Revolve is now Believeco

Revolve is now part of a new powerhouse marketing and communications agency, born from a hand-picked selection of Canada’s most successful independent firms.

I am thrilled to announce we’ve joined forces with three other agencies to form Believeco.

Believeco is the consolidation of Revolve, Calgary-based Venture Play and Toronto-based Brightworks and Zync, offering a comprehensive suite of marketing services with strategy, creative, social, media and digital, all working together to evolve and propel our clients’ brands.

Along with Argyle, our communication, engagement and reputation management agency; and Castlemain, our business advisory firm serving Indigenous nations, communities and peoples, we are collectively Believeco:Partners. Now one of Canada’s largest independent marketing and communications firms, providing services to clients throughout North America, Believeco:Partners is launching with over three hundred people in seven offices spread over six provinces and two countries.

The vision for this new agency model was crafted by Canadian business leader and Venture Play founder Arlene Dickinson, who first met with me fifteen months ago in her quest to find like-minded partners who believe that independent marketing and communication firms at scale are the best way to serve clients and our teams.

I could not be more excited for our clients and my colleagues at Revolve. Believeco:Partners allows us to scale up our offering to provide additional bench strength and services while retaining our nimble, scrappy, entrepreneurial approach.

As a member of the Founders’ Advisory Council, I will remain very involved in the business, helping shape the new agency. And I will continue to play an active role with our clients and in the community.

The leadership team within Revolve remains in place, and several of our senior team members will play senior roles in the new organization, including Revolve President Martha Stevens, who is now an Executive Vice-President at Believeco.

So, there it is. The biggest news I’ve had since I launched this agency over 35 years ago. I’ve had amazing experiences along the way, created lifelong personal friendships and professional relationships, and am looking forward to growing everything we love about Revolve with this new agency.

Learn more about Believeco:Partners and read Arlene’s open letter outlining her vision for the business.

Phil Otto
Founder & CEO, Revolve
Founding Partner, Believeco:Partners