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Testimonials - Ottawa Advertising

Read about our stats? Seen how Google promotes us? Still not convinced that you should be advertising with us? Well then read our testimonials. Here are samples of our client testimonials:

"Bluesfest is now one of the biggest music festivals in Canada, and is a big part of that success. Each year helps us inform and attract hundreds of thousands of music fans to the Ottawa region. Through its fantastic online network, helps us target music fans across the country and around the world. Bluesfest's amazing growth in the past 10 years is no doubt due in part to the large local and international audiences we reach through“

Mark Monahan

Executive Director, Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest

" has proved to be the largest factor in improving our business since we started 25 years ago. We are still amazed at the amount of referrals brings. has now become a must in our budgeting."

Barb Mireault

Owner, Fish Market Restaurant

"This letter is to tell others just how pleased we have been with the services provided by Craig Doornbos at We receive the majority of our new patients from our wonderful website and I contribute the success of the site to the support and maintenance provided by keeps us at the top of the search engines for Ottawa area dentists."

Dr. Salloum, Dentist

"We have been with since 1997. If you are a restaurant in Ottawa and you want to direct potential customers to your web site you have to be on It is the most comprehensive guide going. It is so well targeted, it's like getting the most exclusive advertising spot for a fraction of what you might pay otherwise."

Joseph Piovesan

The Southern Cross Restaurant

"We have worked with Ottawa Kiosk for over 4 years now and can say with certainty that our partnership has brought an ROI that exceeded our expectations. Craig Doornbos has been excellent to deal with and a true professional. He and his team are experts in their field – they understand E-commerce and are ahead of the curve. "

Ann Meelker Lord Elgin Hotel

" consistently delivers leads to our retail stores and our web site. Definitely targeted advertising that pays for itself, over and over again."

Mo Charania

Vice President, Jubilee Fine Jewellers

"Les Suites Hotel, Ottawa has been working with Ottawa Kiosk for the past couple of years. The team is always a pleasure to deal with. As a result of our partnership, our website has generated increases in traffic."

Chris Pierce

Les Suites Hotel - Director of Sales

" delivers more qualified traffic to our websites than most other referrers. Not only do visitors find us through, they purchase our product."

Stephanie Chiquette

Marketing Manager - Albert at Bay Suite Hotel

“ continues to generate a significant number of “qualified” visits to our website each year and has substantially increased our presence in Internet searches. It is an integral (and cost-effective) component of our online advertising campaign and I would highly recommend it to any business.”

Amanda Andrews

President - Wedding Palace Bridal Show

"Empire Grill has been advertising with since our doors opened.

It put us instantly on the map. It’s advertising that works."

John Borsten

Owner, Empire Grill

“Since adding a banner ad and a premium listing to the website, our website has seen an increase of visits by 116% resulting in over $26,000 in direct sales.”

Julie Belanger

Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa

21% of all ‘visits’ to arrive via Ottawa Kiosk. Visitors view 7 pages and spend 3.5 minutes on average. Ottawa Kiosk is doing a great traffic job.

Harry Musson

Rent A Bike

" is like a great patient, sending us referrals on a regular basis."

Dr. Clarke Webster


"Thanks for convincing me to join! I'll be honest.. I was always skeptical about how much business could really be generated over the internet. We've usually received anywhere from 1-3 phonecalls from our website a month. Most of these phonecalls never turned into business as it was businesses shopping around for pricing. Within no-time of signing up with, our website traffic increased by about 30%, and our internet generated leads went up to 15-20 /month. We were amazed by the response we've received and are convinced that the internet is a viable way of generating solid leads. The great thing is the leads have been turning into real business. For what we have invested, it paid for itself within the first month! Thanks guys!"

Tristan Hanington

Business Development / Partner - k6 Media Inc.

"'s down-to-earth approach and simple, yet extremely effective, advertising strategies have made them an important partner in our restaurant business for the past 10 years. Working with has brought a growing number of local and visiting customers through our restaurant doors. In particular, their promotional work has led to consistent bookings for group parties, not just at Christmas, but all through the year.“

Bob Firestone

Owner, Blue Cactus Bar and Grill / Luxe Bistro/ Stella Osteria

“Since our association to, they have consistently delivered business referrals and are now amongst our top 5 referrers.”

Stéphane Pelletier

Director of Sales and Marketing, Ottawa Marriott

“As one of the first to sign on with, I was pleasantly surprised with the immediate public response—there was interest shown in my business. When asked how they came to my company, the response was that we saw it on Ottawa Kiosk. What better testimony!”

