About Us

We Grow Your Business.

Founded in 2009, for more than a decade we’ve been helping people and organizations build their brand, change minds and hearts, inform, educate and entertain. For every client, we use a hands-on approach to help solve problems and identify opportunities to start, grow and thrive. 

Over the years, We Are Crave has evolved into a full-service branding, marketing and communications agency.  Over the years, we have served all kinds of clients; agricultural commodity organizations, farms, food and beverage manufacturers, wineries, restaurants, not-for-profit organizations, cookbook authors and cookware. 

We were the agency behind Canada’s participation in the UN-declared International Year of Pulses culminating in Pulse Feast, a premiere event that brought together farmers, food processors, media, activists, dietitians and the who’s who of Canadians food scene.  We were also the agency behind Taste Canada – Canada’s Food Writing Awards. 

With a desire to stand out from the big agencies, We Are Crave aims to provide clients with a more personalized boutique agency experience. The senior team is hands-on and deeply involved and invested in your business.  

Our Team

Saskia Brussaard, President

I have 25 years of experience in marketing, PR and communications. As a hands-on publicist for more than two decades, I still love to pitch a great story to journalists. I also enjoy writing and have contributed to magazines, newspapers and digital media outlets. I'm most proud of my work as a mentor and industry expert for startups and small businesses. Staring a business takes bravery, tenacity and guts. Entrepreneurs are my heroes. When I'm not working, you'll usually find me in the kitchen trying out new recipes or in the garden collecting seeds.


Andreas Duess, Strategist

In January 2009, I co-founded Canada's largest full-service marketing agency that specializes in working with food and drink clients. But after 12 years of working for corporate clients, I felt removed from the actual work I love doing, building successful businesses from the ground up. I had also launched my own drink startup that needed attention. I returned to my roots, making big client thinking available to mission-driven small and medium-sized businesses.


Our Focus

Food & Beverages

We work with entrepreneurs, startups and small to medium food & beverage businesses. We also work with breweries, wineries, cookbook authors, tastemakers, change makers, and not-for-profit in the food & beverage community from Canada and around the world who are looking to start, grow or thrive in Canada and the U.S.

Agriculture & AgriTech

We work with farmers, agricultural commodity marketing groups, food innovators, and FoodTech and AgriTech companies to grow their business in Canada and the U.S.


We work with entrepreneurs and companies that are changing the world by reducing the environmental impact of food and agriculture production. Sustainable products made from food waste, food waste solutions, closed loop and circular systems, sustainable sourcing, environmentally-friendly food packaging, the future of food is now.

Our Approach

Getting to know You

We start any project with a deep dive on your business. This process involves sharing materials, gathering marketing intelligence and conducting research.

Leading with Strategy

At We Are Crave, while we draw on 25 years of experience, we believe that strategy is everything. We use a proprietary insights process and 5 senses exercise to understand your unique challenges, industry issues, your audience and your competition which informs our advice and recommendations.

Flawless Execution

Once a plan is developed, we begin execution of that plan. We ensure your program stays on track, on time and on budget.
Measurement against KPIs is a critical element of our programs.

Let's Talk

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