Need help telling your story?

We’d be honoured to put words in your mouth! (Or on the page, screen, wherever you need them.) Let Humanly channel your brand’s heart, soul and character — one character at a time.

  • Naming & Taglines
  • Advertising (all media — print, radio, TV, digital, outdoor, guerrilla)
  • Promotional Material
  • Signage & Displays
  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • Videos
  • Email
  • Blogs
  • Newsletters
  • Letters
  • Press Releases
  • Speechwriting & Presentations
  • Proposals & Pitchbooks
  • Proofreading
  • Zhushing (Editing with personality! We’ll take what you write and make sure you don’t sound like this.)
  • Pretty Much Anything You Want People To Notice/Remember/Not Doze Off To

Would you like a free quote? Let’s make you quotable! Email us or use the handy contact form below.


How would you they describe your brand?

It’s never easy evaluating ourselves — and that’s okay. If you believe the best definition of a brand we’ve ever heard, our own opinions don’t matter much anyway:

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff Bezos, Founder,

So does ‘branding’ mean we can somehow control what others say about us?

Not a chance! But we can certainly influence it.

“A brand is a promise. A good brand is a promise kept.” Muhtar Kent, CEO, Coca-Cola

What is the one promise you can make that you’re most fired up about? How will you keep it? How will you communicate it?

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou, Author & Activist

Branding encompasses everything we say and everything we do — but nothing is as important as how we make people feel.

How do you hope to make people feel? That’s the way to keep them coming back (and saying nice things when you leave the room).


Here are some ways Humanly can help:

  • Brand Blah-dits (the brand audit with a Humanly difference — let’s root out anything impersonal so you can be the brand your heart desires!)
  • Brand Guides (an inspiring manifesto to help keep you and your team revved up and feeling a sense of shared purpose)
  • Name & Positioning Line (Angie’s favourite things to create!)
  • Visual Identity
  • Finding & Articulating Your WHY
  • Mission, Vision, Values
  • Key Messages
  • Marketing & Communication Plans
  • Brand Promise
  • Brand Personality
  • Brand Voice
  • Brand Experience
  • Brand Strategy
  • Rebranding
  • Workshops
  • Voiceovers (Not only can Humanly help you develop your brand voice, Angie can BE your brand voice!)

Would you like a free quote? Email us or drop us a line with the handy form below!


Let’s get your heart singing and your cash register ringing!

In business, we need to build relationships AND pay the bills. Can’t do one without the other (at least not for long). We’ll help you do both.

  • Marketing Plans
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Promotional Material
  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Sales Kits
  • Videos
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Marketing
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Retail Audits
  • Mystery Shopping
  • Customer Appreciation
  • Self-Promotion (No time for this? Trust us, we understand. Angie was in business nine years before she had business cards! If marketing firms can ask Humanly to help with their marketing, you can, too.)
  • RFPs, New Business Proposals & Presentations (Save your sanity. Let Humanly help! We can research, write or zhush up your proposal, pretend we’re your prospective client and give you brutal constructive feedback on your pitch, run through a mock Q&A — we can even partner if you want us on your dream team!)

Don’t be shy! Request a free consultation or quote! Use the handy form below or email us.


It’d better be good.

Early in Angie’s advertising career, she wrote an ad for her employer, Brown Communications Group. It went like this:

People hate ads

We’ll keep that in mind when we’re working on yours.

And that was before PVRs and the blessed ‘Skip Ad’ button. We still believe this is the way to make great advertising: Assume no one wants to see it.

We’re up to the challenge if you are!

  • Copywriting With Personality (what we’re best known for — even clients with their own writers hire us!)
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Naming & Taglines
  • Advertising Campaigns (all media — online, print, radio, TV, outdoor, guerrilla)
  • Advertising Strategy
  • Creative Concepts
  • Brainstorming
  • Promotional Material
  • Signage & Displays
  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • Videos
  • Guerrilla Marketing
  • Self-Promotion (I know it’s hard to find time for this. I’ll make you proud! If ad agencies trust me with their advertising, you can, too!)
  • RFPs, New Business Proposals & Presentations (Save your sanity. Let Humanly help! We can research, write or zhush up your proposal, pretend we’re your prospective client and give you brutal constructive feedback on your pitch, run through a mock Q&A — we can even partner if you want us on your dream team!)

Ready to make a splash? Want a free estimate? Email us or use the handy contact form below.


