Marketing & Business Strategy

Refresh-Logo-White

Enter Site

What

10933920_648583611931308_6278504839742935475_nWe’re a Marketing Firm.

So, let’s begin with an analogy. (It’s only fitting.) On a browser, when you hit “Refresh” you don’t leave the page you’re on – you get a renewed look at that same page. Clicking Refresh means an update – not a brand new start. If a page has gone stale, you hit Refresh. Magic happens. Links work again and content repopulates. Choosing Refresh breathes life back into the page and renews the conversation.

You’re here. So, unless you’re an envious competitor checking out our latest work, you’re probably considering a Refresh on some aspect of your business or organization. Perhaps your website is lazy; or maybe you have stagnant merch collecting dust on shelves; or there’s a chance you simply need to attract new talent to a couple of open positions. Refresh can do that for you. We refresh websites. We refresh marketing and business strategies. We refresh advertising. But, most importantly, we refresh brands. And a Refreshed brand is a powerful brand. A Refreshed brand aligns with your long view and gets folks engaged.

You know your business. You’ve built your client base. We appreciate that fact. As such, we feel our business is not telling you how to do your business. Our business is to provide you with practical advice, strategy, planning, and creative related to how your clients look at (and, more importantly, talk about) your organization. And a Refreshed brand means we provide expertise on how you can manage that perception – especially digitally and online. Our job is to hit refresh in your clients’ minds. Keeping you top of mind.

Check out some other organizations that have benefitted from a Refresh:

See Our Work

How


naqshinthoughtStrategic Thought

At Refresh, strategy always comes first. Once strategy is in place, we develop creative and media planning to suit a metric-driven execution aligned with your long-term business needs. Hitting Refresh means a long view partnership with someone who cares. We care. And we can help. Give us a call.  Have a chat with Bruce or Naqsh, and learn what Refresh can do for your business or organization.

Contact Us

 

Creative Execution

We hit Refresh through marketing, advertising, digital smarts and social prowess.We integrate innovation, technology, and business strategy through a marketing lens. Often, we do this through online or digital means. But we’re no strangers to traditional forms of advertising. A quick look at our portfolio will show you we have industry leading strategic smarts and creative chops.

See Our Work

Why

BullOur Why

Why do you do what you do?

This is a question we take very seriously. (And you can expect to hear this question when you visit or call us). For those of us at Refresh, it’s not so much a soul-searching question as much as it is a simple statement: we love advertising and marketing, especially digital, and we exist to inspire our clients to be remarkable.

Some people put their heart and soul into creating craft beer, others a fine wine, and others still a multi-layered sauce customized daily to compliment a perfectly-grilled pork tenderloin. We put our heart and soul into tirelessly developing an understanding of who you are as an organization, punctuating this understanding with an agile and aligned strategy, and finishing with metric-friendly creative — executed with precision.

Clearly, we should be working with you, too.

Contact Us

Who

Naqsh Kochar

Naqsh Kochar

Chief Executive Officer

Naqsh is many parts a great deal of energy, heart, and generosity, complimented by strategic street smarts, a triple letter business education, and nearly two decades of high-level marketing and business strategy experience. If Naqsh can’t do it, no one can. In fact, we’re pretty sure the lights in our office are powered on Naqsh energy (sustainable, of course). Having Naqsh as a partner means full commitment, a great deal of drive, and a whole-hearted effort in your Refresh experience and results.

M.B.A., Emory University, Georgia, USA, EU & The Global Environment Certificate, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain & B.Sc., Information Systems, Excelsior College, New York, USA

Bruce Cory

Bruce Cory

VP, Client Services

Bruce thinks and listens deeply. Which might sound a bit literary. But if you’re on the receiving end, there’s no question whether he’s listening to you and where his interest lies. In this day and age, such an attention span is Refreshing. His fondness for people, words, and advertising, coupled with his rich, unfiltered business acumen is equalled only by his intense curiosity and inexorable need to get things done (and, more importantly, to get them done right). Bruce’s international experience and executive-level business smarts allow him greater insight into what clients really want to achieve – and how. Should you choose, he could certainly turn a listening ear your way.

M.A., Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan & B.A., (High Honours) Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Naqsh Kochar

Naqsh Kochar

Chief Executive Officer

Naqsh is many parts a great deal of energy, heart, and generosity, complimented by strategic street smarts, a triple letter business education, and nearly two decades of high-level marketing and business strategy experience. If Naqsh can’t do it, no one can. In fact, we’re pretty sure the lights in our office are powered on Naqsh energy (sustainable, of course). Having Naqsh as a partner means full commitment, a great deal of drive, and a whole-hearted effort in your Refresh experience and results.

