Innovation

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Ad-focused budgets threaten engagement: column

Cameron Wykes says spending won’t save brands that don’t adjust to the new realities of customer engagement.

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Trend to shelf: Drawing millennials to the frozen aisle

Bellisio Foods new brand aims to reflect changing meal habits and a trend toward ethnic flavours.

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SapientRazorfish stakes a claim in consultancy space

While PwC and other consultancies grab at agency dollars through tech, Publicis’ newly merged shop strikes back.

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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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Zulu Alpha Kilo gets its first U.S. client

The agency has been named AOR for connected home platform Wink as it aims to build momentum south of the border.

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Prepping for AI

Where decision makers are directing their resources in anticipation of machine learning’s increased importance.

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Why do ‘big ideas’ seem so elusive?

The Idea Suite’s Fiona Stevenson and Shelli Baltman on how marketers can move past the excuses this year.

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Start! Stop! Change!

We gathered five Canadian marketers to talk about what the industry needs to start doing, stop doing, or change, from the way they innovate to data collection.

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The Idea Suite bolsters leadership team

Former P&G marketer Alexandra Glover joins the research-driven agency as director of innovation.

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Behind the hype of Pokemon Go

Now that the blockbuster mobile game has officially launched in Canada, do marketers really need to care about it?

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Cannes 2016: Crafting a new view of innovation

SapientNitro’s global CCO Donald Chesnut and Toronto head Alyssa Altman talk about why craft is often the missing ingredient for truly innovative ideas.

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Johnson & Johnson brings innovation lab to Canada

JLABS @ Toronto will provide 22 life sciences start-ups with the space and resources to grow.

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What had SXSW buzzing this year?

Why VR and Snapchat were on everyone’s minds during the annual innovation conference.

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Gadgets you wish you thought of first

Hundreds of startups pitched their seriously smart ideas at SXSW. Here are four you need to know.

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2016: less shiny?

Publisher Mary Maddever asked some industry folks to weigh in with predictions for the year ahead.