Maria Barichello Communications (M.B.C. Ltd.) was founded in 1988. Previously employed at several television stations and advertising agencies, Maria’s vision to offer better, more affordable services to clients, no matter the size of their budget began to take shape. After accreditation by The Canadian Association of Broadcasters and securing several small accounts plus an office on Clark Drive, the company was incorporated in 1989.
The all-important value-added approach was a success as Maria along with the help of freelance photographers and artists, added new clients yearly. In 1997, her son Marco Barichello graduated from BCIT with a degree in sales and marketing, after a practicum at Pattison Outdoor, Marco joined Maria and informed media buying became his strength. MBC also belongs to The B.C. Shopping Centre Association, The Advertising Agency Association of British Columbia and The Canadian Association of Broadcasters.