Ray is an ideas company based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We focus on insights that are grounded in a solid, strategic understanding of the client and the audiences they serve. After three years in business, Ray remains one of the most unique and sought after agencies in the region.
We like to let our clients do the talking so that we get to know their business inside and out. No dog and pony show here – we get to the heart of the job without all the hoopla.
The people who pitch your business are the people who work on it. Our clients have direct access to our senior people (even creatives!), ensuring top-notch professionalism and superior work. There is no hand off to junior teams or different project managers.
Ray is proud to be the Newfoundland and Labrador representative of TCAAN – the oldest and largest network of independent Canadian agencies, from which we leverage resources and connect with specialists within the network including media, strategy, account service, digital, and creative associates. We have access to independent agencies all across Canada, US, UK, Japan, Europe, and Hong Kong. Not only does this mean that the most qualified people are on your job, but this model also reduces the overhead and bureaucracy associated with an office full of staff, allowing us to spend more money on the best talent.
Ray is a member of NLOWE – Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs – that has an extensive number of business advisors, members, clients, and partners who work together to foster the success of women entrepreneurs across NL.
St. John’s Board of Trade
The St. John’s Board of Trade welcomed Ray as a member in 2014. This membership helps us understand the local NL market with many networking events, educational seminars, and special access to members.
Advertising and Design Club of Canada
Ray is a member of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada – the country’s oldest and most prestigious advertising club. Since 1948, the ADCC has dedicated itself to one simple mission: inspiring creativity. It also prides itself on providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and forging a strong sense of community among advertising and design professionals across the nation.
The Art Director’s Club is a nonprofit membership organization based in New York City boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world. Their mission is to connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously provoking and elevating world-changing ideas through specialized programming. Ray loves to connect with top talent who will deliver unexpected creative to our clients.
Ad Women YYT
This local group, established in St. John’s, Newfoundland, champions female creative leadership in marketing and advertising. Terri Roberts, one of the founding members, is a lead organizer of regularly scheduled events such as networking socials, panel discussions, and fundraisers for local charities such as Girls Rock NL.
Women’s President Organization
Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (WPO) is a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. The members of the WPO take part in professionally facilitated peer advisory groups in order to bring the “genius out of the group” and accelerate the growth of their businesses. The WPO is the premier membership organization for women presidents, CEOs, and managing directors of privately held multimillion-dollar companies. Through global, confidential, and collaborative peer-learning groups, the WPO accelerates business growth, enhances competitiveness, and promotes economic security. It is the ultimate destination for successful women entrepreneurs. Jenny Smith and Ray are members at large for WPO.
Ice Awards Society
Jenny Smith is one of the founding members of this society that oversees the ICE Awards and the various functions associated with the ad community in Atlantic Canada. Jenny is currently the Secretary, and has been a member of the Board of Directors for over 7 years. She has been the only female voice on the board since its inception.