As Chairman of Firo Communications, Elizabeth Gage dedicates her time to the promotion of entrepreneurism while developing her three companies: PCM Interactive, Sonic Mobile and Vortic Technologies. A respected pioneer in the area of multi-channel digital marketing solutions Elizabeth is passionate about IT in Marketing and in finding integrated solutions that benefit a customer. She holds an Honors Degree in English from Queen’s University and is a graduate of Business Entrepreneurship from MIT Sloan School of Management.
“I don’t view myself as a success. There are too many things I haven’t done yet. Success is a journey. It’s about having the courage to be different, to innovate, and to transform ideas into meaning for others. My paternal grandfather rented railway cars and brought in rugs from Persia. He also invested in real estate. But my favorite story about him was one my father used to tell…
Winnipeg, JULY 13 – Librestream Technologies Inc., has selected PCM Interactive Inc as its online search and digital marketing agency.
Marieke Wijtkamp, VP, Marketing and Client Services indicated PCM has been selected for its “knowledge, creativity, and openess that we need in our partner”.
The management team at PCM Interactive has been in the search and permission based marketing field for 14 years and bring a unique set of talents in marketing, advertising and technology.
“We are honored and excited by this appointment. Librestream has developed a world class technology in the mobile collaboration space and operate in a variety of interesting verticals. We look forward to assisting them in meeting their online marketing objectives” says Elizabeth Gage, President & CEO of PCM Interactive.
As a global leader in mobile collaboration solutions Librestream’s Onsight solution extends traditional video conferencing and collaboration services to connect workers from any location at anytime. Using 802.11 b/g wireless networking device combined with desktop software, it provides real-time video, two-way audio, and two-way telestration, which is freehand sketching over a motion picture image. The Onsight system has application in manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive collision and repair, disaster and recovery, and telemedicine industries. www.librestream.com
PCM Interactive Inc:
PCMI is a performance-based online search and digital marketing agency offering an integrated and complete range of online marketing solutions including: website design and reengineering, organic and paid search optimization, analytics and ROI measurement, social media, video and mobile marketing services, that are focused on enhancing presence and return on investment for enterprise level companies. www.pcminteractive.com
Elizabeth Gage, president and CEO of PCM Interactive will address the Canadian Chapter of 85 Broads in Toronto, on April 29, 2009 on the subject of Entrepreneurial Leadership – or how to embrace change and risk and succeed in business and in life.
The business world is moving fast, changing dramatically and becoming more complex. For leaders and businesses that can react quickly, make changes easily and take calculated risks it’s a world filled with opportunity. And now more than ever it’s a necessary marketing and life strategy. Elizabeth Gage tells how she makes this work and why you should sometimes be comfortable jumping off a cliff.
About Elizabeth Gage:
Elizabeth Gage is president of PCM Interactive, a leader in performance-based Internet marketing for business, specializing in advanced search optimization. PCMI delivers next-generation search, mobile and online marketing strategies and functionality designed to maximize business presence, impact and return on investment. The company is a spin-off of a national Yellow Pages and Internet marketing firm first founded by her in 1995. She is the recipient of the “Building Business Award” and the winner of the 2008 Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award given by the Woman Business Owners of Manitoba.
Elizabeth had a brief career as an actor at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, North America’s Leading Classical Theatre, before beginning her marketing and advertising career in 1986 with Moffat Communications and then the Winnipeg Free Press before launching her own company.
She has a B.A. English Honours Degree from Queens University and studied entrepreneurship at the MIT-Sloan School of Management.
About 85 Broads:
85 Broads is a global community of 19,000 accomplished women at all stages of their lives and careers who leverage one another’s intellectual and financial capital to effect change worldwide. The women in 85 Broads know how to “tack into the wind” – they know that creating a successful and happy life requires an awesome combination of intellectual and emotional firepower coupled with the guts, the talent, and the ambition to think big. The women in 85 Broads are inspired, empowered, and connected globally.
In 1997, Janet Hanson was inspired to create 85 Broads, a network connecting women who had retired from Goldman Sachs with women who were building their careers at 85 Broad Street, the firm’s Manhattan headquarters. What all these women had in common was a “love of the game” – whether as investment bankers, traders, research analysts, or portfolio managers. Over time, their passion for their clients, their teammates, and the firm itself morphed into something even greater – an uncompromising standard of excellence in everything they chose to do in their personal and professional lives.
Not long after the network was founded, 85 Broads expanded its membership to include women who shared that passion for excellence – regardless of chosen professional career path. For that reason, women who were students and alumnae of the leading graduate and undergraduate institutions were invited to join 85 Broads to collaborate and partner with the network’s founding members. http://www.85broads.com
About Toronto Dinner Event on April 29:
For more information on the April 29, Toronto Dinner Event, please contact Noelle Ibrahim at: 1(905)708-1058 or email: 85.Broads.Toronto@gmail.com
Elizabeth Gage, President and CEO of PCM Interactive is pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Brown as Vice President Sales for the company.
John will be responsible for sales, sales channel development, and the client services area at PCM Interactive. He will deliver unique sales opportunities to regional and national advertisers requiring enhanced presence on the web and will be responsible for the promotion of PCMI’s unique toolset in the area of performance-based search marketing.
John comes to PCM Interactive with 20 years of diverse media-sales-management experience in print, radio and outdoor. He also has experience as an independent management consultant specializing in sales of information technology solutions.
About PCM Interactive
PCM Interactive is a leading, full-service print and internet marketing firm delivering performance based search and internet advertising programs to national, corporate, franchise and dealer/distributor firms across Canada, the United States and around the world. PCM Interactive’s corporate headquarters are located in the geographic centre of North America in Winnipeg, Canada.
Winnipeg, MAY 23, 2008 – Elizabeth Gage, President & CEO of PCM International Inc. (a market research, ad placement and ad monitoring business with offices in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto), won the Overall Excellence award at this year’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award gala, hosted by Women Business Owners of Manitoba at the Convention Centre on May 22nd. In addition to the Overall Excellence award, Elizabeth Gage also won the Building Business award.
Winners were also announced in the following categories:
Excellence in Service: Karen McMechan, Karen’s Fashions (Melita)
Contribution to Community: Tara Potter, Thompson Water Factory Ltd. (Thompson)
Home Enterprise: Michle Lecuyer-Hutton, Acc’s Direct Promotions
International Trade: Lewena Bayer, The Civility Group Inc.
Impact on Local Economy: Nadine Coubrough, VERICO One Link Mortgage & Financial
Emerging Business: Kristina Poturica, Rituals in Hair and Skin
Lifetime Achievement: Claudette Griffin, L.J. Baron Realty (Teulon)
“We congratulate all the winners and pay tribute to each and every woman who was a finalist in this challenging process,” said Yvonne Thompson, President of WBOM and Principal Consultant at Change Innovators Inc. “Charting your own course by owning your own business brings both challenges and rewards. The Woman Entrepreneur of the Year gala puts the spotlight on Manitoba women who are embracing those challenges head-on and who are reaping the rewards of the risks they take every day.”
The gala, MC’d by Polly Craik, President and CEO of FineLine Communications, well attended, with more than 500 people in attendance.
Women represent a growing economic force in Canada:
Women entrepreneurs are one of the fastest growing segments of the Canadian economy: 4 out of 5 businesses are started by women; between 1991 and 2001, women’s self-employment increased by 43%.
The 821,000+ women entrepreneurs in Canada annually contribute in excess of $18 billion to the economy.
The number of women-owned businesses that focus on manufacturing, construction, transportation and communications is growing rapidly
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