M.B.A., Emory University, Georgia, USA, EU & The Global Environment Certificate, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain & B.Sc., Information Systems, Excelsior College, New York, USA

Bruce Cory

Bruce Cory

VP, Client Services

Bruce thinks and listens deeply. Which might sound a bit literary. But if you’re on the receiving end, there’s no question whether he’s listening to you and where his interest lies. In this day and age, such an attention span is Refreshing. His fondness for people, words, and advertising, coupled with his rich, unfiltered business acumen is equalled only by his intense curiosity and inexorable need to get things done (and, more importantly, to get them done right). Bruce’s international experience and executive-level business smarts allow him greater insight into what clients really want to achieve – and how. Should you choose, he could certainly turn a listening ear your way.

M.A., Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan & B.A., (High Honours) Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Portfolio

Where

    icon-car.pngKML-LogoFullscreen-LogoQR-code-logoGeoJSON-LogoGeoRSS-LogoWikitude-Logo
    Refresh Inc.

    loading map - please wait...

    Refresh Inc. 52.123982, -106.671698
    Refresh Corporate Headquarters

    114 – 120 Sonnenschein Way
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    S7M 0W2 Canada

    For Client Services Contact:
     
    Bruce Cory, VP – Client Services
    e: accounts@refresh.ca
    t: +1 (306) 491 9912
    For General & Public Relations contact:
     
    Naqsh (Nick) Kochar, CEO
    e: info@refresh.ca
    t: +1 (306) 261 1204

MSS Case Competition

THE 2015 REFRESH CASE COMPETITION

Buy Tickets Here

We are proud to introduce the second annual Refresh Case Competition, brought to you by the Marketing Students’ Society (MSS) at the University of Saskatchewan and Refresh Inc.

This case competition is open to all undergraduate students enrolled at the Edwards School of Business, with a focus on individuals pursuing marketing and management majors. The event was created to promote innovation and creativity, and to enableMSS-Full-Logo students striving to pursue a career in marketing an opportunity to showcase their talent to established business professionals in Saskatoon.

Last year, ten teams of two students participated in this exciting and unique competition. Teams were given a case provided by a local business, requiring students to analyze and recommend strategies on an identified marketing problem within the company. The top two teams presented at a final gala and the winners earned a summer internship with Refresh Inc.

Click to Download the Case Sponsorship info in .PDF Format

EVENT TIMELINE

The Refresh Case Competition is a three-day event that involves networking, case presentations, food and fun. The case will be unveiled to participants on February 12, 2015.

  1. Opening Night: Competitors are introduced to the case. Students have an opportunity to mingle and meet their opponents. (February 12, 2015)
  2. First Presentation: Each team presents their analysis and recommendations to a panel of judges. The top three teams then advance to the Final Presentation Gala. Prior to the Gala, the final three teams meet separately with Edwards professors to hear suggestions on how to improve their recommendations and hone their presentations. (February 25, 2015)
  3. Final Presentation Gala: The final night is an opportunity for sponsors, industry representatives, businesses, and students to connect, socialize, and share ideas. The final three teams present their revised solutions to a panel of judges who then select the winner. The winning team is awarded a four-month internship with Refresh. (February 28, 2015)

Last year’s competition received outstanding support from various sponsors across Saskatoon. Sponsors are vital for judging the competition, connecting with business students, and providing financial support to make the competition possible. Students and employers have recognized the importance and benefits of the networking and learning opportunities provided through this case competition. We are excited about our plans for a bigger, and even more successful, event in 2015. With your support, we will be able to achieve this goal and provide students with the “real world” skills they’ll need to enter the workforce.

 

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

Network with future employees and industry representatives.

The Final Presentation Gala presents a unique opportunity for students and industry representatives to connect, and allows business professionals the chance to seek out potential future employees. The Gala also provides an atmosphere conducive to connecting industry representatives with one another. We encourage all of our sponsors to attend the Gala, as their participation is what makes the event so special and valuable to students.

Promote and showcase.

The Refresh Case Competition is designed to afford industry representatives the opportunity to showcase and promote their organizations to everyone involved. Business leaders are able to meet with Edwards students and other sponsors to discuss the attributes of their respective organizations.

Brand Recognition.

We provide our sponsors with numerous opportunities to showcase their brand during the competition. And, to that end, we ensure that our sponsors are well-recognized for their contributions to the competition’s success. As shown by the chart below, higher levels of sponsorship mean greater exposure for your organization’s brand. Our Gold, Silver, Executive, and Case-Level sponsors all have the opportunity to contribute promotional items to our “swag bag” given to all participants in the competition. All sponsors’ logos will be showcased on a large banner throughout the competition, with Gold and Silver sponsors receiving additional media recognition.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MSS Chart Sheet1

CONTACT

Click Here to Contact Us

We would be thrilled to hear from you! You can contact the MSS Sponsorship Team by clicking above or emailing us at: mss.sponsorship@refresh.ca

 

JUDGES

Initial

2 Refresh Representatives
2 Silver Judges
2 Case Representatives

Final

2 Refresh Representatives
2 Gold Judges
2 Case Representatives

This website brought to you by Refresh Inc.

Be Remarkable.