Mark Burgess

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Canadian retail sales slow

After a hot start to 2016, sales gains cooled across most sectors.

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Cognizant acquires Idea Couture

The Toronto-based agency will bring its innovation and digital chops to Cognizant Digital Works.

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Johnsonville introduces racing fans to a giant grill

The sausage brand will be serving a lot of brats at the Honda Indy Toronto as part of a cross-country event circuit.

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Starlight helps sick teens be themselves

Rethink’s new campaign for the charity gives young patients their individuality back with designer hospital gowns.

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Meet the 2017 CASSIES jury

These industry leaders will judge the most effective Canadian work before the February gala.

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Enter the branded podcast

Millennials are hooked on the digital version of old-timey radio serials. Here’s how brands are playing along.

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CF Fairview introduces mall mapping pilot

The tool allows users to navigate multi-storey malls on mobile, and provides useful data.

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Something to make you cringe (because you like it)

Mother Parkers’ painful insight led to a viral video about recyclable coffee capsules.

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What Unilever’s #unstereotype means for Canada

The CPG company’s Canadian marketing VP talks about the country’s role in the initiative to end gender stereotyping.

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Up to the Minute: Miele Canada replaces long-time president

Plus: Saatchi adds creatives and more news you may have missed.

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Unilever says it’s time to unstereotype

The global CPG company is calling on the industry to address the portrayal of women in ads.

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Mill Street takes on beer tropes

The brand’s summer campaign aims to show consumers it’s thinking about beer more than ads.

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Have we reached peak ‘authenticity’?

Some brands tackle pretentiousness with a different vision of everyone’s favourite buzzword.

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Sunny ways can be a sledgehammer

Ahead of his Cannes chat, Bensimon Byrne’s David Rosenberg talks election lessons for other brands and taking on negative spin.

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Deadline nears for Media Director award entries

Agencies have until June 30 to submit their candidates for strategy’s Media Director of the Year.