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Testimonials about Ivan and iPower

"Ivan has a good attention to detail and stays very current with a wide range of internet business topics. In combining his two roles in education and in consulting, he brings the best of both worlds to both sets of audiences: namely up to date, applied approaches and helping others to understand how to make the most of these for their own purposes."

Paul Cubbon
Marketing Faculty at UBC
Sauder School of Business

I was not surprised by the weight of your logic or the momentum of your life experience, Ivan. I have worked with you before. However, the look of engagement in the faces of the audience and the fact that so many remained behind for informal discussion after a two and half hour workshop was amazing, really!

That is certainly as a testament to your honest and fact fueled delivery of an engaging and academically well-founded presentation.

Dal Brickenden,
Marketing Faculty at Trinity Western University

"I have had the opportunity to work with iPower on many website projects and have been extremely satisfied with the quality of their work. They have developed the website and web-marketing for the Health, Work & Wellness Conference for 7 years now and each year is an improvement on the last. They deliver a very high quality product and they mean what they say when they guarantee a quick turnaround!"

Deb Connors
Chair at Health Work and Wellness Conference

"There are few people out there who pursue innovation to benefit their clients as dedicatedly as Ivan. In our long history of co-operation and friendship Ivan managed to always surprise me with new ideas, new initiatives and new angles to old business problems. His approach is an unusual mix of creativity and academic rigour, of process and thinking, of understanding the workings of the new wired world and the proven business principles that still need to sit behind it to make it successful. In that sense, Ivan and his iPower Lab are one of the best consulting partners you will ever find."

Lazar Dzamic
Author of "No-Copy Advertising" and Shockvertising"
Digital Planning Director at Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw

"Ivan is one of the most dedicated people I have had the pleasure to work with. He is a seasoned professional and respected expert in his field."

Zoran Nikolic, CEO of GM Solutions

"Ivan is a very knowledgeable and accountable fellow. He always over delivers against his commitments. He is natural and relaxed enough to relate to the common man and yet offers insightful and in-depth intellect delivered with the precise language demanded by the academic environment.
This was of vital consequence a few years ago when iPower built a Tourism site that helped give our client such a presence in a matter of weeks that garnered over $250,000 in Government funding in a difficult time.
Recently, his web promotion team did such a fine job that our site for Slung! Doors overshadowed huge and long established competing entities to take an unexpected share of our niche market market in the international arena."

Dal Brickenden
GM Phalanx Distribution Corp.
Vice President Marketing
Slung! Suspended Systems Corp.

"I have been a friend of Ivan's for 10 years and have a high regard for his professional abilities at iPower. I also have received very positive feedback regarding his teaching skills at Capilano University."

Bill Schulz
Partner at Holloway Schulz & Partners

"As a former colleague, I'm happy to recommend Ivan as a proficient and experienced mentor, educator and executive in the Marketing field.
As CEO of his own Internet Marketing firm, Ivan's strong work ethic and in-depth knowledge of Internet-based technologies and SEM practices ensure his clients' needs are not only met, but exceeded on a consistent basis.
In addition, as one of 3 recommended & featured keynote speakers at the 16th Marketers' Night in Vancouver (annual event focused on the future of global marketing strategies), Ivan's exceptional industry insight, marketing knowledge and forward-thinking were clearly evident during his presentation to audience members. I highly recommend Ivan as an experienced, passionate and knowledgeable Marketing industry professional."

David Evans
Marketing / Communications Manager at hyperWALLET

"Our company has used Ivan's services as a marketing resource for our website. His work has been diligently done with a clear plan and schedule followed to the letter. The results have been positive and long lasting and I would recommend him to anyone seeking a serious professional who knows what he is doing and what he can contribute to your business. Overall a rare satisfying experience"

Michel Ginoulhac
Consultant at Organic Wine Company

"Ivan is an action oriented CEO who is a pleasure to work with. Not only does Ivan provide great employment opportunities, but he also is a mentor to his employees. Ivan helps the iPower team to reach their goals by offering support and opportunities to learn and grow with iPower. I recommend Ivan as an employer and an Internet marketing professional."

Duncan Joseph
Marketing Student at Capilano University
Project manager at iPower Strategy

"I first met Ivan Surjanovic at a Rotary Business Forum. This was a networking group for local Rotarian founded by Ivan. The group was developed and coordinated by him and over the years of his involvement he continued to take a high leadership position giving up much of his own time to participate in the groups organization…"

Duncan McNiven
Marketing Manager / International Recruiter at Igonet/Telutil

"Ivan has an amazing breadth of knowledge and experience along with an unwavering positive attitude. He is a pleasure to work with."

Ian Clark
Ownet of RealSpace Vision Communication

"Ivan's attention to detail and patience is amazing. He transformed our website from a bland and dated marketing tool into a bright, contemporary and easy to use site that has drawn rave reviews from our clients."

Chris Freimond
President at B.C. Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators

"Ivan was very effective at coordinating the work of his international team and at staying on top of the overall process so that time lines and budgets were met."

Pierre Lapointe
CEO at MacLap Holdings Inc.

"Ivan is a knowledgable professional with a diverse set of talents and experience related to business and technology. He loves and understands marketing in modern era. Moreover, he is fun to work with."

Amir Ghaseminejad
Professor at Capilano University, Owner of Newmorrow Technologies

"I have worked with iPower since 2005 as part of my position in the HWW Conference Inc. team. Ivan & his team are professionals who provide timely result & excellent service to clients. I highly recommend them!"

