Government

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Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission picks Bimm

The agency will handle marketing related to gaming activities in the province.

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Government offers changes to food advertising bill

Proposed amendments include lowering Bill S-228′s definition of “children” and a review within five years of being passed.

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Check it out: The worst kind of drain clogs

A City of Toronto campaign reminds city dwellers of the mess that awaits those who use pipes for personal waste disposal.

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BC Hydro introduces some eccentric electrical sockets

As temperatures drop and bills rise, cheeky new creative helps get Power Smart’s message across.

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Boeing tries to make its mark on Canada

Should the company have positioned itself differently following its spat with Bombardier?

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ASC gives marketers good grades on kids’ marketing

Participating CPG and QSR companies stuck to their commitments last year, according to a new report.

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Pro-Line promotes the pre-game

OLG also continues its push to remind Ontarians that winning the lottery is actually possible.

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Check it out: Ontario shows the downside of ‘under the table’

New consumer protection spots by BBDO address the risks.

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Whitby embarks on a rebranding project

What is Whitby? The town is asking residents as part of an open, engaged feedback campaign.

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Parks Canada picks Ogilvy Montreal

The agency will lead strategy and creative development for the government organization’s new national campaign.

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York Region apologizes for now-pulled ads

The Toronto-area anti-drinking campaign has been pulled following an outcry over the ad’s sexist depictions and copy.

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Health Canada and marketing to kids: what you need to know

The issues at play in the public consultation on appropriate age restrictions, targeting and the definition of “unhealthy food.”

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Courting the modern military woman

Ogilvy Montreal’s latest ad offensive for Canada’s Armed Forces dares potential recruits to be extraordinary.

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SAAQ illustrates the dangers of speeding with VR

The organization is giving Quebecers a first-person view of how going even a bit over the limit can make driving more dangerous.

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Check it out: Parents need help, too

OSAP’s latest campaign takes a more grounded approach, showing parents how the financial aid program can assist them.