YEDaily: Chris Gostling

After Chris Gostling had to start over in 2011 and build a new agency, he has already seen amazing feedback and growth with his newest marketing firm Momentum Visual Inc. in today’s YEDaily…

Elevator pitch: Describe your business in a nutshell
Momentum Visual Inc. is a national marketing agency located in Toronto, Ontario. We create “brand acceleration” for our clients and partners. This acceleration comes in the form of first setting up the right platforms to engage with brands consumers, and then creating a content strategy that builds relationships and conversations with these target consumers.

Why did you start your business, what was the inspiration?
I have always been a people watcher. I get excited to see people connect with brands and the experiences that they can create. I also grew up in an entrepreneurial household so the idea of running my own shop makes sense.

What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis? The most challenging part?
Every day is different. We are in the problem solving business first and foremost, and consumers and media changes faster than ever. This keeps us on our toes, building and maintaining relevant and rewarding relationships with consumers on behalf of the brands we represent.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Surrounded by brilliant minds that also love problem solving and people watching.

What does success look like to you?
Offices in Toronto & Los Angeles, excited and engaged staff, happy clients, and snowboard trips to at least three new mountains a year.

What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
Having to start over in December of 2011 and build a new agency. It has made me see the value of patience in the face of adversity and organization in the midst of a bit of chaos.

Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Try until you fail. Then try again. If you stop failing it means you are not trying hard enough. Basically never stop failing.

Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
I founded Small Change For Big Change in 2010. We are focused on supporting local youth food banks. Currently we are just in Toronto. I believe that hunger is the ultimate leveler. You can’t succeed if you are starving. What we found is an opportunity to provide food in a positive and dignified way to local street kids at risk.

What to you is notable?
This interview! 

Blackberry, iPhone, Android, or Other?
iPhone all the way.