The Hive Strategic Marketing Inc. (HSM) is one of the largest and longest standing independent marketing services companies in Canada.   For over 20 years HSM has maintained a leadership position in the industry, evolving its offering to meet the growing needs of a wide range of world-class clients. 

 

Under the HSM umbrella you will find The Hive, a full service advertising, digital and experiential agency, and The Hive Beverage Group, which includes BF Canada Powered by The HiveThe Hive US activations division, and Hive Beverages International Inc. 

 

The Hive Strategic Marketing Inc. is led by CEO and President Rick Shaver and COO and President Ted Rakoczy. 

 

 
  A founding father of The Hive, Rick brings 3 decades of sales & marketing experience to the business. You’ll often find Rick ‘on the road' - running marathons (17), visiting countries around the world (113) and working with Hive client partners near & far. 

 

A founding father of The Hive, Rick brings 3 decades of sales & marketing experience to the business. You’ll often find Rick ‘on the road' - running marathons (17), visiting countries around the world (113) and working with Hive client partners near & far. 

  Let's just say that this guy has been around the block. - CPG and beverage alcohol both in client world and agency land, in all aspects of business... he even makes the coffee now and then.  

 

Let's just say that this guy has been around the block. - CPG and beverage alcohol both in client world and agency land, in all aspects of business... he even makes the coffee now and then.

 

  A decorated veteran of the ad wars, Andy provides The Hive with guidance, wisdom and a great business sense.  And he likes loud concerts. A lot. 

 

A decorated veteran of the ad wars, Andy provides The Hive with guidance, wisdom and a great business sense.  And he likes loud concerts. A lot.