A KEEN Look Back at 2017

Here is a KEEN look back at some of our top highlights from 2017.

With another year in the books, here is a KEEN look back at some of our top highlights from 2017. From moving to our new Edmonton home, to welcoming some lovely new faces around the office, and even more acts of KEENness made, we look ahead to 2018 and say—bring it on!

KEEN 2017 Highlights:

3 Awards Won

It’s no secret that here at KEEN we love a good potluck. So, naturally, we combined our creative talent with our passion for good food, bringing to life the KEEN in the Kitchen Cookbook. Kicking-off 2017, we were recognized at the 38th Annual ACE Awards, hosted by the Advertising Club of Edmonton, where we were awarded Distinction in the Self Promotion category. To date, our cookbook has been recognized for three awards.

  • 2016 Design Edge Canadian Regional Awards Winner for Best of Region Alberta/NWT
  • 2016 Design Edge Canadian Regional Award Winner for Best Self Promotion Alberta/NWT
  • 2016 Advertising Club of Edmonton Award Self Promo: Distinction

KEEN 2017 awards

Our award-winning cookbook!

18 Websites Launched

As the online world continues to grow, so does our digital team! Last year, we designed, developed, and launched 18 websites for some pretty awesome clients. But our digital services don’t stop there—the KEEN team takes your digital presence to the next level by optimizing webpages and content for SEO, and developing and implementing online advertising campaigns (including Search and Display PPC, and social media ads). Here are a few websites we launched in 2017:

keen look back - YAYbourhood website

We launched the YAYbourhood website earlier this year

1 Big Move

KEEN is in the city! Last year, we outgrew our space in Sherwood Park, and found ourselves calling Edmonton home. Now combined with KEEN Print & Sign, you are able to see your project go from a designer’s sketchbook right to production, all in the same space. Although a large part of our history (and heart) will remain deeply embedded in Sherwood Park, we are excited to be in Edmonton—with more room to grow! (Psst… We also blogged about how our move is saving the ozone layer…)

KEEN look back - new office

1 Big Party

In celebration of our move to the new Edmonton office, we hosted a bash that is surely a top highlight of 2017. From a custom cocktail co-created with Baiju, to sweet treats from Pinocchio ice cream, and a charity paint throw raising money for cancer research, it’s safe to say our So Fresh and So Keen party is one for the history books.

 KEEN 2017 event


$5,255 Raised For Extra Life

With a goal to raise $2,500 this year for Extra Life, we shot it out of the park, raising a grand total of $5,255 to go towards the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year, the dedicated ‘day of play’ occurred on November 4, 2017, where some determined KEENers participated in a 24-hour gaming marathon. Complete with virtual reality games and a 12-hour Just Dance marathon, this great Act of KEENness just might make another appearance again in 2018! So, stay tuned!

KEEN 2017 Extra Life

As 2017 comes to a close, we reflect back on our KEEN year with great pride, and even more ambition to make 2018 another unforgettable year.

Happy New Year from all of us at KEEN!

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