The Family Business

“Well, you can’t go home and say: ‘man, that guy that I work with is driving me crazy!” Patti Bowles, Vice-President of Pheonix Recycling, says of the challenges of working in a family-run business.

Patti & her husband Kristjan Backman, President of Pheonix Recycling, are the proud recipients of this years CAFE Manitoba‘s Family Enterprise of the Year Award.

Patti Bowles & Kristjan Backman of Pheonix Recyling - the recipients of this years’ FEYA award.

Impact Studios was happy be the video sponsor of this event that celebrates family business in Manitoba. We created videos for this years’ nominees: the Eastside Group, Pheonix Recycling, and Thomas Design Builders.

Video is a tool that can help make your event more engaging and memorable, giving context and providing information to your captive audience. Want to use video to make your next event more dynamic? Ask us how!

One Up


Typically associated with the thick catalogue that lives in your father’s toolshed, Princess Auto is a company that has successfully built their business on print marketing.

When Princess Auto approached us, they realized that a more engaging medium needed to be used connect with the younger generations of handymen and inventors out there. We were tasked with creating a 30 second commercial spot to be used across their social media channels and eblasts that embraces the Unique World of Princess Auto and the inventors’ spirit of the PA consumer.

What unique world will you create?

The spot will air in Brandon, Manitoba to promote the grand opening of Princess Auto’s Brandon location on March 5th, 2013.

Princess Auto's Unique WorldClick here to watch Princess Auto’s One Up


And the nominees are…

Every year, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce recognize outstanding businesses in Manitoba at the MBiz awards. On awards night, which happens to be tonight, the Chambers decided to use the power of video to showcase the nominees, and why they were chosen.

This is where we come in.

Over the course of two weeks, the Impact crew travelled far and wide across our beautiful province, visiting the 16 businesses nominated for the seven awards. All of the businesses showed us wonderful hospitality while we captured a glimpse of their world to feature in their 40 seconds of fame.

Best of luck to all the nominees tonight, and stay tuned to our blog to see the videos. In the mean time, check out some photos from our adventures!

The Three ‘W’s of Video

Video for your business is the most powerful tool at your disposal in your content marketing toolbox. When used effectively, video can engage and inform your viewer; building a stronger connection with your brand, improve your SEO, and convey your message effectively.

Every business can benefit from a well produced, quality video, but the key to that video working for you is all in asking the right questions before embarking on the production process.

First and foremost, the most important question to ask is: what is your goal? There are many reasons why you may be thinking of using video as part of your marketing strategy, but you need to decide what is the one most important thing you want this video to accomplish for you. Without a specific objective defined before the production process, it is unlikely that your video will work to accomplish that goal post-production.

After determining how you want your video to work for you, we need to know where will your video be seen. Although the principles of creating a professional video remain consistent among various platforms, the length, size, and call to action will vary based on where viewers are interacting with it.

Finally, you need to decide what scale of production is suited to your needs and budget. We are artists, and can produce work for you with varying degrees of ‘wow’ factor with: special tools, extra cameras at the shoot and the addition of animations, 3D effects, and customized graphics in post-production. Think of your video like a work of art, do you want it produced in crayon, watercolour, or hologram light installations?

Impact’s creative team is experienced in creating video tailored for websites, events, TV, social media, and digital signage. We take it upon ourselves to ask you the right questions to produce dynamic video that will work for your business, to accomplish its goal while fitting into your timeline and budget. We’d love to help you create an effective, engaging video for your business. Ask us how!

Welcome to our blog!

We, the Impact Studios team, would like to personally thank you for coming to check out our brand new blog! We are so excited to share our latest news and favourite videos with you. Stay tuned for exciting posts on branded content, how to go viral, using video to enhance your event, how video is the future of online marketing for business, and so much more.

Impact got it’s name from our President Neil Kordalchuk, a Vancouver Film School graduate, who wanted to strive to make an impact with his audience. He turned that passion into a business that strives to do just that with each and every video we create.

We would love to show you how video can make an impact with your audience, weather they are your customers, your staff, or random web-surfers.

Have you made an Impact today?