CAL-ADS & Business Vision Marketing

Providing affordable, stand-out advertising + Supporting your community


To provide businesses-large and small-access to affordable, stand-out advertising that gets results, while supporting and bringing together local communities.

Our Motivation

Our market research and experience suggested that unless large amounts of money or time are put into advertising, (i.e. a team of strategists, creative ad design and a lot of ad repetition) more often than not advertisements are not being seen, are lost among clutter or are simply ineffective at getting real results.

We wanted to develop a new advertising and communications concept that would produce results, while being affordable to all businesses. To help ensure the ads are effective, we also wanted to offer marketing and ad design expertise at no extra charge to help ensure the advertisements are achieving the strategic marketing objectives of the business.

That's why our team at Business Vision Marketing Inc. designed 'Cal-Ads' (Calendar Advertising), a unique form of advertising that truly gets homeowners' attention with eye-catching, full-colour ads and a magnetic Community Events Calendar that brings communities and businesses together.

Over 17 years later, Cal-Ads have proven to be an extremely effective form of advertising for large and small businesses. Some of our clients include: Second Cup, Integra Tire, Gold's Gym, Royal LePage Real Estate, Sobey's, Shoppers Drug Mart, Little Caesars Pizza, Tim Horton's, Chatters Salon, Ricky's All Day Grill, Safeway and numerous other wonderful businesses. Business owners of all sizes have told us over and over again that Cal-Ads is one of the few advertising methods that has given 'amazing' and 'tremendous results' greater than any other form of advertising they've tried--even after just one ad.


'CAL-ADS has been a valuable advertising resource for my company. Having ran ads in community newsletters for years with little success, I found CAL-ADS and instantly saw results. Being able to place a targeted promotion to specific communities is a tremendous asset to my company's marketing campaign. I wholeheartedly recommend CAL-ADS to any small business owner looking for an affordable and successful way to market your business.'
~ Alison Smith, Owner, Gymboree Play & Music of Calgary

'I've tried similar advertising in the past with poor results. Then I tried advertising with Cal-Ads and got a 2.5% return! A tremendous response considering 1% return is considered a very good redemption rate.'
~ Margaret Nemeth, Primal Grounds Cappuccino Bar & Eatery,

'I have been advertising with Cal-Ads now for 3 years. It has become my number one form of advertising over flyer and community papers. As far as print goes, Cal-Ads is our number one in success for attracting new members over flyers and community papers.'
~ Melanie, Curves For Women, Calgary

'Our association with Cal-Ads is a result of their effective program and excellent service. Each new mailing brings us new customers, as well as rewarding our existing ones.'
~ Sharon & Dave Barker, Drycleaning by Dave, Calgary

'Cal-Ads has worked really well for us. We have better responses than the previous ads that we have done in the past with other publications. The graphic and design looks great. Thank you for everything.'
~ Vanessa, Virtual Nails & Hair Salon, Calgary

'Back in February of this year we entered into a couple different advertising programs and of the 3 we are currently doing, our coupons from the Cal-Ads advertisement have given us the best results... We will be continuing with the Cal-Ads form of advertising and look forward to our continued success!'
~ E. Anderson, Soft Touch Esthetics, Calgary

'Cal-Ads is a very professional and efficient company. Great price and extremely good customer service.'
~ Alvena, Sonata School Of Music, Calgary

'To Small Business Owners:

I recently stumbled upon Cal-ads, which is the strip of business card size ads you will find attached to your door once a quarter if you live in one of the 4 regions of the city that it covers.

I have a company that provides wellness services to people in their homes, i.e. massage therapy, and I decided to participate in this advertising venture. Tara and her team designed the ad for me, which I just loved and they did it quickly and efficiently, which I also really appreciate.

I have done other advertising in the past so I was pleasantly but definitely surprised when I got a call on the first day ads were being delivered, it has been three weeks now since they first went out and I have got calls nearly every day and some days 4 or 5. This is terrific growth for us, particularly in a month where traditionally sales slow as people become busy with Christmas.

My only mistake was only doing two areas and not all four, but I won't make that mistake twice. I do recommend exploring this as an option for your business.'
~ Jill Burk, Owner, Health Span Inc.

'I'd like to thank Cal-Ads for the wonderful job they did in creating my coupon and distributing it through out my immediate neighboring communities. My coupon looked even better than I had hoped for, and was very effective. The Cal-Ads advertisement easily paid for itself in less than two months!'
~ S. Montgomery, Marci's Dog Grooming, Calgary

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