about us

What’s The Buzz all about?

As our name would suggest, The Buzz Communications Group is a hive of activity. It is our business to get your business humming, your products noticed and people raving! How do we do that? It’s the way we connect with our clients.

Each client relationship begins with a discussion covering the history of your company, marketing materials you use now, a review of your previous campaigns – what worked, what didn’t. We like to get a sense from you of the future direction of your company. Your vision. You know your industry and we’re here to listen. We also like to get a sense of your competition and how you see them.

We’ll define the project together and come up with a workable budget together. We agree to work together. A deposit demonstrates our agreement and allows us to get started.

This provides the foundation upon which we build a solid working relationship and ultimately – strategic marketing, well designed.

It is this technique which, combined with our strong and experienced team, that allows The Buzz to provide a wide range of design styles and services. From the multitude of rooted, yet whimsical illustrations which pepper the Tall Grass Prairie Bread Company website, to the exterior stainless steel backed 3D sign which clearly brands Seine River Dental Centre as a dental office without using a single word, or the humor employed in the Canadian Super Shop radio spots – The Buzz captures the vision of each of our clients, interprets it and produces marketing materials that are uniquely suited.

Let us help you take your business to humming.

Just give us a call.


The Buzz team

generic mugshot Agency Producer (Queen Bee) – Vienna Badiuk

The Buzz Communications Group, Agency Producer, Vienna Badiuk focuses on creating new business partnerships, tailoring the team to complete the project and ensuring quality control. Before landing at The Buzz, Vienna’s career evolved from exploring the world of teaching 42 students at a time, working as a journalist in a pressure cooker of a deadline-driven newsroom and co-founding the Winnipeg-based news magazine, “Interchange”. With more than 20 years in the marketing industry, Vienna is a collaborator who listens attentively to her clients and grasps their vision. She works through a rigorous and creative protocol and applies her signature passion with sweet innovation to deliver what clients need to enhance their bottom line.

generic mugshot Graphic Designer – Brian Hydesmith

A consummate creative visionary and problem solver, Brian has been a newspaper reporter, photojournalist, magazine art director, illustrator and a specialist in print technology. Inspired to make the world a lovelier place one project at a time, Brian embraces a wide range of projects and draws upon a depth of 25 years experience from Manitoba, Europe, BC, Australia and back again.

generic mugshot Marketing Strategist, Media Specialist, Publicist and Wordbee – Ellen MacDonald

A vastly experienced, well connected, no nonsense maven of marketing, Ellen is the go to bee for inspiration, education and the one-liner. Touting the truth that learning must always continue, Ellen is consistently up on the latest trends and techniques in the world of integrated marketing and social communication. Her global perspective and Canadian grown insights infuse Buzz projects.

generic mugshot Web Developer – Erik Magnusson

Holding degrees in both computer programming and web design from Red River College, Erik connects The Buzz Communications Group and our clients to the digital world through custom websites, social media and more. If it’s online, he’s the bee for the job.

generic mugshot Illustrator- Marianne Jonasson

A graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Manitoba, Marianne works as a multi-media artist, and most recently singer/song writer/animator. As co-owner, head designer and manufacturer at the legendary Panorama, Marianne produced their top-selling quirky hand-painted t-shirts. Today she also teaches art classes at various venues including the Winnipeg Art Gallery and McNally Robinson Booksellers. Want to see a sample of her work? Have a peek at our team illos on this page.

generic mugshot Business Research Development – Louise Arguelles

Louise came to The Buzz as a result of a job shadowing project that was part of her Commerce/Industry Sales and Marketing program at Red River College. Papers written and graded, and graduation achieved; we’re delighted that this little bee continues to buzz around.

generic mugshot Special Assistant – Susan Joss

Susan’s job is to keep The Buzz, and all of its various components and worker bees marching about in what might generally be interpreted as the same direction. Her work is appreciated – up to the sky – and will always continue to grow, as will the piles of files.