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Corey Hayes

Get X Media is dedicated to solving the marketing challenges of small businesses. With a strong focus on providing measurable and sustainable results, we align our marketing strategies with the financial capabilities of our clients, ensuring growth is both manageable and scalable. Our mission is to diminish the failure rate of small businesses across Canada by delivering marketing solutions that are as effective as they are budget-conscious.

Tell us about yourself?

I’m Corey Hayes, an entrepreneurial spirit with a global perspective shaped by my extensive travels from the Oregon coastline to Thailand, Europe, and Mexico. My professional journey spans over 20 years in the agency world, where I’ve cultivated a deep passion for video, photography, and particularly drone imagery. This creative edge complements my leadership role at Get X Media, where I’m intimately involved in every client’s success.

From crafting websites at 14 to spearheading an agency that has generated over $50 million in client revenue, my path was carved out by a desire to fill a gap in trustworthy digital marketing services. My comprehensive experience in all our service offerings ensures I provide a well-rounded perspective to our team and clients alike.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

I would tell myself to invest heavily in AI projects, seeing how they have become a significant driver of productivity in the marketing space. The foresight in technology adoption can be a game-changer in staying ahead of industry curves.

What problem does your business solve?

Simply put, we solve web and digital marketing for small businesses. Research identifies poor marketing and finance as the twin banes of small business in Canada. We address these issues directly, offering marketing solutions, and we don’t oversell but rather work within the budgets our clients have, fostering growth at a pace they can accommodate and handle. Business owners want to grow their businesses not spend an immense amount of time figuring out web technology, lead generation, and technical SEO and advertising campaigns. We do this for them so they can focus on what they love… running, growing, and working within their business.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

The motivation for Get X Media was sparked by a desire to support friends in Calgary who were budding entrepreneurs in need of genuine and effective digital marketing support. My goal was to offer a company that would serve as a dependable partner for small business owners, where trust and results go hand in hand.

What is your magic sauce?

Our ‘magic sauce’ lies in our rigorous tracking system that records every customer interaction, allowing us to pinpoint the exact ROI of marketing efforts. This, combined with a management strategy that emphasizes leadership and my hands-on approach to client projects, sets us apart in delivering expert-driven results.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

Over the next five years, our objective is to become the Canadian leader in digital marketing for small businesses, fostering a climate where business growth and success are the norms, not the exceptions.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

Our greatest challenge has been the constant evolution required to stay abreast of the fast-paced digital marketing industry, adapting to new trends and technologies to ensure we consistently deliver cutting-edge service to our clients.

How can people get involved?

We invite small businesses that aspire to scale their marketing efforts effectively to reach out to us. By visiting our website,, companies can embark on a marketing journey that prioritizes their growth, respects their budget, and delivers measurable success. You can email or call 587-600-8018 to get a hold of us, or if you would like to book a meeting, there is a direct link here: