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Retail as a community hub

The strategy behind investments Staples, MEC and Indigo have made to create more experiential stores.

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Canadian Tire’s fancy new range

The retailer is pushing a premium BBQ selection to grow its share of the market and further its exclusive brand strategy.

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Loblaw’s Optimum-ized digital ad approach

How the grocer’s entry into the media space is made more enticing by the promise of first party loyalty data.

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Male grooming is booming

Brands, from global giants like L’Oreal to start-ups like Consonant, are marketing more to men. And it’s starting to pay off.

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Genesis Motors shifts marketing into high gear

The Hyundai-owned, digital-first luxury brand aims to drive more sales by talking about what sets its cars apart.

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Keep your eyes on branding to soar above rivals

Keith Johnston, VP and research director at Forrester, on how to bring your brand to a new level.

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Steam Whistle brews up big changes

The once-niche beer brand is exploring a further push into experiential and expanding its product portfolio.

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To make things better, make better things

Publisher Mary Maddever on why industry shifts haven’t changed a marketer’s core role: solving problems creatively.

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Overheard at Ad Week NY

Here are some words of wisdom from Lee Clow and other industry luminaries to take with you as we near the end of 2018.

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Slashing through cultural trends

How Juniper Park\TBWA’s work with Simplii utilized a content and strategy unit that separates fads from marketing gold.

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Rising above CEO drama

Marketing and comms teams ‘play a big role’ in dealing with, and quickly moving on from, turmoil in the C-Suite, say experts.

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Conagra Canada promotes protein-based snacks

How the company entered gas and convenience for the first time to sell Slim Jim, Duke’s and Bigs.

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How Dosist is marketing a brand not available in Canada

The company is promoting its vaporizer pens with a wellness-driven campaign.

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Sparking a career pivot

The Marketers x Mentors program, set to kick-off in the new year, will support mid-career staff looking to make a change.

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Top Drawer Creative becomes The Turn Lab

After 25 years in business, the Toronto-based independent agency is turning the page and adopting a new business model.