Digital

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Google revamps the Consumer Barometer

Travel-related purchases reign supreme in online shopping, and other digital insights from the tech co’s free-to-use data tool. Go ahead, you know you want to play with it.

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Hootsuite launches a partner program

The social management platform is the latest in the space to offer hands-on workshops for creatives.

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The connected family

Mobile allows families to be together, while still doing their own thing. That means changing how you talk to them, says Microsoft’s Alyson Gausby.

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The Wiserfund is here to help

Whisky brand Wiser’s is sending cash to men who might need a hand getting out of tough situations.

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CCM brings Tacks into the now

Bringing a skate brand back after 10 years meant finding a way to highlight both legacy and innovation.

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The viral icing on the brand cake

But first you have to bake it, editor Emily Wexler tells brands in our October issue.

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Rethinking outreach

Rethink Breast Cancer takes inspiration from Vogue for its latest branded content push.

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Wheat Thins gets defensive

Need some viking protection? The brand’s latest Twitter push has characters to guard your tweets.

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Brands of the Year: Beyond the Rack gets into closets

How the e-tailer found rapid growth and secured itself a key place in the e-comm landscape in just five short years.

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Curious about the future? Orange has the crystal ball

Go ahead, ask your (wrinkly) #FutureSelf anything using technology built by Jam3 for the telecom company.

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Also trending: Absolut and Netflix get in with Canadians

Sit tight, our Brands of the Year will soon be revealed! In the meantime, check out these other buzz-worthy contenders.

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Toys ‘R’ Us calls upon the young at heart

To celebrate its 30th, the toy retailer asks consumers to take a pledge to “never grow up.”