What we do.
We handle the many moving parts so you can focus on your business. You do not have time to deal with a graphic designer, sign company, the city for permits, printing company, website developer, promotional supplier, digital media company…that’s why you work with unLOCKEd. You have a single contact for all of your marketing and branding needs so you can spend your time on your already full schedule.
Expand, relocate, or open a new business with ease.
Let our local branding experts take the stress out of your grand opening. We handle everything from storefront signage, print ads, local websites and so much more. With our help, you’ll catch customers’ attention from day one!
Save time and maximize your marketing budget.
unLOCKEd knows what works in your target market, and can see every advertising project through from conception to distribution. Our local marketing leaders have a strong track record of helping businesses capture attention across Waterloo Region.
Get people talking about your business.
From designing your storefront to launching a website and beyond, unLOCKEd gives you the tools to catch local attention. Our one-stop shop is set up to design, produce, print, and install your branding materials, so you can start turning heads right away.
Since each project is unique and our ability to tailor the solutions are endless, we thought we’d give you a possible scenario to help explain possible services we can offer you.
You work at a local company that is relocating, rebranding or expanding and you have been tasked with taking care of this project even though you have pretty full schedule with your full-time job. You may need help with one or all of these tasks.
Interior branding - You want people to walk into your space and see and feel your company culture. This can be done with furniture, artwork, visual branding, feature walls, colour choices and etc.
Wayfinding signs - No one wants to see those stick-on washroom signs
New or updated vehicle or fleet graphics - Including design, materials and installation.
Exterior or storefront signs - This is the first impression someone has of your brand when they arrive at your location. There is design, sign permits, fabrication and installation that needs to be considered.
Updated stationary and business printing - Business cards, envelopes, newsletters and more. Including design, material choices and printing.
Ads or promotional campaigns - Letting people know you’re growing or evolving.
Promotional items - With all your new details.
New or updated website
Open houses or grand opening - Including planning, PR and execution.
You do not have time to deal with a graphic designer, sign company, the city for permits, printing company, website developer, promotional supplier, digital media company…that’s why you work with unLOCKEd. You have a single contact for all of your marketing and branding needs.
Is your business
At unLOCKEd, we take care of everything, that's right, all of it. We are industry experts with an abundance of experience. We will get your business where it needs to be, on time, the first time, and for the right price.
Do you really have time for all those moving parts?
Frequently asked questions
How do I increase brand recognition?
Brand recognition means more than receiving name mentions in front of potential customers; it’s about cultivating the desired perception and understanding of your brand among key audiences.
Do you only design logos?
We can help with every brand identity touchpoint between a client and their audience. This may include company or product naming, logo design, advertising, web design, signage, and promotional items.
What type of clients do you work with?
Do you take on small projects?
Yes. Alongside the larger projects we also love working with smaller startups that are excited about what they are doing, understand that design is more than making something pretty, and are willing to invest an appropriate budget. For both large and small projects, the ideal situation is to have an ongoing relationship where we can have a more substantial impact on the brand over time.
Should I go directly to a sign company?
Most entrepreneurs need professional assistance with signage since they don't have experience in this area. You probably will not know how big the letters should be to be visible from down the block, and you may not know which materials fare best in inclement weather. For this reason, you should visit a professional--either a designer or a sign fabricator. A good designer knows when fabricators are cutting corners and not using the material requested or doing a shoddy job. A designer will also be present at the time of installation to make sure the sign is properly installed.
Do I need a sign permit?
A permit is required for any sign that is erected or displayed in accordance with the City's sign bylaw. Each City, Town or Township has different bylaws. We are experts at completing the requirements and applying for sign permits from Toronto to New Hamburg.
Do you offer help with personal branding?
What type of graphic services do you provide?
Can unLOCKEd help with social media?
Your business needs to be on social media. If you aren’t, you’re missing out on free and effective marketing tools. With almost 70 percent of people on social media, your social media campaigns can reach a lot of people.
Branded products marketing fits easily into any advertising budget. Promotional products complement and actually increase the effectiveness of other advertising media.
Signs & Graphics
Interior, exterior and wayfinding signs should all be an extension of your brand. We work with you from design to installation including the sign permits, so everything is consistent and handled from end to end.
Your website is the first and sometimes, the only thing your potential customers see when they are searching for your products or services. Having a website that people can find is crucial to growing your business.
Special Events & Grand Openings
Grand openings help attract new customers, generate buzz, gain media attention and create goodwill with neighboring businesses. We can help plan and execute.
Local Business Marketing Packages
Whether you’re just starting to get connected as a brand, working to stay connected, or seeking to grow your connections, we have the digital marketing package for you.
Branding & Design Services
Whether you're looking for a new logo, brochures, banners, signage, trade-show booths — we’re here to help. Working with you to help choose the best materials and products for your needs ensuring your branding is consistent.