James Keichinger and the team at Blue Ocean. Adding multiple websites and more innovative features has helped our organization reach and stay connected with our stakeholders. James also volunteers to train young students to develop websites for their local JA teams helping them promote their products to a broader audience. For these reasons, James and the team at Blue Ocean are much more than a Web provider to JASA, they are considered an integral part of our team.
Scott H. Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta www.jasouthalberta.org
Blue Ocean did a great job of redesigning our website. The look is clean and professional with improved navigation that makes sense for our traffic. They also implemented InSight analytics, which enables us to segment visitor types and their pathway through our sight. The implementation of our new website went very smooth and was completed on time, actually sooner than anticipated, and on budget.
Blue Ocean also initiated our social media tactics by creating a YouTube and Facebook pages that is customized for our uses. They have always been available for service and support with quick response times and valuable suggestions that have improved our SEO, AdWords campaigns, website optimization and lead generation.
Their specialization has also been useful when trying to find better analytic software. I look forward to a continued partnership with Blue Ocean as our website continues to evolve and we incorporate additional social media tactics.
Jen Mc. Kudu Pump www.kudupump.com
After meeting with several firms regarding the development of our new website, it was clear that Blue Ocean Interactive was the right partner for us. The reason they stood apart from the rest was they were quick to understand the work of the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association; our particular needs and whom we were trying to reach with our web presence. They knew that as an organization dedicated to providing essential services to immigrant and refugee women in Calgary we needed a site that was welcoming, easy to use and provided information in a concise and well organized manner.
The new website provides functionality we didn’t previously have, such as options for membership renewals, donations and advertising workshops and events. It has the clear navigation that our clients need combined with a modern and fresh new design. We set out to create a website that makes it easier for everyone, including clients, community partners and the public, to connect with CIWA and what we received exceeded our expectations. All the staff that worked on our project including Shane, Alex, and Dustin was great to work with and their commitment to their client really shines through. I would definitely recommend Blue Ocean Interactive. They were a great collaborative partner.
Jennifer M. Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association http://www.ciwa-online.com/
Blue Ocean Interactive Marketing develops online marketing strategies and website designs that enable your business to grow by creating an online identity that works! Our customized solutions combine creative ideas and technology that solve your unique business needs.
We are not followers, but rather innovators, pioneers, seeking new and better online solutions to our current and future clients’ needs.
Our character manifests itself in our approach to development. Our designs are uncluttered, unpretentious, and functional. Our solutions may seem simple, yet are crucial in delivering the ultimate customer experience.
Our solutions are unique and distinct from our competition. They aren't for everyone. They are designed and built to the exacting standards of our web designers and web developers and the demanding standards of Blue Ocean's commitment to our customers.
The Blue Ocean difference is in our core values. Although it manifests itself in our work, our difference and success will be found when our customer succeeds.
Our customers will do business with us because we are honest, dependable, produce high quality solutions, and provide excellent customer service.
As business evolves, we are often overwhelmed by technology, rather than served by it. At Blue Ocean we provide clear solutions that empower and connect your business with your customers.
In today's Internet world, you are either innovative or obsolete. Blue Ocean is the leader in innovation to drive your business.
We create our own path and lead the pack rather than follow it.
We love to see businesses succeed, and being the catalyst that makes it all happen gives us a GREAT sense of fulfillment.
We follow the latest and greatest technology trends so that we can keep our marketing and communication efforts flush with the latest analytical, developmental, and delivery tools.
We are action-oriented; your wish is our command. Customer service is our key to our success and we ensure that we are committed to delivering excellent customer service.
We have a dedicated support team and MANY online video tutorials on how to effectively use our Content Management System (CMS) and other products. We have a Client Portal that clients can use to request support and manage their services.
We're not your average web design & marketing team. Each person in our group brings a unique aspect to the company and together we create a work environment that is a combination of professional, dedicated, and fun. Here is a quick look at the people that make Blue Ocean Interactive Marketing an award-winning Calgary based web design & marketing company.
James Keichinger, Principal
James is the owner and founder of Blue Ocean Interactive Marketing Inc. With over 15 years in the industry, James is the 'brains of the operation' and is involved in all aspects of the business. He is an advanced software programmer along with strong design and marketing skills which has allowed him to build both a solid clientelle and employee base.
Dan Chilton, Business Development
Dan is Blue Ocean's resident "hugs and handshakes" guy. He's typically your first point of contact when becoming a Blue Ocean client, and his outgoing personality and charisma make him a natural communicator. Dan brings with him 15 years of account management background in web marketing and development, major game publishers, Hollywood studios, directory & print advertising, and telecommunications industries.
Sean Jenkins, Creative Director
Working in the industry since 2001, Sean is very experienced in all facets of multi-media. He has been an integral part of Blue Ocean's growth and has helped build the strong foundation of professional design work that Blue Ocean has become known for over the past several years.
Piet Nutbey, Senior Technical Support Analyst
Piet (sounds like Pete) has been playing around on Macs since the early 1990's and built his first commercial website for a Dutch ski and wintersport store around the year 2000. He is extremely versatile in handling both programming and design work with ease and efficiency. Piet continues to build upon his skill set making him a valuable asset to Blue Ocean in more ways than one.
Dustin Peter, Senior Designer
Dustin brings a fresh approach to the web/graphic design game. Since 2005, he has been utilizing his creative talents in many different areas of graphic, web, and audio production. At Blue Ocean, Dustin is a key component of the design team and continues to deliver professional project work exceeding client expectations on a regular basis.
Christine Ramos, Senior Copy Writer
Christine is Blue Ocean’s in-house copy writer. She earned a post-graduate degree in Journalism and completed her B.A. in Philosophy and English Literature at U of T. With a penchant for all things pretty, Ramos formerly owned her own media company, dabbled in Interior Design, Oil and Gas, Theatre, the food industry and the fitness industry. She’s a word shuffler by trade and our go-to girl for finding the right words.
Nitesh Pradhan, Web Programmer
Nitesh is our web programming wizard who takes web designs and client requests and converts them into code so they are functioning online applications. His extensive knowledge of programming languages (PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, Java, etc.) enables him to develop innovative and technical solutions for the web. He is a valued member of the team and an award winning Cricket player.
Kim Blanquera, Web Developer
Kim has been tinkering with HTML and CSS since 2005. With a degree in Computer Science and a love for the web, she turns designs into effective, professional websites for the Blue Ocean team. She's passionate about design, staying up to date with the ever changing web and is a coder at heart.
Jennifer Nguyen, Web Developer
Jennifer is another talented web developer here at Blue Ocean. She has been passionate about computers since she was young, due to the influence of family members. She switched over to Computer Science after she found Nursing at the U of C to be boring. You can find her tinkering with computers in her spare time and also developing Android apps for fun.
Lynn Wallace, Accounting
Lynn is Blue Ocean's accountant and office administrator. When you call Blue Ocean, she'll be the one to greet you. Lynn takes care of the Blue Ocean team in many ways. She keeps the office running; making sure the coffee is flowing and the fridge is full.