Need a nose for news?

Before Angie’s advertising career, she earned a high honours degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, studied financial reporting, worked in communications at the head office of Canada Post Corporation, interned at CFRA News Radio, volunteered writing constituent correspondence in a cabinet minister’s office on Parliament Hill and was editor of two trade magazines. She was trained not just to tell stories people care about, but also to sniff them out.

To us, good communication — be it PR, advertising, marketing, social media, a first date — begins with putting yourself in your audience’s shoes. Listening. Then talking with, not at.

If you like this approach, we hope you’ll talk with us. We’re listening!

  • Communication Plans
  • Public Relations
  • Name & Positioning Line
  • Mission, Vision, Values
  • Key Messages
  • Press Releases (Here’s a fun one. We can do straight ones, too. Just not boring.)
  • Media Kits
  • Media Events
  • Media Training
  • Speechwriting
  • Corporate Videos
  • Employee Communications
  • Customer Communications
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Government Relations
  • Letters
  • Email
  • Newsletters
  • Ezines
  • Websites
  • Social Media
  • Annual Reports
  • Articles & Advertorials
  • Letters To The Editor
  • Proposals & Presentations

Social Media

Little Miss Social

Angie really enjoys helping brands connect with their customers on social media. Maybe it’s her short attention sp— SQUIRREL! Character limits don’t scare her. Want help bringing out your personality? (If you don’t think you have one, we’ll find it together!)

  • Social Media Strategy
  • Social Media Posting With Personality
  • Social Media Management
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Training
  • Social Media Assessments (We’d be happy to take a fresh look at what you’re doing and make some humanly suggestions.)
  • Lively Live Posting From Your Event (Here’s a fun example.)
  • Videos

Ready to build relationships with social? Do the sociable thing and get in touch with us!


Searching for a humanly voice?

Need an announcer who doesn’t sound so announcer-y? Over the past 20 years, Angie’s lent her voice to the Canadian Cancer Society, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Tourism Saskatchewan and many others who share her belief that the best way to reach real human beings is to sound like one.

Have a listen to a few of her voiceovers and, if you like what you hear, get in touch for a free audition or quote. Sound good?

  • Commercials
  • Film, Video, TV & Documentaries
  • Phone Greetings & IVR Systems (Your call is important to us. Please stay on the line for the next available Angie.)
  • Announcements
  • Audio Books
  • Audio Tours
  • Cartoons
  • Video Games
  • Apps
  • Singing (Angie’s first love. Recording contracts welcome! 😄)

Speaking & Playshops

No air guitar, we promise.

Your conference or event deserves a major headliner. If you can’t get one, Angie’s available.

What would you like her to talk about?

Let’s talk! She wants to share on a topic that you and your colleagues care about and she lives to make you LAUGH. If you’d like a fun training session or teambuilding retreat, we can cook that up, too. Or maybe you have a presentation coming up and absolutely, positively need to sound smart, funny and charming.

Let Angie be your fairy speechmother! She can write your remarks, take what you prepare and zhush it up — she’s even been asked to present on presenting.

To book Angie Hicks as a guest speaker, have Humanly host a playshop (because, really, who needs another workshop) or for emergency speechwriting assistance, email us or use the handy contact form below.


Success is a team sport!

Humanly may have a grand total of two employees right now (Angie Hicks, our Chief Executive Human, and Nikki Jessop, our Director of Customer Delight), but we’re anything but a two-human operation! None of the success we achieve would be possible (or much fun!) without collaboration and partnerships. Whether that’s with brands who hire us directly (some have in-house creative departments), ad agencies who hire us to assist with their clients, or our many creative colleagues — we have much to share and always more to learn!

Would you like to put our heads and hearts together? Here are some possibilities:

  • Partner With Us To Win & Grow New Business
  • Hire Humanly By The Project Or On A Retainer Or Contract
  • Ask Us To Train You & Your Team How To Be More Humanly In Your Writing, Communication Etc.
  • Have Us Fill-In For Staff On Leave
  • Keep Your Overhead Down & Work With Us Instead Of Recruiting & Retaining In-House Specialists
  • Invite Angie To Serve On Your Board
  • Offer Us So Much $$$$$$ To Come Work For You That We Dump Humanly In A Heartbeat (Kidding!)

Let’s plot our world takeover, shall we? But first, coffee. Our treat.