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Lost in a sea of marketing?

We know these waters.

Running a small coastal business and marketing it simultaneously?


Start where you are, get a clear vision of the destination, and we'll help chart a course to get you there.

Getting on course starts
with a conversation.

They say talk is cheap. In this case it's free! Book a free 30 minute consultation with us. Wherever you are on the voyage, we will help you navigate through the currents of an ever changing digital world.

Get a free diagnosis of your current online presence.

Even if you decide to keep trying to do everything yourself (sigh), it is crucial to know where you are right now in the online space. We will show you how your online marketing is performing, and give you free actionable steps you can take to massively improve your online presence today.


We are Rising Tide. Our goal is to lift up small businesses across BC’s coastal by taking love local to a a new level. We are a non-profit program of the Rural Islands Economic Partnership that is supporting rural coastal and island communities to thrive. 

Quality and Budget Friendly Marketing for Coastal Communities.
"A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats"


Branding &

Logo Design

Represent your values, mission, and offerings with a unique visual identity.

Marketing Strategy 

Comprehensive guidance to drive success and achieve your business goals.

Social Media Marketing

Strategically captivate and meaningfully engage your audience across platforms.

Ecommerce Planning & Development

Strategic and technical expertise to maximize online sales potential.



Plan, design, and implement targeted email campaigns to engage and nurture.

Sales Funnel & Lead Generation Campaigns

Let's optimize the customer journey from awareness to purchase!

Website Design & Development

Let's create a visually appealing, user-friendly, and functional website!

SEO & Google Ad Management

Effectively reach and engage potential customers with targeted advertising campaigns.

If you’re out of your depths, talk to divers.

Book a FREE 30 minute consultation.





Meet the crew that will help you navigate your marketing.

Interested in working with us? Reach out! 

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Marketing Strategist / Project Manager / Business Cheerleader

Sherese Johnson

Sherese is exploring rural island life and is currently residing on Gabriola Island. For over 15 years, she has worked on a number of campaigns and marketing and communication strategies for government, corporations, small business and non-profits - to connect with communities, clients and customers. 


She enjoys helping clients realize their goals and supporting the process of discovering their stories.


Designer / Artist / Vision Guide

Ezra Miller

Ezra works and lives on Gabriola Island. She has intimate understanding of the unique challenges and joys of small island life and business.

Specializing in creating exceptional and unique identities, Ezra brings 19 years of diverse industry experience. She is also a fine artist and illustrator which help her deliver effective, creative design that connects emotionally.


Entrepreneur / Website Weaver/ Patient Counsel

Beth Dunlop

As a resident of Alert Bay on Cormorant Island/'Yalis for 13+ years, Beth is familiar with the challenges and opportunities of micro and small business. Add that to her 20 years of digital design and marketing experience, you can see how she is able skillfully maneuver through the complexities of website development and social media marketing projects with infectious energy and professionalism.

With her onboard it's smooth sailing ahead! 

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