sharing your message with influencers who reach your markets
for your brand and story
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passionate about making an impact
Summer is a dream to work with! Her positive and bubbly personality is infectious, her knowledge of the industry is immense, and she has such a talent for finding the right media to tell our story. But most of all it’s the actual results we are seeing – constant stories about Abbotsford being published in high-ranking outlets. Thanks to Summer, the conversation about Abbotsford is on-going with fresh, on-point content that highlights local businesses and inspires potential visitors.
Connect Media has had the opportunity to work on tourism projects throughout the Fraser Valley with Slap Communications for several years. During this time Slap Communications has provided our clients and mutual clients outstanding support for PR, Special Events, Branding and Project Management. Together Slap Communications and Connect Media have created a training program for DMO's called "#HackTheAlgorithim" which gives tools and training to DMO's and their partners to work collaboratively online and better leverage Social Media, Branding and PR strategies. Summer and her team play an important role in the Tourism Industry of the Fraser Valley and we value our partnerships with the Slap Communication team.
SLAP gets it. Their team brings an enormous level of passion, PR expertise, exceptional media relations and commitment to make a big impact. Whether it’s corporate PR initiatives, community events or major sponsorship announcements, they always put in the extra effort that makes the difference in delivering the ‘above and beyond’. It’s nice having a partner whose standards are always at or above your own.
Rishi Sharm, President of White Chocolate Entertainment
I would highly recommend Summer and Slap Marketing to any company looking for someone to quickly and efficiently tackle their marketing needs, large or small. We asked her to help us with a wide range of different marketing tasks, and she has applied herself with great efficiency and enthusiasm to all of them, which makes it a great pleasure to work with her. While Summer was successfully helping us re-brand, and increase our traffic she was cautious not offend us or force us to change our principles. I could not have imagined a better experience in working with a Marketing Company.
Nathan Selvaraja, Lanka Jewels
Summer Dhillon is a vibrant personality and inspiring writer who knows the importance of a deadline. I worked with her on the Naked Boxer Brief campaign in Vancouver and was impressed with the way she handled challenging encounters with major media and security. Her writing dances on the page and her work ethic is second to none.
Rick Rake, Click Media Works
My experience with SLAP Communications has been outstanding. Summer is a charismatic publicist and her team is a group of urban professionals. Most of all, I believe a successful business is built upon strong, genuine business relationships – SLAP gives you that.
Tanya Huang, knotheory.com
I have known Summer for 7 years and I have utmost respect for her professionalism, character values and business vision in public relations, media and marketing. Summer builds long term relationships and truly cares about her clients. I highly recommend Summer to potential clients looking for a media and public relations professional.
Douglas Okero, President, Abbotsford International Sevens
Summer Dhillon is a particularly good web writer who is able to find out what a client wants and then develop clear copy to help the client achieve his or her goals. When we hire her to help with our client work, we know she will come back to us (A) before deadline and (B) with relevant, good-quality copy.
Kathleen Rake, Click Media Works
Summer Dhillon sat with me for countless hours, helping me to develop my business. She prepared a user-friendly, ‘easy to understand’ marketing plan, provided guidance to grow and build clientele and helped me to visualize what I wanted my small business to become. She was always focused and patient with me during our many meetings. With her help and support, I have clear goals and am building relationships in my community.
Tag Dundas, Owner, TNT Fitness
I had a lot of fun working with SLAP. Their event planning expertise allowed me to remain stress-free, and I was able to enjoy my event without worrying about all the details. SLAP is my ‘go-to’ firm from this point on.
Elise Wakabayashi, Owner of Kerrisdale Yoga
As a designer, working with Summer has been a great experience – she is very marketing savvy and has a diverse range of clients that have been a pleasure to work with her on. She has great insights and strong ethics – something that is a unique combination in our industry. We have partnered together marketing and branding/design skills seamlessly to find great creative solutions for clients.
Joshua Vanderheide – PRINCIPAL DESIGNER, the royal design co.
Summer is a great publicist with passion, style and flair. Her outgoing personality attracts people to uniquely designed events, which get noticed and ,most importantly, drive results. We really enjoy working with Summer and recommend her to anyone looking to create brand buzz and impact in the market.
Braden Douglas, Principal of Relevention Marketing Inc.
SLAP handles all of our publicity and event planning needs. The team has a great work ethic and Summer’s personality is nothing short of extraordinary. SLAP’s enthusiasm has been a tremendous asset to our team. This past fall, we hired SLAP to throw the media launch party for our brand, which was reviewed as an overwhelming success. The event was not only a wonderful evening filled with media, bloggers, fashionistas and socialites, the press that followed suit surpassed our expectations. SLAP delivers on their word and the results speak for themselves.
Joel Primus, CEO & President of Naked Boxer Brief Clothing Inc.
Summer Dhillon has proven herself to be an all around asset to the success of our Lunch & Learn program. She has created a fun, interactive and informative session on promoting “disability confidence” for employers and their staff. She has gone above and beyond her role as coordinator and has become our primary facilitator. Her marketing expertise and professional report writing skills have gained us additional program funding.
Annette Borrows, Co-Chair of Access Abbotsford & the Measuring Up Access Group/Manager of Community Relations at the Focus Disability
Summer Dhillion is an absolute joy and pleasure to work with. Her upbeat nature and ability to multi task on a variety of projects, while still being able to meet deadlines and offer personal service to her clients keeps us in awe. We have worked with Summer on a handful of projects and each one was communicated with clear direction and focus. I highly recommend Summer and Slap Communications for any marketing or event needs you may have, as her expertise and attention to detail will bring any business owner a sense of ease.
Adera Angelucci, Partner, Producer & Director of Marketing at Spiro Creative
Since August 2010, Summer has been handling our public relations for the Ride Don’t Hide campaign. She is well-versed in PR and communications, and it shows through her ability to reach out to new people on a regular basis. Summer’s a natural communicator who is highly responsive, and I feel incredibly lucky to have her working with us to bring Ride Don’t Hide’s story to life.
Deborah So, Campaign Manager for ‘ Ride Don’t Hide’