RAS Creative is a strategic marketing and communications company that creates customized promotional and publicity campaigns for a diverse roster of Canadian, US and international clients. No matter how big or small your project, our passion is helping you achieve your goals.
what we do
We work to get your message out about your people, product, place, or production. We offer a tailor-made creative approach that utilizes traditional media, modern social networks, targeted marketing initiatives (including the production of your marketing materials), and credible communications designed to achieve maximum outreach and impact. In a nutshell, we’ll do what it takes to help make your ideas happen.
We’ll work closely with you to determine your needs, coordinate the efforts, and deliver the most effective creative strategy on your behalf – on time and on budget. That’s how we’ve established an impeccable track record, and a solid and successful foundation built on reputation, relationships and results. We take pride in our work, and love what we do. Because you love what you do! And that inspires us like nothing else.
Not only are we excited by the success of our clients, but we also care about our communities. That’s why we’re involved with many organizations including:
• Canadian Women in Communications
• Professional Writers Association of Canada
• Canadian Public Relations Society
• Manitoba Writers’ Guild
• Manitoba Writers’ Collective
• Western Canadian Music Alliance
• Manitoba Music
• On Screen Manitoba
• Winnipeg Film Group
• ACI Manitoba
• New Media Manitoba
• Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
• Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
• Manitoba Métis Federation
• Red River College Alumni Association
• University of Winnipeg Alumni Association
• Camp Stephens Alumni Association
• Winnipeg Rowing Club
• Manitoba Rowing Association
• Rowing Canada Aviron
awards & highlights
• 2013 Professional Writers Association of Canada Writing Awards: honourable mention for Winnipeg Free Press story How I Kissed Richard Branson
• 2011 Women of Distinction Awards: Public Awareness and Communications – winner
• 2007 Manitoba Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards – nominee
• 2001 Prairie Music Awards: Outstanding Manager of the Year – nominee
bio for RoseAnna Schick
RAS Creative was founded in 1995 by RoseAnna Schick, a communications specialist, entertainment publicist, published writer, project manager, professional speaker, logistics coordinator, manager, consultant, facilitator, entrepreneur, and all around multi-tasker who knows how to get things done. And thrives on the challenge.
RoseAnna has personally acquired experience on more than 70 film and television productions, over 50 special events and creative projects, and with dozens of musicians. She believes in thinking ‘outside the box’ while staying ‘hands on’ with every undertaking. She has a knack for overseeing the biggest of pictures, while keeping an eye on the smallest of details.
A frequent freelance writer, RoseAnna’s work has been published in dozens of magazines and newspapers. She is regularly called upon to write bios, press kits, profiles, website content, video scripts, and other materials.
RoseAnna was proud to win the 2011 Women of Distinction Awards for her work in Public Awareness and Communications. She was nominated in 2007 for the Manitoba Women Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards, and Outstanding Manager of the year at the 2001 Prairie Music Awards for working with Winnipeg rock band Pushing Daisies. She also received three Best Music Video nods for producing Pushing Daisies’ debut music video Disagree.
Active in her communities, RoseAnna’s involvement included a two-year term as Executive Director of the Manitoba Motion Picture Industry Association (currently On Screen Manitoba), where she was responsible for overseeing Manitoba’s film and television industry. She spent three years on the Board of Directors for the Manitoba Audio Recording Industry Association (currently Manitoba Music), during which time she co-lead the association in an entire board redevelopment process, and was a founding member of the Prairie Music Alliance (currently Western Canadian Music Alliance).
RoseAnna’s unique experiences and expertise have allowed her to become an accomplished speaker, and she is often called upon to create and deliver workshops, make presentations, moderate panels and inspire students. She is passionate about life-long learning, and signs up for sessions, classes and courses to continue her own pursuit of professional and personal development, while staying up-to-date on ever-changing trends and practices.
While studying Creative Communications at Red River College, RoseAnna was elected Vice President Student Affairs, and participated on several college committees and advisory groups. At her graduation in 1995, she was presented (to her surprise!) with the prestigious Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal, awarded for academic excellence and exceptional community contribution. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Winnipeg in 1992, where she was an avid member of the U of W Outdoor Club. Today, RoseAnna gives back by sitting on Red River’s Creative Communications Advisory Committee, and by mentoring students.
The most bizarre job on RoseAnna’s resume is that of participant in the ‘living history’ television series Quest for the Bay. The trip required her to row an 1840’s York boat from downtown Winnipeg to York Factory on the Hudson Bay. RoseAnna – the only woman on the eight-person team – embraced the challenge, and along with teammates successfully completed the 1200-kilometer journey over nine weeks during the summer of 2001. This incredible experience changed her outlook, her attitude, and her entire life, and she enjoys sharing the stories through presentations for groups of all sizes.
Nowadays, when she isn’t busy working on her next big thing, you’ll find RoseAnna rowing much smaller boats at the Winnipeg Rowing Club, improving her delivery at curling, learning to play hockey, trying to break 100 on any given golf course, or out roaming somewhere in the Canadian wilderness… the more remote the better…