The Met Agency

Suite 200, 10436 81 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T6E 1X6

Our people are our foundation.

(Let's get to know each other.)

Gord Montgomery

Creative Director

For over 10 years, Gord has been immersed in the Edmonton ad and design community. His passion for creativity has given him the skills to create work that stands out and delivers real results. This dedication to his craft has propelled him to senior level positions while gaining global recognition online. With great work comes industry awards and Gord has a few to his name. He now focuses on high level branding projects for clients across the country.

 In his free time, Gord hits the turntables, explores the Edmonton parks with his dog Ollie and travels the west coast with his wife, Melenie.

Justin Kowalczuk

Design Director

After graduating from NAIT with a diploma in Digital Media Design, Justin spent the last six years honing his skill set working with Edmonton’s most prominent businesses and advertising agencies.

Believing in the power of design, Justin has partnered with local not-for-profits to give back and inspire his community. In 2016, Justin worked with Hope Mission/ Tegler Youth Centre to develop a 350 square foot mural and collaborated with the youth, giving them opportunity to participate in the design and painting process. Justin’s work has been honoured by ACE, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, and The Type Directors Club. Recently, Justin was selected by Applied Arts as one of 2016’s Young Blood designers.

When Justin is not creating and designing, he can be found cuddling with his cats, Karl and Wesley and taking piano lessons.

James Morrissey

Founder and Principal

Prior to founding the Met, James was marketing director of MacEwan University for more than a decade. Over 25 years in the industry, James has focused on building mutually beneficial partnerships with clients, with trust, expertise and strategy at the foundation of everything he does.

When he isn’t leading the Met Agency—and sometimes when he is—James can be found writing songs on his guitar.

Jamie Klassen

Account Manager

A strategic thinker and planner, Jamie has an eye for detail and consistency. Attracted by advertising’s ability to make immediate connections, she pursued marketing at the University of Alberta and received a Bachelor of Commerce with a marketing major. She joined the Met with experience in communications, healthcare and the non-profit sector.

In her free time, Jamie can be found with her Kitchen Aid, Otto, baking treats for the office.

Jane Garrecht

Account Executive

Jane holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta and joined the Met with experience in government, hospitality and recruitment. Jane’s curiosity for life and passion for engaging with people are what drive her to seek out the best solutions for clients.

 
Outside of the office, Jane can be found flipping people over with her mad Jiu Jstu skills and practicing the accordion.

Just a little bit more about us.

(What we really want to hear about is you!)

The Met Agency has been creating advertising in Edmonton for over a decade, and many of our clients have been with us since the beginning. We’ve had clients take us with them as they’ve moved from one job to another, and then another. After finishing a campaign we often find we’re receiving referrals from our clients. It is so gratifying to know that we can make a powerful impact on the companies we serve.

It works for us because the Met is a different kind of agency: we believe great relationships produce great outcomes. The better we get to know our clients, the better we’ll know what it takes to get you noticed. We want to be a more comfortable advertising agency, and we want to get to know you better.

Among others, the Met’s clients include Alberta Health Services, Alberta Hotel Safety Association, Boston Pizza, Campers Village, the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Valley Zoo, Homeward Trust, Jiffy Lube, and the University of Alberta.

Latest Blog Post

Meet Jane

January 10, 2017

Our Process

The Met Agency has developed a four-step process to our work that allows us to approach your needs in a systematic way, ensuring the best results every time.

Vision

By conducting stakeholder discussions we can stimulate the creative process by helping to identify your brand’s unique attributes, your core audience, your company personality, and how you differentiate from your competitors.

Roadmap

The Met team then develops the strategic roadmap or brief. The roadmap establishes a creative direction while laying out the necessary deliverables and potential challenges of the project. A clear roadmap makes it much easier to reach our goal.

Creative Journey

Whether it’s TV or radio, print or billboard, online or social media, or full-on rebranding, we use what we’ve learned about you to drive our creative journey. We develop and present a number of options that reference and reflect your values, as laid out in our roadmap.

Destination

Finally, we execute: our award-winning staff has the experience to design advertising that is effective and engaging. No matter the final deliverables, you can be assured of the highest-quality work. We stand behind our methods, our work and our results.

To see examples of our work and our process, visit our Portfolio.

I want a different kind of ad agency.

Tell us a bit about yourself and your project, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible. Or, if you want to speak to someone right away, give us a call or shoot us an email.

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