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Meridian goes national with launch of Motusbank

The Ontario credit union will not leverage its brand to launch the digital-only subsidiary this spring.

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Consumer satisfaction with banks’ financial advice dips

J.D. Power finds that the Big Five could be missing an opportunity to reach clients on digital platforms.

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National Bank opens dryer pop-up for Igloofest

The activation for the Montreal outdoor music festival allows guests to enjoy themselves by staying warm and dry.

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Borealis AI adds to its leadership team

Kathryn Hume will find new uses for the lab’s research within RBC and work to “increase its brand profile.”

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QuickBooks looks beyond accounting

Danny DeVito stars in a new platform aimed at showing how the brand serves the broader needs of entrepreneurs.

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Strategy’s Nice List 2018

Strategy will return on Jan. 3. In the meantime, read up on the marketing efforts our staff thinks are worthy of extra recognition.

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Strategy’s most read of 2018: Brands

As the year winds down, read about the campaigns that got the most attention from readers in 2018.

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PayPal debuts Xoom in Canada with Usain Bolt

The international digital money transfer service is targeting immigrant consumers.

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Desjardins forges ahead with Montreal Canadiens alignment

The financial co-op adds Quebec sportscaster Pierre Houde to the mix in its third “Share the Passion Challenge.”

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Manulife sings away holiday stress

The financial services provider promotes a more modest approach to spending with carols filled with tips.

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Aviva shows link between insurance and goalies

Freddie Andersen serves as a stand-in for disaster relief in new spots for the brand’s Maple Leafs Insurance.

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Desjardins looks ahead with Bleublancrouge

The financial company believes its new AOR is equipped to help with a customer- and data-led marketing evolution.

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BDC puts small businesses’ growth front-and-centre

The crown corp champions the entrepreneurial spirit with a web series spotlighting businesses at critical moments.

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Interac uses a poop emoji to deliver its holiday message

The payment company’s new TV spot suggests it doesn’t matter what you spend on, as long as you use your own money.

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Sun Life puts greater focus on data and analytics

Milos Vranesevic steps in as CMO, having worked at major consumer brands in both Canada and the U.S.