Staff & Contributors

Melanie Chambers

Kiersty Kelly
General Manager

Audra Noble

Greg Fess

Lisa Wood

Steve Whigham

Steve Whigham

After graduating from Ryerson University’s magazine journalism program, Melanie Chambers wrote for a community newspaper on one of Canada’s most remote islands in northern British Columbia. Over the last few years, she has turned her pen towards freelancing, editing and teaching at the University of Western Ontario.

Our mission statement is to showcase promotional products as a valid member of the marketing mix, providing helpful education against a backdrop of fashion inspired presentation.

I hate the term "trinkets and trash".  Always have.  As an industry professional who has spent multiple decades providing companies of all sizes with custom branded solutions my passion for our industry runs deep.  Many years ago that slang was used as I entered a meeting and I knew it was time to make a change.  Marketingedge was born from a desire to position ad specialties in a new light, taking inspiration from high fashion and other industry publications, to showcase how promotional products and apparel can have greater purpose and more creative design.  We strive to present topics and features that inspire suppliers, distributors and buyers to re-think the way they choose and decorate their products.  - Steve Whigham

Greg Fess is a professional photographer located in Waterloo, Ont. His career has spanned over 22 years, specializing in commercial photography for the likes of Samsonite, Sun Life Financial, Home Hardware and Dalsa.

Audra Noble has spent over 20 years in the graphic design field. She followed her dream of starting her own business over 11 years ago and hasn't looked back. She loves a creative challenge and the variety of clients and industries that each project.

Kiersty Kelly has tackled many different roles in the promotional industry over the past 15 years, including customer service, administrative assistant, and accounting. She joined the Marketingedge team in 2013 with the whimsical title ‘The Executioner’, to ensure that various tasks are managed and ideas get carried out (so long as they are good ones!) and to provide support to other team members.