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ABOUT US

Our story is your story. That is something we never forget.

Blair and Company (Blair & Co.) was founded in 2011. Originally named Leyte Blair, we changed our name to make way for our future partners.
Based in Calgary, we are a full - service marketing agency that specializes in real estate advertising with clients in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Regina and Winnipeg. We believe in being accountable to our work, that’s why we are named after our founding partner, and to the investment our clients make in their marketing efforts.

THE TEAM


STEVE BLAIR

President/Founding Partner


Steve graduated from the University of Calgary in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. In 2001 he began his career in Real Estate advertising with Consumer Strategies Group (CSG) in Edmonton. In 2007 he moved to Calgary to run CSG’s Calgary office. In 2011 he founded Leyte Blair which was changed to Blair and Co. in 2016. “I used my own name in the company because it constantly keeps me accountable to the quality of work that goes out the door… after all it has my name all over it.”

SHANE WANT

General Manager


Graduating with a BA in International Relations in 2008, Shane garnered some life experience through travels around the world before settling back in Calgary, and finding employ in early 2010 as an Account Coordinator with Consumer Strategies Group (CSG). In 2012, he joined Steve and Melissa at Leyte Blair Marketing just in time for the 1 year anniversary. Since then, he has changed roles from Account Coordinator, to Production and Media Manager, to the current General Manager and Software Manager joint position. He loves his position as it allows him to research and grow new branches of marketing, while still remaining involved with a variety of clients and staff.

MELISSA THORNE

Art Director


A graduate from ACAD’s Visual Communications program (BDes), Melissa is one of the original members of Leyte Blair, now Blair & Co. Advertising. With five years of industry experience, she has had the opportunity to utilize her outgoing and resourceful personality to create most of Blair and Co.’s award winning design work. The diversity of her work reveals an innate ability to create a visually compelling language that elevates our client’s brands.

CURTIS ARCHER

Sr. Online Designer


After completing his Bachelor of Applied Arts at Medicine Hat College, Curtis worked at various agencies in Saskatoon and Calgary. In 2013, he started working at Blair and Co. Advertising and over the past three years has become the key creative talent behind the design and development of all Blair and Co’s online work. His ability to overcome difficult usability issues with clear and concise design has given our clients a distinct online advantage.