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About Us

Local Marketing Agency

Small business owners need a professional marketing agency to reach their ideal customers. Most business owners are skilled at their craft, whether retail shop owners, restauranteurs, hair stylists or contractors.

Like most entrepreneurs, you probably learn much by trial and error when operating a business. What entrepreneur hasn’t spent countless hours learning the art of bookkeeping or promotional flyer design?

The problem is that your marketing needs to work quickly. Unfortunately, time and budgets don’t allow for years of testing.

Why Small Business?

From day one, we have been drawn to small business—the ups, downs, challenges and victories.

It’s rewarding knowing that we’re helping small business owners. When the website or marketing services we provide generate income for our clients, it allows them to pay for things like sports, music lessons, sending their kids to camp or putting braces on their teeth.

We have helped hundreds of small business owners—like you—reach new customers, increase sales and hit next-level business growth.

As an experienced marketing agency, we can help.

Marketing Awards

Ryan and the team at zeal media are top notch. They took the time to explain everything to me, and worked closely with me creating my website turned out great highly... recommendread more
Ryan was extremely personable and professional in my dealings with him. Zeal Media did a fantastic job designing my website (accountantsaskatoon.ca) and delivered on a... very timely basis. I highly recommend their services.read more
Ryan and his team are great, they updated our website, new look so happy with the results.
I really appreciated the speed and professionalism of Zeal Media and the website they created for my business. I knew what I generally wanted and they were great with... both the layout and overall design. They have been quick to respond and helpful in every aspect.read more
I've used Zeal Media for countless projects and have been nothing but thrilled with the results. Its often difficult for small businesses to compete with the marketing... budgets of large organizations but Zeal makes it possible. Ryan is a true marketing genius... I encourage you to subscribe to his email list to see what I mean.read more
Ryan at Zeal has been amazing helping guide me through the social media and website creation process. He has so many great ideas to help with my business, and brings so... much to the table, it would take me forever to maneuver through this. I would recommend Ryan and Zeal 110%. And I look forward to years of continued business with him. ~Nita, Owner & Operator of Dough on the Go!read more
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Marketing Team

Marketing Manager

Sierra

GRAPHIC & WEB DESIGNER

2 Year Diploma with Honours 2016

Digital Arts & New Media Program
Selkirk College, British Columbia

What is your favourite aspect of your job?
I love how varied my daily tasks are. I never get bored in my work. I get to be creative one day and then technical the next.

What’s your favourite font?
Roboto

What’s your favourite Pantone™ colour?
14-1513 TCX – Blossom

What is your favourite industry resource?
Coloors Generator

What’s your favourite internet browser?
Chrome

What do you like to do on days off?
I spend my days off playing with my daughter, dog and fiancé.

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
The ability to fly.

Website Designer

Carter

WEB DESIGNER

2 Year Diploma 2023

Interactive Design and Technology
Saskatchewan Polytechnic

What is your favourite aspect of your job?
Designing website layouts for clients.

What’s your favourite font?
Syne

What is your favourite industry resource?
Google fonts

What’s your favourite Pantone™ colour?
Pantone™ 186 C

What’s your favourite internet browser?
Google Chrome

What do you like to do on days off?
Play video games.

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
If I could have one superhero power it would be the ability to fly.

Content Writer

Tyler

CONTENT WRITER

4 Year Bachelor's Degree 2016

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Physiology, General
University of Saskatchewan

What is your favourite aspect of your job?
The everyday challenge of getting the client’s message across in a clear, concise and original tone.

What’s your favourite font?
Roboto Normal

What is your favourite industry resource?
Tie between Grammarly and Google Docs.

What’s your favourite Pantone™ colour?
PANTONE 021 C – Orange

What’s your favourite internet browser?
Currently Chrome, but slowly shifting over to Firefox.

What do you like to do on days off?
Spend time with my family, and play games with friends online.

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
The ability to heal quicky over time, think like Wolverine from the X-Men, without the metal bones. Never waking up with a sore back again from sleeping wrong would be amazing!

Admin

Trenia

CO-OWNER/ADMIN

Queen of Organization

Ryan's Better Half
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

What is your favourite aspect of your job?
Working with my Husband.

What’s your favourite font?
Bickley Script LET Plain

What’s your favourite Pantone™ colour?
Pantone™ 306C

What is your favourite industry resource?
Google Calendar. I am a mom of four. LOL

What’s your favourite internet browser?
Chrome

What do you like to do on days off?
Hang out with my family.

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
Teleportation.

Marketing Expert

Ryan

CO-OWNER/MARKETING EXPERT

1 Year Diploma 1996

Graphic Communications
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

What is your favourite aspect of your job?
The challenge of growing small businesses and working with a great team to do it.

What’s your favourite font?
Comic Sans Ahhh… I mean Futura Heavy BT

What is your favourite industry resource?
Loom for recording quick videos.

What’s your favourite Pantone™ colour?
This may be the toughest question ever. Hmmm… I like so many colours. I guess Pantone™ 17-5104 TPG Ultimate Gray.

What’s your favourite internet browser?
It was Chrome for a long time, then I came to the light. Now it’s Firefox Developer Edition.

What do you like to do on days off?
I get days off? Wait a second, did I miss a memo? I love hanging out with my family and the great outdoors.

If you could have one superhero power, what would it be?
Most definitely speed… Teleportation is great, but with speed, you could get there almost as fast. Not only that, you could accomplish things much quicker. 🙂

Marketing Careers

Join Our Team

We are always looking for great new talent to join our team. Visit our careers page to see our current job postings.

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Our Story

Raised in central Saskatchewan, Zeal’s owner, Ryan Boutin, fell in love with graphic design at 12 when his family purchased their first computer (1988). His passion for graphic design developed as he learned to use Printmaster and CorelDraw 1.0. When he finished high school in 1995, he went to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to study graphic design.

Returning to Saskatoon after completing the course, Ryan could not secure work in his chosen field. So in 1998, Ryan started an alarm company with his father and brother. Ryan poured his graphic and web design skills into marketing the business until it became one of the fastest-growing private alarm companies in Western Canada. In 2009, Ryan’s father wanted to slow down, so they sold the company. Ryan’s career immediately shifted as he started a new company building homes.

The Start of Something Great

In January 2011, Ryan founded Zeal Media Inc. The purpose was to serve small business owners using his 20+ years of graphic and web design experience. To this day, Zeal Media provides web design and marketing services to small businesses across Canada and the United States.

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