Copeland gets new digs

29 Jun

We’ve been hunting around for a new office for a while now and I’m happy (yes, and relieved) to report we have signed a lease on a cool new space at 2101 Government Street, which we’ll shift over to on August 22nd.

Here we’ve visualized what the front might look like all signed-up:

Proposed signage for new Copeland Communications office in Victoria

The current office on Broughton Street has serviced us well for more than a dozen years. But it’s an old school office in many respects. Tiny rooms, lots of space wasted in walls and hallways, huge rent.

The new space will be open in concept, will be give us ground level access (we can actually watch the audience for our advertising walking by!) and, most critically, is kitty corner to Phillips Brewery.

Painted wooden signage in front of Phillips Brewery in Victoria BC

It also offers easier parking for clients and vendor partners, and is only a block from Value Village and all the cool potential Halloween material there.

Stay tuned for the launch party details.

POST UPDATE: We are now moving in on August 26th.

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31 Responses to “Copeland gets new digs”

  1. AT June 29, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    Congrats! Its proximity to Phillips can only be a good thing, as far as I’m concerned. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  2. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Thanks Adem. We’re actually sandwiched between several breweries there on Government. Most unfortunate.

  3. moe June 29, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    When’s the open house and office warming?

    Congratulations and hope it’s a painless move.

    xxoo
    moe

  4. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    We’ll no doubt do something in September, perhaps to coincide with Simon Salt’s visit. I’ll let you know Moe!

  5. Sandy Ibrahim June 29, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    That’s fantastic news Doug! Can’t wait to see your new digs. Big year for all y’all!

  6. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    Thanks a lot Sandy. The move is functional, timely and good economics. And symbolic too I guess. Plus, as has been noted, closer to the breweries. But further from the Bard & Banker… wah!

  7. jen June 29, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    very nice. i’ll have to come down and check it out.

  8. david.mccall@mccallbros.com June 29, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Well done Doug makes great sense. cheers Dave McCall President McCall’s

  9. Jody Beck June 29, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Beer is the new coffee now, hey Doug? Congrats!

  10. Stephan Rosger June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Congrats! I know you were were thinking about a new office for awhile now, so it’s good to see it all materialize so quickly. Place just needs a good coat of green and you’ll be good to go!

  11. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    > Jen you are welcome anytime. Suggest during the winter when it’s still above freezing down here!

    > Thank you David…I think we’re actually closer to you now. By 17 metres if my calculations are correct.

    > I’m onto my 3rd cup of the day already! Cheers Jody.

  12. NicoleSorochan June 29, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Awesome new spot Doug! Our agency might be close by soon – we are working on a co-working space for creatives and entrepreneurs 🙂

  13. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    > Stephan you are always welcome to drop by. It would be great if you could be here for the launch bash. I’ll let you know.

    > Neighbours meet at neighbourhood watering holes Nicole. 😉

  14. Christina Hilborne June 29, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    Congratulations Mr Brown – such moving and shaking going on, what ho!

    Even if my work with Copeland is finished by Aug 22, I think you might still find me stopping by for Friday afternoon “meetings”, given your proximity to Phillips….it’s important to support local business after all.

  15. Reg June 29, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    Good gravy (as my “I-never-swear” mother used to say), Doug, yet another exciting piece of news for you and the Copeland crew. Congrats yet again — a watershed year for you, for sure! Yahoo! If I get to Victoria with my new role, I’ll be sure to come rap on the door.

  16. Anonymous June 29, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Congrats on the new digs, having Phillips as a neighbour is always a good time.

  17. Bill Whitehead June 29, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    We all wish you well.Keep truckin’

  18. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    > Christina, we can only hope that Phillips is as excited about this move as we are! You are always welcome to drag us away for further discussion about your brand. 😉

    > Cheers for that Reg. And congrats on your own new role with Tourism BC! You HAVE to visit if you’re in town.

    > Thank you Anonymous. Good to hear from you again too.

    > You will see the office for yourself when we host T-CAAN 2012 Bill! Thanks for the encouragement brother.

  19. Jane Victoria King June 29, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    Congrats!

  20. Lauren Barnard June 29, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Great location, plus still close enough to walk up for lunches! Congrats!

  21. Doug Brown June 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Thanks a lot Jane and Lauren. One of the positives about being a few minutes out of the downtown core is that our zombie interns won’t spook the tourists.

  22. Samantha June 30, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Very exciting! A new era for Copeland…

  23. Chris Burdge June 30, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    Congrats Doug & Copeland folk. And I see you have a fire hydrant right in front for those hot humid days of summer we’re bound to get, eventually…

  24. Doug Brown June 30, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    > Chris – and there I was thinking the hydrant would be handier given the proximity of two breweries, or alternatively the omnipresence of the Copeland dogs. Look forward to having you over.

    > Hey Sammy-Jo, just think…no more bruises on the thighs trying to get in and out of those Broughton Street offices!

  25. Lindsey Maloney June 30, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    Congrats guys, couldn’t be a better location!

  26. Doug Brown June 30, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Thanks Lindsey!
    (Just to make it clear, we at Copeland in no way advocate the operation of large farm machinery, such as threshers or grain elevators, while under the influence of alcohol.)

  27. Deb June 30, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    Onwards and upwards, wait, no that’s onwards and street level – great location – looking forward to exploring your new digs – and I’m confident Oliver will be absolutely thrilled. Again, well done YOU!

  28. TrishaLees June 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    Nice one DB and team!

  29. Doug Brown June 30, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    > Deb Pound. What a great friend. Hope we can introduce you to our Friday afternoon wagon-run soon! Thanks for that nice comment.

    > And Trisha Lees, rock on mama. When will we see you?

  30. Corey Bradbury July 4, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    awesome location Doug, congrats to you and your team!

  31. Doug Brown July 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm #

    Hey thanks Corey – I hope we’ll see you guys down here in September. I’ll keep you posted on the details.

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