David Dunlop

President, D. R. Dunlop & Associates, Inc.

“Referrals from to our website have grown exponentially. This year alone we have experience an increase in hits by 471%. Simply by adding a reasonably priced banner ad.”

Denise Breau

Residence Inn

"When I Google terms relevant to my business, I find my listing on the first page. Ottawa Shopping, Ottawa Shopping Centres and more. has become a major part of our online advertising budget. Dealing with is easy, affordable and effective. "

Marilyn Taller

ByWard Market Square

“We have received numerous bookings over the years through If you do a search over the internet for Ottawa, the site always comes up on the first page.”

Allen Kerwin

GM, McKellar Park Suites

"I’ve never written an unsolicited testimonial letter, but I felt compelled to tell you that over the past few weeks that we have been listed on your website, our visibility on the internet has been increased dramatically. As well, there has been a noticeable difference in the quality of incoming calls to our sales representatives."

Chris Whiting

President & Managing Director., Podium Audio Visual Inc.

"We have been advertising with for our catering and meeting services division and have been very happy with our results. is so well targeted, its like getting the most exclusive advertising spot for a fraction of what you might pay otherwise. We would highly recommend this form of advertising to any business."

Natalie Peachy

Marketing and Sales Manager, National Arts Centre Catering and Meeting Services

"Ottawa’s Greek Summer Festival has worked closely with Craig Doornbos of for many years, and has always received professional and excellent service! Through this wonderful web site we have been able to increase our visibility and reach so many people to inform them about one of Ottawa’s greatest festivals. We’d highly recommend advertising on this web site to anyone."

Angela Kokkinos

Ottawa GreekFest Organizing Committee

"I have been using the Internet services of Ottawa for just over a 3 years now and would highly recommend this form of advertising. Almost instantly I was receiving calls from clients doing a search from Google. I can honestly say it has paid for itself many times over. I highly recommend (and have every chance I get) this cost effective way of advertising to promote a new or established business."

Nancy Picco

Picco Accounting Firm

"We would highly recommend to any business wanting to effectively expand advertising and exposure to their company and website. Our business joined the network about 6 months ago. Almost immediately, we saw an increase in the visitors to our website. Local persons as well as tourists were able to quickly find the information for our business, and as a result, visited our gallery. It is a highly effective, professional tool for anyone searching for a specific type of service."

Cindy and Karl Hauck

Rothwell Hauck Gallery

"I have been part of since 1999, and have advertised with them for both of my businesses. Ottawa has a genuine interest in seeing the client succeed and lives by "win-win" approach to business providing great exposure to my businesses as well flexibility and prompt service. Ottawa is an excellent marketing tool, creative, fair and honest. Ottawa understands the World Wide Web. They are true professionals in the field. Thank you Ottawa!"

Lysanne Brault

LB Home Team (Real Estate Agent) and LB Coaching Vision

" is consistently one of our Top 5 referral sites bringing qualified visitors to our website."

Kim Meier

Brookstreet Hotel

"I'm the coordinator of the annual New Year's Eve In Ottawa party, which benefits our charitable organization, LiveWorkPlay (Community Living Ottawa) for people with intellectual disabilities. Last year we broke all records with attendance of 600. Our event generates lots of web traffic and it looks like is leading the way in terms of helping people find it. "

Keenan Wellar


"We've noticed a significant increase in incoming calls since we started advertising on It's amazing how many leads generates for us."

Dean Gilmore

Bee Alarmed

" is a major supplier of our business. The best thing of all, it’s advertising that works, not just well...but very well."

John E. Wood

President, Vineyards Wine Bar and Bistro

" is the key to capturing the festival crowds, local and worldwide. It has been very effective in booking customers at the Inn. One of the best decisions the Inn has made."

Sabina Sauter

Owner, Gasthaus Switzerland Inn

" helps new customers find us through the website, while our regulars refer it to friends and relatives…it constantly generates business."

Dom Carrozza

Owner, Trattoria Caffé Italia

"We've advertised our company on Ottawa Kiosk since July 2005. Of all the advertising dollars we've spent over the last year the best ROI has been through Ottawa Kiosk. Kiosk has excellent presence on Google and other top search engines. Thank you for your excellent service and continued success".

Jamie Kingsbury

President -

"When we started in 1999 we had a hard time positioning our new business in front of the Ottawa marketplace. With so much saturation, it seemed impossible to stand out. With, we instantly became first in sight, right where our customers are looking."

Gary Campbell

Everlast Renovations

"We've used all kinds of different advertising in the past, investing a lot to get very few leads. is the better way. It's a small price to pay for the quality and quantity of leads we receive from it - and it's easy to maintain."

