Every year, we like to summarize our companies progress, and the general outlook for the next year.
2017 brought a stagnant economy and subtle expectations for business growth; however, we feel that 2018 is the year that starts to turn things around. When we put our ears to the ground, we hear rumblings of industrial and infrastructure projects beginning to stir. At the same time, while delayed, pipeline projects in Western Canada have a positive outlook for 2018 and 2019, pending a few more approvals.
While this does not take us back to the glory days, it gets industry back up and running, and buys everyone more time to think about what the future will bring. When added up, the feeling and outlook should be positive looking into 2018 and beyond.
Achieving success in a down economic year is something that we are proud of; once again, we took steps to diversify and build up our companies services to better support our clients. As enterprise and brand value consultants, we put our focus on helping our clients grow and expand.
Simplify put, our primary services groups now fall into three categories: Business Consulting, Managment Systems, and Digital Marketing. In 2017, we saw a need to help our clients develop their web presence through strategic online marketing focussed on search engine optimization, google maps optimization, social advertising and search engine marketing. In doing this, we were able to maximize our clients business presence online.
Creating a presence was not enough for us, we needed to make sure that the results could be measured and maintained. As a result, we invested in our own social portal that allows our clients to track social progress online, all in one location. The feedback we have gotten from everyone has been tremendous, making it a staple to all of our 2018 service offerings.
In 2018, we will continue to focus on improvement of our services and an expanded reach. Our newly setup Edmonton south office extends us outside of the Edmonton downtown core and allows us to be closer to our clients. We will look to further expand this year, and be closer to all of our clients throughout Alberta and Western Canada.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees, contractors, clients, and stakeholders for another great year of support and growth. Have a safe and cheerful holiday season and a very happy new year.