Andrea Mau
HR Analyst / Planner at Accenture
Project Manager at Health Work and Welness Conference

"Ivan was very helpful in developing an appropriate web presence strategy for us at a time when we were not sure what was either possible or appropriate. He was very effective in balancing his expertise and opinion/advice with allowing us to explore and express our own thoughts and preferences. He was professional, very personable and we were very satisfied with the results"

Ric Matthews
President at Radical Momentum Consulting Limited

"Ivan is always very helpful and has a lot of knowledge in search engine optimization and web marketing. From his classes, I learned alot and was able to apply many of his concepts to my web marketing work for my various clients. He is an excellent teacher and mentor and I hope to work more with him in the future."

Dennis Pang
Media Developer at DP Designs

"Ivan, and iPower team – you are outstanding! We’d like to thank you for the great work you’ve been doing on the Health, Work & Wellness website and for providing us with a complimentary automatic email responder. We appreciate your hard work and timely response to our requests! "

Muneerah Kassam
Health Work and Wellness Conference

"iPower is a great partner to work with. Having done numerous projects together over the years, I truly appreciate the knowledge, quick response time and attention to detail from Ivan and his team."

Dal Palmer
Account Manager at Prime Strategies

"Ivan is an excellent subject area expert in the course topics he teaches. He has operated a successful e-marketing consultancy for a number of years and brings his cutting edge industry experience to the classroom. Students really appreciate this strong connection to industry. Students learn beyond the textbook material to also develop hands-on skills that help them differentiate themselves in their careers. His e-marketing and traditional marketing expertise is sought after -- he has been invited to speak at prominent industry events, both locally and internationally."

Cyri Jones
Professor at Capilano University

"As soon as my bread 'n butter sales letter rocketed past the competition to claim it's first-place position on multiple popular search listings on Google.com, I had to MAXIMIZE my results for the rest of the important web pages on shapeupsolution.com. I wasn't clear about how to go about this in the most effective manner possible, and in the least amount of time, so I turned to Ivan after hearing about the great work he performed on my friend Daniel Janssen's self-improvement website. Ivan developed a plan that fit the needs of my budget, performed the needed research and gave me the much-needed results of his findings in a simple, and easy-to-understand manner. Now, my entire website is FAR more powerful than my competition... and I can honestly say that my SEO results have been MAXIMIZED, which has given me the best results possible in regards to this marketing method, along with peace of mind".

Rich Tweten
CEO of ShapeUpSolution.com

Premier Plastics Inc. has worked with iPower Strategy for the past 5 years. We have found them professional, diligent and attentive to our budget needs. Most of all they have been consistent throughout in reporting to us on a monthly basis. iPower has done a superb job in maintaining strong internet visibility for our product.

John Richardson
CEO at Premier Plastics

"Ivan has a great ability to think strategically, yet apply common sense to every problem. Ivan sees the big picture, but is sure to "cut the chase" and focus on those factors that really make a difference to the business...".

Rob Arthurs, CEO
Business-Mechanics and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Testimonials about Ivan’s e-books:

"Why is it that some of the most important issues in business are often the very things that are forgotten first? Ivan’s new e-book can help any business person to recapture the essence of what is important for developing, growing, and maintaining a business."

Professor Steve Brokaw, PhD
Marketing Department, College of Business Administration
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, USA

Through the years I have known Ivan I have been privileged to see his Internet viral marketing magic at work. Here is a man who understands marketing and the Internet application thereof intimately, and his clients benefit all the way to the bank. I also highly recommend his book "Viral Marketing", when instituted by a wizard like Ivan, can exponentially grow your business.

Robin J. Elliott
President of Elliott Enterprises Inc, Vancouver, Canada

"Ivan and his team at iPower Strategy have been instrumental in creating Women’s Wealth web site and their presence on the WWW. Ivan coached me through all these strategies he talks about in his e-book on "Viral Marketing". If you read it, do the exercises and put the strategies into action in your business and on the Net you will get amazing results. You will be delighted along with those who click onto your site".

Liz Crawford, coach and trainer, Vancouver, Canada
Women’sWealth – Creating Financial Success

"Most interesting and inspiring. Ivan’s e-book is one of the first books ever written on the subject of Viral marketing. At the same time the book is very unique: it provides a practical set of 9 strategies and 33 techniques that you can implement in your own business right away".

Dragan Varagic
International e-marketing consultant, Yugoslavia

"A very BIG thank you to Ivan Surjanovic for his newest web-business/marketing e-guide "Viral Marketing". In his delightful new e-book you can expect to learn some marketing things you didn't know, discover some websites you may not have known about and realize some truly remarkable internet "tools" which can greatly benefit any business in any phase or stage. This book is very informative, easy to read, enjoy and apply. Thank you Ivan again for coming up with a fabulous book that I can add to my business library!

Laurel von Pander, L.S.I.
LSC President, Diamond Star Coaching

"Very interesting book and a valuable resource for any business or entrepreneur. Ivan’s observations about delighting the customer and viral marketing are very similar with what is known as "LoveMarks" in the advertising arena. It is about creating high respect / high love brands. It is not easy, but it is the right way of doing business. And it pays! "

Ivan Stankovic
President and CEO at Communis Bates, Balkan