Matthew Fraser

World Poker Depot

" has been a long standing e-citizen in the Ottawa community. The reputation both online and offline provides a great degree of credibility to all of it's partners and advertisers. I would not hesitate to be part of this fantastic network."

Chad Robinson Best Interest Mortgages

“Our business is based on good quality leads. We have tried the costly print media advertising only to conclude that it is not cost efficient. Advertising on was a chance for us to have our name appears on the first page of popular search engines. The staff is highly responsive and helpful. The results far exceeded our expectations. Advertising on was a great investment.”

Ehab El-Komy Trilex Security

" has a strong presence on the Google search engine. After purchasing advertising on their site my website drew an extra hundred hits per month, allowing me to attract more customers and have my site found in the top five ranking on keywords as well. I highly recommend their product and am happy to endorse their level of commitment to their customers."

Bryan Delaney

Delaney's Law Firm

"'s knowledgeable team stay on top of the ever changing internet scene. works with us to suggest marketing opportunities that will help us maximize awareness of our product. consistently drives qualified, ready to purchase traffic to our website."

Best Western Victoria Park Suites

"Advertising on Ottawa Kiosk put a link to my website at the top of Google's search results. My business has increased and the Ottawa Kiosk ad has been the best use of my advertising dollars."

Lynne Rowe

Galloping Goat Farm, Owner

" has been amazing. This is the only way I have advertised and it has given me 25 to 30 calls a week. I am surprised more companies have not realized this is the bext way to advertise! I will continue to advertise with since I seem to have an advantage over bigger companies than mine!"

Steven Bailey

Owner - Clean Concepts

" is great! I use it all the time to look for products and services in the Ottawa area. We have been advertising with for over 10 years, and the ROI is fantastic. Craig Doornbos and the team are always available to help, and provide some interesting ideas for different types of advertising. I would highly recommend advertising on as a great way to reach customers both in the Ottawa area and from all over Canada."

Geneviève Rochon, General Manager

Courtyard Restaurant / Mamma Grazzi's Kitchen

" has allowed me to tap into not only the Ottawa marketplace but the Eastern and Southern Ontario marketplace. I have customers from all over Ontario visiting my store in Cornwall. Customers are finding out that my furniture is the same furniture they get in local Ottawa stores at lower price. If they don't mind driving to Cornwall they save money. has put me in front of the Ottawa marketplace - they are #1 for Ottawa furniture on google - and it has paid for itself 100 times over."

Doug Johnson

Johnson Antiques Furniture

"We have been with since they arranged hosting of our first site approximately 10 years ago and are very pleased with their service. Since the beginning we have been very impressed with the traffic to our site due to and the resulting business the traffic generated. They provide an extremely effective service at a modest cost. Manny thanks."

Brian Buske

Hutchings & Cremin Fine Jewellers

"Ottawakiosk has been one of the MOST effective internet advertising for our business. Our company relies on professional internet advertising, and the our market is so saturated that it was tough to guarantee results when searching for us with other marketing companies. However, Ottawakiosk provided us with the opportunity to advertise our business on a page that is ALWAYS in the top 3 of our client's search. We are easy to find every time, and Ottawakiosk allowed us a generous amount of text. We paid our year's membership cost with Kiosk in the first week of being advertised with them! "

Kimberly Allen

Fitness for Freedom

"Dealing with has been very straight forward and rewarding. Being a small business without an IT department it is important that our marketing initiatives become successful even though we lack the skill set to do the IT marketing piece ourselves. has allowed us to focus on our core business strengths in saving our customers money and aggravation on employee benefits and property/liability insurance requirements while manages our positioning on the web."

Tim Snelling

President - Palladium Insurance

"We have been working with Destination Ottawa for the past few weeks and are very impressed with the quality of service we have received. They have creative ideas, friendly representatives and the ability to create great exposure. We look forward to working with them more in the future to promote our business. "

Salon Rouge

"80% of our growth came through exposure on Ottawa Kiosk in the Car Storage category. Right now we are turning away business--we have no more storage places available!"

Classic Car Storage

"It is the generosity of organizations such as who make charity fundraisers such a success. should be very proud in making a difference."

Wendy Leung

Event Planner for “bringing back the 80s” in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

"Just wanted to drop you a note expressing how happy I am with my advertisement on Ottawa Kiosk! Every week I track incoming traffic to my website and the highest percentage of traffic has been directed from Ottawa Kiosk."

Susan Anderson
Massage Therapy and Spa

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