Josh Kolm

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Articles by Josh Kolm
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Rudsak picks new AOR

Boutique agency The Brand is Female, founded by Eva Hartling, will support the company’s strategic roadmap as it eyes international expansion.

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Made in Canada matters to overseas consumers

A PwC survey of international shoppers shows leaning into a brand’s Canadian roots could help them expand into new markets.

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2019 Brand of the Year: Loblaw zeroes in on shoppers

How Canada’s largest retailer is building its entire business and portfolio of brands around the customer.

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How creative leaders are adapting to new tech

A poll of advertising and marketing managers reveals the barriers to integrating things like AI into their teams.

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Adidas turns transit passes into scratch cards with AR

An execution inside Toronto streetcars gave any passenger with a phone the chance to win Ultra Boost sneakers.

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Bleublancrouge expands its leadership in Toronto

ECDs Julie Markle and Chris Dacyshyn, plus general manager Joumana Oweida, will help the agency serve a growing client roster.

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Canopy Growth acquires majority stake in BioSteel

The cannabis producer “lays the groundwork” for the creation of CBD-infused sports nutrition products.

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Loblaw unites around Thanksgiving

A new effort in the grocer’s “Food Lovers Unite” platform brings its private label brands to the table.

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MediaSmarts brings back the ‘House Hippos’

The non-profit relaunches a much-loved PSA as part of a campaign to educate children about online disinformation.

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Cossette adds three VPs to strategy leadership

The agency hires Nancy Beattie and Debra Kavchak-Taylor, while giving Fernando Aloise a promotion.

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Forever 21 to close Canadian locations

All 44 stores will shut down as part of the fast fashion banner’s bankruptcy filing, moving its focus to the U.S. and Latin America.

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Canadian retail growth continues to stumble

Uneven sales across categories have led analyst Ed Strapagiel to predict gloomy results for the rest of 2019.

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CIRA brands people without ‘.ca’ websites as traitors

The organization’s first TV campaign leans on national pride to steer business owners away from “.com” websites.

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No Fixed Address adds new CDs, ACDs

Creative directors Rena Hula and Martin Szomolanyi are the latest additions, made in response to expanding business.

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Tech in Action: Using AI to defy biases

To bring food insecurity closer to home, Feeding America turned 1,000 images into a photo of one person.