Create for Vancouver's Iconic Small Businesses

Made In, Made For VAN is a one-day advertising hackathon presented by

OpenCreate and Facebook that brings together local creators to support

and empower Vancouver's most treasured small businesses.

  • June 25th

    Full-Day Event

  • Vancouver

    Facebook Offices

  • 15+

    Creator Spots Open

Calling All Creators!

Join us in creating Facebook campaigns for four iconic Vancouver businesses. You’ll be challenged to concept and produce the work in one day, while working alongside a few of the most elite CCOs in the industry. Creators selected to participate will be notified via email by June 11th.

MEET THE BUSINESSES

Nicole Smith, founder and CEO of Flytographer

Flytographer is an online marketplace that connects travellers with local photographers in 275 cities worldwide for fun, vacation photo shoots. Our hand-picked photographers not only take stunning photos, but share insider tips on things to eat, see, and do, and take travellers to unique parts of the city they may not discover otherwise.

From left to right: Andrew Shepherd, Lee Gibson and Scott Gibson - the VISS executive team

Vancouver Island Sea Salt

Vancouver Island Salt Co brings you a taste of the great Canadian Pacific with its beautiful, all natural sea salt hand-harvested with care from the cold, clear waters in Oyster Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. As Canada’s first sea salt harvestry, our award-winning salts are loved by chefs, home cooks, foodies and nutritionists alike. We are proud of our "merroir", a truly pristine water source, and our conscientious, sustainable production that leaves naturally occurring trace minerals intact in our salts.

Melissa Barling, founder of Winter Daisy

Winter Daisy is a children's interior design studio and blog where we design fresh, modern and serene spaces for families to make memories in. On the blog, you'll find fun ideas for kids, children's decor inspiration, room reveals, how-to's, and more with a hope to inspire organized and happy homes for little ones to play, learn and grow up in.

From left to right: Ryan Palibroda, Design Director & Co-Founder and McCauley Wanner, President & Co-Founder

The mission of The ALLELES Design Studio is to provide fashion-forward and accessible prosthetic covers for amputees. Being influenced by the eyeglass industry, ALLELES uses a design approach to transform prosthetic cosmesis from a medical device into a new stream of fashion. While the prosthetic industry’s priority lies in regaining functionality, the ALLELES' priority lies in fulfilling an emotional need by regaining confidence through self-expression.

MORE INFO

WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

It's a one-day sprint to create an advertising campaign for one of our participating small businesses. On the day of the event, creators will be split into four groups to meet their clients and begin brainstorming campaign ideas. Teams will have the day to concept, plan and produce their campaigns, and will go to their business's store to shoot their ideas. Afterwards, teams will return to our venue to complete production and consult with their surprise guest ECD. We'll conclude with presentations, judging and a happy hour to celebrate the work.

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPATING?

Creators will work closely with their business teams and receive feedback to ensure the work is on-brand. They acknowledge that the small businesses have final approval and full ownership of the produced work from the day. Creators will present their final work to the group using a presentation template.

 

Creators will need to deliver the final work to their small businesses by June 26th. More details will be sent via email to our selected creators.

HOW WILL WE KNOW IF WE ARE SELECTED?

We will notify selected creators by June 11th.

WILL THERE BE ANY PRE-WORK INVOLVED?

We will be hosting an informational video conference session the week prior to the event to learn about creative best practices and the tools and resources available to you. Please make yourself available for this call.

HOW LONG IS THE EVENT?

The event is a full-day commitment on June 25th. Creators are expected to attend for the entirety of the day.

MORE QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to reach out to us at opencreate@fb.com

To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies. By clicking or navigating the site, you agree to allow our collection of information on and off Facebook through cookies. Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies policy