C-Suite

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Jason Doolan to leave General Mills

The seasoned marketer is set to retire after putting a bit of soul in the cereal bowl.

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Inside 3M’s quest to be both big and fast

Erin Craven is reinventing her marketing department, using centralization and automation to catch up to customers.

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Fast Facts: Real-time reactions slowed by old world methods

Unconnected legacy systems and budget limitations are holding marketers back.

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Purpose, now more than ever: column

BBDO’s Thomas Kenny shows pop culture has come out swinging in the Age of Trump. Marketers should too.

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CMO average tenure dips again

After a decade of increasing stability, U.S. marketers lose ground. But what about Canadian brand leaders?

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The rooster reaches from bottom shelf to eye level

Caffeine pills sit low down in the drug and natural health aisle, but Wake-Ups’ Patrick Marshall is aiming higher.

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La Vie en Rose modernizes its approach by listening

The Quebec lingerie retailer rebuilt its marketing team and discovered new consumer insights about its product.

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Fast Facts: Analytics rarely central for Canadian firms

New survey of large-scale businesses finds pain points for integration and how leaders use their data.

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The benefits of masterbranding

Agropur’s Francis Viau says a second vehicle for branding helps the little guys and lets retail brands stay their course.

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Should the CMO own disruption planning?

Without a plan, CEOs and CMOs are hampering their own companies’ future proofing.

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Brand Doctors: Beyond Samsung’s tricky launch

Samsung’s first phone since the Note 7 recall comes amid corporate scandal. What will consumers care about?

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Fast Facts: Businesses making climate change a social priority

GCNC’s latest survey shows corporations are reassessing their CSR goals.

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The value of teaching resiliency (column)

Xerox’s Ernie Philip says corporate leaders need to teach their staff resilience to navigate change.

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Bookmarked: Don’t fixate on the funnel

An excerpt from Fix that shows an alternative view of shopping behavior and how to spend around it.

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The Quickfire with Hilary Zaharko

H&R Block’s VP marketing tackles nine burning questions about her experiences, advice and snack choices.