BOLD is a marketing communication and technology group. We are creative and IT, excelling at the arts of communication and persuasion while also developing the technology platforms that make it possible. Our clients are companies and government, big and small, in economic development, health and safety, social services, transportation, and education. But we’ll take on projects in almost any sector. Learn more about our story and what makes us different. Then contact us to get started.
Creative meets technology delivering powerful solutions that persuade, inform, and empower.
Our story started about three decades ago at the dawn of the digital age. Since then we've surfed many a gnarly wave with our clients, braving exciting challenges and finding unique opportunities and solutions while inside each one. Inspired by these projects, we created infrastructure and technology platforms to more effectively deliver our clients' messages and empower their operations. Your story could be just starting, or taking an interesting turn. Either way, we can help you with a new or refreshed brand, a better website, a clever ad campaign, or a corporate message that impresses and informs.
Make us part of your story.
Website Development Platforms
We help you choose the technology platforms that work best for you. That may be a content management system like Craft CMS when we need full control and flexibility to create customized websites that address your exact requirements, or it may be IRISS, our own website portal technology with built in information gathering, reporting, and workflow features that allows us to create powerful solutions at a fraction of the upfront costs. If you're a smaller organization with a limited budget, or if you need us to support a legacy website done in WordPress, we can accommodate that too.
We don't just create your digital assets, we also host and deliver them. That makes us different and makes your job easier. Whether providing hosting in our state-of-the-art data center in downtown Toronto, or on cloud services such as AWS, Azure, or Linode, we manage all of your digital hosting infrastructure including setup, deployment, backups, monitoring, security, and updates.
Trust us to deliver your digital assets reliably and securely.
Accessibility of Information and Communication
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires public sector organizations and as well as businesses and non-profit organizations with 50 or more employees to make new and existing websites accessible for people with disabilities.
Our experience with accessibility dates back to 2002, just after Ontario passed the original Ontarians with Disabilities Act, when we remediated a number of Ontario Government websites to make them accessible. In the years following, we developed a public feedback system to help the Ontario government develop its Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR). Today, our graphic designers and web developers continue to meet WCAG 2.0 success criteria as required by the IASR. In instances when accessibility compliance may not be feasible, we can advise on best practices to help you promote maximum accessibility, transparency and continuous improvement. Over the years we have promoted accessibility by serving on committee's such as the RGD Accessibility Project Advisory Committee, and presenting at conferences such as the 2014 Web Design Accessibility Conference in Toronto. For a number of years we sponsored the RGD Student Accessibility Design Award to promote awareness of accessibility in young up and coming graphic designers.
We make digital creations more accessible and usable to everyone.
Some awards we've received: 2020 Social Good Design Award, MarCom Award, and AVA Digital Award.
And those that we've sponsored: BOLD Award for Accessible Design (2016 - 2020), RGD UltraBOLD Awards.