Maja Rehou

wordforce copywriterMaja Rehou
President and CEO

What is one thing that every business owner should know about marketing?
“It’s not about trying to sell something; it’s about knowing what your consumer needs and wants and delivering something of value.”

Who had the biggest influence on your career and why?
“My mentors, the many entrepreneurs I am connected with in the city. There is no better way to learn about running a business than by watching others navigate their way through successes and failures.”

On your day off you can be found wearing: flip flops, hip waders, sneakers, slippers or…..?
“No footwear. I’d be swimming or sifting warm sand through my toes.”

Who would you most like to have a cocktail with?
“Richard Branson a marketing maverick…need I say more?”

What mantra or advice do you live by?
“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

What is your favourite quote?
“Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.”
– Lydia M. Child

What is the most rewarding thing about being a marketer?
“Falling in love with my clients’ businesses and then showing others what makes them so incredible.”

What would you be doing if you weren’t helping businesses market themselves?
The same thing only with a laptop on a warm sunny beach overlooking the ocean.

What’s your favourite season?
I love the outdoors. Spring is the season when I come out of hibernation and enjoy the freedom of not having to don on a huge winter parka.

What are your core values?
“Integrity…there is nothing more important than being true to yourself and others.

What was the best advice you ever received?
“We’re often our own worst roadblocks.”

What are your guilty pleasures?
“Riding my Honda Shadow motorcycle on a warm summer night.”

How would you explain marketing to your 3 year old?
Marketing is finding a way to show people why your lemonade stand is better than someone else’s.