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Mark Ruthenberg
Mark Ruthenberg

Why Choose Mark?

  • Combines Graphics, Photography, Writing, and e-Commerce experience for websites
  • 10 years experience  with Social Media & Reputation Management 
  • 20 years experience with Web Marketing
  • 30 years business background for results-oriented internet marketing
Mark launched his first website in 1996… that’s a LOT of experience!


Mark Ruthenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief has been active in Canada’s internet industry since 1995, when he launched one of Canada’s first online directories and community portals.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Ottawa’s Carleton University in 1980. He has been consulting in the computer industry since 1983, originally as part of his Chartered Accounting practice, and later he built a successful computer training company, wrote and published 300 computer books, and co-founded a software training CD-ROM company which he took public, before tackling the Internet.

His love of travel, combined with his understanding of technology and the internet, took him in a new direction.

In 1995, Mark Ruthenberg launched & funded one of the first community portal sites in Canada, the now-defunct UWannaWhat. He has since designed, developed and managed web sites for over a hundred clients, and in 1999 launched the website (which has grown from one city to 30 communities coast to coast) followed up with the popular travel site and the real estate & relocation website.

He is a popular professional speaker on Internet Strategy, Web Marketing, Web 2.0, and Social Media topics. He also consults as Internet & Social Media strategist for Canadian Ventures Inc., a financial consulting firm, and a Vice President and speaker on Job Hunting on the Internet with Advantage Tech Inc., a career transition consulting firm.

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Mark Ruthenberg’s Photography

Project Photography

Mark Ruthenberg is available for digital project photography, for your website, or for other purposes. See the Gallery of images to the right.

Mark has also done significant People Photography, and those images are subject to privacy conditions of the subjects, so are not included in our Galleries

Good photography seems to be 1/3 the camera, 1/3 the photographer’s eye and 1/3 the opportunity (right place, time, and light).

Photo Galleries

Urban photography: The Bow, Calgary Urban Photography Gallery
ice crystals on Mountain Ash berries Seasonal Photography Gallery

 (click to view)

Outdoor Photogrpahy: ranch gate west of Clagary Outdoor Photography Gallery
Wildlife Photography: Grizzly Bear in Kananaskis County Wildlife Photography Gallery
Oil Rig Photo

Mark Ruthenberg has 20 years experience with digital photography (and over 190,000 images taken). These galleries contain just a TINY PORTION of his images.

Prints of these images are for sale (price depends on print size) or for licence for use in a corporate website. He also does project photography.

Experience to give you NEW IDEAS

and also experienced, to rule out the proven unsuccessful or technically infeasible

Giving back to the Online Community

He was a founding director of Digital Alberta (formerly the Alberta New Media Association), and has served as the President of the Calgary chapter for three years, as Director for eight years, and Director of the provincial association for three years.

He has been on the academic-industry advisory board for New Media studies at SAIT Polytechnic, since the board’s inception in 1998. He has also served five years on the Academic Advisory Board for Media Studies at Mount Royal University. He is regularly invited to speak to students on various internet issues at local colleges and universities., as well as talk about online careers at high school & junior high career days events.

He has been both a judge and a presenter at the Canadian New Media Awards over several years, Judging Co-chair of the “Media Fresh” Awards sponsored by Digital Alberta (formerly the Alberta New Media Association). Mark is also a judge in the international Internet Advertising Competition since 2007 (see some certificates of appreciation). He was involved in the formation of the Alberta New Media Awards in 2001, was the Judging Chair of the 2002 Alberta New Media Awards,  and the 2010 Media Fresh Awards (Alberta). He also serves on the industry advisory boards for New Media programs at several post-secondary institutions.

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Internet Advertising Awards - Judging Certificate 2016
Internet Advertising Awards - Judging Certificate 2016

Internet Advertising Awards - Judging Certificate 2016

Internet Advertising Awards Judging Certificate

Internet Advertising Awards Judging Certificate

Alberta New Media Awards-2002

Alberta New Media Awards-2002

Alberta Ne Media Association-First Brochure

Alberta Ne Media Association-First Brochure

Internet Advertising Awards - Judging Certificate 2016Internet Advertising Awards Judging CertificateAlberta New Media Awards-2002Alberta Ne Media Association-First Brochure
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