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Weekend Reading: What it takes to brand an agency

How to create a branding strategy that goes beyond talent strength and focuses on what your shop stands for.

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Lush puts trans rights at the forefront

The cosmetics retailer strips storefronts of their usual displays to give a platform to its trans employees.

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Up to the Minute: Oasis names new VP creative

Plus, NKPR wins Beck Taxi assignment, Google unveils machine learning ad tool, and more news you may have missed.

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RBC aims to make ‘Someday’ more emotive

As part of its 2018 Olympic push, the bank turns to documentary-style spots to tell athletes’ backstories.

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2018 CRC: Cossette’s got global goals

The #1 CRC agency is in the midst of a creative renaissance, thanks to top CDs Carlos Moreno and Peter Ignazi at the helm.

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Tech in Action: NatWest hires a robot teller

The bank enlists a human-looking AI to help clients get answers to their basic financial questions.

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Is a lack of knowledge holding back tech adoption?

An Adobe report shows a third of companies plan to use AI in the near future, and almost half have no plans whatsoever.

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Samsung taps Mobeewave for contactless payments

Integrating the fintech company’s services will allow anyone to accept payments on their mobile device.

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Catching AI, before AI catches us

Cheil’s Matt Cammaert on why business leaders need to be mindful of the social and ethical impact of the emerging technology.

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Centrum gives you a little encouragement

How a “Tiny Trainer” is helping the vitamin brand get a message of convenience to a younger audience.

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ATB hires new creative director

Brian Hickling makes the move to Alberta to lead Channel 21, the bank’s internal creative agency.

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The 2018 Creative Report Card is out

Here are this year’s rankings of the industry’s top creatives, strategists, brands and agencies.

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SickKids and Cossette take CASSIES Grand Prix

The awards celebrated the industry’s most creative results-driven work at a Toronto gala Wednesday night.

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CASSIES Grand Prix: SickKids’ resilient stance

Cossette got the hospital to act like a performance brand, using strength and power to change perceptions and break donation records.