Since 2012, Jo(e) Social Media has helped business owners who value social media and want to work collaboratively with a professional team to ensure they have a consistent online presence from a customer service, communications, public relations, brand image, and sales point of view.
2016 Red Deer & District Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year. Professional and experienced, co-owners Jo Phillips and Joe Whitbread have built a talented team who work directly with businesses to keep content relevant and local.
Based in Lacombe, Alberta, we have staff throughout Alberta, and BC. We encourage you to visit our own business social accounts. You’ll find we are one of the few social media agencies that also finds time to provide active social media content and engagement for our own business.
Our team consists of social media content writers, managers, visual content producers, web designers, videographers, and graphic designers. With a strong, well-educated and professional team behind us, Jo(e) Social Media is an industry leader.
Founder & CEO
Joe started his career in broadcast journalism, and took his first gig as an on-air personality in Grande Prairie shortly after graduating from SAIT. Joe moved through the radio industry as a producer, and sales person, before transitioning to social media when it became apparent this was where businesses would have to be, to be seen. As a professional emcee, PA announcer, and voiceover artist, he’s hosted thousands of events in his 25+ year career in the public.
Joe’s a Dad, artist, Flames fan, and can most often be found on summer days swinging a club on the golf course.
“Do what you love, love what you do.”
Founder & COO
With a degree in Psychology focused on motivation and personality, and a minor in Sociology from the University of Calgary, Jo loves to watch how people interact both on social media, and in the business world, and convert it to opportunity. Known for big ideas, quick creative thinking and an ability to identify the pain and fix it, Jo combines her knowledge of people, business, and entrepreneurship with effective, interesting social solutions. Jo’s a Mom, and Bon Jovi super-fan, and always has at least one business book on the go.
“Doubters, disbelievers, get out of my way. Baby you can sleep while I dream.” Bon Jovi
Head of Digital Division, Graphic & Web DesignColton was born and raised in the heart of Utah ski country, and now calls Red Deer home. In 2010, he graduated from Reeves College with a diploma in Computer Graphic Design. Colton met Jo and Joe at one of their social media trainings. They asked him to redesign their logo, and shortly after offered him a position within the company. Colton is an excellent chef, and once was accepted to the Le Cordon Bleu Acadamy in San Fransisco.
“You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. SO… get on your way!”
Morgan was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta and currently resides in Red Deer. She is enrolled in the Media Studies and Professional Communications at RDC, with aspirations of completing her Business degree through Athabasca University. Morgan’s love for Instagram and a desire to work in a growing industry is what brought her to Jo(e) Social Media. Although Morgan never played hockey, she grew up at the rink and loves the sport. She is now pursuing her love of the game by working as a Promotions Coordinator for the Red Deer Rebels.
“Oh the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind”
Darlene moved to Red Deer from Saskatoon in 2006. Darlene, raised by Entrepreneurial parents, owned her own business for 16 years. Jo and Darlene had known each other for over a decade when Jo offered her a position and Jo(e) Social Media became a business of 3. Darlene grew up being the oldest of 4 children, until recently when she met an older half sister and half brother.
“Smiles are contagious… Be a carrier”
Andrea grew up in Didsbury, and is now living in Innisfail, AB with her two sons. Andrea has a long background and experience in book keeping. She started working for Jo and Joe on a promo team, because it was the perfect opportunity to step out of her comfort-zone and meet new people. Andrea only buys fruit in multiples of 3, and she cries when she laughs.
“And still I rise”
Ali is from South Hampton, Ontario and now loves living in Blackfalds. She has a background is psychology, and has over 13 years of experience as an on-air radio host. Ali has previously worked in social media, and joined the Jo(e) team after her mind was blown during a crash course. Ali was a competitive cheerleader in high school, and university.
“Darkness cannot drive our darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive our hate; only love can do that”
Visual Content Provider
Connor was born and raised in Red Deer where he still lives today. He has a Media Studies and Professional Communication Diploma from RDC. Connor started working with Jo(e) as a practicum student in his last year of RDC. In his spare time, he enjoys archery, and even owns his own bow.
“If I let myself get hung up on only doing things that had any actual chance of success, I’d never do anything!”
Andi is from Fernie BC and moved to Salmon Arm in 2017. With her background in journalism and publishing, Andi was an obvious choice when Jo(e) expanded to BC.
“You don’t have to have internal harmony in order to act.”
Ayesha holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters in Journalism. She started out in corporate communications in Vancouver before switching to news. She has worked for the BBC in London, England, and CBC News in Vancouver and Calgary. She now lives in Carstairs and does social media management from the comfort of her farm, mostly in PJs. Don’t tell anybody that last part.
Visual Content Provider
Sonja currently resides in Red Deer, Alberta. She is a mom, a photographer, and a Jill-of-all-trades. Sonja started working for Jo(e) because of her passion for photography. Sonja has done stand-up at The Laugh Shop in Calgary.
Sarah is originally from Sherwood Park, and now calls Silver Valley, AB home. Sarah runs a cattle ranch with her husband, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law. Sarah was originally interested in journalism, until she fell in love with farming. Sarah became a member of the Jo(e) team when we expanded into Northern B.C. Sarah loves dinosaurs and has a Certificate in Paleobiology from the U of A.
“Not a moment of life is wasted on the farm. Others may have been more places, but haven’t outlived me”
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