Avaya Canada / Telanet

With heads in the clouds we dreamed “up” this aspiring tech campaign.

Avaya (Canada) is known as a leader in helping organizations around the world succeed by integrating communications with business strategy and operations. They specialize in business communications, specifically unified communications, contact center, and services.

Telanet provides telecommunications and advanced technology network and infrastructure services that enable companies to stay connected to their customers and employees within their office and from around the world.


Avaya (Canada)a leader in business communications solutions needed to significantly raise their profile in Canada. They teamed up with Telanet, a Canadian telecommunications and infrastructure services firm.  Together, they wanted to start a conversation around the benefits of a new breed of cloud-based communications solutions. They needed something new—something fresh that spoke in a clear and simple manner—all within an ambitious timeline.


The Sherpa team partnered with Snow Digital and Social Media and CopyBard Communications to come up with a campaign concept that would truly soar. “Up and Away” with its aspirational hot air balloon imagery was born. From a design standpoint, we avoided stock images of globes and business people in favour of uplifting and fun original illustrations to grab attention. Sherpa engaged illustrator Carl Wiens to create a standout illustrative look, and had the content and design crafted to take us where we needed to go: upward bound.

The Avaya/Telanet “Up and Away” campaign was rolled out over a new website, a social campaign and promotional material for a US trade show. The campaign reached more than 50,000 eyeballs and had 468 engagements over the five weeks it ran.


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