Meet Zach

Marketing Consultant & Fractional CMO

Meet Zach

Zach is a marketing veteran with over 15 years in the marketing industry, having worked with a wide variety of brands and businesses, both locally and internationally. He founded The Crow Creative in 2019 with a clear aim: to guide business leaders in shaping and rolling out marketing plans that really hit the mark and fuel their brand’s growth. Zach has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Canada, aiding businesses of all sizes to find their stride and stand out in their markets. You could be next.

"I work with The Crow Creative through NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul. Zach is always very responsive to in bound requests, very helpful coming up with creative solutions, and accountable to deadlines that he sets. I would recommend his services to people looking for a way to flexibly add a talent to your team from a marketing perspective."

Oil & Gas Industry

Zach's Marketing Journey


Zach’s path in marketing is as rich as it is diverse. It all started at MacEwan University, where he dove into Psychology to understand what makes people tick—a crucial piece of the marketing puzzle. From there, he shifted gears, obtaining his Marketing Degree from NAIT, and making it onto the Dean’s List. Not one to stop there, Zach jetted off to Italy to deepen his grasp on International Marketing & Luxury Brand Management, adding a global perspective to his skill set.

Back home, he cut his teeth in the public sector with the Government of Alberta, honing strategic communication plans. But the private sector called his name, leading him through various marketing roles. He’s been a Marketing Manager in oil & gas, managing marketing initiatives across North America, a Retail Marketing Manager in consumer packaged goods, pushing brands and products in Canada and the USA, and a Senior Marketing Strategist at a marketing agency, leading projects and fuelling agency growth. Each role was a stepping stone to his ultimate venture: founding The Crow Creative, where he brings a more personalized, accessible, down-to-earth approach to marketing and business growth for 5 years and counting!

Industry Recognition

Zach’s knack for helping businesses bloom and outshine their competition has not gone unnoticed in the industry. His shelf is getting pretty crowded with accolades and nods from peers and professionals alike. Let’s take a peek at some of the feathers in his cap.

Crow is proud to be ranked Top Marketing Company in St. Albert for 2022, 2023, and 2024 by Three Best Rated®! This recognition is based on a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to general excellence.

The Crow Creative was awarded Top Marketing Company in St. Albert by the Canadian Choice Awards! Winners are chosen through a comprehensive process involving independent analysis, assessment of community impact, responses to a detailed business questionnaire, and feedback from nominator forms. This multifaceted approach ensures a fair and thorough evaluation of each candidate’s merits.

Crow was proud to be a finalist for the Business Excellence Awards of Distinction hosted by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce in the “Business to Business” category. In October, the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce organizes this event to recognize local business success and their important contributions to the St. Albert and surrounding community.

Crow was proud to be a finalist for the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction hosted by the Alberta Chamber of Commerce. The Alberta Business Awards of Distinction are held annually to recognize businesses and organizations demonstrating outstanding achievements and contributions in their communities.

Presented by DDB Canada, this award recognizes the team that has approached a problem and solved it in a unique and workable manner. Helene Leggat, President of DDB, presented the award to Zach Belland's Marketing team for their “Dig In” campaign.

This award is presented by MEDIACTIVE Inc. to the team that strategically chooses a media solution that will reach the proper target audience in the best possible manner, while reinforcing the positioning of the company. Tania Nease, representing Mediactive, presented the award to Zach Belland's Marketing team for their “Dig In” campaign.

The Crow Creative has all 5-star reviews on Google!

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